Engineering in Computer Science
La documentazione richiesta per la prova di valutazione dei titoli deve essere presentata entro il 05/09/2018 tramite la procedura online presso il sito Web del dottorato in Ingegneria Informatica: http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~dottoratoii/applications/admission.php. Si noti che oltre a questa procedura il candidato deve anche registrarsi sul portale web INFOSTUD, come indicato nel bando. Tre delle otto borse sono finanziate dal Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Automatica e Gestionale nell'ambito del Progetto Dipartimenti di Eccellenza e verterà su temi di ricerca nell'ambito della sicurezza informatica. La commissione verificherà la competenza e l'interesse dei candidati a svolgere ricerca nell'ambito dei temi del progetto. Se non vi saranno candidati ammessi idonei e interessati, una o più delle tre suddette borse non verranno erogate. ***** English: The documents required for the evaluation of qualifications must be submitted by 05/09/2018 through the online procedure at the Ph.D in Engineering in Computer Science Web page: http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~dottoratoii/applications/admission.php. Notice that in addition to this procedure the candidate must also register on the INFOSTUD Web portal, as indicated in this announcement. Three out of eight scholarships are funded by the Department of Computer, Control, and Management Engineering under the Department of Excellence Program and are focused on research in cybersecurity. The admission committee will assess the qualifications and interest of the candidates to pursue research in the context of the project. If there will be no qualified and interested admitted candidates, one or more of the aforementioned scholarships will not be assigned.
The goal of the Ph.D. in Engineering in Computer Science is to train: i) experts in computer science and engineering able to develop new technologies and methodologies both in the academia and in public and private research institutions; ii) specialists of very high professional level with engineering skills able to transfer technological and methodological advances into leading application sectors such as informatics and robotics, in industrial contexts, as well as in services, and public administration. Areas of interest of the Ph.D. in Computing Science and Engineering include: Computer architectures and networks; Algorithm engineering and complexity analysis; Software engineering; Artificial intelligence; Knowledge representation; Artificial Intelligence and Robotics; Information systems; Databases; Distributed Systems; Web and social networks; Software oriented computing; Cyber security and intelligence; Computer vision and computer graphics; Human-computer interaction; Multi-agent and Multi-robot systems. The overall activity of Ph.D. students during the three years of the Ph.D program can be quantified in 180 ECTS credits (simply ECTS in the following), 30 of which (corresponding to 50% of work load of one year) are devoted to studying, and 150 of which (corresponding to one year and a half of work) are devoted to carrying on research and writing the thesis. The credits are divided as following: A 0-30 credits for completion of the curriculum of basic studies, chosen from the regular courses from the graduate and undergraduate curricula offered at Sapienza. The Admission Commission makes a proposal for the assignment of credits of type A. B 12-18 credits for specialized modules offered by the Doctorate, by the Master Programmes or for courses offered by qualified institutions requiring a final exam, that must be approved by the Board of Lecturers. C 12 credits for the attendance of summer schools, tutorials at conferences, and departmental seminars (usually on the basis of 0.5 credits for each 1 hour seminar), in order to ensure the integration of the post-graduate students in the life of the department and the development of multi-disciplinary competence in the various research areas of Engineering in Computer Science. According to the organization of the Ph.D. in Engineering in Computer Science, the Ph.D. Board of lecturers is in charge of planning the individual and collective educational activities for students. Individual activities are established also on the basis of the suggestions