[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Postdoc opening Shared Mobility-on-Demand under Uncertainty

Javier Alonso-Mora J.AlonsoMora at tudelft.nl
Tue Feb 26 07:09:28 PST 2019

Dear all,

We have a Postdoctoral research opening at TU Delft in the field of
multi-robot systems, vehicle routing and shared mobility:
*Shared Mobility-on-Demand under Uncertainty* [3mE19-14]

More information and how to apply:

Ride-sharing services are transforming urban mobility by providing timely
and convenient transportation to anybody, anywhere, and anytime. These
services present enormous potential for positive societal impacts with
respect to pollution, energy consumption, congestion, etc. Yet, their full
potential has not been reached and several challenges remain with regards
to adaptability and predictability. In this project research will be
conducted in dynamic vehicle routing methods (with ride-sharing) that are
aimed at handling high uncertainty in travel time and demand, and that
apply to heterogeneous vehicle fleets. The goal is to develop a novel
algorithm for dynamic vehicle routing with a focus on large capacity
vehicles (buses) and stochastic travel times. Focus will be on the
combinatorial optimization methods for routing and assignment, which might
be enhanced with machine learning to build probabilistic models of travel

The project is in collaboration with Didi Udian Technologies (Shenzhen) and
our algorithms could be evaluated in realistic scenarios and/or with a real
vehicle fleet. Cross collaborations also exist with the Amsterdam Institute
for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, other researchers from the TU Delft
Transportation Institute and research on multi-robot systems. For a glimpse
of our research see


Dr. Javier Alonso-Mora, Assistant Professor
Autonomous Multi-Robots Lab, Cognitive Robotics, 3mE
Delft University of Technology
Mekelweg 2, Room F-2-320, 2628 CD Delft, Netherlands
Phone: +31 152 785 489,
Web: www.alonsomora.com

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