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1 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 1 The PhD program in Information Technology at DEIB Prof. Carlo Fiorini Chair of the PhD program in Information Technology November 20 th, 2014

2 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 2 Titolo Presentazione Professori Outline 1.DEIB Department 2.IT Research areas 1.Systems and Control 2.Electronics 3.Computer Science and Engineering 4.Telecommunications 3.PhD Organization 4.Administration 5.Contacts 6.Reception

3 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 3 Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria - DEIB  The Politecnico di Milano is one of the top European technical Universities in Architecture, Design and Engineering.  The Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria is Politecnico’s largest department, very active in research at international level  - European research projects  - international research networks  - research published in international journals and conferences  - international and national patents

4 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 4 4 Facilities Via Ponzio (Milan) ed. 20Via Golgi,40 (Milan) Ed. 24 Via Rimembranze di Lambrate (Milan) ed. 33 Spino d’Adda Satellite Station Electromagneti c compatibility laboratory "C.E.S.A.R.E." Via Golgi, 42 (Milan) ed. 22

5 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 5 DEIB’s People (2014): staff by role 740 people

6 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 6 Research areas in Information Technology Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics, Telecommunications, Systems and Control within the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB)

7 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 7 Computer Science and Engineering Chair: Prof. Tanca PhD vice Chair: Prof. Bonarini Research Areas Computer architectures Advanced software architectures Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Data management systems Method and Technologies for Web Development Communication and Multimedia Information Systems Performance Evaluation

8 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 8 Electronics Chair: Prof. Lacaita PhD vice Chair: Prof. Geraci Research Areas Circuits and Systems: theory and applications Single-Photon Detectors and Applications Radiation Detectors and Low Noise Electronics Electronic Circuit Design Electron Devices

9 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 9 Systems and Control Chair: Prof. Savaresi PhD vice Chair: Prof. Lovera (from Jan 2015, Prof. Bolzern) Research Areas Analysis and Management of Environmental systems and Land Use Automation and Control of Plants, Machines and Networks Vehicles Control Nonlinear Dynamics Optimization in the Design and Management of Networks Advanced Techniques for Identification and Control Optical and Electronic Measurements

10 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 10 Telecommunications Chair: Prof. Tubaro PhD vice Chair: Prof. Monti Guarnieri Research Areas Networking Applied Electromagnetics Information Transmission and Radio Communications Optical Communications Wireless and Space Communications Remote Sensing Signal Processing for Multimedia and Telecommunications

11 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 11 PhD in Information Technology at Polimi First PhD degree in Italy started in 1985 (1 Nov. 2014: start of XXX cycle) PhD School of Politecnico di Milano 18 PhD programs Central coordination PhD In IT 16% of the students of the School

12 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 12 PhD students in IT at DEIB - 2014 185 enrolled students (48 foreign) 44 titles awarded

13 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 13 The PhD in IT at DEIB 13 Goals: PhD thesis: an original research contribution advanced education by means of courses, seminars, summer schools, “minor” research, … opportunity of experience abroad, participation in conferences

14 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 14 The PhD program During the PhD program a limited teaching activity (≤ 40 hours/year) is also possible PhD program duration: 3 years (with possible extension to a fourth year) Courses: All DEIB teaching activities in English 30 credits courses (typ. 6 courses x 5 credits) ≥15credits from DEIB courses 5 credits from courses of the PhD school ≤10 credits (2 courses) may be from external PhD courses, Summer Schools.. all courses with evaluation

15 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 15 PhD students activities PhD Thesis (≥ 2 years) Courses* (30 credits) Activities without evaluation* 2Y 0.5Y **Seminars, conferences, courses without evaluation, Minor research activity,... (all contribute to student curriculum, to be agreed with Tutor) *Advanced courses (30 credits): - DEIB courses (≥15 credits), all in English (20 hrs + coursework) - one course of PhD School mandatory (5 credits) - two courses (≤10 credits) may be external (or Summer Schools)

16 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 16 Advisor: research direction Tutor: advice and study plan approval PhD students activities Research  Within Department research areas -> Find the advisor in your research area  Involvement in research projects (basic and applied research)  Develop new research ideas -> publish papers, present them at conferences – aiming at excellent research results  Write your thesis  Period of activity outside Politecnico (e.g. abroad) is highly encouraged, but not mandatory. Economical support is available.

