Doctoral Program

Doctoral Program

Plan of Studies

The new plan of studies for 2017/2018 will be announced soon. This page describes the plan of studies of 2016/2017

The Doctoral Program in  Information Science and Technology consists of 3 years that may be extended up to a maximum of 5 years. In the first year the student must enroll in four courses plus the thesis proposal in order to complete a set of 60 ECTS:

  • 24 ECTS obtained after the completion of four courses.
  • 36 ECTS after writing a valid Thesis Project.

No student can enroll in Thesis without completing and successfully defending the Thesis Project.

The Thesis Project

The Thesis Project is a written essay that should include a detailed report on the state of the art and work related to the research theme, the description of the problem(s) intended to be solved, the possible techniques or methods used to solve that/those problem(s), an estimate of the expected results, a list of the papers that are targeted to be published and an activity plan. The thesis project will be evaluated in a public session by a Committee of three Professors.

Once the student obtains the 60 ECTS he/she should dedicate full time to research activities aiming at the writing of the final dissertation. This research work will be supervised by a department member and will be structured according to the framework of one of the CISUC research groups.

Final Dissertation
During the research period the PhD students will be totally integrated in the activities of one research group from CISUC. The final Thesis should be submitted within a maximum of 5 years time after the beginning of the course.

Available Courses in 2016/2017

Advanced Topics in CommunicationsFernando Boavida
Research MethodsLuis Paquete
Advanced Topics on Artificial IntelligenceLuis Macedomacedo(at)dei.uc.pt
Software Reuse and Project Patterns
Fernando Barros
StatisticsPaulo Oliveirapaulo(at)mat.uc.pt
Dependability of Computer SystemsRaúl Barbosa
Advanced Topics in Sensors and Actuators
Jorge Sá Silva
Development of Socio-Technical Systems
Licínio Roque
Technologies and Learning
António Mendes
Advanced Topics on Informations Systems
Álvaro Rocha
Advanced Topics on Cognitive ModelingAmilcar Cardosoamilcar(at)dei.uc.pt
Advanced Topics on GeomathematicsGil Ritogil(at)mat.uc.pt
Modeling and Simulation Theory
Fernando Barros
Connectivity and Patterns RecognitionBernardete Ribeirobribeiro(at)dei.uc.pt
Real Time Learning in Intelligent SystemsAntónio Douradodourado(at)dei.uc.pt
Biosignals Analysis and ProcessingJorge Henriques
Evolutionary and Complex SystemsCarlos Fonseca