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Two PhD positions at NTNU on "process optimization using machine learning"
Supervisor: Professor Sigurd Skogestad
Application deadline: 03 June 2019
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NTNU is Norway's main institution for engineering.
In the Department of Chemical Engineering at NTNU there are two PhD position in the field of "Intelligent use of data for process optimization using machine learning.".


The project aim is to utilize process data to develop machine-learning based models (also known as digital-twins), that can be used for developing optimization tools. To address the computational robustness issues of solving optimization problems, we also aim to approximate computationally intensive optimization problems using machine-learning algorithms. Several companies are joining the project, including AkerBP, Kongsberg Digital and Perstorp (Sweden). Applications can be towards oil and gas industries, chemical production, human waste (sludge) management, fish farming  and development of generic tools for industrial use.

Position 1. Grey-box machine-learning models (feature engineering)
Position 2. Surrogate optimizers for computationally robust and fast online optimization.

Requirements:
1.      The successful candidate should have a background in process systems engineering.
2.      Good written and oral English language skills

The project is financed by the Norwegian research council through the IKTPLUSS program. The PhD students will be integrated in the Process Systems Engineering Group at NTNU, which has about 30 Faculty, PhD students and Master students.

PhD candidate salary is normally NOK 449400 before tax per year. From the salary, 2 % is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The period of employment is 3 years with the possibility of until one year extension with 25% teaching duties.

Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, diplomas and certificates.

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/169691/two-phd-positions

Application deadline: 03 June 2019

Questions about the position can be directed to Sigurd Skogestad, e-mail [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>




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