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PhD Studentship - Applying Human Factors for Resilient Future Transport Systems - University of Southampton

The University of Southampton are inviting applications for a PhD studentship in Human Factors Engineering within the Transportation Research Group. The project will focus on resilience within automated transport systems, developing methods to assess resilience and enhance the response of transport networks to possible disruptions. It will develop methods to understand how automated transport systems meet technical specification as well as how they adhere to social legal, ethical, empathy and cultural rules. This PhD project will sit within the wider EPSRC funded project into Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Node in Resilience and undertake research across a variety of different automated domains. (Closing date 31 July 2022 for standard admissions, but later applications may be considered depending on the funds remaining in place.)

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PhD Studentship - Uncertainty Mitigation for Resilient Autonomous Systems - University of York

This exciting PhD studentship opportunity will contribute to the TAS Node in Resilience’s research by examining decision-making uncertainty challenges raised by these new forms of technological development. The PhD student will have the unique opportunity to collaborate with project team members from the disciplines of Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology and Mathematics, and with autonomous systems stakeholders ranging from developers and operators to regulators and end users. Candidates are invited to propose a PhD research topic that furthers those aims particularly with regard to the uncertainty quantification and verification aspects of the project. (Closing date Friday 22 April 2022 for standard admissions, but later applications may be considered depending on the funds remaining in place)

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PhD Studentship - Situational Awareness for Resilient Autonomous Systems - University of York

This exciting PhD studentship opportunity will contribute to the TAS Node in Resilience’s research by developing a tool-supported theoretical framework enabling autonomous systems to continually and proactively update the mathematical models underpinning their decision making. The PhD student will have the unique opportunity to collaborate with project team members from the disciplines of Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology and Mathematics, and with autonomous systems stakeholders ranging from developers and operators to regulators and end users. . Candidates are invited to propose a PhD research topic that furthers those aims particularly with regard to ensuring that autonomous systems maintain their situational awareness when deployed in rapidly changing environments. (Closing date Friday 22 April 2022 for standard admissions, but later applications may be considered depending on the funds remaining in place)

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PhD Studentship - Dynamic Assurance for Resilient Autonomous Systems - University of York

This exciting PhD studentship opportunity will contribute to the TAS Node in Resilience's research by exploring the dynamic generation of evidence for the resilience of the autonomous system, from the verification and validation activities performed both during the development of the system and also during its operation. This will help ensure that the assurance case for the system remains valid, even under conditions of operational uncertainty and change. The PhD student will have the unique opportunity to collaborate with project team members from the disciplines of Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology and Mathematics, and with autonomous systems stakeholders ranging from developers and operators to regulators and end users. Candidates are invited to propose a PhD research topic that furthers those aims particularly with regard to the assurance aspects of the project. (Closing date Friday 22 April 2022 for standard admissions, but later applications may be considered depending on the funds remaining in place)

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PhD Studentship - Dynamic Assurance for Resilient Autonomous Systems - University of York

This exciting PhD studentship opportunity will contribute to the Resilience node’s research by examining the defeasible reasoning issues raised by these new forms of technological development. The PhD student will have the unique opportunity to collaborate with project team members from the disciplines of Computer Science, Engineering, Psychology and Mathematics, and with autonomous systems stakeholders ranging from developers and operators to regulators and end users. Candidates are invited to propose a PhD research topic that furthers those aims particularly with regard to the ethical and decision-making aspects of the project. (Closing date Friday 22 April 2022 for standard admissions, but later applications may be considered depending on the funds remaining in place)

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