Admission November 2022

CSSE PhD Program, Admission Procedure November 2022

Candidates admitted to the online interviews

Computer Science curriculum:

  • 9512 Scholarship funded by DIBRS/CNR:
    Dr. Pawar Manasa Mohan
    Dr. Razaq Faiza 

  • 9513 Scholarship co-funded by Regione Liguria:
    • DIBRIS/Leonardo Labs
      Dr. Arnaud Mavakala Watusadis 

    • DIBRIS/Gter 
      No candidate admitted to interviews
Admitted candidates will be contacted by email with more instructions.

Systems Engineering curriculum:
  • 9514 Position reserved to Docspace employees

    No applicant satisfies the requirement of the position
    No candidate admitted to the interviews

  • 9515 Scholarship co-funded by Docspace:
    Dr. Luca Andreoli 

Admitted candidates will be contacted by email with more instructions.



Open Positions in the PhD Program in Computer Science and Systems Engineering (CSSE)

Application deadline: December 6, 2022 at 12:00 (CET) 

Deadline for obtaining the master degree: December 6, 2022
(possible extension till enrollment dates)

For more details visit the Phd website of our University

Computer Science

Cod  9512: Research theme for 1 grant funded by Dibris/CNR (ref. Prof. Nicoletta Noceti, Dibris)
Analysing visual data for weather and climate prediction

Cod 9513:
Research theme for 1 grant co-funded by Regione Liguria and Gter s.r.l. (ref. Prof. Giorgio Delzanno, Dibris)
GNSS Positioning with low cost devices and GIS applications

Research theme for 1 grant co-funded by Regione Liguria and Leonardo S.p.a. (ref. Prof. Lorenzo Rosasco, Dibris)
Combining HPC and machine learning to design algorithms tailored to modern computational architectures

Systems Engineeering

Cod 9514:
Research theme for 1 PhD executive in collaboration with Docspace (ref. Prof. Massimo Maresca, Dibris)
Distributed software platforms for shared dynamic data

Cod  9515:
Research theme for 1 grant co-funded by Regione Liguria and Docspace (ref. Prof. Massimo Maresca, Dibris)
Software technologies for the management of shared dynamic data


Application Form

A necessary requirement for admission is that you have a University degree at Master level, or you expect to obtain it by the time of enrollment.

If you have a foreign degree (ie you did not graduate in Italy) your application your follow an ad hoc procedure to have your degree recognised as equivalent to an Italian degree.

General Information and application forms are available at the URL:

See on-line help for instructions (you will need to fill the form with your personal data and to specify the PhD program
you are applying for (Computer Science and Systems Engineering) and the curriculum).

You will need to upload a number of documents (in pdf format):

  • A valid photo ID (both sides and all pages).
  • A CV that clearly indicates your prior research experience (this includes e.g. project work, publications, teaching experience, title and short summary of your Master’s thesis).
  • A research project consistent with the research theme that you selected (5/6 pages). Guidelines to write a research project proposal are available here.
  • The transcript of exams with grades.

Each canditate should provide 1 to 3 reference letters to support the application.
You must not upload reference letters. They must be sent directly by the writer to the PhD coordinator (see below).

Important notice for non local candidates
For non-local candidates (i.e., not known to faculty members at DIBRIS) it is particularly important to secure reference letters from well-established researchers that can provide a reliable assessment of the candidate's abilities.

Reference Letters

The reference letters must be sent by the writer of the letter to the following email addresses, before the submission deadline 

  • Computer Science:     phd.compsci at (replace at with @)
  • Systems Engineering: phd.syseng at (replace at with @)

A template may be found in the Template for reference letters.

Selection process 

A Selection Committee (COMMISSIONE) evaluates background knowledge and research potential of the candidates, based on the information submitted with their application (TITOLI) and based on a technical/motivational INTERVIEW. At the end the Committee produces a ranked list (GRADUATORIA) of candidates sufficiently qualified and trained to have a reasonable expectation of successfully completing the graduate program.

 The ranking is primarily based on a combination of the following criteria:

  • Quality of previous undergraduate/graduate workStrength of reference letter
  • Statements in the applicant's research proposal
  • Other evidence of graduate potential
  • Availability of an advisor in the research area selected by the applicant
  • Availability of positions in the PhD program

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