Call for applications 2015 - 1st call

Admission requirements and topics

For admission requirements and application procedure please check the call in the "Downloads" area on the right.

Only the Italian version of the call is legally binding.

In order to be admitted in the School applicants must be in possess of a Academic title which grants access to a third level education programme (PhD) in the country it has been issued.

Deadline: May 27, 2015 - at 04.00 PM (Italian time)

Application for the PhD program is made by completing the online process, and it involves two phases:

 

  1. registry on the University's website at https://webapps.unitn.it/Registration/en/Home by entering the information requested. If the registration has been correctly submitted, within a maximum of 2 working days applicants will receive a username and password by email, these being credentials needed in order to utilize the UNITN's online services;
  2. compilation of the application , complete with the requested attachments in electronic format, available at https://webapps.unitn.it/Apply/en/Web/Home/dott.

The application shall be subject to the payment of an application fee - non-refundable - amounting to € 15 to be paid by credit card, according to the instructions given in the appropriate section of the online application.

The administration strongly recommends that candidates ensure that they have received the notification email confirming the definitive completion of the application procedure.
Candidates are asked not to wait until the last days prior to the deadline before submitting their applications.

During the filling out of the online application, applicants must choose which research area/s (max. 2, specifying the order of preference)  and no more than two project specific grants (reserved topic scholarships) within each research area they are interested to apply for.   

If a applicant is short-listed in more than one curriculum, he/she will be enrolled in the research area that was selected as first choice in the online application and deleted from the other ranking.

Applicants who have submitted the application by the deadline may also opt for any scholarships on reserved topics (additional reserved topic scholarships) that will be made available AFTER the publication of the present call by using the the additional online application that will be available at https://webapps.unitn.it/Apply/en/Web/Home/dott only from June 4 to June 8, 2015, at 04.00 PM (GMT +2).
To access the additional online application applicants must use the same credentials as for the main application.

Curriculum and scholarships

Curriculum

1: Computer Science

2: Telecommunications

Research Area

A

B

C

D

University of Trento scholarships

3

3

6

3

DISI reserved topic scholarships

-

2

1

2

DISI additional reserved topic scholarships

-

1

2

-

IIT-FBK reserved topic scholarships

1

-

-

-

FBK additional reserved topic scholarships

5

1

5

1

EURAC additional reserved topic scholarships

-

-

-

2

Telecom Italia additional reserved topic scholarships

1

-

-

3

Positions without scholarship

1

1

1

1

Supernumerary positions

-

-

2

1

DISI: Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science
FBK: Fondazione Bruno Kessler
IIT-FBK: Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Telecom Italia: Telecom Italia S.p.A.
EURAC: European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano

 

Area A (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Computer Vision
  • Speech and Dialogue

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

IIT / FBK

  • A1 - Computational Methods for Brain Connectivity Analysis (1 grant) » details

FBK

  • A2 - Flexible machine translation (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details
  • A3 - Multimedia information extraction driven by background knowledge (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details
  • A4 - Vision for Multimedia Understanding (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details
  • A5 - Capturing signals from continuous streams of textual data (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details
  • A6 - Investigating the relationships between spatial structures and urban characteristics (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details

Telecom Italia

  • A7 - Empowering citizens to manage their personal knowledge spaces: personal services based on big personal data analytics (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details

 


Area B (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

  • Embedded Systems
  • Wireless Networking
  • Systems and Networks

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

  • B1 - Guidance solutions for robotic assisted devices (1 grant) » details
  • B2 - Motion planning algorithms for assisted robotic devices (1 grant) » details
  • B4 - Algorithms for planning and control of mobile robots and drones (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details

FBK

  • B3 - Designing incentive models for citizen cooperation in smart communities (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details

 


Area C (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

  • Social informatics
  • Human computer Interaction
  • Data Analytics and Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Software Engineering
  • Security
  • Formal Methods

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

  • C1 - Advancing active and healthy ageing with ICT (1 grant) » details
  • C7 - Software evolution through release planning (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details
  • C8 - Requirements patterns and anti-patterns (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details

FBK

  • C2 - From Laws to their Implementation into Socio Technical Systems Regulations and Policies (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details
  • C3 - Safety and Dependability Assessment with Formal Methods (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details
  • C4 - Cyber Physical Systems Design and Verification (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details
  • C5 - Adopting Human Language Technologies to facilitate the access to on-line services (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details
  • C6 - Combining planning and machine learning techniques for the re-planning of clinical pathways (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details

Telecom Italia

  • C9 - User's drivers investigation and collaborative design methodologies  for personal data driven services (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details
  • C10 - Emotion recognition from wearable physiological-sensors to dynamically assess media and social content (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details
  • C11 - Real-time Anomaly Detecion on Heterogenous Data Streams (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details

 


Area D (Curriculum 2: Telecommunications)

  • Bioinformatics
  • Multimedia analysis
  • Signal processing
  • Pattern recognition
  • Remote Sensing and Radar
  • Distribute Sensing

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

  • D1 - Automatic techniques for parameter estimation from satellite remote sensing data (1 grant) » details
  • D2 - Techniques for the simulation and the automatic analysis of data acquired by the Radar for Icy Moon Exploration (RIME) (1 grant) » details

FBK

  • D3 - Automated Security Analysis of Cloud and Mobile Applications (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details

EURAC - European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano

  • D4 - Developing innovative algorithms for the use of Sentinel data to infer biophysical properties and their dynamics in the Alpine region (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details
  • D5 - Integrating interferometric SAR techniques with ground data to monitor terrain movement in Alpine area (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details