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 D1.13
East campus

Advanced Computer Architectures
Prof. Pozzi

The course builds on basic previous knowledge in basic computer architecture, and visits the major techniques that have been devised so far in order to get high performance from a single processor, and, later on, from multi-processors. After the course you will understand the concepts of pipelined CPUs, cache architecture and optimization, Instruction-Level parallelism (Superscalar and VLIW architectures), Thread-Level parallelism (fine-grained, coarse-grained, simultaneous multithreading), Data-level parallelism (Vector architectures), and shared-memory multi-processing.

Room D1.13
East campus

Computational Fabrication
Prof. Didyk

The first part of the course describes computer vision and graphics techniques used to represent, model, manipulate and scan 3D objects. Next, it provides an introduction to 3D printing, discussing the key opportunities. The second half of the course is dedicated to computational techniques for turning digital designs into real objects. After introducing relevant numerical optimization and simulation techniques, the course discusses recent advances in the computational fabrication field. The examples include methods for fabricating objects with prescribed visual, optical, and mechanical properties and novel tools for customizing 3D prints.

Room C1.04
East campus

Quantum Computing
Prof. Wolf

Followed by an introduction to the basic principles of quantum physics, such as superposition, interference, or entanglement, a variety of subjects are treated.

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