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PhD in Data Science and Computation

  • Academic Year: 2017-2018
  • Subject area: Mathematical Physical, Chemical and Astronomical Sciences
  • Coordinator: Prof. Marco Roccetti
  • Language: English, Italian
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Positions and scholarships: 12 positions with scholarship


Learning outcomes

This course aims at being "special" in the sense that it should train people to become able to carry out academic and industrial research at a level of abstraction that builds atop each single scientific skill which lies at the basis of the field of "data science". Drawing on this, each ph.d. student should produce original and significant researches in terms of scientific publications and innovative applications, blending basic disciplines, such as for example: mathematics, statistics, computer science, computational sciences ..., and finally specializing in specific fields such as for example: Quantitative Finance and Economics; Materials and Industry 4.0; Genomics and bioinformatics; Personalised medicine; Hardware and Infrastructure; Machine learning and deep learning; Computational physics; Big Data, Smart Cities & Society.


Activities to be carried out by Doctoral candidates

At the beginning of the course each student is supported by a supervisor, member of the Collegio dei Docenti (Faculty Board), who guides him throughout the Ph.D. studies. The first 24 months are devoted to the integration and deepening of the student expertise, according to a personalized learning plan (drawn up by the student in agreement with the supervisor and then submitted to the Board for approval). The learning plan foresees reaching 40 CFU (credits) by attending courses and passing the corresponding exams. By the 20th month (from the beginning of the course) the student must submit a written thesis proposal to the Board for approval. By the end of the 24th month the student must have completed the personalized learning plan and must report on the progress of the thesis draft. The admission (from the first) to the second is taken into consideration by the Board (and approved in the positive case) on the basis of the fact that the candidate has obtained an adequate number of CFU. The admission (from the second) to the third is is taken into consideration by the Board (and approved in the positive case) if the candidate has obtained all the CFU and on the basis of a candidate's public presentation regarding his/her thesis proposal. The third and the fourth years are entirely devoted to the thesis work. he admission (from the third) to the fourth is is taken into consideration by the Board (and approved in the positive case) on the basis of a candidate's public presentation regarding the current status of his/her thesis. The Board finally approves the admission to the final exam, on the basis of the reviewers' comments. The Board may authorize a student to spend a period in Italy at universities, research centers or companies. It is mandatory for the student to spend a period of at least 3 months abroad, during the 3rd/4th year of the course.


Research training activities compliant with the Doctoral programme's learning outcomes

At the beginning of the course each student is supported by a supervisor, either a member of the Collegio dei Docenti (Faculty Board) or an external one upon the confirmation by means of one of the Members of the Collegio, who guides him throughout the Ph.D. studies. The first 24 months are devoted to the integration and deepening of the student expertise, according to a personalized learning plan (drawn up by the student in agreement with the supervisor and then submitted to the Board for approval). The learning plan foresees reaching 40 CFU (credits) by attending courses and passing the corresponding exams. By the 20th month (from the beginning of the course) the student must submit a written thesis proposal to the Board for approval. By the end of the 24th month the student must have completed the personalized learning plan and must report on the progress of the thesis draft. A further assessment of thesis is scheduled by the end of the third year. Finally, the thesis will be discussed and defended at the end of the Ph.D. course (end fourth year).


CountryItaly
LabUniversity of Bologne
Starts on01/11/2017
Deadline29/05/2017 0:00
Linkhttp://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/phd/2017-2018/data-science-and-computation

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