PhD Scholarship in Power Engineering and Data Analytics University of Queensland, School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering Australia

PhD Scholarship in Power Engineering and Data Analytics


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Job no:504177


Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech


Salary (FTE):APA Scholarship NON-BANDED ($27,082.00 - $27,082.00)


Work type:Full Time - Scholarship


Location: St Lucia, Brisbane


School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering


Job Number: 504177


It is an exciting time to get involved with the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, located on UQ’s St Lucia campus. The School is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace. The direction is backed by a bold, new strategic vision to ensure the School is at the forefront of meaningful research outcomes and pedagogy across its core impact areas of health, data, automation and energy. Boasting strong student enrolments in professionally accredited programs, combined with world-class researchers and facilities, the School is focused on strengthening its position in the global computer science and engineering communities. By attracting the brightest minds and fostering a truly innovative and collaborative work environment, the School will develop global solutions to contemporary issues and mentor the leaders of tomorrow.

 

The role


We are seeking a talented PhD candidate to work on a power ststems/data analytics project involving Phasor Measurement Units (PMUs). PMUs are currently being used in the transmission network to provide accurate synchronised measurements for protection, control and monitoring applications. However, this technology has generally not been exploited at the distribution level. This cross-disciplinary project will use data analytics and machine learning techniques to investigate, develop and evaluate possible synchrophasor data applications to actively manage distribution networks. Outcomes will be an improved capacity for grid-connected renewables.

 

The successful candidate will have the benefit of top mentorship from academic and industry conections as well as access to UQ’s world-class power engineering laboratory and facilities.

 

The person


This scholarship is open to Australian citizens and international applicants. Applicants should possess first class honours degree in Electrical Engineering from an Australian University or a Master’s Degree with a high GPA from a reputed overseas University with specialisation in power systems. The candidate should also have good general research skills, a strong methodological background, excellent analytical skills, very good writing ability and the capacity to work with industry engineers.

 

Remuneration


This is an industy-funded PhD scholarship at the Australian Government’s RTP rate of $27,802 per year (2018), tax-free for three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.

 

For further information on scholarships please refer to: https://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/scholarships

 

Starting date


This PhD position will start RQ3 or RQ4 in 2018, or RQ1 2019.

 

Enquiries


To discuss this role please contact Prof Tapan Saha saha@itee.uq.edu.au

 

To submit an application for this role, please use the Apply button below. It is mandatory that all applicants MUST supply the following documents: Cover letter, your detailed resume and complete academic records (including GPA scores/grades, and grading scale details).

 

For information on completing the application process click here.

 

Applications close


Applications close on Friday, 20 April 2018.

 

Advertised: 23 Mar 2018


Applications close: 20 Apr 2018 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time


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