Post-doctoral Research Scientists, for the project ``Risk-Aware Power System Control, Dispatch and Market Incentive''

  • Columbia University, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Department
  • Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, West 120th Street, New York, NY, USA
  • Jul 10, 2020
Full time   Computer Science/Info Tech/Systems Engineering & Applied Sciences Mathematics & Statistics

Job Description

Columbia University Post-doctoral Position

The Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research (IEOR) at Columbia University in New York City invites applications for two post-doctoral positions for the project ``Risk-Aware Power System Control, Dispatch and Market Incentive'', funded by ARPA-E. The post-doc will work with professors Daniel Bienstock, Agostino Capponi, and Garud Iyengar at Columbia.

The post-doc will work on the analytics, engineering design, and development of a risk dashboard for operations in power systems. The dashboard will rely on advanced techniques from risk management and newly designed asset and systemic risk metrics to continuously track systems and market conditions, as well as to proactively dispatch available resources to avoid insecure operations.  An important goal of the project is to inform independent system operators on how to use renewable, demand and storage resources for reducing risk, and on how to adequately compensate these resources for reducing systemic risks. 

The candidate will have the unique opportunity to work on a cutting edge and potentially transformative framework that integrates advanced risk management concepts and techniques from financial engineering into power flows and wholesale market operations, such as load and renewable forecasts.



Preferred and Required Qualifications

Candidates must have a PhD degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Control, Environmental Engineering, Operations Research, or Applied Mathematics. We welcome candidates with a demonstrated record of research accomplishment and a strong commitment to excellence in education to apply. In addition, the ideal candidate should be familiar with power engineering and control theory. Exposure to financial risk management is desirable, but not mandatory. The candidate should also be very familiar with programming languages, such as C/C++ and Python.

The candidate will also benefit from interactions with various faculty from the IEOR Department, the school of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Business School, and the School of International and Public Affairs. This is a one-year position with possibility of renewal depending on the progress achieved and continued funding.

Application Details

Candidates should apply at and submit the following: curriculum-vitae, a copy of their official degree transcript, and a representative research paper. The applicants should also arrange to have at least two letters of recommendation submitted electronically. The position will remain open until filled and applications will be reviewed as they are submitted. 

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Application Deadline

Open until filled