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Research Associate - AI Traffic Control

Informatics & Digital Engineering

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £36,333 to £40,745 per annum
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (up to 14 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 07 June 2023
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0408-23
Release Date:  Monday 22 May 2023

The project: Autonomous Traffic Management Trial for Coventry City Council

This project aims to validate our work on smart traffic management [press, paper] using, for the first time, a set of real junctions in collaboration with Coventry City Council. Our system, a unique, fully adaptive control system that applies deep reinforcement learning for optimizing traffic signals in real time, based solely on live camera footage from intersections, has been shown to significantly outperform all other methods, which typically rely on manually designed signal phase transitions.

The successful applicant will have a strong undergraduate/masters degree and a PhD in computer science, engineering, mathematics or a related discipline as well as excellent programming and analytical/mathematical skills. 

Further details:    Job Details     University Information    
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