Master in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science
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Combining strong competences in advanced scientific computing, informatics and high performance computing
Advanced mathematical modeling and high performance methods in numerical simulation open new perspectives for science, research and economy. Exploiting the capabilities of modern supercomputers, increasingly complex problems can be tackled - covering a very broad spectrum of disciplines, from exact and natural sciences to economics and social sciences, including biomedical, environmental, materials, and engineering sciences.
ICS (Institute of Computational Science) provides a unique research environment, where strong competences in modeling, simulation and information science come together in an open and application oriented atmosphere. At ICS, mathematical state-of-the-art simulation and modeling techniques meet software design and development, and the specialized Master studies in Computational Sciences at USI aim at exploiting the unique nature of this group.
This field of studies offers the possibility to learn a strongly interdisciplinary method for solving problems, still focusing either more on the mathematical or the informatics aspects of the discipline. Throughout the studies, the student will continuously work on projects, in close collaboration with ICS partners such as CSCS and SUPSI.
Given the high ratio between the number of professors and that of students, personal assistance and mentoring is a natural part of the modern teaching environment of ICS, which also features a project-based approach ensuring continuous experience on real life problem solving based on a sound theoretical background, English as teaching language, state-of-the-art knowledge in methodology and development, and access to HPC resources. With all these points together, USI trains future modeling and simulation professionals, which are increasingly required by industry to do research and development.