Edward Lambert


I started my PhD in September 2018 on the topic of optimal planning strategies for urban autonomous vehicles. My focus is on exploiting the similarities between automated warehouses and future automated urban road systems to better understand the operation of numerous car-like automated vehicles

In 2013 I completed an integrated masters programme in Engineering Science at Lincoln College, Oxford. After that I worked as a software engineer developing control systems for small automated vehicles in the UK for a number of years. Before I came to Leeds I was developing software for a satellite positioning system for construction machinery at a firm called Trimble, based in New Zealand.

In May 2019 I presented “Optimal Path Planning with Clothoid Curves for Passenger Comfort” at the VEHITS 2019 Conference in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. https://www.scitepress.org/PublicationsDetail.aspx?ID=QRDoLDWR5AE=&t=1

In June 2020 I presented “Simulating Decentralized Platooning for Coordinated Conflict-Free Motion of Mobile Robot Fleets.” It was a virtual presentation at the ICRSA 2020 Conference in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3402597.3402603



Research interests

Optimisation methods for smooth trajectory planning with dynamic obstacles 

Model Predictive Control

Multi agent traffic simulation

Effect of individual agent values on congestion outcomes

Inter-vehicle communication for platooning



  • MEng Engineering Science (First Class)

Research groups and institutes

  • Human Factors and Safety
  • Spatial Modelling and Dynamics