New Data engineering for Data Science (DEDS) doctorate

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DEDS is a doctorate that works with the Department of Service and Information System Engineering (ESSI) and the Barcelona School of Informatics (FIB).

The European Joint Doctorate in Data Engineering for Data Science (DEDS) will develop education, research, and innovation at the intersection of Data Science and Data Engineering. The objective is to provide holistic support for the end-to-end management of the full lifecycle of data, from capture to exploitation by data scientists. DEDS is the only doctoral programme worldwide with this focus, which is crucial for realizing the next generation of Data Science breakthroughs.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 955895.

DEDS is jointly organised by Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain), Aalborg Universitet (Denmark), and the Athena Research and Innovation Institute (Greece). Partner organisations from industry and the public sector contribute to the programme by training students and providing secondments in a wide range of cross-disciplinary domains including Energy, Finance, Health, Tourism and Transport, as well as the Data Industry.

DEDS is a 3-year doctoral programme based on a co-tutelle model. A complementary set of joint doctoral projects focus on the main aspects of holistic management of the full data lifecycle. Each doctoral project is co-supervised by two beneficiaries and includes a secondment in a partner organisation. Secondments ground the research in practice and validate the proposed solutions. DEDS delivers innovative training comprising technical and transversal courses, four jointly organized summer and winter schools, as well as dissemination activities including open science events and a final conference. Upon graduation, a joint degree from the universities of the co-tutelle will be awarded.

Important dates:

  • Application deadline: 7th February 2021
  • Interviews: Mid of February 2021 - Mid of March 2021
  • Notification: End of March 2021

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