New Master degree in Data Science and Scientific Computing at Sissa

New Master degree in Data Science and Scientific Computing at Sissa

Curriculum “Data Science”

You will be trained to become a professional in the fields of data management and data analysis, with a particular focus on Big Data. In this curriculum you will follow courses on machine learning, statistical methods and data management. You can further specialize in one of the several application areas: healthcare, foundations of data science, data engineering, social sciences, genomics and biotechnology.

Curriculum “Computational Science and Engineering”

It will train future experts in Computational Science and Engineering. Here the focus is more on computational modelling, optimization, scientific programming, and simulation.

Also in this case the application areas of specialization are numerous: fluid dynamics for engineering and earth sciences, computational physics, computational chemistry, computational cosmology, control and simulation-based design.

Both curricula will give you a solid preparation in 3 main areas:

  • Data analytics and machine learning
  • Mathematical and computational modeling
  • Informatics, in particular high-performance and distributed computing

Each student will then have the opportunity to complete his/her own training with some elective courses, which complete the formative offer and make each training unique.

The first year (60 CFU) includes a methodological training in the 3 main areas and a deepening linked to the chosen curricula. During the second year (60 CFU) the students will acquire knowledge and skills in a specific application field, chosen between the proposed ones, and the ability to apply methodological tools in this area through seminars, internships and thesis.

Final Exam

The final exam will consist in a thesis elaborated in an original way under the guidance of a supervisor. Student will work on a problem proposed by a research laboratory or a company. The student will have to analyze the problem and understand what are the most effective tools to solve it. Students will be required to present the results of the analysis in a clear and understandable way. The final exam consist in a discussion of the elaborate in front of a Commission. The thesis should be written and discussed in English.

The final vote will be based on the evaluation of the curriculum, the content of thesis, the discussion and on the other formative activities conducted during the courses.