Applications are now being accepted for PhD students in Image Analysis for the 2014/15 PhD program at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca. 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 Image Analysis curriculum focuses on the analysis of large-scale multimodal data arising in the context of biomedical imaging. Motivated by the explosion in such imaging data, the goal is to develop high-throughput and high-precision strategies to analyze intelligently these vast data sets to prove expert-driven hypothesis but to also unearth hidden, and potentially useful, patterns. Among the multidisciplinary research units at IMT, the research unit PRIAn (Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis, will be the primary contributor to the curriculum.
In particular, students learn a variety of image analysis and machine learning methods and develop new image processing and analysis algorithms that are tailored towards taking advantage of cloud infrastructures. The skills of handling large amounts of data and processing them in a distributed fashion are particularly sought-after in the job market due to the recent interest in 'big data'. Graduates from the curriculum will be qualified to seek future employment in academia, 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 our website. You can also sign up for our free interactive webinar scheduled for June 11th 2014.
The deadline for applications is July 14th 2014, 6 pm Italian time.
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