The ICT international doctorate involves prestigious universities and research bodies as formal partners, providing the possibility for doctoral students to obtain a double international PhD degree.
It is an effective formula for training doctoral students towards a broad vision of research activity and an ability to work with different teams and environments.
The universities and partner bodies are as follows:
1. INRS - INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
Topics: nonlinear optical phenomena, ultrafast optics, THz spectroscopy. The collaborative research topics mainly concern the topics related to the research activity of Prof. Roberto Morandotti, who for over 10 years has been collaborating with members of the Doctoral School Committee. In particular, the group deals with non-linear optics, telecommunications and Quantum Technologies.
2. HWU - HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Topics: applications in bio-engineering and materials technologies.
3. ULB - UNIVERSIT LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Topics: automatic controls and mobile robotics, with particular interest in autonomous driving techniques for multirotor aircraft (for example quadcopters or multicopters).
4. TML - TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
Topics: artificial intelligence, non-axiomatic reasoning systems and their applications.
5. UB - UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE
6. ETN (European Training Network) Enlightem, https://enlightem.eu/
in partnership with:
University: IMDEA Networks Institute, Spain; TUDelft, Netherlands; OzyeginUniversitesi, Turkey; SUPSI, Switzerland; University of Edimburgh, UK;
Companies: pureLiFi, LightBee, Toshiba, Ford
Topic: Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are driving a revolution in lighting systems thanks to their superior energy efficiency and are already entering the Internet of Things (IoT) market with integrated sensorial functionality. The project deals with various technological and systems aspects related to the development of Visible Light Communication (VLC) systems, with particular attention to sustainability issues.
In addition to these formal partnerships, the ICT doctorate maintains active collaborations with many international research groups based in universities and foreign research institutions. Among the most important, we highlight:
- KarlsruherInstitut fur Technologie (KIT), Germany.
Scientific collaboration on graphene electronic devices.
- Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Svitzerland.
Scientific and technological collaboration with the Laboratory for Advanced Semiconductor Photonics and Electronics (LASPE).
- CNRS - CRHEA – Centre Recherche Heteroepitaxie et ses Applications, France.
Internships and Scientific Collaboration.
- University ofCambridge, UK.
Scientific collaboration with the NMS (Nanomaterials and Spectroscopy Group) research group of the Department of Engineering.
- University of Gand, Belgium.
Scientific collaboration on issues in the telecommunications sector.
- ICREA, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.
Theoretical scientific collaboration on quantum information
- Key Laboratory of Quantum Information, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China.
Scientific experimental collaboration on quantum information and quantum optics.
- School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK.
Theoretical scientific collaboration on quantum information issues and open quantum systems.
- Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory, RIKEN Institute, Tokyo, Japan.
Scientific collaboration on issues of quantum technologies and open quantum systems.
- Centro Brasileiro de PesquisasFísícas (CBPF), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Experimental scientific collaboration, with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) devices, on quantum information issues and open quantum systems.