PhD program in Computational Mathematics and Decision Sciences

The institution

The University of Pavia, founded in 1361, is one of the world’s oldest academic institutions. Today almost 24,000 students, from both Italy and overseas, study at our University. Pavia, as a city-campus, offers students a unique experience in Italy and rare in Europe: to stay at one of 20 University colleges. Pavia is a city in northern Italy with 70,000 inhabitants located 30 km south of Milan, connected by regional and suburban trains every 10 minutes. Life in Pavia is both pleasant and affordable, particularly in comparison with much higher housing and living costs in Milan and other urban centres in Lombardy. Pavia’s campus offers a unique university experience to students who can enjoy countless events, festivals, exhibitions, concerts and sport activities, at all levels.

The program

The PhD in “Computational Mathematics and Decision Sciences” aims at offering graduate students solid skills in Computational Mathematics, Computational Physics, Scientific Computing, Statistics, Decision Sciences, Optimization, Machine Learning, as well as an interdisciplinary view of Applied Mathematics, Physics and decision processes under uncertainty. The program gives a solid theoretical and computational grounding for high level research in universities, international research institutions and industry. This international PhD program is organized jointly with the Institute of Computational Sciences (ICS) of the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI).

The 3-year PhD program is organized into one and a half  year of courses and seminars, followed by one and a half year of research activities leading to the doctoral thesis. Multidisciplinary interchange with other graduate programs in the PhD schools of Pavia, USI Lugano and the other participating Institutes and  international partners is also encouraged.

The main career opportunities offered by the PhD in Computational Mathematics and Decision Sciences are careers at universities and at public and private research institutions, both in Italy and abroad; employment in industries to carry out research, modeling, data analysis, etc.; employment with consulting and information technology companies; statistical and financial consulting activities; banks and insurance companies

For more information:

Coordinator of the PhD program: Prof. Luca Pavarino

PhD program website