HORIBA MIRA is currently seeking to recruit for a fixed term appointment of 3 years to complete research towards a PhD on the topic of “Dependability Assurance for Vehicle Autonomy”.
This project is part of the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “SAS – Safer Autonomous Systems”, which is funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2010 programme.
In order to be eligible, prospective applicants must:
General purpose programming and scripting languages (e.g. C, Python etc.)
Degree equivalent to UK Bachelors degree in relevant subject (Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Systems Engineering, Physics etc.).
Applicants must be eligible to undertake a PhD at University of York (UK).
Masters degree in relevant subject.
SPECIFIC PROJECT OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the project sponsored by HORIBA MIRA include develop a unified and holistic approach to developing a range of assurance cases that could address a range of aspects of dependability for highly automated and fully autonomous vehicles, covering not only safety, but also reliability, availability and cyber-security.
The anticipated results may include:
WIDER NETWORK CONTEXT
To work of this project should also contribute, in collaboration with the other PhD projects in the SAS network, to the development of novel safety assurance strategies which combine the architectural/design measures with the evidence in order to allow us to have trust in autonomous systems.
The researcher will be based at HORIBA MIRA (Nuneaton, UK) and registered as an external PhD student at the Coventry University (Coventry, UK).
Short term secondments to other (European) partners in the network will also be required (6 months in total).
PUBLICATION AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
In addition to preparing scientific publications, the researcher will also be required to undertake related public engagement and outreach activities to communicate the results to the non-scientific world.
For further information on the role and to apply, please click here.