Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
12 Jul 2023
31 Dec 2023
522311
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: Department of Civil Engineering (14100)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow, Research Staff

Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering (Ref.: 522311) 

We now invite applications for the captioned post.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The appointee will participate in a R&D project related to the development of simulation platforms and artificial-intelligence based algorithms for optimizing operations and management of taxi E-hailing services. The appointee is expected to have strong programming skills (Python, HTML and JavaScript) and good knowledge of optimization approaches and artificial intelligence, especially reinforcement learning models. The appointee is also expected to start new projects once new research funding is secured by the team. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview.
  • Enquiries about the duties of the post should also be sent to Dr. Jintao Ke at kejintao@hku.hk. Descriptions of Dr. Ke can be found at https://sites.google.com/view/kejintao.

Requirements

  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Transport Engineering, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering, Urban Studies or related fields, with a strong track record in the following: refereed publications in transport, artificial intelligence, operations research, urban studies/planning; advanced skills in transport simulations, machine learning, and optimization; as well as experience in co-authoring and managing competitive research grants. Applicants should also have the ability to manage own academic research and meet defined milestones on time with an understanding of transportation simulations and optimizations.

What We Offer

  • The appointment will commence as soon as possible on a temporary basis for 1 year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability. A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. Other benefits include annual leave, medical benefits and free access to on-campus gyms and libraries.

How to Apply

  • The University only accepts online application for the above post(s). Applicants should apply online at the University‚Äôs Careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V. Review of applications will start as soon as possible and continue until December 31, 2023, or until the post(s) is/are filled, whichever is earlier.