Machine Learning and Data Analysis

Partner Country: RUSSIA

University partner: Oulu

Place of study: Russia
The result of the program: Master of Science in the field of Applied Mathematics and Informatics (ITMO University)
Duration: 2 years (120 credits)
Master of Science in the field of Applied Mathematics and Informatics (ITMO University)
Language: English
Deadline for submission of documents: 15 July 2019
Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, or engineering disciplines with good/excellent grades. CV & motivation letter. Upper-intermediate level of English*
Cost: 203 000 Rub for Russian students, 223 000 Rub for international students

Career Options: acquired knowledge and skills will enable graduates to successfully implement data analysis projects in social networks, marketing campaigns, financial analytics, bioinformatics and many other domains.

The Machine Learning and Data Analysis Master's program is one of few programs in Russia that offers students to acquire education in the area of data science which is rapidly becoming more and more crucial as we now live in the information age.

Students will learn how to use the latest tools and analytical methods to analyze real-world data. It is a great opportunity to study best practices for collection, storage, and retrieval of data, machine learning algorithms and data mining techniques, data visualization and modeling.

The classes are delivered by experienced young scientists and professionals involved in both theoretical and applied machine learning. Besides research activities, the students can take part in hands-on industrial data analysis and machine learning projects, both in leading companies and dynamic high-tech Startups. The students have full access to the server capacities of NVIDIA GeForce GTX video cards - a flagship graphics processor for training deep neural networks. 

The main subjects of study are

  • Modern algorithms and techniques of machine learning and data mining, including probabilistic models and deep learning networks.
  • Mathematical disciplines forming the basis of these algorithms, such as optimization and statistics.
  • Related field of data analysis application: information retrieval, social network analysis and natural language processing.
  • Programming languages and technologies for data mining.
  • Data mining contests devoted to practical application of knowledge and skills to solve Kaggle problems.

The first semester is introductory and includes disciplines to ensure smooth immersion in the basics of machine learning. It allows the students to get a good grip on Python, mathematical statistics, data structures, data analysis tools etc.  The next two semesters focus on disciplines related to specific areas and applications of machine learning and data analysis, such as Deep Learning, Image Analysis, Natural Language Process, Recommender Systems,  Social Network Analysis, etc. And the last semester is fully devoted to research work on the Master's thesis.

*The applicants are required to pass entrance examination successfully.

The list of entrance examination questions


Andrey Filchenkov, director of the Master's program
E-mail: afilchenkov@corp.ifmo.ru

Alexander Mayatin, coordinator of the Master's program
E-mail: mayatin@mail.ifmo.ru