Machine learning techniques are at the forefront of modern data science and, therefore, courses on different aspects of machine learning constitute an integral component of the program. The application component of the program includes several important topics such as:
The main scope of the data science program is to train students in using state-of-the-art techniques of machine learning and data analytics, with a focus on real-world applications of these emerging technologies. Students will learn how to develop automated methods to analyze massive amounts of data with the goal of extracting knowledge from them to create an impact on organizational decisions. The graduates of the program are trained to perform original research in their chosen area of machine learning and data analytics and apply the results of their research in an industrial context.
|Modes and duration
Full time: 2 years
No tuition fee for applicants who pass the selection process
Field of Science and Technology
|Language of instruction
The program is accredited by the Russian Government, certificate № 2568 from April 14, 2017. License № 2534 from February 7, 2017.
IT-related Bachelor’s degree, or it’s equivalent in mathematics, computer science, information and communication technology, applied physics or other technical areas.
|English language requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
Aim and objectives
The aim of the program is to prepare the technological leaders of the future. The objective of the Data Science MSc program is to bridge the gap between fundamental science and cutting edge computational techniques.
The curriculum of the program contains a balanced combination of topics developed very recently (e.g. deep learning) together with in-depth teaching of mathematical foundations (advanced linear algebra, optimization, high-dimensional statistics etc.).
MSc Program Structure
Learning and professional outcomes
A successful graduate of the program will know:
A successful graduate of the program will be able to:
Career opportunities and paths
The Data Science MSc program was developed to meet the high demand for data science specialists in the growing national and international high-tech market. Graduates of the program may begin an international research career or work with a company (even during the period of study).
Data science MSc graduates significantly enhance their employability by developing their subject-specific knowledge in the field of data science and machine learning, as well as their analytical and research skills. Students gain the opportunity to obtain early access to the national and international research and innovation landscapes and can approach international employers with confidence. In addition, the program enhances students’ soft skills, enabling them to compete effectively in the job market.
Ivan Oseledets Full Professor, Director of the Center for Artificial Intelligence Technology, Head of the Laboratory of Computational Intelligence
Students are actively involved into research activity starting from Term 3.
Main research areas:
Student success stories