Call for applications 2017 - 2nd 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: August 31, 2017, hrs. 04.00 PM (Italian time, GMT +2)

The application must be completed and submitted by the above deadline, solely by the online system: http://www.unitn.it/en/apply/dott.

The application which you must select is "Doctoral School in Information and Communication Technology 33rd cycle - II Call 2017"

Applicants who do not have an account at the University of Trento must register in advance at: http://www.unitn.it/account.

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 by e-mail as soon as the applicant submits his/her application.
The payment must be made by no later than September 5, 2017, on penalty of exclusion of the applicant from the selection.

Applicants are advised to register well in advance with respect of the deadline because the issue of the username and password (sent via email), necessary to enter UNITN’s online services, may require up to 2 working days. 

The administration strongly recommends that applicants ensure that they have received the notification email confirming the definitive completion of the application procedure.
Applicants 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 na applicant is short-listed in more than one Research Area, he/she will be enrolled in the one that he/she selected as first choice in the online application and deleted from the other ranking list

Applicants who have submitted the application by the deadline and made the payment of the application feed 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 http://www.unitn.it/en/apply/dott that is available only from September 5 to September 12, 2017, 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

1

1

1

1

COSBI reserved topic scholarships

1

-

-

-

DISI reserved topic scholarships

-

-

1

2

DISI additional reserved topic scholarships

-

1

-

-

EIT Digital - CRF - DII additional reserved topic scholarships

1

-

-

-

EIT Digital - Engineering - FBK reserved topic scholarships

-

-

2

-

EIT Digital - CRF - FBK additional reserved topic scholarships

-

1

-

-

EIT Digital - TIM reserved topic scholarships

1

-

-

-

FBK reserved topic scholarships

3

3

1

1

IIT - FBK reserved topic scholarships

1

-

-

-

Positions without scholarship

-

-

2

-

Supernumerary positions

1

-

1

-

COSBI: The Microsoft Research – University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology
DISI: Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science
EIT Digital - CRF - DII: EIT Digital IVZW - Centro Ricerche Fiat S.c.p.a. - Department of Industrial Engineering
EIT Digital - CRF - FBK: EIT Digital IVZW - Centro Ricerche Fiat S.c.p.a. - Fondazione Bruno Kessler
EIT Digital - Engineering - FBK: EIT Digital IVZW - Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA - Fondazione Bruno Kessler
EIT Digital - TIM: EIT Digital IVZW - Telecom Italia SpA
FBK: Fondazione Bruno Kessler
FBK-IIT: Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Area A (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

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

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

COSBI

  • A1 - Deep learning and natural language processing for knowledge extraction and discovery in biomedical unstructured texts (1 grant) » details

FBK

  • A2 - Cross-Language Semantic Parsing (1 grant)  » details
  • A3 - Prediction of chronic diseases using deep learning (1 grant)  » details
  • A4 - Flexible Dialogue Models for Conversational Agents and ChatBots (1 grant)  » details

FBK - IIT

  • A5 - Computational methods for brain connectivity analysis (1 grants)  » details
     

EIT Digital - TIM

  • A6 - Constructive Recommendation Systems for Personalized Retail Solutions (1 grant)  » details

EIT Digital - CRF - DII

  • A7 - Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions for Autonomous Driving enacted with Deep Neural Network technologies and humanlike information processing architectures (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship]  » details

Area B (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

  • Embedded Systems
  • Security
  • Systems and Networks
  • Wireless Networking

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

FBK

  • B1 - Strategic allocation of resources in highly distributed and heterogeneous computing and information systems under concurrency and multitenancy (1 grant) » details
  • B2 - CMOS low power vision sensor for event detection (1 grant) » details
  • B3 - Security and privacy preservation in IoT discovery, authentication and access control through blockchain technologies (1 grant) » details

EIT Digital - CRF - FBK

  • B4 - Vehicle to Everything: opportunities and constraints in leading the automotive world to 5G  (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship]  » details

Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

  • B5 - Wireless Mesh Networks for Alternative Internets (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details

Area C (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

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

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

  • C1 - Privacy-oriented modelling languages and automated reasoning tools (1 grant) » details

EIT Digital - Engineering - FBK

  • C2 - City Enabler for Digital Urban Services (1 grant) » details
  • C3 - City Enabler for Digital Urban Services (1 grant) » details

 FBK

  • C4 - OpenStreetMap (crowd) quality data validation (1 grant) » details

Area D (Curriculum 2: Telecommunications)

  • Distributed Sensing
  • Multimedia analysis
  • Pattern recognition
  • Remote Sensing and Radar
  • Signal processing

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

  • D1 - Methods and techniques for automatic analysis and fusion of multisource remote sensing images and data (1 grant) » details
  • D2 - Methods and techniques for the processing of signals acquired by the satellite radar sounders for Earth observation (1 grant) » details

FBK

  • D3 - Sub-surface modelling and understanding by information extraction from radar sounder data  (1 grant) » details