Professor University of Liège
In 1998, Damien Ernst graduated from the University of Liège. His did his master thesis on electricity networks, focusing on loss of synchronism phenomena that can lead to blackouts in a matter of seconds.
His doctoral thesis focused on reinforcement learning to solve control and decision-making problems in electricity networks. After his thesis, Professor Ernst continued on that path and published extensively on the subject during his three-year post-doctoral research, funded by the FNRS and spent at CMU and MIT in the USA, and at ETH in Zurich.
Damien Ernst then headed to France, where he was a professor at Supélec, an engineering school in Rennes. Since 2011, he is Associate-Professor at the University of Liège, where his research projects focus on smart grids as well as the integration of renewable energy into electrical network.