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 Chiara Petrioli. 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 2017-18 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 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)
Stefano Ciavarella Emanuele Natale Stefano Ciavarella, Emanuele Natale, Valentina Tibaldo
winners of the Outstanding PhD student of the year award of the PhD school in CS at Sapienza 2016.
Ilario Bonacina Ilario Bonacina
Best PhD thesis award from the Italian chapter of the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science, 2016
EATCS Awards
Emanuele Natale Emanuele Natale
Best Student paper at ESA 2016
KADABRA is an ADaptive Algorithm for Betweenness via Random Approximation
ESA 2016
Jose Camacho Collados Jose Camacho Collados
Google PhD Fellowship 2016
Google Research Blog
Gabriele Salvati, Christian Santoni, Valentina Tibaldo
Best Paper of the PhD school in CS at Sapienza 2016.
MeshHisto: collaborative modeling by sharing and retargeting editing histories. ACM Transactions on Graphics 2015
Bernardo Magri Bernardo Magri
Best Paper of the PhD school in CS at Sapienza 2016.
Subversion-Resilient Signature Schemes. ACM CCS 2015
Erisa Terolli
Anita Borg Scholar 2015.
Anita Borg Scholar 2015
Emilio Coppa Emanuele Natale VTaher Pilehvar Emilio Coppa, Emanuele Natale, Taher Pilehvar
winners of the Best Paper award of the PhD school in CS at Sapienza 2015.
Alberto Compagno Alberto Compagno
Best Student Paper at ACNS 2015
Violating Consumer Anonymity: Geo-locating Nodes in Named Data Networking, ACNS 2015.
The 13th International Conference on Applied Cryptography and Network Security 2015
Stefano Ciavarella Stefano Ciavarella
Laureati eccellenti alla Sapienza 2014 Award.
Tiziano Flati Tiziano Flati
Best Paper of the PhD School in CS at Sapienza 2013.
The CQC Algorithm: Cycling in Graphs to Semantically Enrich and Enhance a Bilingual Dictionary, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, Feb 2012.
Marco Valerio Barbera Sokol Kosta Vasile Claudiu Perta Marco Valerio Barbera, Sokol Kosta, Vasile Claudiu Perta
IEEE INFOCOM 2013 Best Demo Award.
Emilio Coppa Alessandro Epasto Emilio Coppa, Alessandro Epasto
Laureati eccellenti alla Sapienza 2013 Award.
Alessandro Cammarano Dora Spenza Alessandro Cammarano, Dora Spenza
IEEE INFOCOM 2013 Best Student Poster Award.
Sokol Kosta Sokol Kosta
Best Paper of the PhD School in CS at Sapienza 2012.
ThinkAir: Dynamic Resource Allocation and Parallel Execution in the Cloud for Mobile Code Offloading, IEEE INFOCOM 2012.
Alessandro Epasto Alessandro Epasto
2011 Google European Doctoral Fellowship in Algorithms.
Dora Spenza Dora Spenza
2010 Google European Doctoral Fellowship in Wireless Networking.