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Call for Applications for the PhD Program in Management and Computer Science at the Hellenic Mediterranean University (e-Business Intelligence Laboratory)

Subject of the Call

For the Fall 2022 semester, the Hellenic Mediterranean University announces the opening of a number positions for admission to the Doctorate (PhD) in Management and Computer Science.

School School of Management Science and Technology
Duration 3 years (full-time)
Number of Positions Up to 5
Selection Criteria Preselection on the basis of evaluation of qualifications and final selection on the basis of an individual interview— if needed.
Application Deadline 5th October, 2022 
Start Date October 2022 
Language All aspects of the program are conducted in English (application submission, individual interviews, and program study)

How to Apply

The applicants’ CV must be submitted via e-mail to Prof. George Mastorakis (gmastorakis@hmu.gr).

About the program:

The doctorate degree is intended for applicants who have excelled during their undergraduate and/or graduate studies, have a strong motivation and enthusiasm towards technological research and innovation, and are inclined to work in the academic domain or a research-intensive environment in the industry.

The specific aims of the program are to: 

  • Advance students’ in depth understanding and critical analysis of current theoretical state-of-the-art literature and research methodology in the field of Management and Computer Science (respective PhD field), 
  • Enhance students’ research skills and facilitate the development of expertise relevant to their research specialization area, 
  • Advance students’ understanding and application of suitable research methodologies and scientific methods providing them with skills to carry out their doctoral research project, 
  • Educate students in how to disseminate research findings, conclusions and suggestions, for example through publishing in academic journals and/or presenting their work in academic conferences and seminars, 
  • Give students a broad understanding of research approaches and methods, which will enable them to read and comprehend a wide range of academic research papers to enhance their research competence and facilitate the development of future research activities, 
  • Develop the skills to write up and submit a research proposal to a funding agency and/or assist a faculty member with a grant proposal, prior to graduation.

 

A number of PhD positions are available mainly focusing on the social media analytics, business analytics, and design of next generation mobile infrastructures/networks. More specifically these positions are in the fields as below (research directions):

  • Vehicular Communication/Networking in 6G/6G+ Mobile Networks;
  • Business Analytics
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Mobile, Wearable Computing and related technologies;
  • Internet of Things (IoT), IoT for elderly people, Wearable devices (conventional and MP2P communication), research issues for these devices, i.e. localization etc.;
  • AI assisted wireless communications for vehicular networks;
  • Ultra-reliable low-latency communications for V2X communications;
  • Tactile 6G+ communications
  • C-V2X communications for platooning in different scenarios
  • Protocol development and deployment for large-scale heterogeneous networks;
  • Mobile (M2M) and Wearable Computing and related technologies;
  • Interconnection of IoT with social network environments (transmission-related and content-related analytics, Big data transfer etc.);
  • Mobile Cloud and IoT smart resource management (offload etc.);
  • Wearables and related middleware’s
  • Ambient assisted living platforms/architectures and applications/IoT in Smart Ambient and Cyber-Physical Systems.

Ph.D. holders in Management and Computer Science:

  • Have deep understanding of the field and exhibit advanced skills and methods of research associated with the field
  • Are able to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial process of research
  • Have made a contribution through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a substantial body of work, some of which merits national or international refereed publication
  • Are capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas
  • Are able to promote, within academic and professional contexts, technological, social or cultural advancement in a knowledge based society
  • Are able to work in Universities, Institutes of Higher Education and Research centers and organizations

 

The research output and the PhD Thesis must be written in English. 

Admission Requirements and Procedures

Eligible candidates should hold a recognized Master’s degree in Computer Science, Management Science, Business Administration, Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering or a related field in Pure Sciences (e.g. Mathematics). Applicants with a computer science related Master’s Degree(*) and a strong Computer Science Bachelor’s Degree will also be considered. 

Students are admitted both in the Fall and Spring semesters.

 

Application Documents and Other Requirements

       A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV).

       Certified true copy of the applicant’s qualifications/degree(s).

       Original or certified true copy of transcript(s).

       Two reference letters.

       Research proposal with title- an initial proposal (4,000 – 6,000 words) outlining the research topic, aims and objectives, research questions and proposed research methodology, substantiated by literature (not longer than 6K words).

       Publications: Previous theses/dissertations and any published work of academic relevance (research work and published articles-if any).

       Statement of purpose: Applicants are required to submit a comprehensive research outline highlighting their academic and individual competencies and state why they believe they are suitable for admission to the program, as well as their reflections regarding the expectations and value of the program for their personal advancement and career development.

       Personal interview (in person or through teleconferencing).

       English Language Proficiency: TOEFL (paper-based test 550, computer-based test 213) or IELTS 6.5. For students who graduated from an English-speaking University, English language is not a requirement. 

 

For academic information related with PhD studies contact Prof. George Mastorakis via e-mail at gmastorakis@hmu.gr.

 

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