The Center for Operations Research and Econometrics at UCLouvain in Belgium has multiple vacancies for PhD positions. Research topics will focus on the application of operations research in power system operations and electricity market analysis, with a specific focus on sustainable growth through demand response and renewable energy integration. Candidates will specifically contribute to the execution of the research agenda of the ICEBERG ERC Starting Grant:
The main activity of the researcher will be to conduct doctoral research under the supervision of Professor Anthony Papavasiliou. This research will lead to journal and conference publications and a PhD thesis. The PhD candidate may also be involved in teaching activities. The grant is for four years, subject to renewal in the end of the second year, and carries full benefits and a monthly salary.
The ideal candidate should hold a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, Economics or a related field. The ideal candidate should have a solid background in optimization, mathematics, statistics and economics, an interest for the application of operations research in energy systems and strong programming skills. Proficient knowledge of English is highly desirable.