[ecoop-info] Associate Professor in Energy Informatics at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo
frank at ifi.uio.no
Mon Mar 18 13:20:32 CET 2019
A position as associate professor in Energy Informatics is available
with the research section of Digital Infrastructures and Security at
the University of Oslo. The section is seeking a scientist with clear
research visions, educational and administrative skills and abilities
to establish and lead research projects.
*** Application deadline: 24th March, 2019
*** Apply using the application portal
HOST INSTITUTION AND ENVIRONMENT
The University of Oslo is Norway's largest and oldest institution of
higher education. Founded in 1811, today the University of Oslo has
approx. 30,000 students and 4,600 employees. Four Nobel Prize winners
and two Turing award recipients indicate the quality of the research at
the University in general and at the Department of Informatics in particular.
The research section of Digital Infrastructures and Security (DIAS)
has nine full- and part-time faculty members. It encompasses research
activities in most layers of distributed systems and networking, security,
and most topics in energy informatics. With energy informatics, the DIAS
section has been considering fundamental challenges related to demand response,
communications issues, cyber security, blockchain, and edge computing for
smart and secure energy systems. The section also studies the integration of
enewable energy and data centers for green computing by applying machine
Further information on the DIAS section can be found here:
SUITABLE BACKGROUND AND REQUIREMENTS
The candidate must have achieved associate professor level in informatics
and have formal qualifications within the area of energy informatics.
Topics of interest for this position include IoT for smart energy systems,
secure energy management (e.g., using blockchain technology), machine learning
and data analytics for intelligent and sustainable energy management, renewable
energy forecasting, electric vehicles, and renewable energy integration.
We expect candidates to show a strong record of conducting research on relevant
topics within energy informatics and significant industrial collaboration.
The applicant should also describe how your research and teaching is related
to the current activity in the Digital Infrastructures and Security section
and at the department and how it may extend and complement it.
Many computer science projects at the department use combinations of simulations,
experiments, development of prototypes and empirical analysis. While a wide
span of research methods including complementary theoretical research is
considered an advantage, the candidate is expected to have expertise in system
building and empirical analysis in order to contribute to such projects.
The University of Oslo is a multi-lingual environment, where prior knowledge
of Norwegian is not a prerequisite. However, the appointee is expected
within two years to learn enough Norwegian to be able to participate
actively in all functions the position may involve. Fluency in both written
and spoken English is a prerequisite.
The candidate employed in the position is expected to further develop
educational offerings in energy informatics at bachelor, master and PhD levels.
While the department currently offers a master level course in energy informatics,
it may in time be relevant to develop a full educational program in energy
informatics built from existing courses in informatics and sustainable energy
systems, supplemented with a few specialized courses and seminars on energy
informatics. Experience from teaching similar educational programs is a
distinct advantage. You must be capable of teaching at all levels: bachelor,
master and PhD.
The application material that must be included, is described in the application
Interested candidates can contact Frank Eliassen (frank at ifi.uio.no)
for further information.
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