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[Translate to English:] Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Böcker Show image information

[Translate to English:] Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Böcker


Scientific Co-Worker (f/m/d) for Modelling and Data-Driven Control of Decentralized Energy Systems 4871

In the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics at the Departments of Automatic Control and Data Science for Engineering there are two open positions as
Scientific Co-Worker (f/m/d) for Modelling and Data-Driven Control of Decentralized Energy Systems (pay-grade 13 TV-L) with 100% of the regular working hours. The position is based on a funding provided by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany. The position is initially limited to two years in accord-ance with the federal state Science Employment Law (WissZeitVG). The contract period corresponds to the approved project funding period - an extension is possible and intended. The possibility of a doctorate or post-doc qualification is given.

Project description and responsibilities:
• Be part of the research team “Training, validation and benchmarking tools for developing data-driven control methods for smart decentralized energy systems”.
• Development of a modularized, open-source simulation framework for decentralized elec-trical energy networks focusing on the dynamic system response.
• Modeling of power engineering components (e.g., power electronic converters for battery systems) within the above framework.
• Advancing data-driven, learning control algorithms addressing safety-critical system limits for power engineering applications.
• Work on automated test scenarios and evaluation metrics using adversarial machine learn-ing techniques for robustifying above mentioned control techniques.
• Writing scientific papers for journals and conferences.

Your qualifications:
• Very good university degree (master, Ph.D. or similar) in the field of control engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics or similar
• Profound knowledge of optimal control of dynamic systems in particular using data-driven approaches (e.g., reinforcement learning)
• Profound knowledge of modelling and simulating dynamical systems based on differen-tial-algebraic equations
• Profound knowledge of software-related engineering tools and programming languages (e.g., Python, Matlab/Simulink, Julia, C/C++,…)
• Desirable: experience in team-based software development including usage of typical tools from the domain of version control, continuous integration, etc.
• Desirable: experience in modeling and control of electrical energy systems
• Independent and team-oriented approach to work
• Very good command of written and spoken English or German

Applications from women are expressly welcome and will be given preferential consideration in accordance with the LGG in the event of equal suitability, qualifications and professional perfor-mance, unless reasons relating to the person of a competitor prevail. Part-time employment is generally possible. The application of suitable severely disabled persons and persons with equal rights within the meaning of Book IX of the Social Code (SGB IX) is also welcome.

Information regarding the processing of your personal data can be located at:

Applications with complete documents (cover letter, CV, references in a single PDF file) should be send via e-mail under the reference number 4871 to:

Dr.-Ing. Oliver Wallscheid
Paderborn University
Warburger Str. 100
33098 Paderborn

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