Mathematical and Computing Sciences for Artificial Intelligence
Program Director Riccardo Zecchina
This unique program stands at the intersection of major scientific disciplines: mathematics, computer science, physics, and economics. All of them are crucial for analyzing natural and social phenomena and, in particular, to develop the Artificial InteIligence (AI) tools that model the complex realities stored in the vast datasets available today.
Bright, math-oriented students who want to acquire a deep and well-rounded understanding of the natural and social worlds, and who grasp the growing impact of AI, will see in this program a great opportunity. Through this multidisciplinary path, they will have the chance to step into the elite ranks of scholars and professionals who will guide the development of future knowledge and its real-world applications, in AI and elsewhere. They will learn to nurture the emergence of new knowledge and to value new points of view.
Demand for skillsets that combine elements of STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is very strong and growing. This BSc focuses on critical and methodological abilities from those same areas that will remain valid even as new technologies succeed one another, so graduates can confidently expect long and rewarding careers.
The study plan aims to provide a rigorous theoretical preparation, in terms of contents and methods, in different areas of mathematics and computer science and in the modelling techniques of physics and economics. Students receive methodological training in data driven AI (machine learning, computational statistics) and, at the same time, master the main mathematical, computational and modelling methods for the solution of quantitative problems and for making progress in the AI field itself.
In addition, soft skills such as effective communication and ability to work in a team are developed, enabling graduates to integrate and collaborate effectively in academic and professional contexts.The BSc in Mathematical and Computing Sciences for Artificial Intelligence will open students’ minds and empower them with the best preparation to excel in the new digital era.