Page related to first call year 2018 available at
https://www.disi.unitn.it/phd-program/application-2018-1st

Admission requirements and topics

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

Only the Italian version of the call is legally binding.

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

Deadline: August 30, 2018, 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 34th cycle - Second Call 2018"

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 paid by credit card according to the instructions given in the appropriate section of the online 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/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 an 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 additional online application http://www.unitn.it/en/apply/dott that is available only from August 31 to September 6, 2018, 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

University of Trento scholarships

-

-

-

1

CRF - FBK - EIT Digital reserved topic scholarships

- 1 - -

DISI reserved topic scholarships

-

-

1

1

FBK reserved topic scholarships

5

1

2

3

IIT reserved topic scholarships

1 - - -

OSRAM - DISI - EIT Digital additional reserved topic scholarships

1 - - -

Positions without scholarship

-

-

1

1

Supernumerary positions

1

-

-

1

CRF: Centro Ricerche Fiat S.c.p.a
DISI: Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science
EIT Digital: EIT Digital IVZW
FBK: Fondazione Bruno Kessler
IIT: Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
OSRAM: OSRAM GmbH

Area A (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

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

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler

(*) All scholarships funded by FBK are subject to the acceptance of the assignment of the ownership of intellectual property of the research results.

  • A1 - Automatic Estimation of Spoken Second Language Proficiency (1 grant)  (*) » details
  • A2 - Computational and Network Neuroscience (1 grant)  (*) » details
  • A3 - Middleware and technologies for real time analysis of IoT streams with machine learning algorithms (1 grant) (*) » details
  • A4 - Modeling and Predicting Social and Financial Wellbeing (1 grant) (*) » details
  • A5 - End-to-end Dialogue Models for Conversational Agents and ChatBots (1 grant) (*) » details

IIT - Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

  • A6 - Domain adaptive visual detection (1 grant) » details

OSRAM - DISI - EIT Digital

  • A7 - Domain adaptation for people detection, re-identification and pose estimation (1 grant) [additional reserved topic scholarship]» details

The scholarship is subject to the acceptance of the assignment of the outcomes.


Area B (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

  • Embedded Systems
  • Systems and Networks
  • Wireless Networking

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler

(*) All scholarships funded by FBK are subject to the acceptance of the assignment of the ownership of intellectual property of the research results.

  • B1 - Hardware and software solutions for blockchain-based IoT applications (1 grant) (*) » details  

CRF - FBK - EIT Digital

  • B2 - Vehicle to Everything: opportunities and constraints in leading the automotive world to 5G  (1 grant) » details

The scholarship is subject to the acceptance of the assignment of the outcomes.


Area C (Curriculum 1: Computer Science)

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

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

DISI - Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

  • C1 - Quantum Annealing for SAT Solving (1 grant) (*) » details

FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler

(*) All scholarships funded by FBK are subject to the acceptance of the assignment of the ownership of intellectual property of the research results.

  • C2 - Gamification for Smart Cities and Communities (1 grant) (*) » details
  • C3 - Advanced formal methods for the development and verification of an autonomous vehicle in the railway domain (1 grant) (*) » details

Area D (Curriculum 2: Telecommunications)

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

Project Specific Grants (reserved topic scholarships)

DISI - Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science

  • D1 - Development of Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition Methods for the Analysis of Big Data  from Space (1 grant) » details

FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler

(*) All scholarships funded by FBK are subject to the acceptance of the assignment of the ownership of intellectual property of the research results.

  • D2 - IoT for Smart Cities and Communities  (1 grant) (*) » details
  • D3 - Fusion of remote sensing and citizen science information for geospatial products (1 grant) (*) » details
  • D4 - Multi-sensor data fusion for terrestrial and indoor 3D modeling (1 grant) (*) » details

 


Scholarship and other benefits

The annual net amount of the scholarship is € 14.400,00. The annual gross amount of the doctoral scholarship is  € 16.290,00 (the scholarship net amount may change, depending on the country of residence and on country-specific taxation agreements.)
The majority of the PhD positions are covered by scholarships.
Students who have been awarded a PhD scholarship are entitled to get a 50% increase of their scholarship when staying abroad for reasons related to their doctoral research and studies.
Each student is provided with a budget which can be used for educational and research purposes.
First year students have the priority for getting accommodation at student residences.