NEW: the call for PhD positions
(cycle XXXVI) is now open
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
Abstract: Visual Question Answering (VQA) is an emerging topic which aims at automatically answering questions referred to a specific image. Together with image captioning, VQA is the main point of contact between the two heterogeneous communities of Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computer Vision. VQA datasets contain different types of questions which require reasoning about […]
PhDinfo Seminar: Alessio Sortino on “An efficient optimization approach for best subset selection in linear regression”
Abstract The problem of selecting the best sparse linear regression model is considered a relevant optimization problem. Usually this problem is solved through a sequence of separate steps, alternating between choosing a subset of features and then finding a best fit regression. In this seminar a new approach, based on a mixed-integer nonlinear optimization problem, […]
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 […]
Blog pages from our PhD students
We proudly announce that Luca Bossi, Pierluigi Falorni, Gennadiy Pochanin, Timothy Bechtel, Jack Sinton, Fronefield Crawford, Tetiana Ogurtsova, Vadym Ruban, Lorenzo Capineri received the Best Paper Award from the 2020 IEEE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON METROLOGY FOR INDUSTRY 4.0 & IoT for their paper “DESIGN OF A ROBOTIC PLATFORM FOR LANDMINE DETECTION BASED ON INDUSTRY 4.0 […]
In these days we have had the first PhD defense held on line as a consequence of the restrictions caused by the Covid-19 emergency. Even in this really strange and dramatic situation, with everybody (candidates, committee, friends and parents) remotely connected on the web, it was a great great emotion and satisfaction to hear Leonardo […]
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 […]