Escuela Internacional de Doctorado

Coordination

PhD. Pedro Miguel Ruiz Martínez
Faculty of Computer Sciences
E-mail: pedrom@um.es
Tel.: +34 868 88 3901
Fax: +34 868 884151

General Information

Presentation

The Doctoral Program in Computer Science by the University of Murcia is an adaptation of a previous program with the same name to the newest regulation on Doctoral Studies in Spain. The programme obtained a Mention towards Excellence in 2011.

This PhD Program, like the previous one, aims to provide students with a better knowledge of research techniques. In this sense, the design of the new Doctoral Program allows students a wide flexibility and autonomy while it enables them to reach high levels of quality, internationalization, innovation, recognition and mobility.

Our PhD Program enjoys collaboration agreements with foreign universities like Mohammed V-Souissi University of Rabat and the University of Sonora in Mexico. In addition, it frequently collaborates in the field of research, through joint research articles, projects and co-direction of theses, among others, with many researchers from prestigious universities and research centers including the following:

- Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)

- University of Antwerp (Belgium)

- Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

- Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands

- Astronomical Observatory, Tokyo, Japan

- University of Manchester (United Kingdom)

- Medical University Graz (Austria)

- Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (France)

- Mayo Clinic (United States)

- Carleton University (Canada)

- University College London (United Kingdom)

- University of Jilin (China)

- NTNU (Norway)

- University of Stuttgart (Germany) and Vector Consulting Services

- University of Conventry (United Kingdom)

- London Metropolitan University (UK)

- Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausseés

- NRIA- Team IMARA - LaRA JRU

- Toshiba Research

- NEC Europe Lab, Philips Research Eindhoven, (The Netherlands)

- NICT - Research Center (Japan)

- Università degli Studi di Verona (Italy)

- Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale Amadeo Avogadro (Alessandria, Italy)

- Robert Gordon Univeristy (Aberdeen, Scotland)

- Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China)

- Faculty of Science. University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Canada)

- Université de Franche-Comté (Besançon, France)

This PhD Program is aimed at students interested in learning to expand knowledge  limits in any of the following research lines:

Line 1. Requirements Engineering, Auditing and E-Health Software.

Line 2. Software Engineering Based on Models.

Line 3. Management and Acquisition of Context, Positioning Systems, Robotics and Vision.

Line 4. Improvement of Performance, Reliability, Energy Consumption and Cost of Multi-core Processing Nodes and the Secondary Storage Subsystem of a Cluster.

Line 5. Intelligent and Autonomous Distributed Systems.   

Líne 6. Adaptive Intelligent Systems for Real Environments Using Soft Computing Techniques.

Line 7. Heterogeneous Energy Efficient Systems.

Line 8. Artificial Intelligence: Foundations and Applications in Life Sciences and Engineering.

Line 9. Human Language Technologies.

Line 10. Ontologies, Semantic Web and Knowledge Based Systems.

Line 11. Development, Optimization and Application of Software in Advanced Computer Systems.

Line 12. Industrial Informatics and Robotics.

Line 13. Control of Nonlinear Systems and Hybrid Systems.

Line 14. Computational Celestial Mechanics. Tools and Applications.

Line 15. Advanced Technologies for the Deployment of Intelligent Infrastructures, Mobility and Reduced Area Networks.

Line 16. Future Internet Networks: Infrastructures and Security.

Programme guidelines

•   Research teams and lines

•   Training activities

•   Training complements

•   Access profile and admission criteria

•   Academic Commission

 

Research teams and lines

Research Team n.1

Research line 1. E-Health Software, Requirements Engineering and Auditing

This line proposes the use of rigorous, repeatable and systematic techniques provided by the Requirements Engineering discipline to ensure the completeness, consistency and relevance of the requirements in the development and audit of a software system, in any domain and especially in e-health and e-learning.

Teachers-Researchers:

PhD. Toval Álvarez, José Ambrosio

Position: Professor

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Piattini Velthuis, Mario Gerardo

Position: Professor

Institution: University of Castilla la Mancha

 

PhD. Fernández-Medina Patón, Eduardo

Position: University teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Castilla la Mancha

 

PhD. Nicolás Ros, Joaquín

Position: University teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Fernández Alemán, José Luis

Position: University teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

Line 2. Model-Based Software Engineering

Application of model-based engineering (MDE) to software modernization. Integration of MDE with other technologies. Reuse and evolution of domain-specific languages ​​(DSL). Testing based on models. MDE solutions and tools. Evolution of MDE solutions.

