Mathematical modelling of the behaviour of drivers and other road users, especially in multi-agent interactions and near-crash situations. Use of modelling concepts from psychology and cognitive neuroscience and various types of empirical data to develop and test models. Application in real-time algorithms or in simulations for virtual testing of safety systems and vehicle automation.
<p>We have opportunities for prospective postgraduate researchers in the <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/transport-human-factors-safety">Human Factors and Safety research group</a>. Example projects and funding opportunities can be found in our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk/">PhD directory</a>.</p> <p>In addition to the research study associated with a specific project, prospective students can also suggest their own topic. In this case, we ask prospective students to contact <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/stafflist?searchFilter=allfields&query=&isSupervisor=true&staffTypes%5B%5D=all&staffTypes%5B%5D=academic&staffTypes%5B%5D=professional&staffTypes%5B%5D=visiting&staffTypes%5B%5D=honorary&schools=all&categoryIDs%5B%5D=6&categoryIDs%5B%5D=4&categoryIDs%5B%5D=178&categoryIDs%5B%5D=5&departmentIDs%5B%5D=102">possible supervisors</a> for an informal discussion before submitting a research proposal.</p> <p><iframe allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sJxdNLEYCYQ" width="560"></iframe></p> <h3>Useful links and further reading:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/transport-research-degrees">Research degrees within the Institute of Transport Studies</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/transport-human-factors-safety">Human Factors and Safety research</a></li> <li><a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/transport-research">Institute of Transport Studies, Research and Innovation </a></li> </ul> <h3>Leeds Doctoral College</h3> <p>Our <a aria-label="Link Doctoral College" href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-leeds-doctoral-college" rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" title="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-leeds-doctoral-college">Doctoral College</a> supports you throughout your postgraduate research journey. It brings together all the support services and opportunities to enhance your research, development and overall experience.</p>
<p>Formal applications for research degree study should be made online through the <a href="https://www.leeds.ac.uk/research-applying/doc/applying-research-degrees">University's website</a>.</p>
<p>For queries relating to your research proposal or subject area, please contact <a href="https://environment.leeds.ac.uk/transport/staff/957/dr-gustav-markkula">Dr Gustav Markkula</a>.</p> <p>For general enquiries and further information about the application process, please contact the Faculty of Environment postgraduate research admissions team.</p> <p>e: <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a></p>
<h2 class="heading heading--sm">Linked funding opportunities</h2>