2021 PhD Funding Campaign

2021 PhD Funding Campaign is open!

In 2021, the Digital Systems for Humans Graduate school of Université Côte d'Azur is awarding 7 research grants in all domains of Digital Systems and the Digital Society, including 4 grants with thematic priorities:
  • Digital and Social Sciences
  • Digital and the Environment
  • Artificial Intelligence,  50% co-financed by the 3IA Côte d’Azur Institute
  • Neural and Cognitive Systems Modelling, with a focus on Digital / Humanities and Social Sciences transdisciplinarity, 50% co-financed by the NeuroMod Institute
Why should you apply?
How to apply?
As a PhD student

Application deadline: May, 9th

To apply, simply choose a subject in the list at the bottom of this page (regularly enriched until May 2).

The director will then select the student (s)he will support, prepare the application file and the audition with him/her, and submit the application file to DS4H Graduate school.

If you are selected, you will have to register to the doctoral school corresponding to your subject:

As a PhD supervisor

Application deadline: May, 18th

PhD supervisors apply for DS4H fundings after having selected a PhD candidate on a PhD given topic.

Folders submitted by the potential PhD supervisors should contain :

  • A description of the chosen PhD subject
  • The candidate’s CV 
  • Letter of motivation from the candidate
  • If the master is still in progress: the transcripts of at least Master 1 and the first semester of Master 2 (or equivalent) with, if available, the rankings among the master, and a scientific description of the current research internship
  • Else: the Master diploma, a complete transcript of the Master 2 or equivalent, and the dissertation with at least a summary in French or English
  • A letter of the potential PhD supervisor with commitment to supervise the candidate, a description of the knowledge (s)he has of the candidate, and why (s)he chose this candidate on this subject
  • Optionally : recommendation letters and any document likely to support the quality of the triplet

How to submit a PhD subject?

Before May, 2nd:

  • Human and Social Sciences area: please refer to the e-mail from Gilles Bernot, dated March 29th.
  • Other areas: please refer to the e-mail from Claire Migliaccio, dated March 17th.

An additional allowance of 10 K€ will be allocated by DS4H Graduate school to subjects submitted before April, 12th.
Selection Process
Planning 2021
  • PhD Supervisors can submit thesis topics until May 2nd.
  • Students can apply to their potential supervisor until May 9th.
  • PhD supervisors must choose their candidate and upload the application folder before May 18th.
  • Audition of the candidate by DS4H rapporteurs, in presence of the potential PhD supervisor, from the beginning of May to mid-June.
  • Indicative ranking by the DS4H jury on June 15th.
  • Decision by the DS4H Steering Committee on June 18th. For joint grants with the 3IA Côte d’Azur and NeuroMod institutes, the decision is then submitted to their respective scientific boards.
What if the PhD of my dream is not on this list?

Maybe the subject of your dreams is not on this list?
If you wish to work on another topic, identify the researcher of DS4H Graduate school's partner laboratories best matching your subject of interest and ask him/her if he/she would be willing to supervise you and if he/she can submit a specific topic for you.

Former Laureates

Congratulations to our PhD Grants Laureates

2019     2020


Discover below the 2021 doctoral projects you can apply for (click on the topics to get more information).
This list will be updated on a daily basis until May, 2nd. Visit us regularly!

Do you want to apply for one of the topics below?

  • Human and Social Sciences area: please send an e-mail to the thesis director with a CV attached.
  • All other areas: apply via this form only.
ID Thesis Topic Thesis Director Laboratory Co-advisor
3 Tensor Data Analysis and Machine Learning for Atrial Fibrillation Characterization Vicente Zarzoso I3S
11 Optimal resource allocation in mathematical models of micro-organisms under dynamic environmental conditions Jean-Luc Gouzé Inria Francis Mairet
12 Spatio-temporal representation of large scale environments Ezio Malis Inria Patrick Rives
13 Coupling, synchronization, and control of cellular oscillators through mathematical modeling and analysis Madalena Chaves Inria
27 Situation Awareness and Decision Making for autonomous driving in urban environment Philippe Martinet Inria Ezio Malis
30 Modèles auto-regressifs avancés pour le traitement de données MEG/EEG Théodore Papadopoulo Inria Rachid Deriche
1 Leveraging the wealth of available data for network monitoring and troubleshooting Chadi Barakat Inria
2 Hint Typing, Optimistic Compilation of Dynamic Languages Manuel Serrano Inria
4 Identification of Dynamic Parameters for Gene Networks using Bio-inspired computation and Reinforcement Learning Jean-Paul Comet I3S Denis Pallez
5 New Distributed Methods for Solving Large Markov Chains Konstantin Avrachenkov Inria Nelly Litvak
6 Génération de code source efficace pour le contrôle des systèmes synchrones critiques Sid Touati I3S/Inria Frédéric Mallet
7 Emotion Detection using Deep Learning François Bremond Inria
8 Logical Time for Safety-Critical Systems in an Uncertain Environment Frédéric Mallet I3S/Inria
9 Colouring digraphs Frédéric Havet I3S/Inria
14 Evolution over time of the structure of social graphs Frédéric Giroire I3S/Inria
15 Reconnaissance de programmes par réseaux de neurones et intelligence artificielle Sid Touati I3S/Inria Enrico Formenti
18 3D Semantic reconstruction of urban scenes from satellite imagery Florent Lafarge Inria
19 Parametric Shape Approximation from 3D data measurements Florent Lafarge Inria
20 Formal evidence for motion planning Yves Bertot Inria
21 Automatic generation of constrained text for the detection and monitoring of visual pathologies: Development of fundamental AI methods in automatic language processing Pierre Kornprobst Inria Jean-Charles Régin
23 Temporal Dysfunction Safety Analysis using Logical Time Constraints Robert de Simone I3S/Inria Frédéric Mallet
24 Data streaming and Batch Processing on Stamina: Optimizing the data processing path from the Kernel to the Middleware Fabrice Huet I3S Dino Lopez-Pacheco
25 Measuring the Carbon Footprint of Internet Users and Services Guillaume Urvoy-Keller I3S
26 Efficient Scheduling of Uncertain Logical Clock Specifications Frédéric Mallet I3S/Inria
28 Neuromorphic Visual Odometry for Intelligent Vehicles with a Bio-inspired Vision Sensor Jean Martinet I3S Andrew Comport
29 Neuromorphic Stereo Vision with Event Cameras Jean Martinet I3S
16 Design of Smart and Integrated Antenna for CubeSat - Conception d'antenne reconfigurable et intégrée pour CubeSat Fabien Ferrero LEAT
Industrial IoT Ecosystems Structure and Management: Insights from Complementors Firms’ Adaptation Amel Attour GREDEG Lapo Mola
Eye movements in response to different brain activities measured by eye-tracking: a prospective and modeling study Alice Guyon IPMC Frédéric Lavigne
The economics of fake news: a theoretical extension to the economics of digital platforms, and an application to rationalize the COVID-19 crisis polarization of social beliefs Dominique Torre GREDEG Serena Villata
L’accompagnement au sein de l’hôpital : l’apport de la psychologie et des nouvelles technologies de réalité virtuelle dans la prise en charge médicale Jean Breaud LAPCOS/CoBTeK Xavier Corveleyn