PhD opening on physics-based models for pedestrian motion (ANR MADRAS)
We are looking for a bright and motivated candidate for a doctoral position (PhD) on the physics-based modelling of pedestrian motion, at Institut Lumière Matière, in Lyon. The PhD may be preceded by a Masters' internship.
This position is fully funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche within the French-German project MADRAS, whose exciting goal is to develop, validate, and exploit novel models to describe dense crowd dynamics. The student will have the opportunity to collaborate with leading scientists in the field, in an interdisciplinary context: Mohcine CHRAIBI in Jülich (Germany), Antoine TORDEUX in Wuppertal (Germany), Benoit GAUDOU, Nicolas VERSTAEVEL and Frédéric AMBLARD in Toulouse (France).
The successful candidate will hold a Masters degree (or an Engineers' degree) in Statistical Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or Fluid Mechanics, and (s)he will be eager to be involved in an interdisciplinary project.
The application process is now open. Candidates are expected to send their CV by email along with a cover letter specifying their scientific interests and any relevant details about their curriculum. Informal enquiries are also welcome.