PhD in Computer Science and Engineering

Academic Year 2022-2023
Subject area Engineering Studies
Cycle 38
Coordinator Prof. Davide Sangiorgi
Language English
Duration 3 years

Application deadline: Aug 02, 2022 at 11:59 PM (Expired)

NRRP Call for Applications

Doctoral programme start date: Nov 01, 2022

Application deadline: Jun 09, 2022 at 11:59 PM (Expired)

Call for Applications

Positions: More information in the PhD programme Table

Enrolment: From Jul 21, 2022 to Jul 31, 2022

Doctoral programme start date: Nov 01, 2022

Operating centre
Bologna
Main Department
Department of Computer Science and Engineering - DISI
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

NRPP Call Admission Board
Appointed by RD 1103/2022 Prot. n. 0162873 of 17/07/2022

Surname Name University / Institution Role Email
Lanese Ivan Università di Bologna Member
Foschini Luca Università di Bologna Member
Montesi Danilo Università di Bologna Member
Omicini Andrea Università di Bologna Member
Dal Lago Ugo Università di Bologna Substitute
Carbonaro Antonella Università di Bologna Substitute
Lombardi Michele Università di Bologna Substitute
Moro Gianluca Università di Bologna Substitute

Call for Application Admission Board
Appointed by RD 830/2022 Prot. n. 0127511 of 30/05/2022

Surname Name University / Institution Role email
Dal Lago Ugo Università di Bologna Member
Foschini Luca Università di Bologna Member
Montesi Danilo Università di Bologna Member
Omicini Andrea Università di Bologna Member
Carbonaro Antonella Università di Bologna Substitute
Lanese Ivan Università di Bologna Substitute
Lombardi Michele Università di Bologna Substitute
Moro Gianluca Università di Bologna Substitute
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 supervisor (and also by a co-supervisor if the supervisor is not a 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 supervisor (and also by a co-supervisor if the supervisor is not a 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, or has issued,  joint doctoral degrees on the basis of individual 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

Notices

PhD Scholarships ex M.D. 352/2022

We are currently finalizing 30+ contracts for the upcoming co-financed NRRP scholarships. Stay tuned: the newly available positions will be incrementally added to the PhD Programme Table in the "Available Positions and Scholarships" section.

NRRP Call - Admission Exams Schedule

Qualifications Evaluation Results: from Aug. 5th, 2022; Oral Examination: from Sept. 12th, 2022 - 9am; Oral Examination Results: from Sept. 14th, 2022. For further information, check the detail of your application on Studenti Online.