Master Thesis, FACTS and Reinforcement Learning

Basic Info

Västerås, Västmanlands län, Sverige
Forskning och utveckling

Join ABB and work in a team that is dedicated to creating a future where innovative digital technologies allow greater access to cleaner energy.

You will be part of the Business Unit Grid Integration, located in Västerås. FACTS (Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems) technologies provide more power and control in existing AC as well as green-field networks and have minimal environmental impact. With a complete portfolio and in-house manufacturing of key components, ABB is a reliable partner in shaping the grid of the future. Please find out more about our world leading technology at

At FACTS you will aid in creating a more sustainable future. The increase of available measurements, growth of real time processing capacity and communication abilities is changing the opportunities in the power system landscape. There is a potential to utilize more measurement data, Reinforcement Learning and a FACTS device for optimization purposes.

Your responsibilities

  • Creating suitable test networks
  • Investigating and developing prototype algorithm based on latest advancements in deep Reinforcement Learning
  • Training, tuning and testing the algorithms on the networks and demonstrating policy optimality

Your background

  • You are studying a university master program within a relevant technical area
  • Interest within artificial intelligence or Reinforcement Learning
  • Experience in Reinforcement Learning or programming is positive
  • We aim to start the thesis in early January

More about us

Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join ABB and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let’s write the future, together.

It is an exciting time to join ABB Power Grids. ABB and Hitachi have signed an agreement to create a joint venture (JV). By combining ABB Power Grids’ with Hitachi’s complementary strengths, we plan to form a new and stronger global leader in the power sector. ABB Power Grids and Hitachi will have more than 230 years of combined heritage and experience. Together, we will be well-positioned to shape the future of energy, with pioneering technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. The transaction is expected to be completed by the first half of 2020, subject to regulatory approvals. Join us on this exciting journey.

Recruiting Manager, Jonathan Hanning, +4621 324 406, will answer your questions about the position. Union representatives - Sveriges Ingenjörer: Magnus Tarle +4621-32 40 11; Unionen: Ingrid Rinaldo +4621-32 48 19; Ledarna: Lenny Larsson 4621-32 85 47. Welcome to apply by September 30.

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