王伟博士是坎特伯雷大学（University of Canterbury）土木与自然资源工程系交通工程学讲师（助理教授），他致力于通过创新研究推进智慧城市的发展。王博士在香港大学（University of Hong Kong）土木工程系在Professor S.C. Wong的指导下获得了交通工程博士学位。加入UC之前，他在美国密歇根大学（University of Michigan）土木与环境工程系Professor Henry Liu的指导下担任博士后。
王伟博士的研究方向涵盖交通大数据分析、交通数据融合、交通模型估计方法、全网络宏观交通流模型、互联环境中的网络安全、智能交通系统（ITS）以及道路安全分析等领域。王博士的研究成果发表在Transportation Science、Transportation Research Part B和Transportation Research Part C等世界顶尖期刊和会议上。如需了解更多王伟博士的研究与成就，请访问他的个人网页：https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/engineering/contact-us/people/wai-wong.html
坎特伯雷大学成立于1873年，是新西兰历史最悠久、最受推崇的高等教育机构之一。位于南岛最大城市基督城，坎特伯雷大学以学术卓越和开创性研究而闻名。坎特伯雷大学荣获泰晤士高等教育（THE）世界大学排名评为全球影响力前80名。此外，该大学的土木工程专业荣居世界前10（By Academic Ranking of World Universities），是新西兰八所大学中唯一进入世界前10的学科，也是新西兰历史最悠久的工程学院。
Fully funded 3-year Ph.D. Position in Transportation Engineering at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Are you passionate about transforming transportation systems through cutting-edge research? Do you have an interest in big data analytics, intelligent transportation systems, and smart city development? Join us in exploring the limitless potential of big data and the Internet of Things (IoTs) to shape the future of transportation.
Advancements in technology have opened new doors for innovative research in transportation engineering. At the University of Canterbury, we are offering a fully funded 3-year Ph.D. position for candidates eager to contribute to the evolution of efficient, secure, and safe transportation systems. This opportunity allows you to pursue your Ph.D. degree while making a real impact in the field of smart city development.
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree in science or engineering
- Full scholarship and tuition fees coverage
- International travel opportunities
- Flexible work
What We Are Looking For:
- Background in Transportation Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Operation Research, Civil Engineering, or related field
- Experience in big data analytics, transportation simulation or modelling is an advantage
- Proficiency in programmingskills (e.g., Python/MATLAB/C++)
- Strong interests in smart city development and willingness to work in a multidisciplinary international team.
Supervisor: Dr. Wai WONG
Dr. Wai Wong, a lecturer (equivalent to assistant professor in North American system) in transportation engineering at the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury (UC), is at the forefront of advancing smart cities through innovative research. He earned his Ph.D. in transportation and traffic engineering from the Department of Civil Engineering at The University of Hong Kong under the supervision of Professor S.C. Wong. Before joining UC, he served as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Michigan Transportation Laboratory, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan, USA, supervised by Professor Henry Liu.
Driven by a deep-rooted passion for creating smarter and more efficient transportation systems, Dr. Wong’s research is dedicated to advancing smart cities through cutting-edge research. With a strong focus on transportation big data analytics, his expertise encompasses areas such as traffic data scaling and fusion, transport model estimation methods, network-wide macroscopic traffic flow models, cybersecurity in connected environment, intelligent transportation systems, and road safety analysis. Dr. Wong has published in world-leading journals and conferences such as Transportation Science, Transportation Research Part B and Transportation Research Part C. For additional information on Dr. Wai Wong’s research and accomplishments, please visit his website at:
About the University of Canterbury:
Established in 1873, UC is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most esteemed institutions of higher education. Situated in Christchurch, the largest and most beautiful garden city on the South Island, UC is renowned for its unwavering commitment to academic excellence and ground-breaking research contributions. UC achieved impressive recognition, being ranked among the Top 80 universities globally for Global Impact by Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. Additionally, the university’s Civil Engineering program was placed within the Top 10 in the world by Academic Ranking of World Universities and Top 100 in the world by QS World University Rankings.
The campus offers an inspiring learning environment that fosters growth and innovation. UC’s distinguished faculty provides students with transformative educational experiences and cutting-edge research opportunities. Christchurch, known for its warm and welcoming community, provides an enriching student life experience. Students can explore the city’s thriving arts and culture scene, enjoy outdoor activities, and access New Zealand’s pristine landscapes. Join UC and immerse yourself in a world-class academic journey, shaped by both intellectual growth and a vibrant lifestyle.
To apply for this position, please submit the following documents to Dr. Wai WONG via firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A cover letter indicating your research interests.
- A well-crafted curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages) showcasing your academic and research achievements.
- Undergraduate transcripts and postgraduate transcripts (if available).
- Publications and theses (if available).
Shortlisted candidates will proceed to the interview stage and be required to submit a concise research proposal (maximum 4 pages, excluding references) and recommendation letters. The proposal should outline the scope and significance of your research idea and explain your research plan.
Please note that the position may be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found, so we encourage you to apply promptly.
Join us in shaping the future of smart cities and transportation engineering. Apply now and be part of a transformative journey at the University of Canterbury.