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PhD Candidate in the area of artificial intelligence for digital energy systems

WorkplaceLuzern, Central Switzerland, Switzerland

The Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture is the leading educational and research institution in its field in Central Switzerland. The School offers practical bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and a variety of continuing and executive education programs, and also carries out applied research and development. It is one of six Schools making up the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts with its 1,800-plus staff and around 11,500 degree and continuing education students.

The Competence Center Digital Energy & Electric Power - ?url=www.hslu.ch%2Fdeep,&module=jobs&id=2208334" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=www.hslu.ch%2Fdeep,&module=jobs&id=2208334" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.hslu.ch/deep, at the Institute of Electrical Engineering, focuses on design, operation and maintenance of modern power systems, with a focus on smart grids, edge intelligence, drives, and power electronics. Our activities with recognized partners contribute to a sustainable energy future. In collaboration with the Università della Svizzera italiana and the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Lugano our young, open-minded and motivated team welcomes applications for a:

PhD Candidate in the area of artificial intelligence for digital energy systems


  • Developing approaches and techniques for solving grid challenges associated with operational planning of modern power systems.
  • Designing, implementing and testing machine learning models.
  • Deploying and testing these techniques in real-world settings and within the laboratory
  • Interacting and collaborating with diverse industrial and research partners, including network service providers, energy market operators, start-up companies, large industrial companies, and other researchers at HSLU, across Switzerland and international.
  • Communicating research results to a range of audiences, including industrial partners and the scientific community (publications in journals and conferences)
  • Integration in an AI supported people training environment that will support teaching and training activities adapted to the user profile.
  • Writing a PhD. thesis
    The research plan will be developed in the first six months of the PhD together with the student and will be handed over to the research committee.


  • Master’s degree in electrical engineering / Computer Science or another STEM field (obtained or close to being obtained).
  • Experience in developing machine learning algorithms.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Basic knowledge in power systems modelling, optimization and analysis.
  • Experience with Python, R or Matlab is desirable.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment

We offer

  • Attractive position as a PhD Student in a stimulating, multicultural work environment with excellent infrastructure.
  • An opportunity to further develop your own ideas and position yourself in your field of research nationally and internationally.
  • An international working environment.
  • Participation in high-profile conferences, workshops and schools.
  • Flexible working time and place.
  • Attractive salary, in line with Swiss standards.
  • Hochschule Luzern is committed to diversity at the workplace. Excellent flexible working arrangements enable all genders to strike the desired balance between their professional development and their personal lives.

Contact and Address

Further information is available from Dr. Antonios Papaemmanouil, Head of Electrical Engineering Institute, Phone +41 41 349 30 90, e-Mail: antonios.papaemmanouilhslu.ch

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