"I came to Paderborn from St. Petersburg because I wanted to study the subject of data mining, which is not that popular in Russia. Key reasons for me to choose PACE were the 3-year program, the full scholarship, and the possibility to gain international experience, learning German along the way. I know my German PhD will be highly valued everywhere in the world."– Valentina Avrutova, PACE PhD-student

PhD programs

Currently, PACE organizes four PhD programs. There is one study programs that you can apply for. Please follow the links below to learn more about the research focus, the professors, supervisors and the opportunities in these study programs.

PhD programs

Subjects: Computer Science, Engineering, Business & Information Systems Engineering, Mathematics

PhD projects could be in areas like

  • Reconfigurable Hardware and Software Components
  • Ressource and Communication Management in Dynamic Networks
  • Organisation of large Dynamic Networks
  • Interdisciplinary Design Processes
  • Performance-oriented Modelling and Specification Techniques
  • Intelligent Systems in Production and Logistics
  • Intelligent Mechatronic Systems

The “International Graduate School of Intelligent Systems in Automation Technology (ISA)” is a joint activity of the University of Paderborn and the Institute Industrial IT (inIT) of the Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences.

The Graduate School ISA offers a stimulating and supportive environment for PhD candidates who want to do basic research in the field of intelligent and adaptive automation engineering.

The research projects concentrate on methods for the configuration, diagnose, control and optimization of technical systems. The Graduate School is an interdisciplinary program run by researchers from Computer Science, Automation Engineering and Mechatronics.

It also participates in and benefits from the activities of the Leading-Edge cluster “Intelligent Technical Systems OstwestfalenLippe” (it’s OWL)

Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering

PhD projects could be in areas like

  • Photonic Crystals and Metamaterials
  • Physics and Technology of Optoelectronic semiconductors
  • Microscopic Quantum Theory and Electrodynamics Simulations
  • Integrated Optics
  • Sensors
  • Polymers and Colloids
  • Liquid Crystals

The objective of CRC 901 – On-The-Fly Computing (OTF Computing) – is to develop techniques and processes for automatic on-the-fly configuration and provision of individual IT services that are available on world-wide markets. In addition to the configuration by special OTF service providers and the provision by so-called OTF Compute Centers, this involves developing methods for quality assurance and the protection of participating clients and providers, methods for the target-oriented further development of markets, and methods to support the interaction of the participants in dynamically changing markets.

CRC 901 is divided into three project areas. Project area A is concerned with the algorithmic and economic basics for organizing large dynamic markets. This involves, on the one hand, algorithmic processes for organizing large networks in general and the interaction in networks in particular and, on the other hand, economic concepts for incentive systems in order to direct the participants in the markets. Project area B investigates processes of the modeling, composition and quality analysis of services and service configurations aiming at on-the-fly development of high-quality IT services. Project area C develops reliable execution environments for on-the-fly computing and is concerned with questions of the stability and security of markets, the organization of highly heterogeneous OTF Compute Centers and the provision of configured services by those centers. This project area also involves an application project that deals with systems for optimizing supply and logistic networks, which is considered a long-term application field for the results of the CRC.

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