of the Admission Commission, which evaluated the applications to the Ph.D. for the cycle at hand. In addition, a Thesis Committee is assigned to each student, formed by an advisor, chosen by the student, a co-advisor and, optionally, a third member, appointed by the Ph.D. Board. At least one of the members of the Thesis Committee has to be a member of the Ph.D. Board of lecturers. If the scholarship is granted by an external institution, the Thesis Committee includes an additional representative of that institution as well. The activity of Ph.D. students can be summarized as follows. During the first year, students start their educational program and their research activity. The teaching program consists of a series of Ph.D. courses held especially for students by teachers from the department, or invited from other Italian or foreign institutions. Courses cover the main areas of interest of the Ph.D. program. These kind of courses allow students to achieve CFU of Type B. As a complement to the Ph.D. educational program, students may be asked to take courses from M.Sc. (type A or B), or national or international Ph.D. schools (type B). As said, seminars offered by the department allow students to achieve credits of type C. The research activity for the Ph.D. thesis starts in the first year of the Ph.D. program, and continues in the second and in the third year. The research is conducted under the supervision of the Thesis Committee. At the end of the first year, Ph.D. students present to the Ph.D. Board a brief overview of the state of the art of their area of interest, and sketch the main lines of the research goals they intend to pursue. Admission to the second year is subject to fulfillment of the expected educational objectives and to the preliminary research results obtained during the first year. During the second year, students typically spend some months (usually six) abroad in prestigious universities or other research institutions. At the end of the second year, each student prepares a 20-page report on her or his research activity. Admission to the third year is subject to completion of their educational program and to the scientific quality of the research results obtained during the first two years. At the end of the third year, the Ph.D. Board appoints, for each student, two external reviewers from prominent national or international research institutions, which are asked to evaluate the quality of the thesis. Then, the thesis is defended in front of an internal evaluation commission, which includes the members of the Thesis Committee, and in front of the Ph.D. Board. The internal evaluation commission formulates an evaluation of the student's thesis. The Ph.D. Board then produces a final evaluation on the basis of the thesis, the thesis presentation, and the overall activity carried out by the student during the three years, taking into account the reports of both the internal evaluation commission and the external reviewers. Most of the results contained in the thesis are expected to be published in high quality journals and conferences. The majority of the PhDs are employed in research institutions including universities, public and private research centers. In the recent past, a significant number of PhDs has been involved in the creation of start-ups with a strong focus on innovation. -------------------------------------------------------------- Below we report in English also the qualifications of the members of the PhD board.s The members of the Ph.D. Board have a very significant scientific production, and form research teams considered among the most qualified worldwide (the Board includes 4 ECCAI fellows, 2 AAAI fellows, 2 ACM fellows, 1 EATCS fellow, and 1 ER Fellow). Many of them are recipients of grants from the major funding agencies (national and international). The Department on Computer, Control, and Management Engineering (DIAG) has been selected among the 180 Italian departments of excellence and will be granted 8.5 million Euros of funding from the Italian Ministry of Education, University, and Research, in order to establish an international center of excellence in cybersecurity, strenghtening and promoting the department's expertise in different research areas by investing in highly-qualified human resources, infrastructures, and teaching