Graduate Researcher Position Available in Engineering at Trinity College Dublin
Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Trinity College Dublin is pleased to offer a PhD scholarship for research in the area of Wind Power Forecasting. This scholarship is funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) as a part of REMOTE-WIND project. The researcher will develop, benchmark and test key algorithms around forecasting capabilities and handling variability in data quality, including missing data and poor-quality data. This will require a continuous engagement with the industrial data and the development of a comprehensive evidence-base. The analytics of extreme weather events on wind power generation will be investigated for anomaly detection, prediction and possible mitigation measures. The researcher will also contribute to development of guidelines and recommendations around such findings.
This project will provide the successful candidate with significant experience and training in the fields of advanced mathematical modelling and statistical techniques along with the operations of wind energy market from an academic and industrial perspective. The project team will bring expertise in each of these sectors and will provide academic and industrial training. The successful candidate will work as a part of the larger group in this project and will have to collaborate with other projects in an interdisciplinary way.
Applicants should hold an excellent Bachelor’s degree or a Masters’ degree (minimum final grade of 2.1 or equivalent) in engineering, statistics, mathematics or a related discipline with a focus around numerical and statistical modelling.
Candidates should have significant experience in the following areas: time series analysis, forecasting techniques, understanding and handling of non-ideal data with missing values and other problems, Bayesian techniques will be preferable. Experience with wind farm data will be excellent but not a pre-requisite. Experience of timely project delivery along with ability to work in a group by looking at the overall goal is essential, as well as an excellent working knowledge of written and spoken English.
Research Team: Prof. Bidisha Ghosh is the Principal Investigator of the REMOTE-WIND project. She is the lead of the QUANT research group which constitutes a multidisciplinary team of engineers, computer scientists and physicists researching a multitude of projects on transportation, traffic emission, renewable energy and remote sensing. Prof. Breiffni Fitzgerald is the Co-PI of the project. https://www.tcd.ie/civileng/QUANT/
The other partners included in the project are University College Dublin (Project Coordinator: Prof. Vikram Pakrashi), University College Cork and Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions. The collaborators of the project are: Mincon, Kistler, Subsea Micropiles, Simply Blue Energy, Exceedence Finance, Hottinger Bruel and Kjaer, Greenspark.
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Applicants must submit a full CV along with a cover letter by email to Prof. Bidisha Ghosh ([Email Address Removed]) by 20th Dec 2022.