CDSE PhD program


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

All PhD students are guaranteed a minimum stipend of 75,000₽ (for international students – 85,000₽) in addition to health coverage for the duration of their graduate studies, provided that academic standards are met, and progress towards a PhD is maintained.

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

  • Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence
  • Computational Soft Matter and Complex Systems
  • Efficient numerical algorithms
  • Digital Agronomics & Pharmaceutical Design
  • Chemo-informatics
  • Quantum Enhanced Computation and Simulations
  • High-Performance Computing (HPC)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Biomedical Analytics and Systems
  • Computer Vision, Robotics, and Visual Analytics
  • Natural Language Processing (NLP)

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:

  • CDISE education team: ,
  • CDSE program coordinator, Assistant Professor Maxim Panov,
  • CDSE program director, Professor Maxim Fedorov.

CDSE PhD program committee:

General e-mail:

Key admission information
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.