Xiang 'Jacob' Yan

Open Positions

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PhD Student Positions

We are recruiting 1 fully-funded PhD student to join the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida (ranked a Top 5 public university by US News) for the Fall 2023 semester. Qualified candidates should have solid data analysis and programming (Python or R) skills and a strong interest in applying these skills to understand and solve transportation and urban issues. Students with solid training in statistics/econometrics, machine learning, and GIS are especially encouraged to apply. We welcome students from various educational backgrounds, including but not limited to, civil/transportation engineering, urban planning, geography, computer science, and statistics.  

The successful candidates are expected to study one of the following topics (or related topics that fit their own interests):

• Promoting equitable AI applications in transportation
• Multimodal transportation (e.g., public transit, shared mobility, and shared micromobility)
• E-mobility (electric cars, e-bikes or pedelecs, and e-buses)
• Spatial accessibility to essential destinations such as jobs, food, and healthcare  

The successful candidates will work as graduate research assistants in our lab. We provide a highly competitive stipend and opportunities to collaborate with leading researchers around the world. The Just&Green Transportation Lab is led by Dr. Xiang ‘Jacob’ Yan, Assistant Professor in Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida.  

To express your interest in joining the team, please email your CV, a short cover letter, and a writing sample (at least one page) to Dr. Xiang ‘Jacob’ Yan (xiangyan@ufl.edu) at your earliest convenience.

Temporary Student Research Assistant Positions

The Just&Green Transportation Lab is always looking for enthusiastic undergraduate and master’s students who are interested in AI, data science, public transit, emerging transportation technologies, and transport equity. To express your interest in joining the group as a student researcher, please email your CV and a short writing sample to Dr. Xiang ‘Jacob’ Yan (xiangyan@ufl.edu).