[ecoop-info] Associate Professor in Energy Informatics at the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo

Frank Eliassen 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
*** www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/165289/associate-professor-in-energy-informatics


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 
learning approaches. 

Further information on the DIAS section can be found here: 


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 
portal above)


Interested candidates can contact Frank Eliassen (frank at ifi.uio.no)
for further information.

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