Call for application | Doctoral Program - Information Engineering and Computer Science
 

Call for application

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Admission requirements and topics

In order to be admitted in the School, applicants must be in possession of an Academic degree title which grants access to a third level education programme (PhD) in the country it has been issued.
Applications are also accepted from students who expect to complete their degree by 31 October 2023.    

For admission requirements and application procedure please check the call in the "Downloads" area on the right. Only the Italian version of the PhD Call is legally binding.

Deadline: September 5, 2023, hrs. 04:00 PM (CEST) - THE CALL IS CLOSED

The application must be completed and submitted at: https://webapps.unitn.it/Apply/en/Web/Home/dott
The application is subject to €15 non-refundable fee.

 It is strongly recommended not to wait until the last few days prior to the deadline to submit your application.
After completing and sending the application, please make sure to receive an email notification confirming the definitive completion of the application procedure.

The list below provides a short non-exhaustive summary of what to upload on the application:
♦  scanned copy of the applicant's ID or passport
♦  M.Sc/M.A. degree transcript of records and diploma
♦  Curriculum Vitae
♦  Motivation letter
♦  Research Proposal 
♦  Certificate attesting the knowledge of English language at B2 level

During the filling out of the online application, applicants must choose which research area and no more than two project-specific grants (reserved topic scholarships) within the Area they are interested to apply for. 
Applicants may also opt for additional scholarships or positions reserved to applicants who are granted scholarships by foreign countries, which will be available AFTER the publication of this call and published on the selection website.

PLEASE NOTE:
The applicants who will have the application open after the publication of additional scholarships or positions reserved to applicants who are granted scholarships by foreign countries can apply for those scholarships or positions by using the entry “Other” in the proper section of the online application.

The applicants who will have already closed and sent the application before the publication of additional scholarships opositions reserved to applicants who are granted scholarships by foreign countries can apply for those scholarships or positions by an additional application which will be available from September 5, hrs. 04:30 PM to September 7, hrs. 12:30 PM.

Open positions

Area A (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

  • Deep and Structured Machine Learning
  • Language Speech and Interaction
  • Machine Learning and Intelligent Optimization

no. 2 scholarships - University of Trento 

no. 4 scholarships on reserved topic - DISI Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science:

  • A1 - Efficient machine learning for embedded systems (project: HE EIC SUSTAIN, CUP: E63C22001550006) » details 
  • A2 - Fine-grained video recognition with large language models (PRIN 2020 "CREATIVE", CUP n. E63C22000380001, Prot. n. 2020ZSL9F9); (project: UE H2020 "SPRING", CUP: E64I19002980006) » details 
  • A3 - Hybrid human-machine surgical decision making (project: UE HE TANGO, CUP: E63C23000670006) » details
  • A4 - Trustworthy neuro-symbolic machine learning (project: UE HE TANGO, CUP E63C23000670006) » details
  • A14 - Generative Models with Fluid Dynamics [additional scholarship (published on 30.08.2023)] » details

no. 7 scholarships on reserved topics - FBK Fondazione Bruno Kessler:

  • A5 - Artificial Intelligence for tiny devices: Enabling Learning and Inference on Resource-Limited Networked embedded systems » details 
  • A6 - Cooperative and embodied AI systems » details 
  • A7 - Deep Learning for Clinical Neuroscience » details
  • A8 - Deep learning for vision-based scene understanding » details
  • A9 - Efficient E2E models for automatic speech recognition in multi-speaker scenarios » details
  • A10 - Planning Specialization via Reinforcement Learning » details
  • A11 - Strategies for improving Neural Dialogue Models generation » details

no. 1 additional position supported by a scholarship under the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) Mission 4, component 2:

  • A12 - AI coaching for human-machine teaming (FAIR - Future Artificial Intelligence Research - CUP no. E63C22002110007) » details 

no. 1 scholarship on reserved topics - TME Toyota Motor Europe NV/SA - DISI Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science:

  • A13 - Deep learning models at the edge » details 

no. 1 position reserved to applicants who are granted scholarships by foreign countries

Area B (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

  • Cyber Security
  • Embedded Intelligence and Robotics Systems
  • Next Generation Networks 
  • Systems and Networks

no. 1 scholarship - University of Trento 

no. 4 scholarships on reserved topics - DISI Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science:

  • B1 - AI-enhanced Automated Program Repair (project: AssureMOSS, CUP: E62F20000050006) » details 
  • B2 - Digital Twins of Mobile 5G / 6G Networks (project: NATO SPS G5428, CUP: E61I18001440005); (project: ERASMUS CBHE IREEDER, CUP: E64I19003230006) » details
  • B3 - Testing and Explainability for bugs and security vulnerabilities (project: AssureMOSS, CUP: E62F20000050006) » details
  • B4 -Methods and Techniques to counter Adversarial Machine Learning » details

no. 1 scholarship on reserved topic - FBK Fondazione Bruno Kessler:

  • B5 - In-Network Computing for System Security » details 

no. 2 additional positions supported by a scholarship under the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) Mission 4, component 2:

  • B6 - Systems, signal processing algorithms, and communication protocols for networking, localization and security in underwater acoustic networks  (iNEST - Interconnected Nord-Est Innovation Ecosystem, SPOKE 8 - CUP no.  E63C22001030007)  » details 
  • B7 - Capturing and Exploiting Human Context across the Physical and Digital Worlds (CN1 – National centre for HPC – SPOKE 9, CN_00000013 - CUP no. E63C22000970007) » details 

no. 1 position without scholarship

Area C (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

  • Data Intelligence
  • Quantum Information and Computing
  • Social Informatics
  • Software Engineering and Formal Methods

no. 1 scholarship - University of Trento

no. 1 scholarship on reserved topic - DISI Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science:

  • C1 - Innovation in Digital Education» details 

no. 1 scholarship on reserved topic - DISI Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science | DII Department of Industrial Engineering, Q@TN Project [additional scholarship (published on 23.08.2023)]:

  • C9 - Quantum Devices Radiation Reliability: Experimental Analysis and Algorithm Improvement » details 

no. 5 scholarships on reserved topic - FBK Fondazione Bruno Kessler:

  • C2 - Formal methods for embedded software » details 
  • C3 - Formal methods for hybrid systems  » details 
  • C4 - Formal methods for industry» details 
  • C5 - Planning and Scheduling for Applications » details 
  • C6 - Secure Data Spaces for Trustworthy Data Sharing in Digital Agriculture » details 
  • C8 - AI-based techniques for personalized and playful education  [additional scholarship (published on 04.08.2023)] » details  

no. 1 additional positions supported by a scholarship under the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) Mission 4, component 2: 

  • C7 - Integrated Natural language and computer vision system (CN1 – National centre for HPC – SPOKE 9, CN_00000013 - CUP no. E63C22000970007)  » details 

Area D (Curriculum 2: Telecommunications)

  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning for data analysis
  • Earth observation and planetary exploration
  • Multimedia Signal Processing and Understanding
  • Remote and Distributed Sensing
  • Signal Processing and Recognition

no. 1 scholarship - University of Trento

no. 1 scholarship on reserved topics - DISI Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science- Italian Space Agency 

  • D1 - Methodologies based on machine learning and artificial intelligence for the automatic analysis of radar sounder data (project: ASI EnVision, Agreement n.2022-23-HH.0, CUP no. F63C22000650005) » details 

no. 1 scholarship on reserved topics - FEM Fondazione Edmund Mach - DISI Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science - Italian Space Agency

  • D2 - Forest monitoring and change detection using multitemporal hyperspectral and SAR data (project: ASI AFORISMA, CUP F85F22000870005) » details 

no. 1 scholarship on reserved topics - DISI Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

  • D3 - Information Seeking Strategies in Conversational Agents » details 

no. 3 scholarships on reserved topic - FBK Fondazione Bruno Kessler:

  • D4 - Deep learning for enriching 3D data » details 
  • D5 - Artificial intelligence methods for radar sounder data processing (project: ASI EnVision ph. B1 – CUP: F63C22000650005) » details 
  • D6 - Real-Time Monitoring of Civil Infrastructures using Optical Sensor and IoT Technologies » details 

no. 1 additional position supported by a scholarship under the Italian National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) and Complementary National Plan (CNP), Mission 4, component 2

  • D7-Quantitative Ultrasound Imaging for tissue characterization (HLS - Italian Network of Excellence for Advanced Diagnosis, INNOVA, PNC-E3-2022-23683266 PNC-HLS-DA CUP no. E63C22003780001) » details

no. 1 position reserved to applicants who are granted scholarships by foreign countries