The PhD program in Data Analytics and Decision Sciences (DADS) aims at training highly qualified senior data analysts and data managers capable of carrying out research at universities, international institutions, tech and financial companies, regulatory authorities, and other public bodies.
The program stems from the cooperation between three departments: Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria (DEIB), Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale (DIG), Dipartimento di Matematica (DMAT), and the Center for Analysis, Decisions and Society (CADS) at Human Technopole. It gives the enrolled students the opportunity to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment with strong connections to international research centers and private companies. The program provides successful candidates with the opportunity to acquire a high degree of professional expertise in specific scientific and technological fields.
The program lasts three years: upon its successful completion and final exam, candidates will be awarded the title of PhD in Data Analytics and Decision Sciences. The first year is devoted to the courses that build the broad competence and the strong interdisciplinary set of skills required by data analytics. The next two years focus on the development of the Doctoral thesis. Students are required to spend at least one semester in a research institution abroad, taking advantage of the network of international collaborations of the three departments involved in the program.
All the students enrolled in the DADS Doctoral Program are supported by scholarships from public institutions and private companies. Each year, a call for application to PhD positions and scholarships is issued around April (see http://www.dottorato.polimi.it/en/looking-for-a-phd/call-for-positions-and-scholarships/ for more details).