Italy: PhD Positions in Computer Science and Engineering

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Competitions for admission are open in the following PhD Programs
at IMT: Computer Science and Engineering Theories developed within
computer science have been, and still are, remarkably relevant not only
for developing devices and tools which are commonly used in today
society, but also for facing new theoretical problems of wide
perspective.

In particular, the study of models, algorithms and verification
methods of distributed systems with shared resources, with attention to
the problems of security, concurrency, real time, “open endness”,
distributed decisions, etc. has fostered the development of the
informatics of the new wide area networks. Students acquire extensive
knowledge of the fundamentals and applications of architectures and
languages for global and grid computing, web systems and services, in
particular for business applications, embedded systems, web data
mining, wired and wireless networks, and mobile systems. In addition to
offering broad scope for basic research, these domains define a
professional area where all the needs of computer applications on
wide are networks can find their fulfilment.

Economics, Markets, Institutions With its
interdisciplinary (theoretical, quantitative and institutional)
approach, the program aims at dealing with issues in political economy,
applied public economics, and the functioning of industries and
markets, the impact of macroeconomic impact on the functioning of
markets, as well as on productivity and growth.

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A distinctive character of the PhD program is the strong integration
of theoretical, technical and practical expertise, aimed to educate
highly qualified professionals, who analyze, plan, and manage concrete
interventions of political economy.

Theoretical methodologies and models will therefore tested through
the methodical/systematic investigation of actual cases. At the end of
the program, students will be able to catch commonalities as well
as distinctive characters of the several markets, in reference to
economic laws, market regulations, contractual, managing and
organizational solutions.

Political Systems and Institutional Change The PhD Program aims to
make students familiar with analytical tools and methodologies of
investigation elaborated within different contemporary traditions in
social sciences, thereby providing the theoretical and practical
knowledge necessary to both evaluate comparatively the performance of
institutional systems, and elaborate proposals for structural reforms.
The courses will especially focus on the historical, political,
institutional and economic dynamics that have been characterising the
development of European and ex Soviet countries after the Second Word
War. They will then consider among other topics: the institutional and
decisional dynamics of European countries and the European Union
including the trends towards multilevel governance both at the European
and at the domestic level (federalisation, independent regulatory
authorities, etc.); transatlantic relations EU-US; relations between
politics, social processes and political economy decisions; paths of
economic and political development; the institutional workings of
international organisations; the characters of some geographical areas
of special relevance.

Duration: 3 years

Language: Courses and seminars are held in English. Foreign PhD
students are required to attend an Italian Language and Culture Course.

Classes begin in March 2009.
Deadline The deadline for applications is December 5, 2008 at 6:00pm (Italian time).

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