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Track in Computer Science and Systems Engineering (CSSE)

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
4 years
Full time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available

Program description

Track in Computer Science and Systems Engineering (CSSE)

* This education is delivered free of charge

The CSSE track provides the doctoral student with a solid interdisciplinary background to analyze cyber-physical systems and provide solutions to a huge variety of complex engineering problems.

The program of studies is based on a set of common courses, covering the fundamentals of numerical linear algebra and numerical methods for differential equations, computer programming, dynamical systems and control, numerical optimization, stochastic processes, and machine learning.

These basic courses are followed by a number of advanced courses and research seminars related to the different areas of specialization for the PhD work:

  • Research in computer science deals with the development of languages, models, algorithms, and verification methods for modern distributed systems. In particular, we focus on cutting-edge research on adaptive systems, automated verification, cloud computing, cyber security, dynamical systems, mobile systems, and performance evaluation.
  • Research in control systems is oriented towards identification and optimization-based control of dynamical systems, with an emphasis on real-time embedded optimization algorithms for control of stochastic, distributed, and large-scale dynamical systems, and their application in industrial problems arising from the automotive, aerospace, and smart-grid domains.
  • Research in computational mechanics is concerned with the development of innovative computational methods to study advanced problems of solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and cutting-edge problems involving multiple fields and length scales of high interest in both the academic and industrial sectors.

Admission requirements

Candidates may apply if they have earned at least a 4-year undergraduate degree (in any discipline) by October 31st 2020. Candidates must also have a very good knowledge of English, as it is the official language of the program.

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Scholarships & funding

Applications are now being accepted for the 2020/21 PhD Programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent U-Multirank survey.

Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 33 fully-funded positions. The 32 scholarships are equally divided between the two doctoral Programs that integrate scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and sciences of cultural heritage.

One additional “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks” research grant will be available for the PhD Program in “Systems Science”, track in “Computer Science and Systems Engineering” for the project Multi-field and multi-scale modeling of fracture for renewable energy applications.

Tuition fees

All of IMT School's students receive a generous benefits package: 

  • Full tuition waiver
  • A research scholarship amounting to approximately 1300€/month,
  • Additional research funds for study and travel abroad,
  • Free room and board on campus for the duration of the four year program.

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IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca is a public graduate school and research centre that focuses on the analysis of economic, societal, technological and cultural systems. The School has been under the direction of Prof. Pietro Pietrini since November of...

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IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

Piazza San Ponziano
55100 6 - Lucca

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