Urban Supercomputing

Partner Country: NETHERLANDS

University partner: Oulu

Place of study: Netherlands
The result of the program: Master of Science Diploma (ITMO University) Master of Science Diploma (University of Amsterdam)
Duration: 2 Years, including one semester in the University of Amsterdam 120 credits
Master of Science Diploma (ITMO University) Master of Science Diploma (University of Amsterdam)
Language: English
Deadline for submission of documents: 01 July 2017
Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree in the field of computational science or equivalent, with excellent/good grades. CV & motivation letter. Upper-intermediate level of English. For admission to the partner university IELTS or TOEFL may be required.
Cost: 183 500 RUR for Russian citizens 203 500 for foreign citizens (price noted is for first 2 semesters at ITMO, price for the second year will be set by Partner University).

Urban Supercomputing Double Degree Master’s Program:

  • Focuses on the usage of computer simulation of urban processes, including transport and commodity flows, virtual society activities, the internet of things, urban emergencies and disasters, crowd behavior, etc.
  • Equips with design of decision support systems, analysis of society’s behavior, economic progress simulation, trend and common factors revelation, solving optimization problems, spatial analysis, and other core competencies and skills.
  • Offers a transdisciplinary approach based on the methodological core, such as diffuse technologies like ICT or mathematical modeling, used to study global real-world systems (GSS, Global System Science), while incorporating extensive social and humanitarian components.
  • Brings an international perspective on best practices and emerging trends in Big Data analysis and supercomputing, preparing students for research and applied IT positions in world’s leading institutions, companies and agencies.

ITMO University:

1st Semester:

Parallel Programming 4 credits
Foreign Language 3 credits
Introduction to Computer Science 3 credits
Computational Methods for Structural Mechanics 6 credits
System Analysis of urbanized areas 4 credits

2nd Semester:

Urban Informatics and Geoinformatics 4 credits
Urban Simulation 4 credits
Stochastic and discrete mathematical models 4 credits

Introduction to big data (OR) Machine Learning

4 credits

Models and methods of HPC (OR) Internet and web technologies

4 credits


University of Amsterdam:

3rd Semester:

Mathematical Methods of urban areas design  6 credits

Data-centric decision support systems (OR) Mobile technologies and systems

5 credits

Modeling and optimization in transportation / Virtual society / Analysis and modeling in social networks / Urban virtual words / Social psychology of urbanized society – CHOOSE 3 OF 5 COURSES

3 credits

4th Semester:

Master Thesis 18 credits
State Exams 6 credits
Internship 6 credits


Both universities:

Individual Research Projects 3 credits
Research Works 17 credits
Group Project 2 credits
Group projects in chosen specialization  8 credits