MSc/PhD IN SMARTPHONE TRAVEL SURVEY BIG DATA ANALYTICS
About the research
Dr. Zachary Patterson (Canada Research Chair in Transportation and Land-use Linkages for Regional Sustainability) is looking for graduate students interested in pursuing innovative research projects in the area of the analysis of data collected from smartphone travel surveys based on the Itinerum app (e.g. DataMobile, CFSMobile, MTL Trajet, Itinerum, etc.). Potential students should have excellent quantitative and programming skills, including knowledge of computer programming languages (e.g. Python, R, C++, etc.) and/or GIS/spatial database programming and analysis (e.g. Postgres/PostGIS) and statistical analysis.
Possible research projects include:
Information inference (e.g. travel mode, purpose, etc.) from data collected with Itinerum and derivative apps
Techniques for the visualization of big transport-related data from smartphones
Travel behavior analysis based on granular smartphone travel survey data
Transport-land-use research based using smartphone travel survey data
Selected MSc and PhD students will be offered a competitive funding package based on a combination of Concordia Fellowships and Awards, Teaching Assistantships, and graduate stipends drawn from Dr. Patterson’s available research funding. PhD students accepted to the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment are guaranteed a minimum funding package of $20,000 per year for three years.
How to apply
Application Deadline: February 1, 2018 (for September 2018 entry)
If interested, please send your CV, your grade point averages for your previous programs and a brief statement of qualifications for this position to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please consult the department website to learn more about the research interests of other faculty in our department, who may be available for graduate supervision.
Meredith Evans Coordinator, Graduate Recruitment, Admissions and Retention Faculty of Arts and Science M.Evans@concordia.ca