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PhD Positions

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya offers funded PhD positions in the research field of Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence applied to the energy sector managed from IDEAI and CITCEA Research Centers. The successful candidates will participate in a research project funded by a large manufacturing company in the field of power generation services.

The research project aims at developing smart controllers on power generation systems, increasing reactiveness and resilience to future demand and supply scenarios, leading to a more efficient and sustainable equipment in the road to a decarbonized world. The positions are:

  1. Resilient high-level controllers for power devices deployed along the grid to improve the ride-through services and provide contingency against tripped plants. Full description here

  2. Advanced algorithms to support operation and improve performance of gas turbines in hybrid/virtual future power plants considering emissions reduction and grid demand prediction. Full description hereimatge PhD Positions

For this project, we are seeking motivated and talented young researchers. The prerequisites are as follows:

  • Candidates in possession of official Spanish bachelor’s degrees (or equivalent) in Computer science, Telecommunications or Industrial engineering, and master’s degrees (or equivalent) in Data Science, Artificial intelligence, Industrial or Energy provided that they have earned at least 300 ECTS credits over the two courses of study.

  • Good knowledge in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

  • Excellent command in spoken and written Technical English

  • Good programming skills on Python, Matlab, R or equivalent

  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary research teams



Apply now:

Send your application by email to OSCAR FRANCO (oscar.franco@upc.edu) indicating the position you are interested in. Please include the following documentation in a single pdf file:

  • CV,

  • academic transcript,

  • relevant certificates,

  • publication list,

  • reference contacts and

  • other supporting materials such as reference letters.


Firma Oscar FRANCO GENIS