Thursday, 21 July 2022

Call for admissions to the National PhD in Artificial Intelligence - a.y. 2022/2023

Deadline for applications: 8 August at 1:00 pm CEST

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The call for admissions to the National PhD in Artificial Intelligence, a.y. 2022/2023, is open. The project, promoted by the Ministry of University and Research (MUR), is made of 5 national doctoral programs that share a common basis in the foundations and developments of AI. 

Each program has an area of specialisation in a strategic sector of AI application. The University of Trento participates through the DISI Department in the area AI for Society, thanks to the co-financing of two scholarships for the 38th cycle.

The co-financed scholarships for the academic year 2022/2023 concern 2 specific themes:

  1. Tuning of music information retrieval models via evolutionary computing techniques
    The PhD will focus on the application of evolutionary computing methods for the optimization of machine learning models in different music information retrieval tasks. The successful candidate will design, implement and evaluate advanced techniques merging the domains of music information retrieval and evolutionary computation, in areas such as classification of genres, emotions, audio effects, and type of instrument in large datasets of musical signals. Both offline and real-time scenarios will be investigated. 
    Contact: prof. Luca Turchet (luca.turchet [at]
  2. Towards hybrid human-machine learning and decision making
    The project will focus on the development of hybrid strategies combining human decision-makers and machine learning algorithms to improve the performance of the joint human-machine system. This challenging goal requires an interdisciplinary perspective, combining aspects of explainable AI, interactive machine learning, human-computer interaction, human decision-making and cognitive science. A relevant case study will be the development of hybrid strategies for effective public policy making
    Contact: prof. Andrea Passerini (andrea.passerini [at]

Registrations are open until 8 August at 1:00 pm (CEST). To register, candidates must apply online by connecting to the website of the University of Pisa which is the administrative headquarters of the doctorate.

For further details on the co-funded scholarships, applicants are invited to contact prof. Turchet or prof. Passerini.
For more information on the call for applications and the AI ​​for Society area, candidates are invited to visit the Department website at the dedicated webpage on National PhD in Artificial Intelligence.