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PHD positions available at the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication of the University of Milano - Bicocca

Ph.D. positions available at the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication of the University of Milano - Bicocca

The Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication (DISCo) of the University of Milano – Bicocca has opened 18 Ph.D. positions covering the following areas:

  • Foundations of Computer Science, Computational Life Sciences and Bioinformatics, including security, formal methods, computational modeling, theory, simulation;
  • Software Engineering and Architecture, including software testing and analysis, software evolution, reverse engineering, multimodal architectures, cloud and mobile computing;
  • Web and Information Systems, including big data and data science, information retrieval, human-computer interaction, distributed information systems, and semantic information systems;
  • Intelligent Sensing, including robotics, internet of things, autonomous driving, real-time systems, computer vision, and signal processing;
  • Artificial Intelligence and Decision Systems, including machine learning, data analytics, optimization techniques, complex systems, and Bayesian methods.

A detailed presentation of the research labs and the research activities of the department can be found here.

The program grants a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and lasts three years. The official language of the Ph.D. program is English. Fellowships are increased by 50% for periods of research visits abroad. Extra funding is available to Ph.D. students for their participation to conferences, schools, workshops, and short research visits.

The department includes more than 50 faculty members and almost the same number of post-docs and Ph.D. students. The department is very active in both basic and applied research, this is why several of the Ph.D. positions are available in the context of European and National projects, as well as in the context of industrial projects. The detailed set of positions available this year and instructions for the application are available at https://en.unimib.it/education/doctoral-research-phd-programmes/how-apply-phd-programme starting from May 28th, 2020. The deadline for the applications is June 26th, 2020. Eligible candidates must obtain their Master’s degree by October 2020. The University of Milano - Bicocca offers to its Ph.D. students affordable and close to the Campus accommodation.

PHD positions available at the Department of Informatics, Systems and Communication of the University of Milano - Bicocca

The selected students will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a dynamic and growing department. The learning path offered to students includes both a series of specialized courses that deal with advanced topics in the different fields of Computer Science and a series of interdisciplinary courses that deal with language and communication skills, research management, funding systems, intellectual property and related topics.

Milano is a wonderful and lively city, able to combine the traditional Italian lifestyle with a superb economical environment, and with the dynamism of modern European cities. Indeed, it is an ideal place for young students interested in creating their career in academia or industry.

For more information about the program or the positions, please contact the director of the Ph.D. program prof. Leonardo Mariani ([email protected]) or the deputy director prof. Gianluca Della Vedova ([email protected]).


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