activities. Also, the members of the PhD board have obtained excellent results in the Anvur VQR 2011-2014, which helped to pose DIAG at the top positions among Italian departments active in Engineering in Computer Science (settore ING\INF-05), i.e., first among large and medium Universities, and 14th in the general ranking. According to this evaluation, DIAG is the top Department in Sapienza for the Area 9 (Ingegneria Industriale e dell'informazione). The research in the Ph.D. core topics has a significant impact. Eleven members of the Ph.D. Board have an h-index equal or greater than 30, and four have an h-index greater than 50, including three former coordinators of the Ph.D. program (Lenzerini, De Giacomo and Nardi) (source: Google scholar, 23/11/2017). Several of them are included in the ranking of the top Italian scientists, which considers Italian researchers from all scientific fields, operating in Italy or abroad, and it is based on the h-index value. In particular, two former coordinators of the Ph.D. (Lenzerini and De Giacomo) are respectively the third and sixth among researchers working in Italian institutions in the ranking of the top scientists in computer science. The ranking is available at the http://www.topitalianscientists.org/ web site. Below we report the list of the most important project grants obtained by the members of the Ph.D. Board in the last 5 years, the most prestigious awards they received, the most important roles they played in the research community as members of the editorial board of international journals and of the Steering Committee of conferences, and as organizers of internationals scientific events. We also list the research papers they produced that received by a high number of citations or that have been awarded as best or most influential papers for a conference series. PROJECT GRANTS -------------- -- Projects funded by the European Union (E.U.) • FP7-CP D435.000, ACSI - Artifact-centric service interoperation, G. De Giacomo, ending 31/05/2013 • FP7-CP D729.424, NIFTi - Natural human-robot cooperation in dynamic environments, F. Pirri, ending 31/12/2013 • FP7-CP D127.800, ECHORD - European Clearing House for Open Robotics Development, S4R, D. Nardi, ending 30/09/2013 • FP7-CP D802.488, OPTIQUE - Scalable End-user Access to Big Data, R. Rosati, ending 31/10/2016 • FP7-CP D62.680, GreenerBuilding - An ubiquitous embedded systems framework for energy-aware buildings using activity and context knowledge, M. Mecella, ending 31/08/2013 • FP7-IRSES D18.000, EUSACOU - European south american network on combinatorial optimization under uncertainty, A. Marchetti Spaccamela, ending 31/07/2014 • EUREKA Eurostars D110.500, BLEND - Blending technologies for ubiquitous realtime data access, R. Baldoni, ending 02/05/2012 • LLP Leonardo da Vinci D45.114, Understand IT, M. Temperini, ending 26/12/2012 • FP7-CSA D323.675, ROCKIN - Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics, D. Nardi, ending 31/12/2015 • FP7-CSA D56.346, CROSSOVER - Bridging Communities for Next Generation Policy Making, R. Baldoni, ending 30/06/2013 • CIPS D95.962, CRISADMIN - CRitical Infrastructure Simulation of ADvanced Models on Interconnected Networks resilience, R. Baldoni, ending 31/08/2014 • FP7-CP D753.968, TRADR - Long-Term Human-Robot Teaming for Robot-Assisted Disaster Response, F. Pirri, ending 31/12/2017 • CIP D212.200, VOICE - Virtual Open Incubation Ecosystem, M. Mecella/S. Vassos, ending 28/02/2017 • CIPS D95.962, CRISADMIN - CRitical Infrastructure Simulation of ADvanced Models on Interconnected Networks resilience, R. Baldoni, ending 31/08/2014 • H2020 D366.750, FLOURISH - Aerial Data Collection and Analysis, and Automated Ground Intervention for Precision Farming, D. Nardi, ending 31/08/2018 • H2020 D993.750, SECONDHANDS - SecondHands: A Robot Assistant For Industrial Maintenance Tasks, F. Pirri, ending 30/04/2020 • FP7-CP D 753.968, TRADR - Long-Term Human-Robot Teaming for Robot-Assisted Disaster Response, F. Pirri, ending 31/12/2017 • CIP D 212.200, VOICE - Virtual Open Incubation Ecosystem, M. Mecella, ending 31/08/2017 • FP7, PANOPTESEC, R. Baldoni, ending 31/10/2016 -- Projects funded by Italian Institutions • ASI – Agenzia Spaziale Italiana D294.735, SARFIRE – Spaceborn SAR imagery and environmental data fusion for the dynamical evaluation of land regions