Postdoctoral - Computational Transportation Engineer

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7071107 (Ref:408962)

Posted: October 16, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Argonne is seeking a transportation systems modeler to work on our high-performance transportation system simulation framework, Polaris, and improve the fleet and mobility systems models contained with it. The software is used for performing detailed simulations of large scale regional transportation systems. The goals of such simulations is to analyze the potential impacts of future mobility technologies such as shared-autonomous vehicles operating in fleets. We seek to understand the potential impacts and radically improve the mobility and energy sustainability of transportation. Decision makers at the federal, state and regional levels rely on such simulation models to make decisions on investments and management strategies. The core algorithms of the model include ride-matching, ride-pooling, optimization, vehicle routing, vehicle control and guidance, traffic flow and simulating discrete choices travelers make regarding travel patterns and associated activities. The various algorithms are coded into the Polaris framework and used to simulate various scenarios.

  • Doctorate and 0 +years experience.

  • Knowledge of engineering computation as applied to transportation system modeling (POLARIS), and planning.

  • Knowledge in activity-based travel demand modeling and discrete choice or other decision process models.

  • Knowledge in shared and autonomous vehicle fleet operations and modeling

  • Strong skills and experience in software programming (C++)

  • Strong skills in decision making.

  • Strong skills to roadmap from specific problems to general solutions.

  • Strong skills in the use of high performance computer technology.

  • Strong skills in the ability to plan, schedule, and coordinate detailed phases for projects of moderate scope.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. 

 

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Job posting number:#7071107 (Ref:408962)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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