17 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 17 Rules Study plan presentation: - Select courses as soon as possible (see list available on PhD site at DEIB, look also courses by foreign professors) - Approval by tutor -Enter info in Polimi information system. Available windows: -2014 now till end 2014 -2015 four windows (see PhD School web site for dates) – if strictly necessary, you may follow a course and enter it in the study plan afterwards (inform the Tutor, be aware of registration issues)

18 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 18 Some hints for study plan  Insert the Courses from the PhD courses list accessible from your ‘PhD Study Plan’ page (from DEIB, School, other PhD Programs)  For any type of external course (including summer schools) select:  EXTERNAL COURSES WITH EVALUATION - 1 (or 2)  Please note that formal approval of the course by the tutor is needed,  All courses should have an evaluation, otherwise a public seminar on the course must be given by the candidate  The Minor Project (optional) can be reported in the yearly report  Only the coordinator can delete courses (send formal request)

19 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 19 Deadlines  Formalize choice of advisor and tutor (end December): e-mail to  Choose courses and insert them in study plan in system  Major title and abstract (mid February)  Annual report (mid September)  Annual exam (end Sept./beginning Oct.)

20 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 20 Annual exams  Admission to the following year in October  First year: minimum 20 credits should be taken and research on major should have a good start  Second year: all courses must be completed  3rd year (August): Thesis draft to external reviewer  3rd year (October): Internal admission to the final exam  Final exam (external examiners): end of 3rd year

21 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 21 Budget, PhD duration  Each student has available 2400 euros in the triennium that can be used for:  Travel expenditures, conferences  Books, computers, …  Long sojourns are possible (up to 18 months). Scholarships are increased 50%. Formal approval by Board of Professors requested.  Additional funds for long travel/stays abroad may be available within PhD School calls (for 2 nd and 3 rd year students).  Other funding may come from the advisor’s funds, teaching...  Max duration of PhD = 6 years (each year can be repeated once)

22 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 22 Publications (2012) – average values per PhD student at the end of the program

23 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 23 Contacts Prof. Carlo Fiorini (Coordinator) Prof. Andrea Bonarini (Comp.Science and Eng.) Prof. Angelo Geraci (Electronics) Prof. Bolzern (Sys.Control) Prof. Andrea Monti Guarnieri (Telecommunications) Secretariat Francesca Clemenza Standing committee 25 Professors of DEIB Management Alippi, Amigoni, Baresi, Bascetta, Bellini, Bertuccio, Bonarini, Ceri, Capone, Castelletti, D'Amico, Ferrigno, Fiorini, Geraci, Giacomazzi, Ghezzi, Lanzi, Bolzern, Maffezzoni, Malucelli, Monti Guarnieri, Pernici, Piccardi, Rech, Sciuto (see updated list in Jan 2015) PhD students representative in the Department and in the PhD committee Giorgio Dell’Erba

24 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 24 Support for admnistration procedures Secretariat of PhD Program The secretariat is responsible for supporting the students and PhD Board in their teaching, administration activities and formalization of procedures necessary for the unrolling of the course and to obtaining the degree. It is located in the building of DEIB, ground floor Francesca Clemenza- secretariat responsible Elena Cortiana - specific support for international students

25 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 25 Mission in Italy and abroad In order to use doctoral funds for missions before leaving you have to fill the form online in the (poliself) services page accessible with your credentials. You have also to INFORM the Coordinator by email ( indicating the purpose and the periode of the mission (mission is granted by default, reply only for request of clarifications). If you don’t use the doctoral funds: you have only to fill in the on-line form before living, no information email is If you ask an advanced payment, remember to provide the documents/received related to the expenses for which the advanced payment is request. The person in charge is: Nadia Prada (tel. 3407 – ) Support for admnistration procedures Traveling

26 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 26 Support for admnistration procedures Purchases Person in charge: Virgilio Testa (tel. 3754 – ) procedure: fill the on-line request of order for the purchase: Communication Office Laura Brambilla (tel. 3427 – ) Update the Department website with your information: send a short bio in Italian and english or English only a photo link to personal pages send to

27 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 27 PhD Program WEBsite: The home page suggests all the detailed information about the training and administrative procedures for the registration and access to services of the DEIB. You are our most valuable users of the web site, please do not esitate to send us comments, suggestions on how to improve the web site. Support for admnistration procedures

28 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 28 For more information    (PhD School)  Do not be afraid to ask! (coordinator, PhD vice chairs, professors, PhD students…)

29 Prof. Carlo Fiorini 29 QUESTIONS?

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