Teachers-Researchers

PhD. García Molina, Jesús J.

Position: Professor

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Sevilla Ruiz, Diego

Position: university teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Martínez Pérez, Gregorio

Position: university teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Díaz García, Óscar

Position: Professor

Institution: University of the Basque Country

 

PhD. Sánchez Cuadrado, Jesús

Position: PhD Assistant

Institution: University of Murcia

 

Research Team n. 2.

Line 3. Management and Acquisition of Context, Positioning Systems, Robotics and Vision.

This line addresses the processes of acquiring contextual information carried out in an automated way. Some application environments are robotics, geolocation or image processing. More specifically, the possibilities offered by current mobile devices in developing such applications are of particular interest, due to their increasing computing capacity and their mobility.

Teachers-Researchers

PhD. Ruiz García, Alberto

Position: university teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Martínez Barberá, Humberto

Position: university teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Cánovas Reverte, Óscar

Position: university teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. García Clemente, Felix Jesús

Position: university teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. López de Teruel y Alcolea, Pedro Enrique

Position: university teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. García Mateos, Ginés

Position: university teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Guerrero García, Julio

Position: university teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

Line 4. Improvement of Performance, Reliability, Energy Consumption and Cost of Multi-core Processing Nodes and the Secondary Storage Subsystem of a Cluster

It addresses the main design problems posed by multicore processors with several dozen processing cores, related to the microarchitecture of each core, communication between cores and on-chip interconnection networks. This line also studies the design of efficient file systems for clusters.

Teachers-Researchers

PhD. Acacio Sánchez, Manuel Eugenio

Position: university teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Aragón Alcaraz, Juan Luis

Position: university teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Flores Gil, Antonio

Position: university teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. González Férez, María Pilar

Position: university teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Piernas Cánovas, Juan

Position: university teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Ros Bardisa, Alberto

Position: PhD Assistant

Institution: University of Murcia

 

Research Team n. 3.

Line 5. Intelligent and Autonomous Distributed Systems

This line deals with the role Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays in complex and decentralized software systems. Specifically, we focus on the role these software systems can play in the context of Environmental Intelligence in which the human is the central element, to which all software design efforts are addressed. We focus mainly on software aspects based on AI techniques, whether simple or complex.

Teachers-Researchers

PhD. Gómez Skarmeta, Antonio F.

Position: Professor

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Sánchez Laguna, Juan Antonio

Position: university teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Ruiz Martínez, Pedro M.

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Zamora Izquierdo, Miguel Ángel

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Botía Blayá, Juan Antonio

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Martínez Carreras, María Antonia

Position: Contracted PhD

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Valdés Vela, Mercedes

Position: PhD Assistant

Institution: University of Murcia

 

Line 6. Intelligent Adaptive Systems for Real Environments through Soft Computing Techniques.

This line focuses on the definition and design of elements in the framework of SoftComputing for the construction of Intelligent Systems.. Thus, useful knowledge is extracted from heterogeneous information and Intelligent Data Analysis and Optimization techniques supporting heterogeneous information are designed/improved.

Teachers-Researchers

PhD. Figueredo Chains, José Manuel

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD Garrido Carrera, Mari Carmen

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Greengay Galdeano, José Luis

Position: Professor

Institution: University of Granada

 

PhD. Paniagua Arís, Enrique

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Hernández Molinero, Luis Daniel

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Marín-Blázquez Gómez, Javier

Position: Contracted PhD

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD Valdés Vela, Mercedes

Position: PhD Assistant

Institution: University of Murcia

 

Research Team n. 4.

Line 7. Heterogeneous Energy Efficient Systems

This research line aims to develop different hardware and software techniques to improve the performance and energy efficiency of heterogeneous multicore computing systems. To do so, we use different types of accelerators and evaluate our mechanisms in multimedia or scientific applications that process extensive amounts of data, paying particular attention to different bioinformatic applications used to solve problems of great social importance.

