• Phone0121 204 3210
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

Personal profile

Research Interests

My primary research focusses on the application of control theory to practice. Current research is on the following subjects:

  • Safe and ethical navigation of self-driving vehicles
  • Intelligent transport (railway and auomotive)

I am currently accepting PhD students in these areas. 

Employment

  • 2022 to present: Lecturer of Control and Autonomous Systems at Aston University
  • 2015 to 2022: Lecturer (Teaching) of Control Engineering at Coventry University
  • 2013 to 2015: Research Assistant at Coventry University

Qualifications

  • BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering
  • PhD, title: systems modelling and ethical decision algorithms for autonomous vehicle collisions

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Member of the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC)
  • Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

External Connections and Partnerships

  • Technical Committte, IEEE Control Systems Society, Control Education
  • Executive Team, IET Automotive and Road Transport Systems (ARTS) Technical Network (TN)

Teaching Activity

Module leader on the following:

  • Electrical Engineering Fundamentals (ME1EEF), Level 4 (First Year)
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (ME4513), Level 7 (Masters)

Also teach on the following modules:

  • Advanced Systems Design (ME3055), Level 6 (Third Year)

I also supervise students on the following:

  • Final Year Project (ME3046), Level 6 (Year 3)
  • Research Project (ME4525), Level 7 (Masters)

Contact Details

Phone: 0121 204 3210

E-mail: j.pickering1@aston.ac.uk

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