PhD Program

The Max Planck Institute for Informatics and the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems in cooperation with Saarland University offer a PhD program within their International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS-CS). The PhD program is open to students who already hold a Master’s degree or students who have a Bachelor’s degree from a program at a research-oriented institution and wish to pursue a PhD in Computer Science.

PhD projects are jointly supervised by scientists from the Max Planck Institutes and their colleagues in the Department of Computer Science at Saarland University.

At this time, IMPRS-CS has approximately 140 PhD students. Since 2001, about 200 students have finished their PhD studies within IMPRS-CS (as of 2014).

Research topics are available in the following areas:

  • Algebraic Geometry and Computer Algebra
  • Algorithms and Complexity
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Automation of Logic
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Biology and Applied Algorithmics
  • Computational Complexity
  • Computer Architecture and Parallel Computing
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Vision
  • Databases and Information Systems
  • Dependable Systems and Software
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Information Security and Cryptography
  • Information Systems
  • Machine Learning
  • Mathematical Image Analysis
  • Operating Systems and Distributed Systems
  • Programming
  • Programming Languages and Compiler Construction
  • Programming Systems
  • Reactive Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Ubiquitous Media Technologies
  • and many others…