Teachers-Researchers

PhD. García Carrasco, José Manuel

Position: Professor

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Fernández Pascual, Ricardo

Position: PhD Assistant

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Sánchez García, José Luis

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Castilla la Mancha

 

PhD. Ujaldón Martínez, Manuel

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Málaga

 

PhD. Pérez Sánchez, Horacio

Position: Doctor

Institution: Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia

 

Line 8. Artificial Intelligence: Foundations and Applications in Life Sciences and Engineering

In this line we deal with both theoretical aspects of Artificial Intelligence related to the proposal of new models and techniques, as well as with practical aspects focused on the application of these models and techniques to real problems in the fields of medicine (diagnosis, classification , prognosis, pharmacovigilance ...), biology (chronobiology, analysis of mircroarrays, ...) and engineering (maintenance of industrial plants, fault diagnosis, ...). More particularly, we deal with own technologies related to intelligent data analysis, especially temporary data mining, case-based reasoning systems and knowledge-based systems. Likewise, the most relevant theoretical problems will be considered in aspects of pure temporal and spatial reasoning, both at the level of link resolution and at the level of logical reasoning, addressing issues of decidability, undecidability, and computational complexity.

 

Teachers-Researchers

PhD. Marín Morales, Roque

Position: Professor

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Palma Méndez, José Tomás

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Gómez de León and Hijes, Félix Cesáreo

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Juárez Herrero, José Manuel

Position: Contracted PhD

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Sciavicco, Guido

Position: Researcher Ramón y Cajal

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Jiménez Barrionuevo, Fernando

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Sánchez Carpena, Gracia

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Campos Martínez, Manuel

Position: Contracted PhD

Institution: University of Murcia

 

Line 9. Human Language Technologies

This line addresses the application of language knowledge (techniques, methodologies and resources) to the development of computer systems that can recognize, understand, interpret and generate human language in all its forms. It covers topics of basic research in natural language processing technologies and application in specific domains where their use is reporting great benefits in terms of information and knowledge management. In particular, research on this subject is the acquisition of knowledge from natural language text, monolingual, multilingual, distributed information retrieval, opinion mining and analysis of feelings, interfaces in natural language, etc. Areas of special interest will be biomedicine, education, tourism and finance.

Teachers-Researchers

PhD. Martínez Béjar, Rodrigo

Position: Professor

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Fernández Breis, Jesualdo Tomás

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Valencia García, Rafael

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. García Sánchez, Francisco

Position: Contracted PhD

Institution: University of Murcia

 

Line 10. Ontologies, Semantic Web and Knowledge Based Systems

This line of research encompasses basic research topics in semantic web technologies and of application in specific domains where great benefits in terms of information and knowledge management are being reported. Research topics include, among others, methodologies for designing, integrating, learning, enriching and evaluating ontology quality, representation systems, search and processing of semantics on the web, semantic interoperability of information, the generation, integration and use of data repositories available on the web, socio-semantic recommendation systems, semantic models for training as well as knowledge acquisition and inference systems and knowledge-based organizational systems. Our areas of special interest are biomedicine, education, tourism and finance.

Teachers-Researchers

PhD. Martínez Béjar, Rodrigo

Position: Professor

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Fernández Breis, Jesualdo Tomás

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Valencia García, Rafael

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. García Sánchez, Francisco

Position: Contracted PhD

Institution: University of Murcia

 

Research Team n. 5.

Line 11. Development, Optimization and Application of Software in Advanced Computer Systems.

We work in the development of efficient software for advanced computer systems, researching development techniques and optimization of parallel code for complex systems (shared memory, heterogeneous clusters, GPUs and CPU + GPU, mobile and distributed systems), and with application to scientific problems of high computational cost.

Teachers-Researchers

PhD. Bernabé García, Gregorio

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Cuenca Muñoz, Antonio Javier

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Giménez Cánovas, Sunday

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

Almeida Rodríguez, Francisco

Position: Professor

Institution: University of La Laguna

 

PhD. López Espín, José Juan

Position: PhD collaborator

Institution: Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche

 

PhD. Vidal Maciá, Antonio Manuel

Position: Professor

Institution: Polytechnic University of Valencia

 

Line 12. Industrial Informatics and Robotics

The automation of equipment and systems involves the choice of control systems, in which an optimum adjustment of the controller implies an efficient operation of the plant with a minimum consumption of raw material and energy. In addition, the automation of production processes management is carried out through several levels including supervision and control systems (SCADA) and MES. The research line of "Industrial Informatics and Robotics" focuses on the design of advanced control computer systems, at different levels of automation, with industrial applications in several areas: machine control, process control, robotics, solar thermal energy systems, and network control systems.

