Friday, June 03, 2016

10 funded positions for PhD studies in Computer Science at GSSI in L'Aquila

I have been asked to distribute this advertisement of ten fully-funded PhD positions at the Gran Sasso Science Institute, an international PhD school that is close to my heart and that is located in Abruzzo, my home region in Italy. I'd be grateful if you could distribute this announcement to potentially interested students. There are excellent opportunities for students interested in TCS.

The Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI - ), a recently established international PhD school and a Center for advanced studies in L'Aquila (ITALY), offers 10 PhD positions in Computer Science (CS).

The PhD program in CS is mainly concerned with heterogeneous distributed systems and their interactions. Different perspectives are offered to provide students with the necessary tools for the design, the implementation, the management and the use of distributed systems. The main research areas of interest are:
- Efficient algorithms for communication networks and social networks;
- Formal methods for systems correctness and analysis;
- Software engineering for efficient and resilient applications.

Apart from pursuing their own research studies, the successful candidates will have the opportunity to cooperate with members of the research group and of the Scientific Board, as well as with the frequent guests of the Institute. Detailed information about the CS research group and about the activities for the Phd program in CS can be found at

The fellowships are awarded for three years and their yearly amount is € 16.159,91 gross. Moreover all PhD students:
 - will have free accommodation at the GSSI facilities and use of the canteen;
-  will have tuition fees waived;
-  will be covered by insurance against accident and/or injury.

The application must be submitted through the online form available at and have to be accompanied by the curriculum vitae and by a statement letter describing:
 - a brief research project outlining the research challenges to consider for the PhD thesis;
 - the reasons for choosing GSSI for the PhD studies.

The deadline for application is: 1st September 2016 at 18.00 (Italian time zone).

For information see or write an email to or call +39 0862 428026.

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