How can we develop secure and robust software? How can we teach computers to see? How can we make our software easily adaptable to new tasks? How do we improve learning by computers?
If you find these questions fascinating, you should choose the Master's degree program in Computing Science in Groningen. This program deals with both the theoretical and the practical aspects of computing.
You will develop and increase your in-depth knowledge within the areas of Data Science & Systems Complexity, Intelligent Systems & Visual Computing, or Software Engineering & Distributed Systems. Most courses offer insightful lectures covering both theory and practice. Apart from acquiring core computing science skills, mathematics and research methodology are also important.
In student colloquia, research and presentation skills are developed. For those aiming to go into business rather than academia, project management, and related topics are also offered. All skills acquired are actively used in research projects, either within the university or during business and industrial internships.
Because computing science is pivotal in many areas of research, students can easily participate in one of many research collaborations with other fields, such as bioinformatics, medicine, and astronomy. In addition, contacts with many businesses facilitate internships in a variety of fields, matching the interests of most students.
Why study this program in Groningen?
Three unique specializations within the Netherlands
Excellent computing facilities: A large University Computing Center, with e.g. a Peregrine high-performance cluster
Several visualization facilities: Reality Cube with 2.5 m edges, Reality Theatre with an 8.5 x 2.8 m screen, wall touch display for interactive visualization
Students can easily participate in one of many research collaborations with other fields, such as bioinformatics, medicine, and astronomy
Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike
The Master's program in Computing Science is closely linked to the Bernoulli Institute. Its mission is to perform outstanding academic research and teaching in Mathematics, Computing Science, and Artificial Intelligence. Within the Master's degree program of Computing Science you can use excellent computing facilities and conduct research in the following areas:
Distributed Systems, which are becoming the standard way to build information systems, in particular, Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, eBusiness, and mobile computing;
Intelligent Systems, with projects on machine learning, computational intelligence, computational artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, computer vision, with applications in medicine, health care, finance, law enforcement, robotics, animal breeding, genetics, bioinformatics;
Scientific Visualization and Computer Graphics, in particular 3-D medical imaging, visualizing large, multidimensional astronomical data sets, general data visualization, visualising bioinformatics data (genomics and proteomics);
Software Engineering and Architecture, dealing with the process of creating programs from the requirement analysis all the way to its management, in particular software patterns, explicitly handling variability and managing architectural knowledge;
Data Science and Systems Complexity, with complex systems generating big data, and big data helping to identify, control, and analyze complex systems and apply data science methods in practical problems of companies and governments;
Information Systems, which are the backbone of any enterprise with a special focus on cutting-edge concepts, architectures and technologies for EAI, business process management (BPM) and workflows, SOA and REST architectural styles, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Blockchain platforms, Information Assurance and Security and in the fields of data-driven healthcare, logistics and SCM, advanced biometrics, manufacturing, Science, and scientific computing.