Welcome to our DSIT Master’s Program!
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 dynamic graduates with different backgrounds (computer science, engineering, mathematics, biology, biotechnology, pharmacology, medicine, and so on) who are eager to deepen their understanding in these important and fast developing fields.
The Master’s Program “Data Science and Information Technologies (DSIT)” is by its very nature intensely interdisciplinary. Its objective is to strengthen the skills of its students with an emphasis in Data Science, Big Data, AI, applied mathematics, statistical methods, as well as their applications in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, 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, in addition to machine learning and AI technologies, as well as on mathematical models, algorithms, statistical analysis, and image analysis methods for computational and structural biology, bioinformatics, and systems biology, in the era of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and other heterogeneous
-omics data used for improving human health. Our graduates are fully equipped with a number of important skills that is allowing them to continue their career in research, typically towards a PhD, to join a wide spectrum of industrial labs and organizations, or even to create their own companies in the aforementioned and other related domains.
The DSIT Program has started in 2018. It is administered by the prestigious Department of Informatics & Telecommunications of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), in collaboration with the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA), and the ATHENA Research 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 program regulations, the application form and all required documents can be found under tab “Applications“.
The web site of its predecessor M.Sc. Program is accessible here: : Information Technologies in Medicine and Biology