Fully-funded doctoral student at New York University, USA

Scholarship: Fully funded
Degree: Ph.D
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

The research group of Professor Yuchang Lin in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York University (NYU), USA, seeks to recruit a number of PhD students in the area of Smart Grid. The accepted PhD students will be enrolled in the spring or autumn semester of 2024 and will receive a full stipend including tuition and living expenses (approximately US$85,000/year). The research team also welcomes visiting scholars, PhD exchange students and MSc students.

NYU is a world-renowned comprehensive research university, ranked 39th in the 2022 QS World University Rankings, 24th in the 2022 THE World University Rankings, 25th in the 2022 ARWU Academic Rankings of World Universities, and 25th in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges in America. NYU faculty and alumni have produced 35 Nobel laureates, five Fields Medalists, and eight Turing Award winners. NYU’s College of Engineering was one of the nation’s first engineering schools, with a strong academic heritage that has played a major role in the development of many of the key engineering areas of the Third Industrial Revolution, such as wireless communications, integrated circuits, polymeric materials, genetic technologies, aerospace, and more. With the strong support and development of renewable energy and smart grid technologies in New York State in recent years, NYU has a wealth of industry resources and is uniquely positioned for growth in the electric power industry.

Located in the heart of New York City, NYU enjoys the academic, technological, employment, and cultural resources of a world-class metropolis. The New York metropolitan area is home to a large number of technology companies and research institutions, and the high flow of information and talent creates a wealth of academic exchange and employment opportunities. The New York metropolitan area is also a vibrant, world-class cultural, arts, sports, entertainment and culinary capital with a rich and diverse physical and spiritual life.

Dr Yichang Lin received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in 2012, his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in 2014, and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Northeastern University in 2018. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University in 2018. Dr Lin studied under Professor Ali Abur, an internationally renowned expert in power systems and a member of the American Academy of Engineering, and received the Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award from Northeastern University. I-Chang Lin has been an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell since September 2018, and will be an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New York University from September 2023. He is currently co-chair of the IEEE PES Power System State Estimation Standard Calculus Working Group, secretary of the IEEE PES Distribution Grid Operation Planning Committee, and has been invited as a session chair and technical committee member of several international academic conferences. In 2022, he received the NSF CAREER Award, the highest honorary award given by NSF to young scientists.

Prof Yichang Lin’s research team currently has six graduate students and one postdoctoral fellow, and has led and participated in a number of NSF, DOE, and national laboratory research projects. The laboratory is equipped with the OPAL-RT real-time power system simulation platform, which uses real operational data from North American power systems to validate the innovative theories and methods proposed. The research team has strong collaborative relationships with many universities, national laboratories, and industries across the United States, and has interdisciplinary collaborations with many fields such as communication networks, information security, machine learning, and statistical analysis, with a wide range of career and educational opportunities.

 Available Subjects:

  • Smart Grid

Eligibility criteria:

  • The PhD students will conduct research in the areas of modelling estimation, situational awareness, machine learning and information physical resilience of smart grid and renewable energy systems. The basic requirements for PhD admission are as follows:
  • (1) A strong professional background in power systems or other electrical energy disciplines, with relevant research experience preferred;
  • (2) A love of scientific research, the ability to think independently, the spirit of active exploration and the character of perseverance;
  • (3) Good English writing and communication skills;
  • (4) Commence in the spring or autumn semester of 2024, and must have a current degree prior to entering the programme.

Application Procedure:

  1. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and contact information of 3 references to:     Feng Yue, Ph.D.at [email protected].