ETH Zurich is one of the leading universities of the world with a strong focus on science and engineering. In 2010 it established the Singapore-ETH Centre (SEC) in collaboration with the National Research Foundation (NRF) to do interdisciplinary research on pressing problems. In collaboration with the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), SEC is undertaking a research programme on "Future Resilient Systems", The FRS addresses the challenges with critical infrastructure systems that provide essential services to modern societies, which is of particular importance to innovation-driven economies like Singapore and Switzerland. Within this framework we are announcing the following job opening.
The Postdoc researcher will develop and implement a roving sensor platform for gathering information on the health state of critical parts within infrastructure networks, e.g. bridges or railways. Vehicles and/or train carriages are to be used as carriers of low-cost sensing boxes able to aggregate a multiplicity of information on position, direction, velocity, acceleration and other relevant parameters, e.g. surface conditions. This information will be primarily used for condition assessment of critical infrastructure components. In a second step, this data is to be fused with information received from users of the critical network (active human sensors), for decision support and rapid response to disruptions. The research methodology encompasses a technical aspect on development of the DMSP, as well as methodological aspects on data processing, reinforcment learning and stochastic decision support tools applied to condition monitoring.
Please note that the employment will be at the Singapore-ETH Centre and local working regulations will apply. The primary advisor is Prof. Eleni Chatzi. Profs. A. Wieser and M. Raubal at D-BAUG ETH Zurich are co-advisors. The earliest starting date is April 1st, 2020. Workplace is Singapore.
The successful applicant must hold a PhD or equivalent University level diploma in data science, computer science, information technology, civil/mechanical, industrial & operational research, electrical engineering, geomatics/geodesy, or a related ﬁeld. Principal qualifications include strong programming experience, analytical and quantitative skills, experience with numerical analysis, data analysis and modelling, programming and ideally also high-performance computing and machine learning. He/she should be further experienced in sensor system development, sensor integration and operative data collection. A solid knowledge of written and spoken English is mandatory, as this is the language for communication at work. We expect good interpersonal skills, the ability to thrive in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment, and the ability to present work at international conferences.
We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents: a letter of motivation, a CV, electronic copies of your academic diplomas and certificates, and contact details for at least 2 referees. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
For further information about the Chair of Structural Mechanics and Monitoring, which is the primary host, please visit our website: https://chatzi.ibk.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to [Prof. Dr. Eleni Chatzi by email to email@example.com (no applications) or phone +41446336755.
|Title||Postdoc Researcher - Dynamic Mobile Sensing Platform|
|Job location||Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zurich|
|Published||January 22, 2020|
|Job types||Postdoc  |
|Fields||Geotechnical Engineering,   Civil Engineering,   Industrial Engineering,   Railway Engineering,   Electrical Engineering,   Mechanical Engineering  |