Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Urban Research: Autonomous Transportation

Posted: 9/27/2016 (Employment)

The Tech Policy Lab—an interdisciplinary unit here on campus that bridges computer science, information science, and law—seeks a PhD or Masters candidate to help conduct and coordinate research into how the City of Seattle might adapt to greater automation in transportation. The individual would work as part of an interdisciplinary team to imagine the potential opportunities and risks presented by advances in autonomous transportation, including in particular driverless cars. It is open to candidates with any relevant experience in urban or autonomous transportation.

The team envisions a standard RAship for one quarter (Fall 2016) involving an obligation of 20 hours per week but are open to other configurations. The Lab is physically located in the School of Law and has work space available. The deliverable will be a short (10-15 page) report due at the end of the quarter for which the RA would have shared drafting responsibility. Funding comes from Challenge Seattle, a public-private partnership led by former Washington Governor Christine Gregoire.

If you have a student who might be interested, please contact Ryan Calo.

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Location: University of Washington