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2014/15 PhD program in Complex Networks at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca

last modified Jun 24, 2014 05:39 PM

Applications are now being accepted for PhD students in Complex Networks for the 2014/15 PhD program at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca (www.imtlucca.it). The three year doctoral program is articulated in curricula. The 8 curricula currently offered are field-specific, although in many instances they share a common scientific background. The Complex Networks curriculum introduces a novel way to look at several natural and technological phenomena. In this curriculum we use this framework derived from the mathematics of Graph Theory, the database analysis of Computer Science and the modelling skills of Statistical Physics to describe some specific natural phenomena. Among the multidisciplinary research units at IMT, the research unit NETWORKS (Complex Networks, http://networks.imtlucca.it/) will be the primary contributor to the curriculum.


In particular, during the program students will carry out research in areas such as the analysis of communities in brain networks; the reconstruction of network of correlation from time series analysis; the use of bipartite networks spectral properties for the clustering of patients with similar diseases definition of chemical networks; the study of the root-apices interaction in plants and the study of channel networks in plants; the study of financial and economic networks from real data. Graduates from the curriculum will be qualified to work in universities, public and industrial research centers, and to take on professional roles and high-profile tasks and responsibilities in both private companies and public institutions.

All students are based in the newly restored San Francesco complex, a fully integrated campus in the historical center of the beautiful Tuscan city of Lucca. The campus includes residential facilities, including an on-site canteen, study and living rooms, and outdoor recreational spaces, all serving to add a cultural and social dimension to the professional experience of the doctoral program. Eligible students will also receive a research scholarship which amounts to approximately €13,600/year.

The PhD program at IMT attracts students from around the world, providing a truly international environment. English is the official language of the Institute. To further enhance the internationality of the program, all students have the opportunity to spend anywhere from 2-9 months abroad at a research institute or university, with the possibility of receiving additional financing through the Erasmus+ program.

To find out more about the institute, the requirements for admission and how to apply, please see http://phd.imtlucca.it. You can also sign up for our free interactive webinar (http://brightrecruits.com/webinars/) scheduled for June 5th 2014.

The deadline for applications is July 14th 2014, 6 pm Italian time.