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LU and EPSRC to fund EngD studentship on Optimisation of an Automatic Train Regulation (ATR) System

University College London are pleased to announced a fully funded EngD (Engineering Doctorate) studentship on the Optimisation of An Automatic Train Regulation (ATR) system. The studentship is funded by London Underground (LU) and Engineering and Physical Science Research Council.

This study aims to improve the operational resilience and the energy-sustainability of Underground systems by optimising the configuration of present ATR systems and developing the specification of future ones. Specifically the objectives are:

  • To analyse the use and configurations of existing ATR systems.
  • To develop ATR deployment strategies based on potential for savings in energy, time and money.
  • To test the strategies by simulation
  • Advise on future direction for specification, purchase and deployment of ATR systems on LU.

Further information of the project can be found at

Student Background

The candidate must have a good degree (2i or better) in a quantitative discipline.  Experience of one or more of the following would be an advantage: Engineering Simulation, Systems Modelling, Railway Operations, C++ programming.

Applications The closing date for applications is on 27 April 2012. Interviews will be held in late May 2012.

You will need to upload a cover letter and CV indicating how you meet the criteria - demonstrating your passion for this research area.

FEES: Fully paid

STIPEND: £18,090 tax-free p.a.

START DATE: 24/09/2012 for 4-years full time (no part time option available). Applications are invited from UK and EU members, residing in UK.

Applicants must meet the EPSRC eligibility requirements

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