Saturday, August 16, 2008

PhD positions Politecnico di Milano

Multiple PhD positions available at Politecnico di Milano T.U
Department of Electronics and Information at Politecnico di Milano
58 PhD positions in Information Technology
Milano, Italy

The Department of Electronics and Information is actively looking for
applications from international students for the PhD program in
Information Technology.

The Department is striving to increase the number of students
international students and of students from other universities in Italy,
so as to strengthen our active international community.
Around 25 scholarships are available for students each year, as well as
a number of thematic scholarships for PhD thesis topics supported by

General information and admission policy is available at the
department web site at
or on the doctoral school website:

The grant amounts roughly to 36,000 Euro over the three years of the
PhD. Extra funding is available for participation in
international conferences, schools, and workshops. Accommodation grants
are available for international students.
Teaching and all activities are in English.

The official call can be found here, together with the procedure for the
on-line application:

The deadline is SEPTEMBER 1st (firm).

The Department of Electronics and Information at Politecnico di Milano
offers a common degree for PhD in Information technology.
Students can specialize in one of the research areas in the Department:

- Systems and Control
- Electronics
- Computer Science and Engineering
- Telecommunications

Research areas and research groups are described in the DEI web site at

In particular, recipients of this email could be interested in the
following position in the security area:

Description: In the context of the European Project WOMBAT
( we are looking for a doctoral candidate to work
on the creation of algorithms and tools for automating the reverse
engineering and analysis of malware samples captured by a global network
of honeypots. The work will range from low-level disassembly and reverse
to behaviour-oriented analysis, through the use of different types of
machine learning algorithms.

Advisor: Stefano Zanero (
Informal expressions of interest and enquiries for this position are
highly appreciated, even before the formal request for admission.

Other topics in computer science and engineering may be found at the
following website:


Further information can be requested to the PhD Program area coordinators:
- Systems and Control: Prof. Paolo Rocco,
- Electronics: Prof. Carlo Fiorini,
- Computer Science and Engineering: Prof. Barbara Pernici,
- Telecommunications: Prof. Arnaldo Spalvieri,

To get in contact with current PhD students you can contact the PhDDei

Administrative information can be requested to: Danila Ferrara,

Cordiali saluti,
Stefano Zanero

Politecnico di Milano - Dip. Elettronica e Informazione
Via Ponzio, 34/5 I-20133 Milano - ITALY
Tel. +39 02 2399-4017
Fax. +39 02 2399-3411