Admission is now open for our Life Science Technologies master’s programme at Aalto University, Finland, Europe; there is a major in Complex Systems within the program and I am the responsible professor.
What’s in the major? Well everything that’s cool and fun and interesting of course: network science, data science, machine learning, nonlinear dynamics, to mention a few! Here’s why networks are the thing. And if you want to know more about what complex systems are, just have a look at previous posts in this blog, e.g. on mobile-telephone calls, ants, and the immune system.
Here is a complete list of courses in the complex systems major for this winter (only minor changes coming for 2018).
There are almost no mandatory courses in the major; rather, there are many courses to choose from, including courses by other Life Science Technologies majors. This makes it possible to mix and match: want a combination of machine learning and complex networks? Check. Want to be a network neuroscientist? Check. Want to get a broad training in data science? Check.
Note: even though the programme is called Life Science Technologies, you can almost completely avoid anything that begins with “bio” if you so wish. As an example, I have students who focus on social networks and computational social science.
One more thing: the doctoral track. If you are talented and your grades are good, you can apply to the doctoral track where your final target is not the master’s degree but PhD; your studies are tailored towards that goal and you’ll get to spend time as intern in our research groups, with the aim of publishing the first journal article(s) of your thesis already before you get the master’s degree.
So, what are you waiting for? Apply here!