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University of Oslo PhD Research Fellowships in Energy Informatics, 2018

Two PhD Research fellowships are available at the Department of Informatics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo, Norway. The fellowships are for a period of 3 years.

The University of Oslo until 1939 named the Royal Frederick University is the oldest university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo.

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Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science or electrical engineering, or control engineering with excellent results. Good knowledge in programming and mathematics is preferable. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate an interest in scientific research.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue PhD research program.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in the field of Energy Informatics:

We have defined the following topics for the two PhD fellows.

Topic 1: Secure and privacy-preserved system for smart home and neighbourhood. We will identify the new cybersecurity and privacy challenges in the smart neighbourhood. Then, we will propose new solutions to defend against cyber attacks. Blockchain can be a potential technology to ensure secure peer-to-peer energy exchange in the local neighbourhood.

Topic 2: Machine learning and deep learning for energy forecasting. Precise forecasting is very important for the stability of future energy systems. We will study predictive analytics techniques for power stability, including regression, neural networks and other machine learning approaches for real-time and historical analytics. In addition, renewable energy forecasting will be an important problem in this topic. This PhD project will be done in collaboration with Østfold University College and Smart Innovation Norway in Halden, Norway.

Number of Awards: Two PhD Research fellows are available at Department of Informatics.

Award:  Fellowships will cover the following:

  • Salary NOK 436 900 – 490 900 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority.
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities.

The award can be taken in Norway

Eligibility

 Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and are expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.
  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science or electrical engineering, or control engineering with excellent results. Good knowledge in programming and mathematics is preferable. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate an interest in scientific research. The evaluation also considers personal drive and organizational skills.
  • For the PhD positions, the purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree.
  • The fellowship requires admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the PhD programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position.

Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants are eligible to apply. 

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science or electrical engineering, or control engineering with excellent results. Good knowledge in programming and mathematics is preferable. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate an interest in scientific research. The evaluation also considers personal drive and organizational skills.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Good command of English is required of all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; PhD research fellows and postdoctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English, must document their proficiency in English by taking one of the following internationally recognised tests:
  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language.
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service.
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge.
  • Applicants to the programme for the PhD degree in Science must obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL test or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS (academic) test. The same applies to applicants for postdoctoral research fellow positions.

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How to Apply

The mode of applying is online. The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • A CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)

Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Online Application

Application Deadline: Closed

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