CDSE PhD program


The Computational and Data Science and Engineering (CDSE) PhD program is one of the most successful PhD programs at Skoltech. Our PhD students publish numerous papers in high-rank Q1/Q2 journals and present the results of their work at reputable international conferences.

In April 2020, the CDSE Doctoral program has been internationally accredited by Hcéres (High Council for Evaluation of Research and higher education) for a period of 5 years.


All PhD studentships in Skoltech are by default covered with a stipend of 75,000₽ in addition to health coverage for the duration of graduate studies, provided that academic standards are met, and progress towards a PhD degree is maintained. Check for more details in Skoltech Policy on Student Stipends and Other Benefits.

CDSE doctoral program is focused around the next research areas and sub-areas comprising the research directions of CDISE:


We highly encourage all PhD applicants, firstly, to check the list of open CDISE PhD positions and pay special attention to eligibility criteria.

Find out about the dates of the upcoming PhD selection wave.

All PhD applicants are highly recommended to contact a prospective supervisor from CDISE faculty and discuss the research project BEFORE APPLYING to the PhD program.

For more details about the CDSE program, please contact:

  • CDSE support: 
  • CDSE program coordinator, Associate Professor Alexey Frolov
  • CDSE program director, Professor Nikolay Brilliantov

CDSE PhD program committee:

Educational load for PhD students
Publication requirements and Conference participation for PhD students

You can check the PhD thesis defenses of CDSE graduates on the official webpage.