Openings

The Mobility Technology Research Group seeks qualified applications for multiple PhD, Master (thesis-based), Postdoctoral fellow and research associate positions under the supervision of Dr. Yili (Kelly) Tang, who is an Assistant Professor with join appointment at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Western Ontario (Western University). Kelly leads and co-leads over $3 million in national and international research grants and is the guest editor and reviewer in leading journals. She is a committee member of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and a standing committee member of AED20 in US Transportation Research Board. In parallel, Kelly has four years of experience as an algorithm engineer and researcher in industry on automation, robotics, and multi-agent systems, and has won over six awards in research and entrepreneurship. Her research studies have been published in top-tier journals in transportation engineering and science, economics, and energy domains. For more information about Dr. Tang and the research group, please visit https://www.mobility-tech.net/

About CEE and ECE Departments at The University of Western Ontario (Western University):

Western U is one of Canada's top research-intensive universities and a member of U15 group, located in the City of London, Ontario. The CEE Department has been ranked # 1 in Canada and top 20 in the world for five consecutive years (Academic Ranking of World Universities). The ECE Department offers degrees in Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering and Mechatronic Systems Engineering and hosts two Canada Research Chairs (Tier I), one Canada Research Chair (Tier II) and one NSERC-UNENE Industrial Research Chair.

Current Positions:


Closed Positions:

 

Details of the openings can be found below.

2024/2025/2026 Regular Openings: PhD, Master and Postdoc Positions

 

Position Descriptions:

Candidates will conduct research in one or more of the following field(s) for public transit, emerging transportation services and railway:

Some of the project details are available in the Projects page.


Support and Timelines:

 

Required Qualifications:

 

Application procedures:

Interested applicants please follow the procedures below to send a single email with the subject [2024 Transport Research Applicant] (if you are in Canada, please use subject [Canada 2024 Transport Research Applicant]) to my Western University email :

 

Step 1: All applicants please check the admission requirements by the university and department. Please indicate in the first line of your email that “I checked the university admissions and meet (or will meet) the requirements.”

 

Step 2: In the email, please attach the following documents in .pdf:

1)     one-page cover letter indicating your relevant background, interests and motivations. Please also indicate which department you are interested in (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering or Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering or both). 

2)     one-page research statement.

3)     up-to-date transcripts (including Bachelor, Master and PhD transcripts if applicable)

4)     CV.

5)     one representative publication if there is any.

 

Please ensure to have the correct subject and complete application package. An email filtering scheme is set and thus incorrect or incomplete applications will not be received.

 

Review of the applications will start immediately and on a rolling basis. Future updates of this posting will be on the website.


2024 Autonomous Mobility Openings: PhD Positions 

 

Position Descriptions:

Candidates will conduct research on the optimization of operational strategies on multi-agent coordination and autonomous agents (e.g., autonomous vehicles, drones, robotic agents), economic analyses of multi-agent autonomous mobility management, and optimal travel time management. 


Support and Timelines:

 

Required Qualifications:

 

Application procedures:

Interested applicants please follow the procedures below to send a single email with the subject [2024 Autonomous Mobility Applicant] (if you are in Canada, please use subject [Canada 2024 Autonomous Mobility Applicant]) to my Western University email:

 

Step 1: All applicants please check the admission requirements by the university and department. Please indicate in the first line of your email that “I checked the university admissions and meet (or will meet) the requirements.”

 

Step 2: In the email, please attach the following documents in .pdf:

1)     one-page cover letter indicating your relevant background, interests and motivations. Please also indicate which department you are interested in (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering or Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering or both). 

2)     one-page research statement.

3)     up-to-date transcripts (including Bachelor, Master and PhD transcripts if applicable)

4)     CV.

5)     one representative publication if there is any.

 

Please ensure to have the correct subject and complete application package. An email filtering scheme is set and thus incorrect or incomplete applications will not be received.

 

Deadline: The positions are currently open. Review of the applications will start immediately and on a rolling basis. Applications after the deadline may also be reviewed. Openings may also end earlier if all positions are fulfilled. 


Future updates of this posting will be on the website. https://www.mobility-tech.net/openings 


2024/2025/2026 PhD Positions - Women in Transportation at MoTech Group

 

We seek talented and excellent women in transportation for PhD position with two openings. 

 

Position Descriptions:

Candidates will conduct research in one or more of the following field(s) for public transit, emerging transportation services or railway:

Some of the project details are available in the Projects page.


Support and Timelines:

 

Required Qualifications:

 

Application procedures:

Interested applicants please follow the procedures below to send a single email with the subject [WITM Applicant] to my Western University email:

 

Step 1: All applicants please check the admission requirements by the university and department. Please indicate in the first line of your email that “I checked the university admissions and meet (or will meet) the requirements.”

 

Step 2: In the email, please attach the following documents in .pdf:

1)     one-page cover letter indicating your relevant background, interests and motivations. Please also indicate which department you are interested in (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering or Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering or both). 

2)     one-page research statement.

3)     up-to-date transcripts (including Bachelor and Master).

4)     CV.

5)     one representative publication if there is any.

 

Please ensure to have the correct subject and complete application package. An email filtering scheme is set and thus incorrect or incomplete applications will not be received.

 

Review of the applications will start immediately and on a rolling basis. Future updates of this posting will be on the website.


(Closed) 2023 Railway Resilience Openings: PhD and Postdoc Positions 

 

Position Descriptions:

Candidates will conduct research on sensing data analyses, pattern recognition, time-series machine learning predictions, anomaly detections and relevant studies for predictive maintenance in railway systems. 


Support and Timelines:

 

Required Qualifications:

 

Application procedures:

Interested applicants please follow the procedures below to send a single email with the subject [2023 Railway Resilience Applicant] (if you are in Canada, please use subject [Canada 2023 Railway Resilience Applicant]) to my Western University email:

 

Step 1: All applicants please check the admission requirements by the university and department. Please indicate in the first line of your email that “I checked the university admissions and meet (or will meet) the requirements.”

 

Step 2: In the email, please attach the following documents in .pdf:

1)     one-page cover letter indicating your relevant background, interests and motivations. Please also indicate which department you are interested in (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering or Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering or both). 

2)     one-page research statement.

3)     up-to-date transcripts (including Bachelor, Master and PhD transcripts if applicable)

4)     CV.

5)     one representative publication if there is any.

 

Please ensure to have the correct subject and complete application package. An email filtering scheme is set and thus incorrect or incomplete applications will not be received.

 

Deadline: December 20th, 2023 but review of the applications will start immediately and on a rolling basis. Applications after the deadline may also be reviewed. 


Future updates of this posting will be on the website. https://www.mobility-tech.net/openings 


Due to the large volume of emails, I apologize for not replying to individual inquiries.

Last update: January 13, 2024