|ELECTRICITY POLICY FELLOWSHIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Prof. Daniel Kirschen of the University of Washington is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to work on a DOE-sponsored research project on the optimal operation and planning of power systems with a large amount of distributed energy storage and demand control.
Candidates should have a experience with mixed integer linear programming and stochastic optimization techniques, as well as outstanding written and oral communication skills. Some knowledge of power system operation would be a definite advantage.
Interested candidates should submit a CV and the names of three references by email to email@example.com.
(Posted Jan 6, 2012)
Lehigh University invites applications to fill two tenure-track assistant or associate professor positions whose
research focuses on computation, modeling, control, and optimization for advanced electricity systems. These
faculty members will be part of a new university-sanctioned research cluster consisting of a multi-disciplinary
team of engineering, computer science, economics, and mathematics faculty. The cluster is developing a focus
on smart grids as part of a broader research agenda on “Integrated Networks for Electrical, Information, and
Financial Flows.” The faculty members will be appointed to an appropriate department—for example,
Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Systems
Engineering, Mathematics, or Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics.
The candidate must have a proven research interest in applications related to smart grids, including, but not
limited to, topics such as: survivable networks, electricity pricing, combinatorial auctions, dynamic control of
power and information networks, real-time scheduling and resource management, market models, visualization
of electricity networks, real-time computational systems, sensor networks, communications, estimation, and
real-time systems design.
The candidate’s research may draw on methodological areas including, but not limited to: optimization,
simulation, statistical modeling, robust optimization, stochastic discrete optimization, algorithmic game theory,
scientific computation, nonlinear networks, game-theoretical models, high-performance computing, highprecision
numerical computing, algorithmic decision theory, dynamical systems, signal processing and
communications, systems design theory, dynamic control of large-scale interconnected systems, and real-time
operating, embedded, and decision systems.
Applicants must possess (1) an earned doctorate, outstanding academic credentials, and a demonstrated record
of success, (2) excellent potential for interdisciplinary research and scholarship, and (3) the ability and
commitment to teach courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The position will require developing
an externally funded research program, supervising M.S. and Ph.D. students, and contributing to the smart grid
cluster of Lehigh University through innovative research and teaching.
Lehigh University is a premier residential research university, ranked in the top tier of national research
universities each year. Lehigh is a coeducational, nondenominational, private university that offers a distinct
academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. Lehigh offers majors and
programs in four colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business and Economics, The
College of Education, and The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. More than 4,700
undergraduate and 2,000 graduate students call Lehigh "home." Located in Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh
Valley, the campus is situated on 1,600 acres in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia.
More information about the research cluster is available at http://www.lehigh.edu/grid.
Applicants wishing to meet with members of the search committee at the INFORMS meeting in Charlotte
should submit their applications by November 1, 2011.
Applications received by December 1, 2011 will receive full consideration. Applications should be submitted
on-line at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1182. Applications should include a statement of interest,
curriculum vita, list of publications, research and teaching statements, and the names and contact information
for at least three references. In addition, applicants should specify a preferred home department. Inquiries may
be addressed to Profs. Larry Snyder (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Garth Isaak (email@example.com).
Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Lehigh offers excellent benefits
including domestic partner benefits. For further information see: