Research project

How to Present Information on Greenhouse Gas Emissions to Promote Sustainable Choices: An Artificial Intelligence Approach

Description

Emissions from motorized vehicles are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG-E) that could be reduced through more efficient vehicle choice. Labels shown on new vehicles, such as those from Natural Resources Canada, provide information about the vehicle's emissions for consumers. However, how effective such information is in influencing decisions is unresolved. Therefore, the objective of this research is to determine the framing of GHG emissions information that allows members of society to make optimal decisions for climate change.

Research Field

- Transportation engineering
- Climate change
- Information framing
- Vehicle choice
- Artificial neural network
- Behavioural psychology
- Modelling
- Data analysis
- Computer science

Research Supervisor

Bobin Wang

Research Environment

Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT)
Interdisciplinary Research Center in Operationalization of Sustainable Development (CIRODD)
Research Consortium FORAC

Valuing equity, diversity, and excellence, Université Laval is strongly committed to providing an inclusive work and living environment for all students. In our lab, students will become members of the Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT), Interdisciplinary Research Center in Operationalization of Sustainable Development (CIRODD), and Research Consortium FORAC. They can benefit from various scientific activities (e.g., conferences, workshops, training, summer schools, internship, etc.) and a dynamic working environment given by recognized researchers in the field of networks. They can practice both English and French here.

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Financial Aid Available by Program of Study

Master's Degree in Administrative Science - Operations and Decision-Making Systems

Program description

Financial Aid Available*

Financial Aid Related to Research Project

Information unavailable

Program-Specific Financial Aid

Graduate Studies Awards

Milestone Amount
Admissions scholarship
$3,000
Thesis submission in 24 months or less
$4,000
Total $7,000

Other possible support funds from FSA ULaval

Publication of a scientific article related to the research topic over the course of the program : $4,500 (3 x $1,500)

Université Laval: Student Financial Aid

Sources de financement Montant
Leadership and Comittment Scholarship (Canadians & permanent residents) $10,000
Citizens of the World Scholarship (International students) $20,000
Mobility Grant for Out-of-Province Internships or Research Visits (in French)
$1,000 to $2,000
Graduate Scholarships from Granting Agencies
$17,500 to $40,000
Online Directory of Graduate Scholarships (in French)
$500 to $50,000

* Amounts shown represent maximum financial aid available. Certain conditions apply. Subject to change without prior notice. For further information, contact sponsoring organizations directly.

Master's Degree in Civil Engineering with thesis

Program description

Financial Aid Available*

Financial Aid Related to Research Project

Information unavailable

Program-Specific Financial Aid

Graduate Studies Awards

Milestone Amount
Evaluated activity
$650
Achievement scholarship $1,000 
Total $1,650

Université Laval: Student Financial Aid

Sources de financement Montant
Leadership and Comittment Scholarship (Canadians & permanent residents) $10,000
Citizens of the World Scholarship (International students) $20,000
Mobility Grant for Out-of-Province Internships or Research Visits (in French)
$1,000 to $2,000
Graduate Scholarships from Granting Agencies
$17,500 to $40,000
Online Directory of Graduate Scholarships (in French)
$500 to $50,000

* Amounts shown represent maximum financial aid available. Certain conditions apply. Subject to change without prior notice. For further information, contact sponsoring organizations directly.

Master's Degree in Computer Science with thesis

Program description

Financial Aid Available*

Financial Aid Related to Research Project

Information unavailable

Program-Specific Financial Aid

Graduate Studies Awards

Milestone Amount
Evaluated activity
$650
Achievement scholarship $1,000 
Total $1,650

Université Laval: Student Financial Aid

Sources de financement Montant
Leadership and Comittment Scholarship (Canadians & permanent residents) $10,000
Citizens of the World Scholarship (International students) $20,000
Mobility Grant for Out-of-Province Internships or Research Visits (in French)
$1,000 to $2,000
Graduate Scholarships from Granting Agencies
$17,500 to $40,000
Online Directory of Graduate Scholarships (in French)
$500 to $50,000

* Amounts shown represent maximum financial aid available. Certain conditions apply. Subject to change without prior notice. For further information, contact sponsoring organizations directly.

