Research Fellow: Co-design of Learning Energy Systems

We are seeking to appoint a researcher to participate in the ‘Learning Energy System’ project funded by EPSRC through the Digital Economy ‘Research in the Wild’ scheme (EP/K012789/1). This project will develop a collective ‘Learning Energy System’ involving people, objects, data and machines, within a school community. Central to this is a digital system designed to align human needs and comfort with building energy systems, with the aim of to reducing overall energy demand. This project differs from many energy reduction projects. The building user; as a sensor of conditions; as a driver of energy demand; as an individual; and as a collective, is at the heart of the ‘Learning Energy System’. Dynamic interactions between people and technology will be set up using innovative mobile applications.

You will hold a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline (digital design, sociology, behavioural science, architecture, or similar) and be creative, enthusiastic, and enjoy working with young people. You will have knowledge of the development and use of relevant ICT technologies; and experience of creative projects and events involving public engagement.

The post is available from November 2013 and is for 18 months. You will work with the Principal investigator and Co-Investigators, and another researcher specializing in ‘Machine Learning’.

More details will be available soon on