Teachers-Researchers

PhD. Baños Torrico, Alfonso

Position: Professor

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Montoya Dato, Francisco J.

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Cervera López, Joaquín

Position: Contracted PhD

Institution: University of Murcia

 

Line 13. Control of Nonlinear Systems and Hybrid Systems.

This line of research has a more theoretical character, complemented by the more technological approach line "Industrial Informatics and Robotics" in which the same researchers participate. In general, it is a question of addressing open mathematical problems in the area of ​​control systems, particularly in the area of ​​robust and/or non-linear control systems, and in the area of ​​hybrid control systems, in which our team has a lot of experience.

Teachers-Researchers:

PhD. Baños Torrico, Alfonso

Position: Professor

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Montoya Dato, Francisco J.

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Cervera López, Joaquín

Position: Contracted PhD

Institution: University of Murcia

 

Research Team n. 6.

Line 14. Computational Celestial Mechanics. Tools and Applications.

Both the continuous improvement of observations and the requirements of different space missions to small bodies in the solar system call for the global study of roto-translational dynamics, including the main perturbations. During the past three years we dealt with partial aspects, formulating some of these problems through Whittaker and Andoyer variables. Other problems have been considered as resonant oscillators. In this project, the problems are treated in Hamiltonian form as perturbed resonant oscillators, with redundant variables, and in particular with quaternions. Another aspect is the introduction of intermediaries that generalize those that are well-known in the theory of the satellite. This formulation is not new, but the joint treatment of roto-translational perturbations is innovative. This approach requires the use of the theory of invariants and of both regular and singular reductions that lead to Poisson-like systems. This way, we can deep into relative balance configurations (families of periodic orbits), which cannot be approached with classical methods based on variable angle action type. Apart from numerically addressing these systems, an important aspect of the project is to symbolically carry out higher order normalizations using Groebner bases. Also, the analysis of the influence of the various parameters of the model is carried out making extensive use of graphic methods. Along with the use of software available in the market, the development of more specific software will be essential for present and future research.

Teachers-Researchers:

PhD. Ferrer Martínez, Sebastián

Position: Professor

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Díaz Toca, Gema María

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Marín Muñoz, Leandro

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

Line 15. Advanced Technologies for the Deployment of Intelligent Infrastructures, Mobility and Reduced Area Networks

This line aims to research on several areas that cover the spectrum of efficient communication mechanisms. These include vehicular networks and context-based environments such as supporting networks of sensors integrated in vehicular networks. On the other hand, the use of Internet of Things-based technologies as well as their application to Smart Cities environments, and particularly in transport, energy efficiency and e-health solutions are topics of particular relevance to this line.

Teachers-Researchers:

PhD. Gómez Skarmeta, Antonio F.

Position: Professor

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Zamora Izquierdo, Miguel Ángel

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Ruiz Martínez, Pedro M.

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Botía Blayá, Juan Antonio

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Úbeda Miñarro, Benito

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Valdés Vela, Mercedes

Position: PhD Assistant

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Sánchez Laguna, Juan Antonio

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Santa Lozano, José

Position: Associate teacher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Ros Muñoz, Francisco Javier

Position: Associate teacher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

Line 16. Future Internet Networks: Infrastructures and Security

The goal of the line is to research on the design and implementation of new network architectures based on aspects such as ID/locator division, improved security properties, native support for heterogeneous access technologies and transparent mobility support for nodes and elements within the Internet of the Things. We also consider the managemenet of security both at communication level and at infrastructures and services.

Teachers-Researchers:

PhD. Gómez Skarmeta, Antonio F.

Position: Professor

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Martínez Pérez, Gregorio

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. López Millán, Gabriel

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Marín Muñoz, Leandro

Position: Full teacher and researcher

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Ruiz Martínez, Antonio

Position: Contracted PhD

Institution: University of Murcia

 

PhD. Marín López, Rafael

Position: Contracted PhD

Institution: University of Murcia

 

Involvement of International Experts

It is worthy to note that international experts’ participation in our doctoral program has been considered from the very beginning of the programme. This participation is a consequence of the high internationalization of our research teams, due to the large number of projects with international universities and institutions and of joint publications with relevant researchers at international level.

