The Complex Systems Simulation and Optimization Group in the NREL Computational Science Center has an opening for a full-time postdoctoral researcher in scalable, parallel computing and simulation for transportation via multi-mobility transportation demand, routing, traffic simulation, simulation calibration, optimization, and infrastructure planning. We are developing multi-mobility, high-fidelity and scalable demand, routing and traffic simulation and optimization methods to investigate the use of new mobility technologies, such electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles and ride-hailing services, to maximize transportation energy efficiency, productivity, and electric grid harmonization.
We are looking for a dynamic, motivated researcher with a strong technical background and an interest in the mission of NREL and the department of energy office of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Emphasis is placed on collaborating with a small team to develop multi-mobility parallel demand models, traffic simulation and optimization methods that scale on high performance computing (HPC) systems. The successful candidate will work with NREL staff and researchers, and other national labs to develop, adapt, improve and scale cutting edge transportation simulation models and solution algorithms to address large-scale transportation problems.
Collaborate with NREL researchers to develop large-scale parallel transportation simulations on HPC systems and calibrate them to accurately represent multi-mobility demand, traffic flow, congestion and interactions with the electric grid.
Develop scalable traffic control optimization methods for urban-scale traffic operation and real-time traffic management.
Contribute to the design and development of parallel software frameworks for the integrated planning of transportation systems with other infrastructure systems such as electric grid and water system.
Evaluate and track the state of transportation simulations and optimization algorithms, their implementations and their use on advanced and emerging computing architectures.
Author, present and assist in the preparation of technical papers, reports, and conference proceedings on topics related to mobility simulation and planning and their application in HPC.
Must be a recent (in the last 3 years) PhD graduate or will be finishing your PhD by December 2019
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: R5133
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