susceptibility to fire, F. Pirri, ending 09/02/2012 • Fondazione S. Lucia D81.000, Progetto ARISLA Brain-computer interface devices to support individual autonomy in locked-in individuals, M. Mecella, ending 31/10/2013 • MISE, Industria 2015 D115.228, Progetto di innovazione industriale Nuove Tecnologie per il Made in Italy “Speaky Acutattile”, D. Nardi, ending 31/05/2014 • CHIST-ERA D343.000, COACHES - Cooperative Autonomous robots in Complex and Humans EnvironmentS , L. Iocchi, ending 30/09/2017 • Regione Lazio D 193.718, IncontraRicerca: un portale per favorire l’incontro tra la ricerca e le applicazioni, A. Marchetti Spaccamela, ending 7/8/2018 • MIUR-PRIN 2012 D 55.713, AMANDA: Algorithmics for MAssive and Networked Data, C. Demetrescu, ending 8/3/2017 • MIUR-PRIN 2010-11 D 155.288, TENACE: Protezione delle Infrastrutture Critiche Nazionali da Minacce Cibernetiche, R. Baldoni, ending 1/2/2016 • MIUR-PRIN 2010-11 D 157.410, GenData 2020, Data-Centric Genomic Computing, M. Lenzerini, ending 1/2/2016 AWARDS ------- Many members of the Ph.D. Board received in the years awards by several institutions. Among the awards received over the last decade, we mention: Maurizio Lenzerini, IBM Faculty Award, 2008 Maurizio Lenzerini, ACM Recognition of Service Award, 2008 Maurizio Lenzerini, IBM Open Collaborative Faculty Award, 2008 Maurizio Lenzerini ECCAI Fellow, 2008 Maurizio Lenzerini ACM Fellow, 2009 Daniele Nardi ECCAI Fellow, 2009 Giuseppe De Giacomo, IBM Open Collaborative Faculty Award, 2009 Giuseppe De Giacomo, IBM Open Collaborative Faculty Award, 2010 Roberto Baldoni, IBM Faculty Award, 2010 Roberto Baldoni, EPTS innovation Award, 2011 Maurizio Lenzerini, ACM Recognition of Service Award, 2011 Maurizio Lenzerini, member of the Academia Europaea, since 2011 Camil Demetrescu, Distinguished Paper Award at the ACM OOPSLA conference, 2011 Giuseppe De Giacomo ECCAI Fellow, 2012 Roberto Baldoni, IBM Open Collaborative Faculty Award, 2012 Giuseppe De Giacomo, Maurizio Lenzerini, Massimo Mecella, Test-of-Time Award for ICSOC, 2013 Giuseppe De Giacomo, Best paper award at the RR conference, 2013 Giorgio Ausiello EATCS Fellow, 2014 Roberto Baldoni Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, 2015 Giuseppe De Giacomo ACM Fellow, 2015 Giuseppe De Giacomo AAAI Fellow, 2016 Riccardo Rosati EurAI (ex ECCAI) Fellow, 2016 Daniele Nardi Best Robocup paper Award, at the IROS conference 2016 Maurizio Lenzerini AAAI Fellow, 2017 Maurizio Lenzerini ER Fellow, 2017 Roberto Baldoni, Roberto Beraldi and Leonardo Querzoni, Test of Time Award at DEBS 2017 Massimo Mecella, best paper award at CAiSE 2017 EDITORIAL ROLES, COMMITTE MEMBERSHIPS, AND CHAIRMANSHIPS OF SCIENTIFIC EVENTS ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- All members of the Ph.D. Board have an active leading role in the international scientific community. For instance, besides participating to the PC of the most prestigious conferences and events in CS, they recently have had, among others, the following roles: -- Participation to the editorial board of international journals or to the Steering committee of internationally renowned conference series (only a selection): Giorgio Ausiello Associate Editor of Theoretical Computer Science Giorgio Ausiello Editor in Chief of LNCS Advanced Research in Computing and Software Science (ARCoSS) Giorgio Ausiello member of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Algorithms and Complexity (CIAC) Roberto Baldoni member of the Steering Committee of Dependable Systems and Network (DSN) Conference series Roberto Baldoni vice Chair of IEEE technical Committee on Dependable and Fault Tolerant Systems (DISC) Roberto Baldoni member of the Steering committee of the OPODIS conference series, 2014-2016 Giuseppe De Giacomo Associate Editor of JAIR, 2008 – 2015 Giuseppe De Giacomo Review Editor of Artificial Intelligence, since 2014 Giuseppe De Giacomo Editorial Board member of Acta Informatica, since 2015 Giuseppe De Giacomo Vice President of the Steering Committee of KR Inc., since 2016 Giuseppe De Giacomo in the AAAI Fellow Selection Committee, since 2017 Giuseppe De Giacomo in the ECCAI/EurAI Fellow Selection Committee, since 2014 Camil Demetrescu, Chairman Dahl-Nygaard Award Committee 2018 Camil Demetrescu, Associate Editor of Mathematical Programming Computation (MPC) Camil Demetrescu, Scientific