Development of human operator models for rail applications


Tender Information

  • Capturing psychological human factors of critical train operations enabling rail automation
  • Task analysis of train drivers and rail traffic controllers in multiple countries
  • Data acquisition in train simulation studies and field-observation of human operators
  • Multi-purpose human model development using re-usable architectures
  • Efficient modeling, fast calculation, model-order reduction approaches
  • Integration of artificial intelligence methods with model- and data-driven approaches
  • Model validation and integration into ‘Human-in-the-Loop’ environment
  • Shared knowledge base for cross-domain/-discipline/-national rail application
  • Inclusion of human actors in train system simulation for comprehensive safety assessment towards increasing levels of automation

In the proposal for PhD funding, scientific institutions describe:

  • The scientific ability and (if necessary) the required infrastructure to scientifically guide and supervise the PhD candidate
  • The research plan and the focus for the advertised thesis
  • The publication and dissemination plan
  • The teaching plan (courses, trainings, etc.) for the doctoral studies
  • Planned supporting master’s and bachelor theses
  • Total costs of the PhD thesis as well as requested total amount of financial contribution from VIRTUAL VEHICLE (note: adequacy of costs is a major decision criterion)
  • The application comprises the scientific CV of the PhD candidate and the supervising professor at the scientific institution

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