PhD in Computer Science and Engineering

Academic Year 2017-2018
Subject area Engineering Studies
Cycle XXXIII
Coordinator Prof. Paolo Ciaccia
Language English
Duration 3 years
Positions and scholarships 7 positions with scholarship
Call deadline May 29, 2017 at 01:00 PM (Expired)
Final ranking list Final ranking list available on Studenti Online
Enrollment period From Jul 21, 2017 to Jul 31, 2017
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2017
Main Department
Dept of Computer Science and Engineering
Mobility abroad
Yes (3 months)
Curricula and Research topics
  • Distributed systems and algorithms
  • Programming languages and systems
  • Computer networks and applications
  • Software engineering
  • Formal methods and semantics of programming languages
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Real-time and fault-tolerant systems
  • Parallel algorithms and probabilistic algorithms
  • Image Processing
  • Bioinformatics and biometric systems
  • Information systems and databases
  • Concurrency theory 
  • Security
  • Logical foundations of computer science
  • Multimedia systems
Job opportunities and potential areas of employment
The course is designed to train people able to carry out academic and industrial research and to work as managers in companies. The main career opportunities are: university career; research activities for industries or institutions; management in ICT companies.
Admission Board

Members
Vittorio Maniezzo Università di Bologna Dip. Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria Docente di I fascia
Michela Milano Università di Bologna Dip. Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria Docente di I fascia
Stefano Rizzi Università di Bologna Dip. Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria Docente di I fascia
Marco Roccetti (renounces) Università di Bologna Dip. Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria Docente di I fascia
Substitutes
Paolo Ciaccia Università di Bologna Dip. Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria Docente di I fascia
Antonio Corradi Università di Bologna Dip. Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria Docente di I fascia
Ugo Dal Lago Università di Bologna Dip. Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria Docente di II fascia
Gianluigi Zavattaro (substitute Prof. Marco Roccetti) Università di Bologna Dip. Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria Docente di I fascia
Learning outcomes
The course is designed to train people able to carry out academic and industrial research and to work as managers in companies. In this sense we expect that each ph.d. student will produce original, relevant and significant research results, which can take the form of scientific publications, software production or more generally innovative applications, on one or more of the following topics: Distributed systems and distributed algorithms Programming languages and systems Computer Networks and Applications Methodologies and software engineering Formal methods and semantics of programming languages artificial intelligence Real-time systems and fault -tolerant Parallel algorithms and probabilistic algorithms Image Processing Bioinformatics and biometrics Information systems and databases Concurrency theory Security Logical foundations of computer science Multimedia systems.
Activities to be carried out by Doctoral candidates
At the beginning of the course each student is supported by a tutor, member of the Collegio dei Docenti (Faculty Board), who guides him throughout the Ph.D. studies. The first 24 months are devoted to the integration and deepening of the student expertise, according to a personalized learning plan (drawn up by the student in agreement with the tutor and then submitted to the Board for approval). The learning plan foresees reaching 30 CFU (credits) by attending courses and passing the corresponding exams. By the 15th month (from the beginning of the course) the student must submit a written thesis proposal to the Board for approval. By the end of the 24th month the student must have completed the personalized learning plan and must report on the progress of the thesis draft. The passage to the next year, approved by the Board, takes place on the basis of the candidate public presentation. The third year is entirely devoted to the thesis work. The Board finally approves the admission to the final exam, on the basis of the reviewers' comments. The Board may authorize a student to spend a period in Italy at universities, research centers or companies. It is mandatory for the student to spend a period of at least 3 months abroad, during the 2nd or the 3rd year of the course.
Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes
At the beginning of the course, each student is supported by a tutor, member of the Collegio dei Docenti (Faculty Board), who guides him throughout the Ph.D. studies. The first 24 months are devoted to the integration and deepening of the student expertise, according to a personalized learning plan (drawn up by the student in agreement with the tutor and then submitted to the Board for approval). The learning plan foresees reaching 30 CFU (credits) by attending courses and passing the corresponding exams. By the 15th month (from the beginning of the course) the student must submit a written thesis proposal to the Board for approval. By the end of the 24th month the student must have completed the personalized learning plan and must report on the progress of the thesis draft. The thesis will be discussed at the end of the Ph.D. course.
Internationalization features
The course issues a joint doctoral degree on the basis of agreements for co-tutorship with: Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France, agreement finalized Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, France, agreement finalized Université Paris 7 - Diderot, agreement finalized Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble), agreement finalized Université Paris XIII, France, agreement finalized. Université de Lyon, agreement finalized. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso, Chile, agreement finalized. University College Cork, Ireland, agreement finalized. Co-tutorships concern both incoming students (i.e. students from other foreign universities - French - asking to write their phd thesis with the supervision of members of the faculty board) and outgoing students (our students that write the phd thesis with the supervision of a foreign professor.
Expected research results and products
We expect original, relevant and significant research results which can take the form of scientific publications, software production or more generally innovative applications on the following topics: Distributed systems and distributed algorithms Programming languages and systems Computer Networks and Applications Methodologies and software engineering Formal methods and semantics of programming languages artificial intelligence Real-time systems and fault -tolerant Parallel algorithms and probabilistic algorithms Image Processing Bioinformatics and biometrics Information systems and databases Concurrency theory Security Logical foundations of computer science Multimedia systems.
Doctoral programme Academic Board
Surname Name University/Institution Qualification
BARTOLINI ILARIA Università di Bologna Professore associato
BELLAVISTA PAOLO Università di Bologna Professore associato
BONONI LUCIANO Università di Bologna Professore associato
CIACCIA PAOLO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
CIANCARINI PAOLO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
CORRADI ANTONIO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
DAL LAGO UGO Università di Bologna Professore associato
DI STEFANO LUIGI Università di Bologna Professore associato
GABBRIELLI MAURIZIO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
MAIO DARIO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
MALTONI DAVIDE Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
MANIEZZO VITTORIO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
MILANO MICHELA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
OMICINI ANDREA Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
RIZZI STEFANO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
SARTORI CLAUDIO Università di Bologna Professore ordinario
VIROLI MIRKO Università di Bologna Professore associato
ZAVATTARO GIANLUIGI Università di Bologna Professore ordinario

PhD programme notices

Admission procedures

Evaluation of qualifications and research project: results by 26/06/2017 on Studenti Online – Oral examination: 12/07/2017 - results by 17/07/2017 on Studenti Online - More information in the PhD Programme Table