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Reference number: 2021M-044, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering

Master Thesis: Modeling and Analysis of Energy Systems Using Modern Machine Learning Models

IEK-10 focuses on the optimal design and operation of integrated, decentralized energy systems with a high share of renewable energy. Computer simulation and numerical optimization are our essential tools to arrive at efficient, reliable and cost-effective solutions. We contribute both to the development of mathematical models and to the development of improved simulation methods and optimization algorithms. Our methods and software-tools are validated against operating data of real systems. Furthermore, we conduct comprehensive case studies in order to test and further improve the scalability and the performance of our models and algorithms. Specially adapted methods and codes enable us to exploit the potential of high performance computing with the aim of solving particularly large and complex problems.

Scope of the Thesis:
Reshaping the power system landscape by renewable energy sources and the increasing availability of data comes along with the need of enhanced modeling techniques capable to deal with this novel paradigm. Goal of the thesis is to develop novel machine learning methods to model, predict, control and analyze power systems.

Your Profile:

  • You are a student with very good background in Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or a comparable subject
  • Knowledge of and interest in machine learning
  • Good knowledge of and some experience in a programming language (preferably Python)
  • Experience with Modelica is of advantage
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Interest in developing new and exciting methods

Our Profile:

  • Highly motivated scientists of different subject areas working together
  • Interdisciplinary work combining physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering
  • Intensive supervision by one or more experienced and helpful colleague(s)
  • Friendly and welcoming work environment

There is a salary and, due to the SARS-CoV-2 regulations, work is done in the home office. All necessary equipment (computers etc.) is provided. We are committed to equality and diversity and welcome applications from everyone! If you are interested, please send us your complete application.

Marcel Zimmer
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Institut für Energie- und Klimaforschung – Modellierung von Energiesystemen (IEK-10)
52425 Jülich
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