The rapid advances in the fields of Data Science, Machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and their widespread use in the Life Sciences (biology, biotechnology, medicine) create new challenges but also exciting new career opportunities for young, dynamic university graduates with different backgrounds (computer scientists, engineers, biologists, biotechnologists, medical doctors etc) who are eager to deepen their understanding in these important and fast developing fields heavily depending on advanced Information Technology skills.
The Postgraduate Program “Data Science and Information Technologies (DSIT)” is by its very nature intensely interdisciplinary. Its objective is to deepen the knowledge and strengthen the skills of its students with an emphasis in Data Science, Big Data, AI, applied mathematics, statistical methods, as well as their application in Bioinformatics, Biomedical Data Science, and the Life Sciences in general. The program focuses on subjects related to the management, processing, analysis, and software for massive or complex data, on which machine learning and AI can be based, as well as on the development of mathematical models, algorithms, statistical analysis, image analysis methods, and tools for bioinformatics, computational and systems biology, in the era of heterogeneous -omics big data aiming to improve human health.
The DSIT Graduate Program is organized and administered by the prestigious Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), in collaboration with the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA) and the ATHENA Research and Innovation Center. The courses are taught by Professors and Researchers of the above institutions with experience in the Program’s fields of study, by PhD scientists of other institutions in Greece and abroad, as well as by experienced industry specialists.
The DSIT program awards Masters of Science (M.Sc) degrees in two specializations:
- Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
- Bioinformatics – Biomedical Data Science
The duration of the program is three academic semesters (90 ECTS). The student fees are 900 euros per semester (2700 euros total).
The application form and all required documents can be found in here (.doc)
Due to high demand, applications for admission to the new Postgraduate Program “Data Science and Information Technologies (DSIT)” for the academic year 2019-20 will be accepted up to 21-6-2019 (received).
For more information you may contact Mrs Kanavou, the program’s secretary, at +30-210-7275337 or [email protected].