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Drone Delivery Systems for Logistics Operations
American University of Sharjah

Date Posted Jun. 25, 2024
Title Drone Delivery Systems for Logistics Operations
University American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Department Industrial Engineering Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering

Over the last decade, the logistics industry has seen significant growth as well as a fair share of technological disruption. Consumer demand for instant delivery has surged, particularly in urban areas, and businesses have started to struggle to meet it without incurring significant last-mile delivery (LMD) costs. Drone technology advancements have opened the way for a variety of logistics applications. However, constraints such as battery capacity, maximum take-off weight, range limits, and most importantly legal laws have limited drones' effective operational range in many practical applications.

This research aims to develop a sustainable operational framework from the critical aspects of drone operations

Person specification:

  • Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Computer Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Proven competence in developing Heuristics and Metaheuristics Solutions (for Vehicle Routing Problems prefered);
  • Proven competence in developing machine learning algorithms for data analysis
  • Demonstrated proficiency in writing technical research papers;
  • Ability to work independently.

Application submission details:
The position has a competitive salary. Interested candidates should email the following information, as a single pdf, to :

  • CV, including a summary of educational background and grades.
  • Names and email addresses of at least 3 references.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Prof. Malick M. Ndiaye
    College of Engineering
    Industrial Engineering Department
    American University of Sharjah
    United Arab Emirates


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