Ph.D. in Software and Systems


In the aftermatch of the upsurge of communications networks, software systems are increasingly set up as distributed systems, and new service-oriented approaches to computation are coming on the scene. These are key technologies for this doctoral programme. This programme takes a special interest in the key role played by software systems as information analysis and processing systems, covering techniques and technologies like data mining or advanced numerical computing and also embracing advanced knowledge discovery techniques, as well as image data analysis issues and efficient algorithms for extracting regions of interest. The programme also probes technologies for building systems with new interactive possibilities, like virtual environments populated by both user representations and intelligent virtual humans, and addresses accessibility-derived challenges.

The PhD in Software and Systems bearing the Spanish Ministry of Education Excellence Mention is an essential part in today’s higher education for successfully training as qualified researchers in today's world. The programme aims to specialize students in research within informatics generally, also addressing individual research lines of which programme faculty are national or international leaders, heading research groups recognized by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, managing nationally or internationally funded research projects, publishing in high impact journals and supervising numerous doctoral theses.

The center (previously named Facultad de Informática) has renamed to Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Informáticos.