PhD Programme in Computer Science and Mathematics

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Study Plan and Courses 2019-2020

The study plan includes:

1. INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH, guided by at least one Tutor, which culminates with the defense of an original PhD dissertation. The Academic Board appoints one Tutor for each student. In some cases, another Tutor may be appointed. Students will have daily contact with the research group within which they are placed. In addition, they should expect a formal meeting with their Tutor(s) at least once a month.
All research students will present their research regularly throughout their studies in seminars, annual reviews, summer schools, and research
conferences both in Italy and abroad. Students will get some funding to attend conferences and workshops.

2. SPECIALIZED COURSES, of 1, 2 or 3 credits, for a total of 15 credits (each credit corresponds to either 8 hours of lectures or 15 hour of practice). The student chooses the courses of interest to be attended during the first two years; four of such courses, for at least a total of 8 credits,require a final exam to be given by the end of the second year of the PhD Programme. Such curses may also include international summer schools of interest for the individual research..

3. SEMINARS on various topics, to be attended during the three years of the Doctorate Programme, for at least 40 hours: a) 10 hours on topics
related to advanced information technology; b) 10 hours on scientific research writing; c) 20 hours on topics related to research programs,
knowledge sharing with industry, copyright and patents. Such seminars are part of the student education, as required in article 4, section 1
(f) ) of the 8th Feb 2013 Ministerial Decree n. 45 ("Regulations concerning ... criteria for the creation of  PhD Programmes by registered institutions”).


For the accademic year 2019/2020, the following SPECIALIZED COURSES are offered:

  • Advanced Natural Language Processing (2 CFU, 16 hours, course period Jun '20), Teacher Prof. Basile Pierpaolo.
  • Behavioral Software Engineering (2 CFU, 16 hours, course period Oct - Nov '19), Teacher Prof. Robert Feldt, visiting professor from Chalmers University of Technology – Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden).
  • Business Data Analytics and Social Network Analysis (1 CFU, 8 hours, course period Nov '19), Teacher Dr. Rajesh Sharma from University of Tartu (Estonia).
  • Data Mining methods for Graph Data (2 CFU, 16 hours, course period Feb '20), Teacher Dr. Corrado Loglisci.
  • Empirical Methods and Data Analysis (2 CFU, 16 hours, course period Feb - Mar '20), Teacher Prof. Teresa Baldassarre.
  • Explainable Artificial Intelligence (2 CFU, 16 hours, course period Jun - Jul '20), Teacher Prof. Corrado Mencar.
  • Impacts of Data Science and Data Analytics on Software Development (2 CFU, 16 hours, course period Nov - Dec '19), Teacher Prof. Ayse Bener, visiting professor from Ryerson University, Toronto (Canada).
  • Machine Learning for the Semantic Web (2 CFU, 16 hours, course period Feb - Mar '20), Teachers Prof. Claudia D’Amato and Prof. Nicola Fanizzi.
  • Security in Blockchain Technology (2 CFU, 16 hours, course period Jan - Feb '20), Teacher Dr. Gianvito Pio.
  • Algebraic curves and Riemann surfaces (3 CFU, 24 hours, course period Mar - Jun '20), Teacher Prof. Francesco Bastianelli.
  • Approximation of functions (2 CFU, 16 hours, course period Oct - Nov '19), Teacher Prof. Carmen Arevalo, visiting professor from Università di Lund (Svezia).
  • Fourier Analysis and Applications to Evolutions and Parabolic PDE's (3 CFU 24 hours, course period Nov - Dec '19), Teacher Prof. Marcelo Ebert, visiting professor from University of Sao Paulo (Brasil).
  • Geometria di Lorentz-Finsler (1 CFU, 8 hours, course course period Jun '20), Teacher Prof. Miguel Angel Javaloyes, visiting professor from Università di Murcia (Spain).
  • Logarithmic norms and stability theory in IVPs, BVPs and FDEs (2 CFU, 16 hours, course period Oct - Nov '19), Teacher Prof. Gustaf Sóderlind, visiting professor from Università di Lund (Sweden).
  • Nonlinear PDE's for Sub-Laplacians on Carnot groups (2 CFU, 16 hours, course period Nov - Dec '19), Teacher Prof. Annunziata Loiudice.
  • Qualitative aspects for semilinear and quasilinear PDEs (2 CFU, 16 hours, course period Mar '20), Teacher Prof. Dino Sciunzi from University of Calabria.  
  • Self-adjointness for unbounded operators on Hilbert spaces: perturbation theory and self-adjoint extensions (2 CFU, 16 hours, cours period Mar - May '20), Teacher Dr. Biagio Cassano.

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