The Ph.D. course aims to train researchers capable of carrying out high-quality research work related to Information Engineering in academic and non academic research institutions as well as in industrial research & development centers.
The course consists of four curricula:
- Control, Optimization and Complex Systems
- Electronics, Electromagnetics and Electrical Systems
- Computer Engineering
- Telecommunications and Telematics
that cover all the main areas of Information Engineering.
Questions & Answers
Large number of external collaborationsMany opportunities to do research at an international level.
You must hold a MSc degree or equivalent (at least 5 years of university studies). You may apply before graduation but you must obtain your degree before October 31th of the current year. You also must be able to use English in a professional context (a CEFR B2 level is sufficient).
There are scholarships provided by University of Florence and possibly additional scholarships funded by external companies or research institutions. All scholarships are 13868 Euros per year after taxes. These scholarships can be increased of 50% during periods spent abroad for study and research. Tuition fees are waived for all fellows. Additional positions without a fellowship are also available and these are normally covered later under a research assistantship contract. All scholarships cover the full years program.
The duration of the program is three years.The program can be temporarily suspended and subsequently resumed under special justified circumstances.
As an applicant, you will be evaluated in a competitive fashion by a designated committee on the basis of your past academic achievement, as well as on the basis of your knowledge of disciplines directly relevant to the program, your aptitude to research, and your investigative skills. The selection process requires the submission of a research project and a formal interview before the committee.
Yes. However, in case you are selected for two or more programs, you must submit your enrollment choice before the program starts. Also, if you are not immediately selected but ranked close to the top of the list, you may be still admitted, should other candidates ranked above you decide to enroll in another program.
PhDinfo Seminar Series
Reliability is a fundamental attribute of industrial systems and can be analytically computed using reliability models. Industrial systems are nowadays complex systems, i.e. they are characterized by a large number of components. This characteristic generally makes the analytical analysis unfeasible. Generally, reliability is expressed, under the assumption of constant failure rate, through the Mean Time […]
PhDinfo Seminars: Lorenzo Bongini “Sub-Synchronous Torsional Interaction (SSTI) in Oil and Gas Plant”
My presentation provides theoretical determination and experimental validation of the interaction between Thyristor Variable Frequency Drive (TVFD) and turbine generator units in Oil&Gas plant. The voltage oscillations caused by torsional and speed oscillation of a turbine generator unit become disturbances for the power electronics devices. They react injecting back into the grid current disturbances, that […]
PhDinfo Seminar: Benedetta Picano on “Predicting passenger demand problem for Didi, a Chinese ride-sharing company”
The work addresses the predicting passenger demand problem for Didi, a Chinese ride-sharing company. The passenger demand forecasting has been pursued by resorting to chaos theory. More in detail, in order to predict a nonlinear time series exploiting its chaotic features, its chaotic behavior has to be verified. In this respect, I’ll explain how […]
Giulio gave us a very nice presentation on his research topic, based on the ADMM (Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers) algorithm. The presentation was nicely divided into 4 parts:1 – Love (decomposition methods)2 – The other man (ADMM)3 – Getting the girl back (ADMM+decomposition, or something similar…)4 – No title (I suggest: daring more difficult […]
Blog pages from our PhD students
Lucca: Complexity 72 hrs. The excitement of this marvellous workshop, as hinted by the name, is that you get to complete a research paper in 72 hrs. The tag-line and the panel of supervisor for the 6 to 7 projects were enough for me to decide that I wanted to see what this had to […]
I really would like to share my experience at the Connected Health Summer School (CHSS) “Smart Homes for Healthy Ageing” that took place from the 24th to the 27th of June 2019 in Artimino, Florence (Italy). More than 30 participants from all over the world followed the 4 days lectures by international experts from different […]
From June to September 2019, I attended four conferences. These conferences were related to microwave/radar applications. I presented some works related to advanced technique for monitoring infrastructures. In Rome (Piers conference), a paper related to the comparison of the performances between MIMO and Compressive Sensing MIMO was presented. A novel geophone system for a stand-alone […]
Period abroad at NaXys, Namur Institute for Complex Systems, University of Namur, Sara Nicoletti – June-August 2019 I spent three months of my PhD in Belgium at the University of Namur. I collaborated with Professor Timoteo Carletti, member of the scientific board of NaXys, research institute for Complex Systems (www.naxys.be). Professor Carletti is my coauthor […]