Master's Degree in Mathematics with thesis

Program description

Financial Aid Available*

Financial Aid Related to Research Project

Information unavailable

Program-Specific Financial Aid

Graduate Studies Awards

Milestone Amount
Evaluated activity
$650
Achievement scholarship $1,000 
Total $1,650

Université Laval: Student Financial Aid

Sources de financement Montant
Leadership and Comittment Scholarship (Canadians & permanent residents) $10,000
Citizens of the World Scholarship (International students) $20,000
Mobility Grant for Out-of-Province Internships or Research Visits (in French)
$1,000 to $2,000
Graduate Scholarships from Granting Agencies
$17,500 to $40,000
Online Directory of Graduate Scholarships (in French)
$500 to $50,000

* Amounts shown represent maximum financial aid available. Certain conditions apply. Subject to change without prior notice. For further information, contact sponsoring organizations directly.

Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with thesis

Program description

Financial Aid Available*

Financial Aid Related to Research Project

Information unavailable

Program-Specific Financial Aid

Graduate Studies Awards

Milestone Amount
Evaluated activity
$650
Achievement scholarship $1,000 
Total $1,650

Université Laval: Student Financial Aid

Sources de financement Montant
Leadership and Comittment Scholarship (Canadians & permanent residents) $10,000
Citizens of the World Scholarship (International students) $20,000
Mobility Grant for Out-of-Province Internships or Research Visits (in French)
$1,000 to $2,000
Graduate Scholarships from Granting Agencies
$17,500 to $40,000
Online Directory of Graduate Scholarships (in French)
$500 to $50,000

* Amounts shown represent maximum financial aid available. Certain conditions apply. Subject to change without prior notice. For further information, contact sponsoring organizations directly.

Master's Degree in Psychology with thesis

Program description

Financial Aid Available*

Financial Aid Related to Research Project

Information unavailable

Program-Specific Financial Aid

Graduate Studies Awards

Milestone Amount
Program activity
$420
First submission of thesis
$700
Custom milestone
$280
Total $1,400

Université Laval: Student Financial Aid

Sources de financement Montant
Leadership and Comittment Scholarship (Canadians & permanent residents) $10,000
Citizens of the World Scholarship (International students) $20,000
Mobility Grant for Out-of-Province Internships or Research Visits (in French)
$1,000 to $2,000
Graduate Scholarships from Granting Agencies
$17,500 to $40,000
Online Directory of Graduate Scholarships (in French)
$500 to $50,000

* Amounts shown represent maximum financial aid available. Certain conditions apply. Subject to change without prior notice. For further information, contact sponsoring organizations directly.

Master's Degree in Statistics with thesis

Program description

Financial Aid Available*

Financial Aid Related to Research Project

Information unavailable

Program-Specific Financial Aid

Graduate Studies Awards

Milestone Amount
Evaluated activity
$650
Achievement scholarship $1,000 
Total $1,650

Université Laval: Student Financial Aid

Sources de financement Montant
Leadership and Comittment Scholarship (Canadians & permanent residents) $10,000
Citizens of the World Scholarship (International students) $20,000
Mobility Grant for Out-of-Province Internships or Research Visits (in French)
$1,000 to $2,000
Graduate Scholarships from Granting Agencies
$17,500 to $40,000
Online Directory of Graduate Scholarships (in French)
$500 to $50,000

* Amounts shown represent maximum financial aid available. Certain conditions apply. Subject to change without prior notice. For further information, contact sponsoring organizations directly.

Desired Profile

- Manufacturing and Logistics Management
- Psychology
- Computer Software
- Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science
- Civil and Water Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Software Engineering
- Bioinformatics
- Industrial Engineering
- Water Engineering
- Statistic
- Artificial intelligence

Requirements and Conditions

- To have maintained a minimum GPA of B (or equivalent)
- To have a strong interest in research on transportation problems, such as those presented in the project description

Required Documentation

- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitæ
- Student transcript
IMPORTANT
Send all your documents into a single email at the following address: bobin.wang@gmc.ulaval.ca.
Indicate clearly in the Subject of the email the title(s) of the project for which you want to be considered.
Thank you.

Application Deadline

December 10, 2022

Find Out More

Bobin Wang
Département de génie mécanique
bobin.wang@gmc.ulaval.ca