Research Associate (f/m/d)

PhD project: Power Procurement of Cellular Wireless Networks Under Uncer- tain Renewable Power Generation



Raul Tempone





Lehrstuhl für Mathematics for Uncertainty Quantification

Our Profile

The Alexander von Humboldt Chair of Mathematics for Uncertainty Quantification (MATH4UQ) of Prof. Raul Tempone at RWTH Aachen invites applications for PhD position. The scope of the Ph.D. is to develop an optimized power procurement approach of cellular systems under uncertainties in renewable energy power generation. The output of the approach is to determine the optimal amount of power procured from the external and internal retailers and the amount of power to be sold to the grid at each time of the cycle and for each base station in the cellular system.

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Your Profile

  • UNiversity degree (Master or equivalent) in mathematics or a relevant discipline.
  • Expert knowledge of at least one programming language.
  • Expertise in numerical analysis, stochastic calculus, and stochastic optimal control.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work as part of a team in an international and interdisciplinary environment.
  • Excellent communication skills in English are mandatory: TOEFL or equivalent evidence of English speaking skills.
  • Language skills in German are not required.
  • A high level of scholarship as indicated, for example, by bachelor and master study transcripts and two reference letters.

Your Duties and Responsibilities

  • Model the energy system and formulate the constrained optimization problem aiming to minimize the procurement costs.
  • Formulate the stochastic optimal control problem.
  • Derive and numerically solve the associated Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation.
  • Compare the algorithm’s performance to previous approaches.

What We Offer

The successful candidate will be employed under a regular employment contract.
The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date and offered for a fixed term of three years.
The fixed-term employment is possible as it constitutes one of the fixed-term options of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (German Act on Fixed-term Scientific Contracts).
This is a full-time position.
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree in this position.
The salary is based on the German public service salary scale (TV-L).
The position corresponds to a pay grade of EG 13 TV-L.

About us

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Application deadline:31/07/2022
Mailing Address:RWTH Aachen University
Lehrstuhl für Mathematics for Uncertainty Quantification
Prof.Dr. Raul Tempone
Pontdriesch 14-16
52062 Aachen
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