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Université Côte d’Azur

PhD in Digital Science / Digital Society at Digital Systems for Humans Graduate school (France)

Digital Systems for Humans (DS4H) is a graduate school and a pluridisciplinary research coordination structure, part of Université Côte d’Azur, one of the ten French most research-intensive universities.

We provide fundings for the best PhD candidates from around the world, who go into forefront doctoral projects, in the fields of digital systems and digital society.

Cutting-edge research subjects

  • AI and Machine Learning for Analysing Filamentous Networks in Biology from Microscopy Images
  • Weakly-supervised activity detection in untrimmed videos using deep learning
  • Learning Hidden Constraints
  • Pushing the limits of reading performance screening with Artificial Intelligence: Towards large-scale evaluation protocols for the Visually Impaired
  • Optimizing newspaper design for low vision people
  • Smart Contract Languages for permissioned Blockchains & Distributed Ledgers
  • Seamless Integration of Heterogeneous Multi Fidelity Models into a Systems Engineering Approach
  • Semantic Resource Discovery in Internet of Things
  • Identification of Dynamic Parameters for Gene Networks using Bio-inspired computation and Reinforcement Learning
  • Exploring, predicting, and analyzing user exposure to EMF
  • Formal Contracts for Smart contracts with application to Multimodality Transportation
  • Optimal resource allocation in mathematical models of micro-organisms under dynamic environmental conditions
  • A lightweight data-driven approach for network monitoring and troubleshooting
  • Sustainable distributed machine learning
  • Memory-augmented models for low-latency machine-learning serving
  • Tensor Data Analysis and Machine Learning for Atrial Fibrillation Characterization
  • Quantum computer vision algorithms for sensor-based robot localisation
  • Machine Learning-based Strategies for Streaming and Experiencing Virtual Reality
  • Modelling dynamical synapses in the retinal network
  • Enhanced Localization and Range Extension in LPWANs
  • Usage-driven Software Individualisation
  • Optimization of UAVs deployment and coordination for exploration and monitoring applications
  • Design and realization of a BLE Transceiver in FDSOI Technology
  • Energy Efficient Processing for AI at the Edge
  • Data streaming and Batch Processing on Stamina: Optimizing the data processing path from the Kernel to the Middleware
  • Model-checking of communicating machines
  • Exploration of IoT architectures for dApps and DAO blockchains
  • Gridless method for Superresolution optical fluctuation Imaging of Organelle Dynamics in a Human Fungal Pathogen
  • Profile-guided optimization for Dynamic Languages
  • Beyond Agent-Based Modeling in Studying Monetary Phenomena
  • From learning-based identification to model-based control of robotic systems
Université Côte d’Azur

Inspiring research environment

As a doctoral student at Université Côte d'Azur, you will be provided with a very high-quality hosting environment:

  • Attractive salary: ~2380€ (gross salary) as monthly living allowance and additional money for conference travel and professional equipment.
  • Excellent research environment including international-renowned laboratories with long-standing practices for leading doctoral projects.
  • Lab/industry cross-fertilization in Nice-Sophia Antipolis, the fast-paced European largest technopark.
  • Optional courses and workshops to open to new domains and boost your career
  • Individual support from Université Côte d'Azur Welcome Center (housing, administrative procedures, child-care solutions, newcomers meetups...)
  • ...and the world-envied French Riviera quality of life!


Please apply at

Deadline for application is 11 May 2020.

Interviews will take place in June 2020.

Université Côte d’Azur

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