Doctoral Degree in Information and Communications Technology (TTIN): 2014-15

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Candidate profile and admission requirements

The recommended entry profile is that of graduates or graduates who are in any of the situations referred to in Article 6 and the second additional provision of Royal Decree 99/2011 of January 28 which have skills and knowledge in one of the main research lines involved in the PhD program.

To access in a UIB doctorate you must have completed a total of 300 credits ECTS (60 of which must be on an official university master's degree course).

Also can access to the doctorate, without holding an official university masters's degree, the candidates that have obtained the Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA), regulated by the Royal Decree 778/1998, of 30 April, or the Sufficiency Researcher, regulated by the Royal Decree 185/1985, or that hold a title of a bachelor's degree of 300 credits ECTS according to the European regulation.  Besides this, each Doctoral Programme, may establish specific admission requirements .

Admissions (Pre-Registration) : This is the process in which the student applies for admission into the desired University programme. During this process, available places are allotted according to the admissions process and the marks obtained by each applicant. Pre-registration is open throughout the year.

The academic commission of the doctoral program will carry out the final admission of PhD students.

Specialist and Cross-cutting Training Activities

Cross-Training activities planned for the first semester:

  • Communication skills in English: Written and Oral expression (Module I).
  • Entrepreneurship

Cross-Training activities planned for the second semester:

  • Communication skills in English: Written and Oral expression (Module II).
  • Ethics and integrity in scientific research.

Annual activities:

  • Review of the state of the art research theme
  • Models of technology transfer
  • To give research seminars
  • Preparation and presentation of a scientific communication
  • Research stay at another center

Tutorial Plan

The academic committee of the Doctoral Programme will assign a tutor to the applicant (once he or she is admitted). The tutor will be a doctor with accredited research experience and involved in the doctoral programme. Within six months from the first enrolment, the academic committee of the doctorate will assign to every student a thesis supervisor, which may or may not be the same as the tutor.

The direction and supervision of training activities and the doctoral thesis conform the
" Procedures for doctorates of UIB (RD99/2011) "

Academic Committee Members

Coordinator  Alberto Ortiz Rodríguez
Secretary   Gabriel Cardona Juanals
Member   Bartomeu Coll Vicens
Member   Guillem Femenias Nadal
Member   Carlos Juiz García
Member   Joan Torrens Sastre
Member   Xavier Varona Gómez

General Objectives

Doctoral studies aim to provide advanced education to students in research techniques, and. They include the development and presentation of a corresponding doctorate thesis that consists of original work in research.

Doctoral studies aim to provide students with advanced training in research techniques. Usual activities in these studies could incorporate courses, seminars, or other activities directed at education in research. This also involves the preparation and presentation of a doctoral thesis, which needs to be an original work of research. Specific objectives of the Doctoral Programmes of the Balearic Islands University are: to train researchers and form research teams to successfully address current societal challenges making use of new sciences, techniques and methodologies; to promote the training of the teaching faculty, and to perfect professional, scientific, technical and artistic development of postgraduates.

Research Areas

  1. Networks and communications
  2. Information engineering
  3. Sustainability and energy efficiency
  4. Performance Engineering
  5. Distributed embedded systems, industrial informatics and industrial communications
  6. Computer vision
  7. Industrial, mobile, and service robotics
  8. Human-computer interaction
  9. Computer graphics
  10. Software Engineering
  11. Fuzzy logic and information fusion
  12. Digital image processing and analysis
  13. Dynamic Systems
  14. Computational Biology

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