Postdoctoral Position in Stochastic Traffic Networks

Chalmers University of Technology is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening postdoctoral associate position in computational mathematics. The initial contract for this position is three years and posible to extend. Potential candidates should apply before September 22, 2019.

Information about the division

The Division of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg and the Division of Systems and Control at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology invite applications for one 1+1 year postdoctoral position (full time temporary employment) starting January 1, 2020 or asap. The successful candidate will be offered a one-year employment at the Department of Mathematical Sciences followed by a one-year employment at the Department of Electrical Engineering. The project is funded jointly by CHAIR (Chalmers AI Research) and Transport Area of Advance. The project will be supervised by assoc prof Annika Lang (, Department of Mathematical Sciences, and prof Balzs Kulcsr (, Department of Electrical Engineering.

Understanding efficiency and behavior aspects in partially automated (vehicular) technology in large-scale (traffic) context is an unsolved problem nowadays. Our main goal is to develop learning methods for uncertain traffic networks. We will rely on interdisciplinary approaches that combine mathematical sciences and traffic flow theory with traffic safety analysis. We propose to use deep neural networks fed by data from real measurements and/or microscopic traffic simulators (VISSIM, AIMSUN, SUMO) to learn how to change parameters and how to solve stochastic partial differential equation (SPDE) based network models. Our ultimate goal is to learn network parameters and predict short time network behavior.

At the Division of Applied Mathematics and Statistics we conduct research at a high international level in areas such as Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, Computational mathematics, Optimization, Mathematical statistics, Kinetic theory. More information about our research groups is available on the website

We have an international environment with frequent exchanges with other universities around the world. The department provides a friendly, creative, and supportive atmosphere with a steady flow of international guests. At the division there are many committed teachers with extensive and broad experience of all aspects of higher education. Together with the Divisions of Algebra and Geometry and Analysis and Probability we form the academic part of the department of Mathematical Sciences, which is a joint department of Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg, and one of the largest in mathematics in the Nordic countries with a faculty core of about 80. More information about us is available on the website,

At the Department of Electrical Engineering research and education are performed in the areas of Communication and Antenna systems, Systems and Control, Computer vision, Signal processing and Biomedical engineering, and Electric Power Engineering. Our knowledge is of use everywhere where there is advanced technology with integrated electronics. We work with challenges for a sustainable future in society of today, for example in the growing demands concerning efficient systems for communications and electrifying. Read more at

Major responsibilities

You are expected to pursue a vigorous research program and collaborate with our researchers.

During the employment at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, we offer you the possibility that up to 20 % of your work may be spent on teaching, supervision. The appointment offers great opportunities to qualify for further research positions within academia or industry as we have numerous ongoing collaborations with the leading groups internationally.

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).


You should have a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, Control, Computational Science, Transportation, possibly also Physics, or equivalent, completed generally not earlier than three years before the application deadline.

Your educational background should (partially) include some courses in modeling, traffic theory, control, and programming. In addition, you should have understanding on optimization, learning algorithms, and numerical analysis of PDEs, SPDEs. Ability to initiate new research collaborations is essential. Good communication skills in oral and written English are required. Excellent presentation skills, and fluency in English are required. Interest or experience with reinforcement learning or random finite set theory, as well as previous experiences in research, publications, and teaching are advantageous.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20190450 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref.

CV, include complete list of publications

Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences

Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter:(Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)

- Introduce yourself

- Describe your previous research fields and main research results

- Describe your future goals and future research focus

Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application deadline: 22 september, 2019

Deputy head of Division, Annika Lang,

Balzs Kulcsr,


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