PhD Programmes

  • PhD Programme in Computer Science

    General Information

    Number of places: 20

    Languages: Spanish and English

    Coordination
    • Luciano Sánchez Ramos
       
      luciano@uniovi.es
    Commissions

    Academic

    • Luciano Sánchez Ramos
    • Daniel García Martínez
    • Juan Manuel Cueva Lovelle
    Presentation

    PhD Programme in Computer Science Oviedo

    The basic goal of the PhD Programme in Computer Science of the University of Oviedo is to provide formation to PhD candidates in technologies, applications, services and contents of the Society of Information, promoting the advance of knowledge, the development and innovation in information technologies and in the technologies used to create digital contents and the services related to them, through scientific research and excellent technological development.

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    Access and Admission

    Access Profile:

    Students who have completed an Undergraduate Degree related to Computer Science, alongside the following Master's Degree of the University of Oviedo, or equivalent Master's Degree in terms of contents and competences: Master's Degree in Web Engineering; Master's Degree in Soft Computing and Intelligent Data Analysis; Master's Degree in Systems and Computer Services for Internet. These Master's Degrees are aligned with the recommended profile for access and will not require formative complements.

    Access will be given to Graduates of other Engineering Degrees, Physics and Mathematics, even if priority will be given to Master's Degrees focused on research and not on professional development. These students will have to take formative complements.

    Any other proposal for access from a Degree different from the aforementioned ones, or from foreign students, will require a favorable report from the Academic Committee of the Programme. In this case, there will be an individualized report and the student will have to take the suitable formative complements for the student to acquire the competences mentioned before and which are not justified in the curriculum of the student.

    The languages used by this PhD Programme will be Spanish and English. It is recommended that the student has a B2 level of English, or equivalent, and a suitable knowledge of Spanish.

    Criteria for Admissions:

    The criteria employed in the selection of candidates will be the following:

    1. Average grade of the academic record. Up to 4 points for the Undergraduate Degree and 2 for the Master's Degree. The corresponding score will be the result of normalizing the grades of the academic record, calculated over 10 points, to the concrete interval ([0,4] or [0,2], respectively). If the academic record is calculated on a scale of 4, the following conversion will be used:
      1. Aprobado = 5
      2. Notable = 7.5
      3. Sobresaliente = 9
      4. MH=10.
    2. Curriculum Vitae. The Programme will evaluate the suitability of the profile of the candidate, which may enable them to carry out a substantial part of the basic research tasks of the Programme. The Programme will also value the previous experience in terms of research, transference of knowledge and teaching. Up to 2 points.
    3. Relation via a Grant or Contract with the University of Oviedo or any collaborating institution, in the context of the lines of the Programme. Up to 0.5 points.
    4. Knowledge of languages. A level of English equivalent or higher than B2 will be positively valued. Up to 0.5 points.

    Access to the Programme will require a minimum score of 5 points. The criteria used to access the Programme will be shared by full and part-time students. The latter will have to properly justify their option.

    Complementary Formation:

    Students who have completed an Undergraduate Degree in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics, but not a Master's Degree with the contents and compentences mentioned in the recommended access profile, and the students who have not completed an Undergraduate Degree in Engineering, Mathematics or Physics.

    In the case of the former, they will have to take formative complements that will consist of the following four subjects from a Master's Degree of the University of Oviedo, with a total of 16.5 ECTS credits: 1. Design and Construction of MDA of the Master's Degree in Web Engineering 3 ECTS credits; 2. Languages and Platforms for Programming from the Master's Degree in Web Engineering. 5.5 ECTS credits; Methods based on Knowledge Applied to the Enterprise. 4 ECTS; Analysis and Implementation of Software Products. 4 ECTS credits.

    In the case of the latter, the formative complements will be reached by consensus between the Academic Committee of the Programme and the tutor assigned to the student, up to a maximum of 18 ECTS credits. Given the diversity of existing profiles, each student will be a concrete case, according to the formation they have received.

    Formative Activities

    Activities

    • Cross-curricular Formation
      Total Amount of Hours: 60

      Description of the Activity: This activity aims at working on the basic competences and working on the general capacities and skills of the PhD students.

      It is composed of seminars and the PhD Conferences. The Seminars will approach, among other topics, contents related to the dissemination and communication of research or the quality entry in the working world as specific formation in the topics related with more than one field of research. The PhD Conferences combine conferences, panels and participative sessions, as well as the showcase of "posters" that explain the contents of the theses and the advances of the research that is being conducted by the PhD Students.

      A detailed annual scheduled will be composed and made available at the website of the International Center for Postgraduate Studies (http://cei.uniovi.es/postgrado).

