The PhD Program in ICT at the University of L’Aquila offers the following two scholarships:

1) Machine learning techniques for systems with limited computing resources and extremely low energy consumption, applied to multi-sensor microsystems
Development of Machine Learning (ML) techniques for applications in integrated multi-sensors, applied in multiple contexts. Identification and implementation of on-chip and ad-hoc ML algorithms that can guarantee smart functionality in the identified application contexts and minimise power dissipation in the computational phases.

2) Software efficiency through the use of Machine Learning techniques
The objective of the proposed research consists of:

  • Devising new approaches that, through the use of ML, allow you to create energy-efficient software configurations;
  • Analyzing the energy cost associated with the use of the ML itself;
  • Proposing trade-off analysis solutions;
  • Conducting empirical experiments to validate the goodness of the
    techniques identified.

The topics stem from the richness of research interests of faculties in our department (, in the Center of Excellence DEWS (, and in the Center of Excellence EX_EMERGE (, which combine Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics.

Our PhD program in ICT also offers an opportunity to spend training periods in worldwide renowned schools having a formal institutional agreement with the University of L’Aquila, such as the University of California at Berkeley, the University of California at Los Angeles, Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), ETH Zurich, University College London, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Cambridge, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, University of Tabriz, Tianjin University.

Our PhD students will also enjoy a wide choice of courses and a rich schedule of seminars held by scientists of international reputation (

The deadline to submit your application is 28/10/2021

Call for applications:

Open PhD Positions in ICT at the University of L’Aquila (Italy)