New Master degree in *Data Science and Scientific Computing* (DSSC)

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From September 2017, in Trieste starts a new Master degree in *Data Science and Scientific Computing* (DSSC).It aims to train professionals of the future: experts that are highly requested because of the digitalization of the society and the evolution to industry 4.0.
DSSC is an *international course*, taught in English, and it is offered by the *Universities of Trieste and Udine*, with the collaboration of *SISSA* (International School for Advanced Studies), *ICTP* (International Centre for Theoretical Physics), and with the participation of many other research institutions and companies of the area. The course will accept up to 30 students. There will also be *scholarships* available, sponsored by companies and institutions. More information about the course is available online, at
The Master degree in DSSC is structured into 2 curricula: * 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.