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Research Assistant in the Center for Interacting Urban Networks CITIES, Dr. Saif Eddin Jabari

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
22 Jun 2024


The Center for Interacting Urban Networks (CITIES) at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to recruit a research assistant to support research activities related to urban traffic operations and autonomous vehicle security. This position will focus on deploying and enhancing simulation environments using CARLA, Autoware, and SUMO to create realistic urban traffic scenarios and generate data sets, including point cloud data.

The successful candidate will be responsible for setting up simulation environments for various research projects, generating and managing (point cloud) datasets, conducting experiments, and analyzing traffic data to support the development of advanced solutions to traffic operations problems. This role is particularly suited for individuals with a robust background in traffic simulation technologies and a keen interest in their application to urban science.

Candidates should have completed at least a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or a closely related field. Required qualifications include experience with traffic simulation software, including CARLA and SUMO, particularly in integrating these systems for co-simulation. Strong programming skills, especially in Python, are essential. Candidates with experience in Autoware as well as CARLA are particularly encouraged to apply. The candidate must also possess excellent communication skills in English and a proven track record of scientific creativity. Additional knowledge and experience with deep neural networks will be beneficial.

The terms of employment for these positions include a very competitive salary with additional attractive benefits, including generous housing allowance, medical insurance with access to world-class facilities, annual home leave allowance, and (if applicable) dependent private school fees. Salaries are tax-free in the UAE (for US tax, the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion can be used). The researchers will have dedicated funds for traveling, computing, publications, and access to excellent world-class research facilities. 

Applications will be evaluated immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and two letters of reference, all in PDF format.

Questions regarding specifics for this position may be directed to Prof. Saif Eddin Jabari  

About NYUAD:

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

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