The Information and Communication Technologies Institute is an international "virtual" institution with poles in Portugal (ICTI@Portugal) and at Carnegie Mellon University (ICTI@CMU). The ICTI Program in Applied Mathematics offers Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in Applied Analysis and in Probability, Stochastic Analysis and their Applications.

Ph.D. graduates of the program will earn two doctoral degrees, one from Carnegie Mellon University and the other from the Portuguese partners in association, currently the Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa (UTL) through the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), the Universidade de Lisboa (UL) through the Faculdade de Ciências (FCUL), and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL) through the Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias (FCTUNL).

The Information and Communication Technologies Institute (ICTI) Program in Applied Mathematics offers a unique international opportunity for educational and research training in applied mathematics. The program is part of a broad Portuguese Government sponsored long-term partnership between CMU and several Portuguese universities (http://www.icti.cmu.edu/index.html) with the goal of stimulating collaborative research and fostering scientific and technological skills at the highest levels. The scientific areas spanned by the ICTI include information processing and networks, critical infrastructure and risk assessment, applied mathematics, innovation and policy.

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Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) brings in its excellence in research, contemporary education and training of young mathematicians, and a vast experience in international networking and research at the forefront of applied mathematics. Trainees will participate in various research activities as part of a larger cohort of postdoctoral fellows in the Center for Nonlinear Analysis CNA. The collaborations of CNA members with experimentalists, theorists, physical scientists and bioscientists render this group one of the strongest research and training groups in applied analysis.

The Portuguese partner universities are public institutions with a long history of scientific collaboration with CMU, and this program will help reinforcing and expanding this interaction. They have high level research centers in the area of applied mathematics, such as CMAF, CAMGSD, CEMAT, CMA, CMUC and GFM and they will contribute to the effort with broad expertise of their faculty, and vibrant educational and scientific programs.

Extensive resources are devoted to developing both world-class research and a unique multidisciplinary learning experience. Trainees in the program are fully funded by the Portuguese Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.

The model of this educational and training program is unique in its mobility aspect and in the adoption of admission and quality criteria that meet both CMU and the Portuguese partners' requirements.

This allows the ICTI Ph.D. program in Applied Mathematics (in Applied Analysis and in Probability, Stochastic Analysis and their Applications) to be offered as a Dual Degree Program: Ph.D. graduates will earn two doctoral degrees, one from Carnegie Mellon University and the other from one of the Portuguese partners, currently the Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa (UTL) through the Mathematics Department of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), the Universidade de Lisboa (UL) through the Mathematics Department of Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL), and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL) through the Mathematics Department of Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCTUNL).