The goal of the PhD program in Engineering is to form researchers with the ability to lead and contribute to the advance of science and technology, at a national and international level. Specifically at COPA, our goal is to form researchers capable of doing and leading meaningful research related to Optimization, Probability Models and Decision Making.
The general course load requirements of the PhD program in Engineering can be found here. Doctoral students hosted by COPA are expected to select their classes from graduate level courses offered by engineering, computer science, mathematics, economics and operations management departments. A selection of suggested courses in Uniandes is shown below.
|Administración||DADM6302-Teoría de Juegos
DADM6304-Teoría de la Firma
|Matemáticas||MATE4220-Medida e Integración
|Ingeniería Industrial||IIND4100 – Modelos Estadísticos Lineales
IIND4101 – Optimización Avanzada
IIND4106 – Optimización Entera y Combinatoria
IIND4107 – Seminario de Procesos Estocásticos
IIND4108 – Aplicaciones en Investigación de Operaciones
IIND4113 – Tópicos en Investigación de Operaciones
IIND4115 – Flujo en Redes
|Ingeniería de Sistemas y Computación||ISIS4208-Análisis de Algoritmos
ISIS4503-Míneria y Bodegas de Datos
ISIS4713-Desarrollo de Software por componentes
|Ingeniería Eléctrica y Electrónica||IELE4011-Optimización
In addition to the coursework, to graduate, the student should pass two examinations: the candidacy examination and the dissertation defense. The candidacy examination should be completed by the end of the first year. This examination includes a written part and an oral presentation. In the written part the student will be given a set of technical questions related to linear programming, network flows and probability models. The submission of the written part will be followed by the presentation, in which the student should (1) be prepared to answer questions about the written part, and (2) present the research proposal. The candidacy examination should be completed at the end of the first year of the PhD. The dissertation defense is a presentation open to the public in which the student presents the results of his/her doctoral research.
Additional information regarding the Phd Program in Engineering and the requirements to apply can be found here. If you are interested in applying, please contact one of the faculty members associated with COPA (choose the one that relates more to your research interest), so we can schedule an interview.