Academy of Simon-Erdős School of Design Sciences Attracts Unconventional and Curious Minds in Computational Creativity

Professional academic programs offer research and experimentation power to articulate reasonings, inferences and more than one knowledge representation that amplify your vision for digital products, services and functions

At Simon-Erdős School of Design Sciences (“DESC”), a Fellow of Design Sciences is often selected and granted on the basis of his or her impressive accomplishments such as influential research, a compelling digital entrepreneurial idea or beautiful knowledge artistic work. This is awarded to scholars who have executed a great idea for a digital entrepreneurial work, and they are granted on the basis of research-academic credentials

Junior Fellow Program

Participants will have the liberty to pursue preferred combination of areas of study and research 

Senior Fellow Program

Masters participants select industry-driven research area, or a course area for the program

Simon Post-Doc. Fellow (from 2025)

Post-Doctoral participants leverage inter-disciplinary research designs, practices, artifacts and academy

Application and Document submission deadline

  • March 31 (for Sept/Oct Fall admission)
  • September 30 (for Mar/Apr Spring admission)

Admit term(s)

  • Spring and Fall

Delivery mode

  • On-campus

Program type

  • Junior Fellow (JF)
  • Senior Fellow (SF)
  • Simon Post-Doc. Fellow (FDS)

Registration option(s)

  • Full-time

Research Positions:

  • Product/Service/Function Design
  • Software/Application Development
  • AI/ML Fellow Research 
  • Quntum-Optical Post-Doctoral Fellow  

Admission requirements

Minimum requirements

(See Eligibility Section For More Information)

  1. A four-year Honors Bachelor degree, preferably in STEM subjects, preferably with a significant physics, statistics and/or mathematical sciences component.
  2. An overall above average from a local recognized School and Institution (or its equivalent)
  3. At least three-years working experience in selected member companies, but not necessary
  4. An interview may be required.

Application materials

  1. Résumé
  2. Supplementary information form
  3. Transcript(s)
  4. Application fee


  • Number of references: 3
  • Type of references:  normally from your last academic institution or last place of work industry, preferably immediate supervisor

    English language proficiency (ELP)

    • Required

    Fellow completion

    Participants must complete a digital proto-type development and research paper that will be given a numeric grade which appears on the transcript beside the milestone.

    Program Overview

    Our Intent

    Scientists, engineers and designers try to understand the behavior of humans and machines as complex systems formed by large numbers – like particles in solids, liquids, and complex biological molecules. And, those who fill this niche of designing high-frequency, distributed and de-centralized data-intensive systems are, and will continue to be, in high demand

    We support the team capacity-building required to take the global stage. We equip Fellows with sciences and technologies, educational programming and peer support. We connect Fellows to a global network of peers and industry leaders because the only way to succeed is together. A Fellow of Design Sciences cannot only make it easier to afford advanced education, but also help bolster your professional credentials.

    Participants are expected to join to the Simon-Erdős School of Design Sciences Fellowship for a period of 16-20 months program on science and technological aspects of digitalization – a progressive learning-by-research approach.

    You can also gain two years of paid work experience through an on-going Research program at STATGRAF Research, the one-of-its-kind research-academy program, or fast track your fellowship by choosing the regular system of study.

    Your fellowship is your ticket to secure, advance and position your leadership in your entrepreneurial career. Ranging from the applied to the financial speculative, and from the sensors to the experience, the work of the program illuminates subjects such as artificial intelligence, architectural robotics, digital fabrication, simulation, computational geometry, responsive environments, and shape grammars — as well as embodied and tangible forms of design interaction, fabrication, and experience-expression. We would also provide supports to our fellows go on to work in leading product, service and technology companies around the world. The DESC industry faculties and partners will also help create start-ups and spin-off companies.


    The Simon-Erdős School of Design Sciences junior and senior fellows – an industry-driven research and academic program – develop breadth and depth in understanding of 5 STEM Pillars – Information Science, Decision Science, Networks Science, Economic Science and Computing Science – with depth of research in 2 industry areas

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