Board Member of the Dagstuhl Artifacts Series (DARTS), since 2016 Luca Iocchi Trustee of the Robocup Federation Alberto Marchetti-Spaccamela member of the Steering Committee of the Graph Theoretic Concepts in Computer Science Workshop series Fiora Pirri member of the Cognitive Robotics Conference Massimo Mecella member of the Steering committee of IEEE Service Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA) Riccardo Rosati member of the Steering Committee of the Nonmonotonic Reasoning Workshop (NMR) Riccardo Rosati member of the Steering committee of the Description Logic Workshop (DL) Riccardo Rosati member of the Editorial Board of the Artificial Intelligence Journal Alberto Marchetti Spaccamela member of the EATCS Council Alberto Marchetti Spaccamela member of the Steering Committee ATMOS Alberto Marchetti Spaccamela Editor of Theoretical Computer Science Marco Temperini Associate Editor of the International Journal on Distance Education Technologies (IJDET) Marco Temperini member of the Steering Sommittee of the International workshop on Interactive Environments and Emerging Technologies for eLearning (IEETeL) Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Secretary of the EATCS (European Association for Computer Science) Ioannis Chatzigiannakis member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Sciences Roberto Baldoni Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee of the International Symposium on Distributed Computing (DISC) conference series Roberto Baldoni co-Chair of the U.S.-Italy Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology Cooperation working group on cyber security Roberto Baldoni Director of the Cyber Security National Laboratory of CINI. Roberto Baldoni Coordinator of the Italian National Committee for Cybersecurity Research. Maurizio Lenzerini Area Editor of Information Systems Maurizio Lenzerini Area Editor of Logic Journal of the IGPL Maurizio Lenzerini Area Editor of Journal of Applied Logic Maurizio Lenzerini Associate Editor of the ACM Journal of Data and Information Quality (JDIQ) Maurizio Lenzerini member of the Editorial Board of the LMCS - Logical Methods in Computer Science Maurizio Lenzerini member of the Editorial Board of Big Data Research, Elsevier Maurizio Lenzerini member of the Editorial Board of Intelligenza Artificiale Maurizio Lenzerini Chair of the Executive Committee of the ACM Principles of Database Systems (PODS) from 2010 to 2012 Maurizio Lenzerini Member of the Executive Committee of the ACM Principles of Database Systems (PODS) from 2006 to 2016 Maurizio Lenzerini Member of the Executive Committee of the ACM Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD) from 2010 to 2012 Maurizio Lenzerini Chair of of the ACM SIGMOD Awards Committee 2016 Maurizio Lenzerini Member of the steering committee of the International Conference on Database Theory (ICDT) from 2001 to 2009 Domenico Lembo member of the Steering Committee of the Web Reasoning and Rule Systems Conference Series -- General/PC Chair or organizers of internationally renowned conferences (only a selection): Maurizio Lenzerini PC Chair of the ACM Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (PODS), 2008 Alberto Marchetti Spaccamela PC co-Chair International ICST Conference on Theory and Practice of Algorithms in (Computer) Systems, 2011 Daniele Nardi President of the Robocup Federation 2011-2014 Giuseppe De Giacomo & Marco Schaerf Organizers of the International Conference Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR), 2012 Maurizio Lenzerini General Chair of the ACM Symposium on Principles of Database Systems (PODS), 2012 Domenico Lembo General Chair of the International Workshop on Description Logics (DL), 2012 Domenico Lembo PC co-Chair of the International Conference on Web Reasoning and Rule Systems (RR), 2013 Roberto Baldoni PC Chair of the Symposium on Principles of Distributed Systems (OPODIS), 2013 Massimo Mecella PC co-Chair of the IEEE Conference on Service Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA), 2013 Giuseppe De Giacomo PC Chair della International Conference Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR), 2014 Leonardo Querzoni General Chair of the International Conference on Principles of Distributed Systems, 2014 Riccardo Rosati PC coChair of the International Workshop on Description