      The goal is that the PhD students acquire, among others, the following learning results:

      • Searching for scientific information online.
      • Creating, presenting and publishing scientific information.
      • Creating and presenting a patent.
      • Knowing the basic principles of enterprise creation and self-employment.
      • Exchanging knowledge between PhD students.
      • Disseminating their research activity among the enterprises and the whole of the Asturian society.
      • Finding professional alternatives to the development of their university research career.
      • Highlighting their role as innovator to the enterprise.

      This activity is compulsory for all the PhD students of the University of Oviedo, who have to attend for a minimum of 60 hours during their formative period.

      Teaching languages will be Spanish and/or English.

      Monitoring Procedures: An individualized control of attendance will be performed. When deemed necessary, the performance of the PhD student in these activities will be assessed with an essay or project whose precise specifications will be given to them by the people in charge of said formative activity.

      All these controls are part of the document of activities of the PhD student (DAD), which will be regularly revised by the Tutor and the Director of the Thesis, and evaluated by the Academic Committee in charge of the Programme.

      Mobility Actions: Not applicable

    • Writing workshop and evaluation of a scientific article in the field of CITs
      Total Amount of Hours: 50

      Description of the Activity: This is an activity organized annually by the Academic Committee. It will be offered during the first semester of each academic year. Students are encouraged to complete this activity starting on their second year into the Programme.

      Contents:

      • The scientific style. Ethics in scientific publication.
      • Types of publications. IMRD Structure: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results and Discussion.
      • Selection of the journal. Instruction for the authors. Sending the article.
      • The process of revision of a scientific article. Revision forms.
      • Answer letters to the editor and revisions of the article.

      Monitoring procedure: Each student will have to compose a scientific contribution following the format of a prestigious journal. Each proposal will be evaluated by at least two students and a teacher of the Programme, who will coordinate and assess both the publications and evaluations made by the students.

      Mobility Actions: Not applicable.

    • Workshop on creation and evaluation of a Research Project in the field of CITs
      Total Amount of Hours: 50

      Description of the Activity: This is an activity organized annually by the Academic Committee. It will be offered during the first semester of each academic year. Students are encouraged to complete this activity starting on their second year into the Programme.

      Contents: Seminar offered by a prestigious researcher, on the creation of the different sections of a research project. Analysis of the protocols of evaluation of national and autonomous agencies.

      Seminar offered by a researcher involved in activities of technological transference, illustrating practical cases of transference of knowledge and technology to the productive sector, the difficulties found during the process and the lessons learned.

      Monitoring procedure: Each student will have to present a proposal of a research project in the format of a national or autonomous call. Each proposal will be evaluated by at least two students and a teacher of the Programme, who will coordinate and assess both the publications and evaluations made by the students.

      Mobility Actions: Not applicable.

    • Research stays at other universities or research centers
      Total Amount of Hours: 160

      Description of the Activity: The PhD Programme will promote that its students participate in stays in universities or research centers capable of offering them a specialization in their field of work.

      Monitoring procedure: The candidate will have to compose a report describing their activities at the corresponding center and present it to the Academic Committee.

      Mobility actions: The activity of mobility is applicable both to full-time and part-time students, with the only difference being that the temporality is adjusted to 3 or 5 years, depending on the case. The Programme contemplates that the activities of mobility take place starting on the second year of full-time students and in the third year of part-time students. The minimum recommended duration of the stay in other laboratories will be of 4 weeks and it will take place at the centers with which the teachers in charge of directing the PhD Thesis maintain scientific relations.

    • Attendance and participation in congresses
      Total Amount of Hours: 24

      Description of the Activity: PhD students are encouraged to participate in specialized congresses on their topic of research.

      Monitoring procedure: The PhD candidate will have to send a copy of their participation to the Academic Committee when delivering their corresponding annual report.

      Mobility Actions: The activity of mobility is applicable both to full-time and part-time students, with the only difference being that the temporality is adjusted to 3 or 5 years, depending on the case. The Programme contemplates that the activities of mobility take place starting on the second year of full-time students and in the third year of part-time students.

    Lines of Research

    Technologies, applications, services and contets of the Society of Information. Architectures for high-end systems. Software engineering and information management. Intelligent Systems and Networked Audiovisual Technologies.

    • Juan Manuel Cueva Lovelle
    • Daniel García Martínez
    • Luciano Sánchez Ramos

    Contact

    International Center for Postgraduate Studies

    Address:
    Plaza de Riego. 33003 - Oviedo
    Telephone:
    985 10 49 75 / 985 10 49 76
    Fax:
    985 10 49 59
    E-mail:
    infodoctorado@uniovi.es
    Coordination
    • Luciano Sánchez Ramos
       
      luciano@uniovi.es