UCL Energy Institute


The Energy Institute is hiring a Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow in Energy and AI

9 October 2019

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources has an exciting opportunity for a Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow in Energy and Artificial Intelligence.

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Job summary

The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources (BSEER) is home to four Institutes that specialise in Energy, Environment, Resources and Heritage.

The Research Fellow will join the Energy and Artificial Intelligence group to contribute to an industrial collaboration involving Igloo Energy funded under the BEIS Smart ENergy Savings (SENS) call. The project aims to utilize Artificial Intelligent learning algorithms trained on customer energy consumption data from a large scale trial to understand which customers can benefit from different energy saving technologies such as smart thermostats.

The Research Fellow will apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to large sets of energy data, data, develop and deploy AI recommendation algorithms based on reinforcement learning to interact with customers through the Igloo app, build predictive algorithms to forecast energy consumption using machine learning, write manuscripts for publication and present at conferences.

The post has funding until the 31 December 2020 in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available.

Key Requirements

The ideal candidate is a highly quantitative, analytical person with an expert knowledge of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence and a keen interest in the energy sector and energy data. A PhD or near to completion, or commensurate research experience in computer science, engineering, data science, mathematics, statistics or related fields is essential, together with one or more academic publications in a refereed journal.

To be considered for appointment at Grade 8 candidates must have experience managing and running research projects and the ability to define new research challenges and make substantial contributions to research funding proposals.

More information

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact: bseer-recruitment@ucl.ac.uk

Closing Date: 7 November 2019 (11.59 pm)
Interview date: TBC

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