Logics (DL), 2014 Camil Demetrescu, co-Chair of the Artifact Evaluation Committee of the 28th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP), 2014 Camil Demetrescu, co-Chair of the Artifact Evaluation Committee of the 29th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP), 2015 Roberto Baldoni Chair of the The William C. Carter PhD Dissertation Award in Dependability, 2015 Massimo Mecella, General Chair of the of IEEE International Conference on Service Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA), 2015 Massimo Mecella General Chair of the International Conference on Mobile Web and Intelligent Information Systems (MobiWis), 2015 Camil Demetrescu, General Chair of the European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming (ECOOP), 2016 Maurizio Lenzerini PC co-Chair of the 29th International Workshop on Description Logics (DL), 2016 Domenico Lembo PC co-Chair of the Reasoning Web Summer School (RW), 2017 Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, PC co-chair, IEEE Workshop on Pervasive Sensing for Sustainable Smart Cities and Smart Buildings (PerSCB), 2018 Riccardo Rosati PC coChair of the International Conference on Web Intelligence, Mining and Semantics (WIMS), 2018 Silvia Bonomi PC co-chair of the IFIP International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS), 2018. Marco Temperini Chair of the International Conference on Web Based Learning, (ICWL), 2016 PRESTIGIOUS PUBLICATIONS ------------------------ M. Lenzerini. Data integration: A theoretical perspective. PODS 2002. 2928 citations (Google scholar, 24/11/2017) C. Batini, M. Lenzerini, S.B. Navathe. A comparative analysis of methodologies for database schema integration. ACM computing surveys. 1986. 2470 citations (Google scholar, 24/11/2017) D. Calvanese, G. De Giacomo, D. Lembo, M. Lenzerini, R. Rosati. Tractable reasoning and efficient query answering in description logics: The DL-Lite family. Journal of Automated reasoning. 2007. 1203 citations (Google scholar, 24/11/2017) P. Plebani, A. Marrella, M. Mecella, M. Mizmizi, B. Pernici. Multi-party Business Process Resilience By-Design: A Data-Centric Perspective. CAiSE 2017. Best Paper Award D. Berardi, D. Calvanese, G. De Giacomo, M. Lenzerini, M. Mecella. Automatic composition of e-services that export their behavior. ICSOC 2003. Test of Time Award in 2013. S. R. F. Fanello, I. Gori, F. Pirri. Arm-Hand behaviours modelling: from attention to imitation. In Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Advances Visual Computing. Best Paper Award. ISVC, Advances in Visual Computing, 616-627, 2010 F. Riccio, E. Borzi, G. Gemignani, D. Nardi. Multi-robot search for a moving target: Integrating world modeling, task assignment and context. IROS 2016. Best Paper Award F. Baader, D. Calvanese, D. L. McGuinness, D. Nardi, P.F. Patel-Schneider. The description logic handbook: Theory, implementation and applications. Springer 2003. 10302 citations (Google scholar, 24/11/2017) G. Ausiello, P. Crescenzi, G. Gambosi, V. Kann, A. Marchetti-Spaccamela, M. Protasi. Complexity and approximation: Combinatorial optimization problems and their approximability properties. Springer Science & Business Media. 1999. 1980 citations (Google scholar, 24/11/2017) R. Baldoni, R. Beraldi, V. Quéma, L. Querzoni, S. Tucci Piergiovanni. TERA: topic-based event routing for peer-to-peer architectures. DEBS 2007. Test of Time Award in 2017. C. Demetrescu, I. Finocchi, A. Ribichini. Reactive Imperative Programming with Dataflow Constraints. Proceedings of the 26th ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications (OOPSLA 2011), 407–426, 2011. Distinguished Paper Award. For further details, please visit the website of the Ph.D. in Engineering in Computer Science: http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~dottoratoii/
Le date della prova orale saranno pubblicate il 17/09/2018. Avranno inizio il 20/09/2018 presso il DIAG - Via Ariosto, 25
Giorno scadenza presentazione titoli: 05/09/2018.
Pubblicazione esiti: 17/09/2018
Prof.ssa Antonella Poggi - Sapienza Università di Roma
Prof. Daniele Nardi - Sapienza Università di Roma
Prof. Ioannis Chatzigiannakis - Sapienza Università di Roma
Prof. Giuseppe Santucci - Sapienza Università di Roma
Prof. Marco Schaerf - Sapienza Università di Roma
Prof. Roberto Beraldi - Sapienza Università di Roma