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PhD in Artificial Intelligence

PhD in Intelligenza Artificiale

The Italian National PhD Program in Artificial Intelligence is made of 5 federated PhD courses that bring together 61 universities and research institutions. The 5 PhD courses share a common basis in the foundations and developments of AI, and each one has an area of specialisation in a strategic sector of AI application. Each PhD course is organized by a lead university, in collaboration with the National Research Council CNR:

  • Health and life sciences, Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma
  • Agrifood and environment, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
  • Security and cybersecurity, Sapienza Università di Roma
  • Industry 4.0, Politecnico di Torino
  • Society, Università di Pisa

The PhD program has a “horizontal component”, the blue area, common to all 5 PhD courses, which provides shared training opportunities on the foundational aspects of AI. Fundamental courses will be provided on consolidated topics that can be used by all PhD students, such as:

  • Agent-based and Multi-agent Systems
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Constraints and Satisfiability
  • Human Aspects in AI
  • Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Planning
  • AI in Robotics
  • Semantic Technologies
  • Vision

as well as courses on emerging topics related to the Trustworthy, Human-centric AI focus that characterises the EU strategy for AI, such as, for example, courses on methods for Explainable AI, Ethics and Law of AI, Safety and Robustness, Fairness, Equity, and Justice of AI systems, Distributed AI, Sustainable AI (in the double meaning of sustainable AI technologies and AI systems that help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Agenda 2030), Social acceptability and adoption of AI.