Renewable Energy and Optimization
Håkon I. Arvidsen (Master in Optimization)
My name is Håkon and I've recently done my master thesis in collaboration with the Optimization group. My field of studies are renewable energy and optimization. Optimization is an interesting field, applicable to various real-world problems. Therefore, it is perfect for me to use optimization for solving problems in renewable energy.
I find optimization to be an interesting field, because it brings together theoretical mathematics and computer science in order to solve concrete problems. It is very rewarding to work with problems that provides solutions which help the world. For instance, in my master thesis, I helped BKK in determining an optimal strategy for running their hydro power plants. As a result, they offered me a job, and after my thesis I was able to work with optimization in the industry. Additionally, if you are into programming, or want to learn more about programming, optimization is perfect for you.