PhD Student Opportunities in Transportation Engineering, University of Connecticut, US

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PhD Student Opportunities: The University of Connecticut’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a PhD student position in Transportation and Urban Engineering under the guidance of Dr. Monika Filipovska.

Summary Table:

Study AreaTransportation Engineering
Scholarship DescriptionJoin Dr. Monika Filipovska’s research group
EligibilityBachelor’s or master’s degree in related field, GPA ≥ 3.0
Required DocumentsApplication details here
How to ApplyEmail with research interests and questions
Last DateSeptember 30 (Spring 2024), January 1 (Fall 2024)

Study Area: This scholarship opportunity falls within the field of Transportation Engineering, focusing on emerging vehicle and infrastructure technologies, intelligent transportation systems, shared-use autonomous mobility services, transportation network modeling, traffic flow modeling, data science, and AI applications in transportation.

Scholarship Description: We are seeking highly motivated candidates to join the research group of Dr. Monika Filipovska. As a PhD student in Transportation and Urban Engineering, you will have the chance to contribute to cutting-edge research in various transportation-related areas. For detailed information about ongoing research, visit here.

Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship, you must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in civil engineering or a related discipline (e.g., Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics) with a focus on Transportation. A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent (higher than 3.5 is preferred) is required.

Preferred qualifications include excellent analytical skills, a strong background in mathematics, statistics, and/or optimization, exceptional written and oral communication skills, coursework and/or research experience in transportation, proficiency in data analysis and programming, and the ability to work independently and take responsibility for research progress and work quality.

Required Documents: For complete application information and criteria, please visit this link.

How to Apply: If you have specific questions or wish to express your research interests, please reach out via email to Please allow at least 2-3 weeks for a response. Note that CV reviews are not conducted before a full application is submitted.

Last Date: Application deadlines for 2024 admission are as follows:

  • September 30 for Spring 2024 admission
  • January 1 for Fall 2024 admission

For further inquiries, contact:

Monika Filipovska, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Connecticut Email: Phone: 860-486-2990


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