Postdoc position Ubiquitious Computing and Urban Internet of Things

Research / Academic


The Smart Bridge project - a collaboration between MX3D, Autodesk, Twente University, TU Delft, the City of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions - will realise the world's first 3D printed, Internet-of-Things connected steel bridge in Amsterdam ([]). The project investigates how designers, engineers and citizens can utilise rapid urban manufacturing and IoT technologies for designing urban space that expresses its intelligence from the intersection of people, places, activities and technology, not merely from the presence of cutting-edge technology. |

For this project, we are seeking a postdoc researchers with strong development skills to investigate and develop data-driven interactive experiences for the smart bridge. Integrating sensor into the bridge makes it not only possible to monitor the structural behaviour of the bridge, but also to analyse human behaviours and urban dynamics on and around the bridge. The aim of this research is to understand how data from the bridge can be used to “open up” the bridge and make it legible for experts and non-experts alike.

The focus of this postdoc research is on the technical realisation of data-driven interactive experiences for the smart bridge. The postdoc will work with data scientists from Autodesk, design researchers from TU Delft, computer scientists from Twente University and 3D printing experts from MX3D to develop an interactive infrastructure for the smart bridge that turns data insights into interactive visual experiences. The project uses a living lab approach with development and testing to be conducted on  site, before, during and after bridge construction in the centre of Amsterdam.  



The ideal candidate is proactive, highly motivated, and independent, and has proven experience in building and deploying Internet of Things systems systems in the real world. We are looking for candidates that match the following profile:

 • A PhD degree in computer science or related field.

• Research track record in IoT or ubicomp

• Strong development skills, especially relating to sensing systems and/or interactive systems

• Experience in developing real-world IoT or ubicomp systems

• Strong publication track record in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

• A strong team player and communicator with organization skills.

• Excellent English skills both in written and oral form (Dutch language skills are a plus but not required)

 Experience with smart lighting systems is a plus. Data analytics and machine learning skills are useful but not mandatory. However, the postdoc should have the ability to effectively collaborate with data scientists.      

Salary Benefits:

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Work Hours:

30 - 40 hours per week


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