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Computer Science (Curriculum: Resilient and Secure Cyber-Physical Systems )

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Overview

The M.Sc. Degree in Computer Science belongs to the School of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Science of the University of Florence. Starting from the Academic Year 2017-2018, the M.Sc. Degree in Computer Science is structured in two different curricula.

The Curriculum Data Science (in Italian) comprises computer science, statistical and numerical analysis techniques aimed to the analysis of large quantities of data. The ultimate objective is developing the ability to design algorithms and systems that retrieve knowledge from the data and implement automatic learning from samples, while maintaining privacy of the individuals.
The Curriculum Resilient and Secure Cyber-Physical Systems (in English) merges computer science and engineering notions for the definition, design, assessment and certification of all those kinds of systems that comprise a cyber and a physical part, as for the example the Internet of Things (IoT) or Critical Infrastructures.


The M.Sc. Degree in Computer Science aims to develop deep knowledge on the theoretical, methodological, and technical foundations in the main field of computer science and ancillary disciplines. In details, the M.Sc. will include extensive studies on algorithms, distributed systems, programming languages, data and systems analysis. The main learning objectives that shall be developed are here summarized:

- Deep knowledge and understanding of the principles of computer science, as well as of the research frontiers for selected topics.
- Ability to combine theory and practice to solve computer science problems, being able to reason at the appropriate abstraction level, also exploiting technologies and techniques from ancillary disciplines.
- Ability to apply the state of the art or innovative methods for the solution of problems in the real world, possibly including related disciplines and developing novel approaches or methods.
Reach an adequate level of autonomy in exercising professional activities, and good team leadership and team management skills
- Ability to work and communicate effectively in National and International contexts

Programme structure

To provide solid computing and engineering knowledge and skills for the definition, design, verification and certification of complex systems that characterize many emerging areas such as the Internet of Things, Smart Factories and Critical Infrastructures. Interdisciplinary training in multiple areas:

- Design and implementation of distributed and real-time cyber-physical systems.
- Designing secure systems.
- Paradigms and methodologies for the development of distributed and CPS-oriented applications.
Design, validation and certification of resilient systems.
- Advanced programming and software development techniques based on methodologies for “Build Automation” and “Test-driven Development”.
- Elements of numerical analysis and statistics to handle the large amount of generated data.

Career opportunities

The Resilient and Secure Cyber Physical Systems Curriculum is intended to provide the knowledge, formal tools and practical skills required in the aforementioned disciplines. The master’s graduate will have the skills requested by companies in the field of design, development, validation and certification of critical infrastructures, system of systems, complex systems, and IoTs.

Some examples of professional profiles are:

- Project manager and software developer,
- Analyst/designer of cyber-physical systems,
- Developer of cyber-physical systems.

Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 12, 2022
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application deadline
30 Jun 2022 23:59:59
GMT

Applicants with a bachelor's degree awarded in Italy cannot apply via DreamApply. They have to contact the School of their intended master program.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Sep 12, 2022
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application period has ended
Apply now! Academic year 2022/23
Application deadline
30 Jun 2022 23:59:59
GMT

Applicants with a bachelor's degree awarded in Italy cannot apply via DreamApply. They have to contact the School of their intended master program.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States