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An Information Theoretic Approach to the Smart Grid

Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering

About the Project

The way the smart grid is envisioned in the near future is as a constantly changing system where intermittent renewable sources and non stationary loads impose a turbulent system. If we intend to understand what is the statistical structure of the electric grid that is coming, we need to confront the dynamism of the network and discard the widespread linearized static model. The aim of this project is to develop an information theoretic framework to characterize the fundamental limits governing state estimation in smart grids. To that end, this research project will describe the information theoretic measures involved in the operation and monitoring of the grid and characterize the information theoretic limits for state estimation.

Funding Notes

This is a self-funded research project.
We require applicants to have either an undergraduate honours degree (2:1) or MSc (Merit or Distinction) in a relevant science or engineering subject from a reputable institution.
Prospective candidates for this project should have a strong background in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics or other related disciplines.
Full details of how to apply can be found at the following link:
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Applicants can apply for a Scholarship from the University of Sheffield but should note that competition for these Scholarships is highly competitive: View Website

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