PhD in Information and Communication Technologies (Computer science) Spain

DTIC-UPF, Barcelona (up to 20 PhD positions) The Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona seeks doctoral applications for the academic year 2015-16 from talented students with a strong interest in research.Why DTIC-UPF? UPF is ranked as the most productive university in Spain in research outcome and attraction of funds (THE2013) and 13th worldwide among young universities (THE2013, 100 under 50). DTIC-UPF community (> 50 nationalities) conducts research in a broad range of fields created around the convergence of ICT with computing science, networks, biomedical and cognitive sciences. The active participation in international programs (65 projects in FP7, including 9 prestigious ERC grants and the Human Brain Project) creates a unique environment for the development of talented researchers.

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The DTIC also supports the Center of Brain and Cognition (CBC), offering additional opportunities for PhD. Who has participated in our PhD program? Graduates from the program currently pursue careers in leading academic, industrial, and clinical centres around the world, as well as entrepreneurial careers with companies such as Reactable, BMAT or Near Future Lab.

Some recent recognitions for PhD students include the Cisco Security Grand Challenge 2014, the European Young Researchers’ Award 2013, the National Commendation for Invention from the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation in 2013 and the BBVA Innova Challenge 2013 International Competition on Big Data. Requirements Candidates for PhD positions must hold an MsC degree or equivalent. Candidates not fulfilling this requirement may be interested in DTIC’s 1-year research master programs as a stepping stone to later join the PhD program (Sound and Music Computing, Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media, Intelligent Interactive Systems – with UPC, Brain and Cognition, Computer Vision – coordinated by UAB, Wireless Communications – with UPC, starting 2015-16). Contact and application Initial contact with potential supervisors and early applications are strongly encouraged. Applications are accepted continuously with 5 application periods along the year, until June 26th 2015. Further details