Disruption Analysis Tool (2019-20)

Disruption Analysis Tool (2019-20)

Project outcomes

Sponsored by Transurban


Project title:
Disruption Analysis Tool
Description of the project:

The number of vehicles travelling on a road can vary significantly day-to-day and is influenced by a wide variety of factors. If one day has more or less traffic than usual, why is that?

This project will investigate sources of traffic disruption and develop a methodology for the automated identification of abnormalities and their causes.

This project will require a passion for data analytics, statistics and traffic behaviour.

Project brief

Project brief

Sponsored by Transurban

Location:
Melbourne, Vic
Description of the project:

The number of vehicles travelling on a road can vary significantly day-to-day and is influenced by a wide variety of factors. If one day has more or less traffic than usual, why is that?

This project will investigate sources of traffic disruption and develop a methodology for the automated identification of abnormalities and their causes.

This project will require a passion for data analytics, statistics and traffic behaviour.

Project outcomes

This project has been closed
Project Aims:

Depending of the scope of agreed work, this will include:

  • Project plan
  • Research outcomes
  • Documented methodology for a usable automated interface containing the following:
    • Identification of abnormal traffic patterns.
    • Identification of likely and unlikely causes of disruption.
Available to:
Undergraduate students in penultimate and subsequent year (including honours)
Postgraduate students
PhD students (coursework and research)
Faculty or Department:
Engineering
Information Technology
Science
Sector:
Transport
Employment Type:
Scholarship

Applications for this project are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students (coursework and research) who are currently enrolled full-time at Monash including for the period December 2019 to end of February 2020.

Selection Criteria:

Your application will be reviewed by senior university members and assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality of covering letter, resume and on-line application including spelling & grammar
  • Relevance of your degree to the project(s) you select
  • Skills, ability, knowledge and experience relevant to the project (s) you apply for
  • Extra - curricular activities (i.e. sports/clubs & societies/memberships)
  • Career goals & ambitions
  • Academic performance
  • Successful completion of group activity
  • Successful interview with industry partner

Please note:

  • Scope for MITI projects are determined by the industry partners, this includes student disciplines and whether they require students at undergraduate, Masters or PhD level.
  • The final selection of the MITI project team will be made by the industry partner.
  • Each industry project will run for 12 weeks over the summer vacation period that is December 2019 through to February 2020 - you must be enrolled as a full time student during this period.
  • If selected you must be available and agree to commit for the entire 12 week period.
Duration: 12 Weeks
Max number of recipients: 4
Application process:

Please apply through the 'APPLY HERE TO LODGE YOUR OPTIONS FOR THE MITI SUMMER PROGRAM (2019-20)' Project

A cover letter and current CV are mandatory requirements of the application process.

Your cover letter should state the following information in a clear and concise manner:

  • why this project is of particular interest to you
  • an outline of your experience either through work, study or other interests to support your application
  • what you can contribute as a member of the team

Transurban

Unless you’re following the Australian Stock Exchange, the name Transurban might be a bit of a mystery. Have you ever driven along CityLink in Melbourne, the Eastern Distributer in Sydney, or crossed over the Gateway Bridge in Brisbane? If yes, that’s us! You have driven on a Transurban owned and operated road. Across the world our company owns and operates 16 toll roads, and we are currently building more! We’re worth about $26 billion on the open market and we’re a leader within the transport infrastructure space. Even though that all sounds pretty big, we’re actually relatively small in head count. We have about 2000 people in our team spread across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane