[DL] PhD positions in Computer Science at IMT Lucca (Italy) - Deadline July 17, 2013 -

Francesco tiezzi francesco.tiezzi at imtlucca.it
Mon May 6 12:53:32 CEST 2013


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PhD positions in Computer Science at IMT Lucca (Italy)
- Deadline July 17, 2013 -
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The Institute for Advanced Studies IMT Lucca - Italy (
http://www.imtlucca.it/) announces 41 PhD scholarships providing about
€13,600 EUR gross yearly plus accommodation and full board.

Deadline for application is July 17th, 2013 at 18:00 Italian time.

IMT Lucca (Italy) is a research university within the Italian public higher
education system. IMT's mission is to establish itself as a research center
that promotes cutting-edge research in key areas, structuring its PhD
program in close connection with research, to attract top students,
researchers and scholars through competitive international selections, and
to contribute to technological innovation, economic growth and social
development.

PhD programs are taught exclusively in English. The PhD Program includes a
Track in Computer, Decision and Systems Science with a specific Curriculum
in Computer Science. The track is coordinated by Rocco De Nicola and aims
at preparing researchers and professionals with a wide knowledge of the
theoretical foundations of computer science and informatics, control
systems and optimization, image analysis, and management science.

The curriculum in Computer Science aims at training a new generation of
researchers in the theoretical and practical aspects of modern computing
systems, including global, cloud, autonomic and service-oriented systems.
The focus is on the development of models, algorithms, verification methods
and software tools that can tackle the challenges of today e-society
efficiently and effectively. The main aim is that of characterizing and
guaranteeing essential features and desirable properties of these systems
such as reliability, open-endedness, autonomicity, security, concurrency,
scalability, cost-effectiveness, quality of service, and dependability.

PhD students within the Computer Science curriculum will work in close
collaboration with the SysMA research unit of IMT (
http://sysma.lab.imtlucca.it/**) or within research groups active in two
institutes of the Italian National Research Council in Pisa, namely the
Istituto di Informatica e Telematica (http://www.iit.cnr.it/en) and the
Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione (http://www.isti.cnr.it/).
More details about possible PhD projects and topics can be found under
http://sysma.lab.imtlucca.it/**phd/ <http://sysma.lab.imtlucca.it/phd/>

PhD students, besides receiving the standard research scholarship of
€13,600/year (amount established by Italian law), are offered on-campus
housing on a brand-new and fully integrated campus in the historical center
of the beautiful Tuscan city of Lucca, and daily access to the canteen.
Students also get the opportunity to spend research periods abroad during
the program.

Please note that students who are expected to obtain the required degree by
October 31, 2013 will also be considered; they must still apply by July 17.
Further details, along with online the application form, can be found at:
http://phd.imtlucca.it
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