Internship | Comparison of assignment methods for Demand-Responsive Transit(DRT)
Education typeuniversity (wo)
TypeInternship and graduation project
Hours a weekFulltime – 40
The Sustainable Urban Mobility and Safety (SUMS) department investigates the impact of mobility on our society. Our work and expertise cover both the technical domain, e.g. how existing traffic models can be adapted to account for new transport modes, as well as the policy domain, e.g. what governments should expect as a result of the rise of automated vehicles on the road. SUMS consists of around 40 researchers, consultants and software developers, all with a passion for mobility and an interest in improving societal well-being. Their diverse backgrounds and expertise create a multi-disciplinary atmosphere, where you can learn and develop yourself in a broad range of directions.
What will be your role?
In this internship/ graduation assignment, you will extend our line of work on DRT by studying several assignment algorithms in literature. This involves:
- Creating an overview of several algorithms that are suitable for the problem.
- Evaluating these algorithms on simple benchmarks (in Python).
- Defining KPIs which are used in the evaluation. This will be in consultation with our mobility experts.
- Reporting on the findings from the study, such that insights can be integrated in the tooling that TNO develops.
How do you want to contribute to tomorrow's world? How big can your impact be? Come and work at TNO and envision it.
What we expect from you
- A Master student in the last phase of their study in the field of Civil Engineering, Transport;
- Engineering, Econometrics, Mathematics or Computer Sciences;
- Initial experience with Python is required;
- Interest and experience in optimization problems and algorithms connected to urban mobility is a plus;
- The ability and motivation to learn quickly;
- An interest in doing research at a large, multi-disciplinary organization;
- The ability to work independently;
- A minimum availability of 6 months.
What you’ll get in return
TNO as an employer
The selection process
After the first CV selection, the application process will be conducted by the concerning department. TNO will provide a suitable internship agreement. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can contact the contact person mentioned below.
For this internship vacancy it is required that the AIVD issues a security clearance (VGB) after conducting a security screening. Take into account that this process may take about 8 weeks. If you have been abroad for more than 6 consecutive months, or if you do not have the Dutch nationality, it may take longer. Please visit for more information the AIVD website.
Due to Covid-19 and the consequent uncertainties and restrictions, students who are not residing in the Netherlands may currently not be able to start an internship or graduation project at TNO.
Has this job opening sparked your interest?
Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.
Contact: Eleni Charoniti
Phone number: +31621668037