The different research teams taking part in this Doctoral Program put in place several mechanisms for external collaboration. In general, we would like to highlight the following ones:

  • Reception of visiting researchers to teach lectures, conferences, seminars or talks related to any of our research lines, taking advantage of mobility aids for teaching staff.
  • Visits, meetings and research stays by members of our research team and visiting researchers to foster collaboration to maintain already existing and stable relationships and to establish new ones with groups working on related topics.
  • To promote the mobility for researchers’ training by means of exchanges and stays in collaborator research centers and to encourage joint theses direction together with researchers from foreign centers.
  • Participation in coordinated research projects of the different regional, national and European plans with other research centers. As well as participation in national and international thematic research networks for the pooling of new developments, and possible collaboration agreements in new projects or contracts.

In any case, we would like to highlight professor  Alexey Lastovetsly’s participation in our doctoral courses in the last years. Also Professor Bora Ucar taught part of a postgraduate course in the academic year 2011-2012. Professors Yves Robert, Leonel Sousa, Ravi Reddy and Emmanuel Jeannot have given lectures aimed at PhD students between 2008 and 2010.

In addition, the following international experts have also collaborated with us:

    PhD. Carlo Combi of the University of Verona (Italy)

    PhD. Valentin Goranko of the Technical University of Denmark

    PhD. Angelo Montanari of the University of Udine (Italy)

    PhD. Abdul Sattar of the University of Griffit (Australia)

    PhD. Ameen Abu-Hana of the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)

    PhD. Bart Goethals University of Antwerpen (Belgium)

In short, the PhD Program intends to continue to gather foreign researchers and to collaborate with them as it did up to now.

 

Training activities

 ACTIVITIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF DOCTORAL STUDIES. UNIVERSITY OF MURCIA.

- LABORATORY SAFETY FOR DOCTORATES

Type: Optional

- ETHICS AND INTEGRITY IN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. CODES OF GOOD SCIENTIFIC PRACTICES

Type: Optional

- DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS AND FOUNDATIONS OF DATA ANALYSIS

Type: Optional

- ELECTRONIC RESOURCES. BIBLIOGRAPHIC MANAGERS

Type: Optional

- RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: HEALTH SCIENCES

Type: Optional

- SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION: WRITING AND PUBLICATION OF SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES. PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF SCIENTIFIC RESULTS

Type: Optional

-LANGUAGES FOR SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION: ENGLISH APPLIED TO HEALTH SCIENCES

Type: Optional

Number of Hours: 50

-DISCLOSURE OF SCIENCE

Type: Optional

Number of Hours: 10

-EVALUATION OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Type: Optional

Number of Hours: 10

-ELABORATION AND FOLLOW-UP OF RESEARCH PROJECTS

Type: Optional

Number of Hours: 12

-TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION

Type: Optional

Number of Hours: 10

-DOCTORAL SESSIONS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MURCIA (CAMPUS MARE NOSTRUM)

Type: Optional

Number of Hours: 25

 

SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES OF THE PROGRAM

- RESEARCH METHODOLOGY SPECIFIC FOR THE SELECTED RESERCH LINE

Type: Mandatory

- RESEARCH TECHNOLOGY SPECIFIC FOR THE SELECTED RESERCH LINE

Type: Mandatory

- RESEARCH EXPERIENCE IN AN EXTERNAL ORGANIZATION / INSTITUTION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MURCIA

Type: Optional

 

Complementary Training

In the Doctoral Program in Computer science, no supplemental training is required.

Access Profile and Admission Criteria

Access requirements

According to the national regulation and to the internal rules at the University of Murcia (Rector Resolution 42/2012 of 6 February and Decree 99/2011) access to doctoral programmes is subjet to the following requirements:

1. For a candidate to access any doctoral programme at the University of Murcia, it is necessary that he/she is in the possession of an official Bacherlor’s degree or equivalent and a Master’s degree.

