PhD in Computer Science and Engineering

Academic Year 2021-2022
Subject area Engineering Studies
Cycle 37
Coordinator Prof. Davide Sangiorgi
Language English
Duration 3 years
Positions 15 positions. More information in the PhD Programme Table
Application deadline May 21, 2021 at 12:00 PM (Expired)
Enrolment period From Jul 13, 2021 to Jul 23, 2021
Doctoral programme start date Nov 01, 2021
Main Department
Department of Computer Science and Engineering - DISI
Mobility abroad
3 months
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

Surname Name University/Institution Role email
Bononi Luciano Università di Bologna Member
Bravetti Mario Università di Bologna Member
Callegati Franco Università di Bologna Member
Torroni Paolo Università di Bologna Member
Lanese Ivan Università di Bologna Substitute
Montesi Danilo Università di Bologna Substitute
Omicini Andrea Università di Bologna Substitute
Presutti Valentina Università di Bologna Substitute

Valerio Cambareri (Sony Depthsensing Solutions SA/NV, valerio.cambareri@sony.com) shall take part in the work of the Examination Board as expert member.

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 PhD candidate is supported by a supervisor (and also by a co-supervisor if the supervisor is not a member of the Collegio dei Docenti (Academic Board), who guides them throughout the Ph.D. studies. The first 24 months are devoted to the integration and deepening of the candidate's expertise, according to a personalized learning plan (drawn up by the student in agreement with the tutor and then submitted to the Academic Board for approval). The learning plan foresees reaching 30 CFU (credits) by attending courses and passing the corresponding exams.
Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes
By the 15th month (from the beginning of the course) the PhD candidate must submit a written thesis proposal to the Academic Board for approval. By the end of the 24th month the PhD candidate 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 PhD candidate to spend a period in Italy at universities, research centers or companies. It is mandatory for the PhD candidate to spend a period of at least 3 months abroad, during the 2nd or the 3rd year of the course. 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). Moreover, an agreement has been signed with National Chiao Tung University - NCTU (Taiwan) essentially aimed at the subscription of PhD co-tutorship conventions between UNIBO and NCTU.
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
Name Surname University/Institution Qualification
Ilaria Bartolini Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Paolo Bellavista Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Luciano Bononi Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Mario Bravetti Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Franco Callegati Università di Bologna Professore Associato Confermato
Antonella Carbonaro Università di Bologna Professore Associato Confermato
Paolo Ciancarini Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Antonio Corradi Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Ugo Dal Lago Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Gabriele D'Angelo Università di Bologna Ricercatore Confermato
Pietro Di Lena Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Luigi Di Stefano Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Luca Foschini Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Maurizio Gabbrielli Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Matteo Golfarelli Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Ivan Lanese Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Cosimo Laneve Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Giuseppe Lisanti Università di Bologna Ricercatore a tempo determinato
Michele Lombardi Università di Bologna Ricercatore a tempo determinato
Davide Maltoni Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Moreno Marzolla Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Danilo Montesi Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Andrea Omicini Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Valentina Presutti Università di Bologna Ricercatore a tempo determinato
Stefano Rizzi Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Davide Sangiorgi Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Paolo Torroni Università di Bologna Professore Associato
Mirko Viroli Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario
Gianluigi Zavattaro Università di Bologna Professore Ordinario

Notices

Final Ranking list