Ph.D. Students in the area of algorithms
Scadenza: 30 September 2021
The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) has opened two positions at the Department of Innovative Technologies (DTI) located in the new USI-SUPSI Campus in Lugano-Viganello (Campus Est), in particular at the Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence (IDSIA), two full time (100%) positions for Ph.D. Students in the area of algorithms. Contract start 1.11.2021 or date to be agreed.


  • Design and analysis of algorithms and data structures, with a special focus on approximation algorithms for network problems and resource scheduling.
  • Moderate teaching duties as TA for classes at USI and SUPSI.
  • Publications in journals and conferences of good level.
  • Writing a Ph.D. thesis.


  • Master Degree in Computer Science or related areas (obtained or close to be obtained).
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

We offer

  • Fixed-term employment contract.
  • An international working environment.
  • Participation in high-profile conferences, workshop and schools.
  • Attractive salary, in line with Swiss standards and the candidate's experience.

Additional information

The requirements for this function are published within the “Direttive interne SUPSI” and within “Regolamento del personale SUPSI” on the Italian website.

For further information, please contact:
Fabrizio Grandoni

Applicants should submit the following documents, written in English:

  • Curriculum vitae with publications list and possibly link to the thesis.
  • List of exams and their grades obtained during the Bachelor and the Master of Science.
  • List of three references (with e-mail addresses).
  • Motivation letter, including a brief description of past research experience and future interests (1-2 pages).

Applications will be considered only if submitted electronically within September 30th 2021 through the appropriate online form.

Applications which are incomplete or sent after the deadline will not be considered.