2. In addition, students who are in any of the following cases may also access:

a. Have an official Spanish university degree, or of another country belonging to the European Higher Education Area, giving access to a Master’s programme and have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS of official university studies, of which, at least 60, must be at Master's level.

b. Have an official Spanish Graduate Diploma with a content, according to the rules of the EU law, of at least 300 ECTS. These graduates must compulsorily complete the training supplements referred to in article 7.2 of Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, unless the syllabus of the corresponding degree includes credits in research training that are equivalent in training value to research credits in master's programmes.

c. University graduates who, after obtaining a training place in the corresponding test to access specialized health training, have successfully passed at least two years of training in a programme to obtain the official title of one of the specialties in Health Sciences.

PhD. Have a diploma obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems –no need to have it officially recognised, after the General Doctorate Commission has verified that this certificate accredits a training level equivalent to that of the official Spanish Master's degree and giving access to doctoral studies in the country where it was issuePhD. This admission does not imply, in any case, nor the official recognition of student’s previous degrees nor its recognition for purposes others than accessing doctoral education.

C. To be in the possession of another Spanish title of doctor obtained according to previous university regulations.

Access Profile

The profile for accessing our doctoral program is a student with previous training and education in Computer Engineering or scientific-technological areas related to Computer science, such as Telecommunication Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Mathematics. In addition, the student will have a master's degree related to Computer Engineering and research or equivalent.

Admission Criteria

Our admission requirements and criteria are those established by the Regulation governing the official doctoral studies of the University of Murcia (approved in the Council of Government of January 27, 2012 and available at http://www.um.es .es / web / vic-studies / content / normative). Article 8 which details selection and admission criteria is as follows:

Article 8.- Selection and admission criteria to a doctoral program

    Without prejudice to what is established in article 7 of Royal Decree 99/2011, January 28, the selection and admission to a doctoral program is subject to the following rules:

        The selection to a doctoral program will be carried out by the Academic Commission of the corresponding doctoral program.

        For the selection, the Academic Commission will use the criteria previously established in the verification report, which should take into account, without prejudice to others, the following:

            I) An assessment of the academic curriculum.

            II) An assessment of particularly relevant merits in relation to the demanded doctoral program.

            III) Any other criterion or procedure previously explained and duly grounded that, according to the academic committee, allows to verify the applicant’s suitability.

The resolution on admission to a doctoral program will be issued by the rector, on the proposal of the programme Academic Commission and without prejudice to delegations of competences or signature in favor of the center deans or doctoral schools directors.

Admission to doctoral programs may include the requirement for specific training complements, the design of which must be recorded in the corresponding verification report. For the purposes of public prices, scholarships and study grants, these training supplements will be considered training at doctoral level.

The lists of admitted students will be published in the TOUM of the University of Murcia. Other means of publicity may be established by a rector’s resolution.

It will be applicable to the admission procedure established in the regulations and instructions for admission and registration at the University of Murcia that is approved for each academic year.

For students with special educational needs resulting from disability, the selection and admission systems and procedures must include appropriate support and counseling services, assessing the need for possible curricular adaptations, itineraries or alternative studies.

The Academic Commission of the Doctoral Programme in Computer Science will consider the following admission criteria:

The profile of the applicant must correspond to the programme access profile.

The academic curriculum alignment with the programme, considering the following:

  • Average grade obtained in graduate and postgraduate studies. 90%
  • Other training merits considered specially relevant by the Academic Commission 10%

Number of places offered: 30

 

Regulations and oral defense of doctoral theses (Doctoral Programme in Mathematics)

All Regulations governing the official teaching of Doctoral Programmes (approved by the Governing Board on the 27 January 2012 and amended on the 26 July 2013) can be found in Spanish on: http://www.um.es/web/vic-estudios/contenido/doctorados/tesis

Academic Commission

Coordinator:

PhD. Pedro Miguel Ruiz Martínez

Members of the Board:

PHD. Jesús García Molina

PHD. Félix Jesús García Clemente

PHD. José Manuel Cadenas Figueredo

PHD. José Tomás Palma Méndez

PHD. Alfonso Baños Torrico

PHD. Antonio Fernando Skármeta

Deputy members:

PHD. Diego Sevilla Ruiz

PHD. Domingo Giménez Cánovas

Representative of the International School of Doctoral Studies:

PhD. Gregorio Sánchez Gómez