We are looking for a M.Sc. in Computer Science, Informatics, Statistics or
similar interested in obtain an Industrial PhD title by Universitat Politècnica
de Catalunya (UPC).
The PhD candidate will be part of both the R&D team in SmartIve, a
company allocated in Terrassa (Barcelona, Spain) dedicated to exploit SCADA
data from windfarms, and part of the MCIA research group from UPC (Terrassa).
The Smartive R&D team is formed by PhDs, Developers, Grand students and
other PhD candidates. We are around ten people working in improving efficiency
in windfarms using SCADA data. Two university research groups are part of the
R&D area as well. One from UPC (Terrassa) and other from UVIC (Vic). The
first one is MCIA, the university research group that will co-lead the PhD
studies of the candidate.
The main subject of research will be the use of advanced analytic (stats,
machine learning, signal processing, etc.) in order to build normality models, estimate
health, predict possible failures in wind turbines and get actionable
information from data useful for Operation & Maintenance (O&M) tasks.
Skills to improve O&M using SCADA data
You are passionate for data exploitation, data science, etc. applied in
real-life problems. Therefore, the ideal candidate will have the following skills:
Ms. Scientist in Computer Science, Informatics, Statistics or similar. It
is mandatory to hold an official
Master Degree, otherwise he/she could not be a Ph.D. Candidate.
Programming languages: R (main language we use in the R&D area),
SQL: The ability to write complex SQL queries to analyze our databases.
Just one wind turbine can have hundreds of variables (columns) and near to one
million of records (rows).
Experience in Hadoop/Spark will be welcome. We are planning to migrate to
these technologies in a middle term.
Technical knowledge on: Stats, Signal Processing (Time, Frequency,
Time-Frequency, Filtering…), Statistical Classifier Algorithms (Bayesian Tree,
Random Forest…), AI Algorithms (Neural Networks, Support Vector Machines,
ANFIS, Fuzzy Inductive Reasoning…) and Deep learning. The candidate will work
in those subjects. No all subjects are mandatory.
A good English level (upper intermediate at least) is important for writing
papers for conferences and journals.
We are looking for a highly motivated professional, interested in a growing
company and working as a Ph.D. Candidate.
Want to join our team?
If you are
interested, please contact us!
Applications can be in English, Catalan or Spanish.