Sapienza - Università di Roma
 Computer Science Department

PhD School

Borromini's Lantern (Saint Ivo at La Sapienza)
Courty yard


The brain is wider than the sky,
For, put them side by side,
The one the other will include
With ease, and you beside.

Emily Dickinson

Welcome to the PhD School of the Department of Computer Science at Sapienza University of Rome.

One of the driving forces of today's globalized world is scientific and technological innovation. A PhD degree in Computer Science from a high quality school opens up a world of opportunities. Our PhD school is aligned with the highest international standards, and is part of an international network of collaborations with top scientists and institutions around the world.

During their program our students typically spend one or two semesters in top academic or industrial research institutions abroad, and after graduation they are ready to start a successful career both in academia and in industry.

If you are a bright student willing to start an exciting scientific career, do not hesitate to contact us at

The Director of the PhD School is Alessandro Mei. Antonella Galeone helps us with the administrative issues of the School. You may contact them for any inquiry concerning the PhD school.

Call for applications

The final rankings for PhD admission 2018-19 are now available! Check the how to apply page.


Michele Martinelli Michele Martinelli
Best poster award at HPDC 2017
GPU I/O persistent kernel for latency bound systems
HPDC 2017
Georgia Koutsandria Georgia Koutsandria
Best Student Paper Runner-up
WHARP: A Wake-up Radio and Harvesting-based Forwarding Strategy for Green Wireless Networks
Emanuele Natale Emanuele Natale
Congratulations to our previous PhD student Emanuele Natale!
Emanuele received the best PhD thesis award from the Italian chapter of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science.
EATCS Awards
Giorgia Di Tommaso Giorgia Di Tommaso
Best Student paper at CSCWD 2017
Detecting Network Leaders in Enterprises
2017 IEEE 21st International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD 2017)