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University of Milan, Italy
Computer Science and Communication Department - 2 PhD positions

The Università degli Studi di Milano is a public, multidisciplinary teaching and research institution that offers 9 Faculties, 134 study courses (divided between 1st and 2nd level degree programmes), 19 Doctoral Schools and 92 Specialization Schools. Our 2,500 professors represent the highest concentration of scientific expertise in the region and our research is ranked among the best in Italy and Europe. The University’s departments are housed in important historic edifices in the centre of Milan and in modern buildings in the area known as Città Studi (the City of Studies).


DICO Department
The Department of Computer Science and Communication (DICo) hosts 17 academics, 19 research assistants, 11 Post-Doc, 53 PhD students, and 12 support staff, in two buildings in the centre of Milan. The department maintains fifteen research laboratories in different computer science and communication fields, such as Database Security, Eidomatics and Computer Semiotics.


In particular the members of the Computer Semiotics Laboratory (CSLab) focus their research on: visual languages, end-user development, meta-design methodologies, interactive knowledge management framed in the semiotic engineering approach to HCI (Human computer interaction) studies. The Computer Semiotics Laboratory is involved in several national and international projects


and its members are involved in the organization of various international events.