Master Meetings

Have you decided on which Master programme to study? Would you like more information on the contents and teaching methods at USI? Register at our Master Meetings to attend courses.
The various Master Meetings offer you the opportunity to follow lectures together with the current master students. Guided by a USI student, you can visit the campus and make up your mind as to whether the contents correspond to your study ambitions.

Next appointment: 9-13 May 2022. Registration is required. 

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Room C1.03
East Campus

Information Security
Prof. Langheinrich

The class exposes students to the fundamental concepts of cryptography, network security, and computer security. The growing importance of networks and distributed systems, and their use to support safety-critical applications, has made information security a central issue for systems today. The class centers on two main parts: security foundations (which includes security terminology, core cryptographic principles, and secure protocols) and applied security (which discusses network security, computer security, software security, and web security). Students learn to critically assess the security properties of a system and make informed decisions about implementing secure processes. Many classes feature in-class labs where students are asked to implement a cryptographic primitive, a secure protocol, or attack a vulnerable system.

Room C1.05
East Campus

Software Quality & Testing
Prof. Pezzè

Software quality is a paramount element of software systems, and software testing and program analysis are the core approaches to asses software systems. This course provides the core background for organizing and executing a thorough quality process. It provides technical and organizational capabilities for software quality manager and quality scientists.

Room 250
Main Building

Trading and Market Microstructure
Prof. Kaul

The course discusses the functioning of financial markets and trading and price determination in these markets. Topics covered include order submission and trading strategies, market structure and quality, settlement, transaction costs and liquidity, bubbles and crashes, price formation and technical analysis. The lectures will draw on academic and practitioner research as well as information from markets.

In the Autumn Semester 2021, prospective students joined the classes: