PhD Student in Decision Support Systems for Power System Control

A PhD position in artificial intelligence is available at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. This fellowship is available for all students around the world. This position is available for two years in the first instance. The deadline to apply is October 01, 2018.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe's leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden's largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The development of the power system towards high levels of penetration of renewable energy from renewables, puts new demands on how the power system is monitored and controlled. New control systems must be developed that can provide better decision support, and automatic control to ensure the stability and reliability of the power system. At the same time, new techniques in artificial intelligence and machine learning are developed that may contribute to these new control systems. The project’s goal is to investigate and develop features for advanced power system control that uses artificial intelligence techniques to provide better decision support in control room settings. On possible direction is that these applications use data sources external from the power system to provide new perspectives on appropriate control measures.

The PhD student project will be carried out in a Nordic cooperation project – SPARC – together with Nordic university and industrial partners. The project is hosted in a research group focused on the intersection of power systems management and information technology within the Department of Electrical Engineering at KTH. Project supervisor is Professor Lars Nordstrm.
- The possibility to study in a dynamic international research environment in close cooperation with industries and advanced universities the world over.
- A personal study plan to support your development within your areas of interest.
- A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement.
- Work and study in Stockholm, one of Europes fastest growing capitals, which is close to both nature and the sea.
- Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
- completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
- in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
- ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
- ability to collaborate with others,

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Since the work will involve handling security-class information, extensive background checks will be conducted on the final candidate.

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:
- Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
- Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
- Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.


Two years
Post on:
21 Sep 2018

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