Energy Informatics

Energy Informatics is a brand-new initiative established by Department of Informatics and UiO:Energy at University of Oslo, Norway.


Energy informatics exploit the state-of-the-art ICT (information and communication technology) to tackle the global warming and climate change challenges. The scope of energy informatics includes computing and communications technologies and their applications for sustainable energy sectors (e.g., smart grid, solar power, wind energy, electric vehicles, energy, storage, smart cities, green data center, green computing).


We started a new course INF5870/INF9870 "Energy Informatics" from Spring Semester in 2017. This course lay the foundations to understand where and how computer engineering techniques apply in the energy systems.

Key features of the course:

  • Invited speakers from industry experts (e.g., Green Mountain, WindSim, Statnett, Hafslund, Statkraft, Powel)
  • Invited speakers from the world-leading scientists in both energy and ICT domain
  • Learn state-of-the-art ICT techniques for future energy systems
  • Learn through assignments, programming and real datasets

Please find more information about teaching plan at: INF5870/INF9870 "Energy Informatics"


“Energy Informatics” studies state-of-the-art computer science for sustainable future energy systems. Our research interests include

  • Smart Grid Communications, Control, Optimization and Cyber Security
  • IoT/Fog/Cloud Computing for Smart Grid
  • Green Computing and Energy Efficiency
  • Big Data Analytics for Smart Energy Management

We have great interest in both theoretical and data-driven approaches. Some typical techniques include: control and optimization, game theory, data analytics, and machine learning. We are either a project coordinator or a key partner in the following research projects.

  • SmartNEM (Smart Community Neighborhood - driven by Energy Informatics)
  • IoTSec (Security in IoT for Smart Grids)
  • TIDENET (Theoretical and Data-driven Approaches for Energy-efficient Networks
  • ProNET (Protection of Power Electronically Interfaced LV Distributed Generation Networks)
  • CPS Lab at UiO for Cyber Physical Systems

Master Projects

We have many master projects within the scope of energy informatics, for example,

  • Machine leaning and deep learning for wind energy forecasting
  • Green Cloud and Wind-driven Clouds: investigating the benefits achievable from co-locating data centers and wind farms
  • Big Data for Weather: Big Weather Data Storage and Analysis and Prediction
  • Big Data Analytics for Weather Forecasting
  • Electric Vehicles: How Many Charging Stations Needed for e-Cars in Oslo by 2020?

Please find all available master thesis at: Available Master Thesis


We have established tight collaboration with industry, Norwegian and international universities.

Related Links


- We will give a tutorial "Mobile Edge Computing" at the conference IEEE WCNC 2018

- We will give a tutorial "Energy Internet: Concepts and Key Technologies" at the conference IEEE ISGT Asia 2018

- We will give a tutorial "Internet of Vehicles: When SDN, Edge Computing and Big Data Meet Intelligent Transport Systems" at the conference IEEE VTC Spring 2018

- We are recruiting: 2 PhD fellowships. Deadline: Nov 15th, 2017

- Frank Eliassen and Yan Zhang visited Center for Energy Informatics, University of Southern Denmark

- We are recruiting: 4 PhD fellowship. Deadline: May 31st, 2017

- We will give a tutorial " Energy Informatics: Communications, Learning and Optimization" at the conference IEEE GLOBECOM 2017

- We will give a tutorial "Energy Internet: Concepts and Key Technologies" at the conference IEEE ISGT Europe 2017

- Frank Eliassen attended Singapore-Norway Energy Workshop 20-22 feb. 2017.

- We received grant from RCN to study energy informatics for smart energy management! We will soon announse 3-4 PhD positions in this direction.

- We are organizing a special issue IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics special issue on "Energy Informatics for Green Cities". You may find the CFP at this link

- We are organizing a special issue IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine special issue on "Wireless Big Data: Technologies and Applications"