Call for application

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: September 4, 2019, hrs. 04.00 PM (Italian time, GMT +2)

The application must be completed and submitted by the above deadline, solely by the online system:
https://webapps.unitn.it/Apply/en/Web/Home/dott
The application which you must select is "Doctoral School in Information and Communication Technology 35th cycle - Second Call 2019"

Please note that applicants who do not have an account at the University of Trento must register in advance at: https://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 in the application.

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 and no more than two project specific grants (reserved topic scholarships) within the area they are interested to apply for.   

Applicants who have submitted the application by the deadline and made the payment of the application fee 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 additional online application http://www.unitn.it/en/apply/dott that is available only from September 6 to September 11, 2019, at 04.00 PM (Italian time, 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

UNITRENTO scholarships

1

3

1

1

UNITRENTO - DISI - CNR reserved topic scholarships

- - -

1

DISI reserved topic scholarships

3

1

1

1

DISI additional reserved topic scholarships 1 - 2 -

FBK reserved topic scholarships

-

-

4

1

Positions without scholarship

-

2

2

-

UNITRENTO: University of Trento
DISI: Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento
FBK: Fondazione Bruno Kessler
CNR: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche

In addition there are 4 supernumerary position (see Art. 7 of the Call)

Area A (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Quantum sciences and technologies
  • Speech and Dialogue

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

  • A1 - Neural Networks for Dialog Systems based on Question Answering (1 grant) » details 
  • A2 - Quantum Estimation of Distribution Algorithms for Network Optimization Problems (1 grant) » details 
  • A3 - Hybrid Quantum-Annealer Algorithms for Tabu search and Data-Driven Computation (1 grant) » details 
  • A4 - Human behavior understanding and prediction (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details

Area B (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

  • Embedded Systems
  • Cyber Security
  • Systems and Networks
  • Wireless Technology and Systems

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

  • B1 - Next-generation Ultra-wideband Localization and Communication for the Internet of Things (1 grant) » 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 - Optimization Modulo Theories  (1 grant) » details 
  • C6 - Learning human behaviour from streams of personal data (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship» details
  • C7 - Design and realization of a GDPR compliant data infrastructure (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship] » details 

FBK

  • C2 - Default in contextualized knowledge representation (1 grant) » details 
  • C3 - Formal and genetic methods for model-based testing of parameterized systems (1 grant)  » details 
  • C4 - Safety analysis for space and avionic systems and software (1 grant) » details 
  • C5 - Condition monitoring for predictive maintenance by integrating machine learning and background knowledge (1 grant) » details 

Area D (Curriculum 2: Telecommunications)

  • Distributed Sensing
  • Multimedia analysis
  • Pattern recognition
  • Remote Sensing and Radar
  • Signal processing 
  • Communication Systems 
  • Machine learning for signal and image analysis

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

University of Trento - Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science - CNR

  • D1 - Signal processing and Deep Learning approaches for computer assisted lung ultrasound imaging (1 grant) » details 

Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

  • D2 - Development of methodologies and automatic techniques for the analysis of data acquired by planetary radars (1 grant) » details 

FBK

  • D3 - Design of methods for automatic analysis of sub-surface radargrams (1 grant) » details