This project will look into the application of AI in sustainable electrical power systems with an emphasis on active distribution networks. Voltage management using renewable energy inverter capacity will also be incorporated into the novel algorithms to provide optimized operation under different weather conditions. To achieve more efficient operation of power systems with renewable energy sources on large scale, interdisciplinary research will be required to adopt and adapt AI techniques to manage and optimize the operation of power system components.
The candidate will ideally have knowledge of both power systems and software programming. For further project details please contact Dr Ioana Pisica via email at [Email Address Removed].
The electronic and electrical research draws on the disciplines of electrical power engineering, bio-nanotechnology, wireless technologies for blind navigation, biometrics, use of ultrasonic and electromagnetic acoustic guided wave, fundamentals of charge particle dynamics, measurement systems for pharmaceuticals, medical electronics, pattern recognition, image processing and evolutionary hardware, to improve the control and operations of industrial processes and to enrich the quality of life and services for the 21st century needs. We investigate the efficient conversion of thermal to electrical energy, Direct Current power networks in commercial buildings and homes, and innovations to reduce electrical energy demand. The department supports extensive networked computer facilities, software, and computational platforms. Our computer research covers a range of topics, such as the theory of computation, computational intelligence and computer games, to artificial intelligence and robotics. Our work is applied to many areas such as high energy particle physics, space science, energy, medical imaging, and remote instrumentation and control just to name a few.
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