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Research Assistants to pursue a Ph.D. degree
Research Assistant to pursue a Ph.D. degree!


If you're passionate about cutting-edge research and innovation at the intersection of transportation engineering, behavioral sciences, computer simulations, artificial intelligence, and urban planning and policy, this could be a perfect opportunityThe selected candidates will have the chance to contribute to groundbreaking research that drives real-world impacts on creating better, brighter future cities in one or more of the following areas:

  1. Full-scale Agent- and Activity-based Simulation: Contribute to developing a uniquely realistic simulation platform that models complex interactions between various elements of an Urban Ecosystem (humans, man-made, and natural) and their state dynamics in different time scales, ranging from pre-day planning to within-day actions.

  2. AI-based Innovative Smart Mobility Solutions: Be at the forefront of design and simulation-based evaluation of novel AI-driven solutions that revolutionize Urban Ecosystems, making them more efficient and sustainable.

  3. Behavioral Analysis and Modeling: Explore diverse behavioral data sources to generate insights into people's behavior in various contexts and its sensitivity to different policies.

The selected candidates will be able to thrive in a dynamic network of researchers from various disciplines in esteemed academic institutions and gain valuable skills and knowledge that will set them on a path to becoming leaders in the field.

Both selected candidates will receive a full-time research assistantship support package, which includes a tuition waiver and the University of Arizona's Graduate Assistant benefits listed here.


I seek critical thinkers passionate about pushing boundaries and contributing to cross-disciplinary research. The ability to work efficiently individually and in collaborative settings is strongly preferred.

In addition,

  • A solid academic background in one or more of the following disciplines, or any other related disciplines, is required: Transportation Engineering, Urban planning, Econometrics, Computer Science, and Social Science.

  • A master's degree (or equivalent) in one of the above disciplines is preferred but not required.

  • Proficiency in Object-oriented programming in C++ and Python is preferred but not required.

  • Back-end software development experience is preferred but not required.

Minimum application requirements set forth by the University of Arizona's Graduate College and the Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering & Mechanics can be found here and here.

How to Apply:

If you are excited about joining my research team, please start your application by sending me your CV, unofficial transcripts, a brief statement on your research interests and their alignment with mine (no more than a single page), and names of two references to Please use the subject line "[Your Full Name] - Ph.D. Research Assistant Application."

Feel free to share this opportunity with anyone interested,

or contact me directly if you have any questions.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate


The Urban Ecosystems (UE) Lab, in collaboration with the Center for Applied Transportation Sciences (CATS), seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Research Associate who is ambitious about original, applied research on leveraging various data sources towards efficient management of multimodal transportation demand and supply. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible research-focused position. The ideal applicant would be capable of writing grant proposals and conducting/leading original research.

The outstanding benefits offered by the University of Arizona include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!


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  • Conduct research, perform experiments, and analyze data with graduate and undergraduate students.

  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate research assistants.

  • Prepare, coordinate, and submit grant proposals/scope of work to acquire research funding.

  • Write project reports and peer-reviewed journal articles.

  • Conduct outreach activities including, but not limited to, presenting research outcomes at local and national conferences.



  • PhD degree in Transportation Engineering or a relevant field.

  • Knowledge of the state of the art in Artificial Intelligence and Econometrics.

  • Ability to work efficiently individually and in collaborative settings

  • Ability to present research at national and international conferences.

  • Skill in leading research activities amongst groups of people.

  • Experience in presenting research at national and international conferences

  • Experience in leading research activities amongst groups of people

  • Experience in leading university-sponsor relationships

  • Experience with writing grant proposals and conducting/leading original research

How to Apply:

Please refer to the UA's position posting at:

Feel free to share this opportunity with anyone interested,

or contact me directly if you have any questions.

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