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M.Sc. Data Science

Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Computer Science Office Room 1.24 Earl Mountbatten Building Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh EH14 4AS

This programme teaches the theory and skills for managing and analysing very large and complex data sets, sometimes referred to as Big Data. Students will learn how to model, store and process these data sets using the latest algorithms and techniques. They will also learn about modern methods and tools for visually exploring them. The programme is research led and students will benefit from the interaction with staff who are involved in internationally leading research projects in the field. The skills acquired by students will be applicable to commercial and industrial applications such as business intelligence and manufacturing as well as to scientific data exploration including e-health and e-science.

Big data;

Distributed algorithms and systems;

Information retrieval;

Machine learning;

Advanced operating systems;

Artificial intelligence;

Computer architecture;

Computer vision methods and applications;

Constraint programming;

Cyber security;

Enterprise computing;

Financial software engineering;

Functional programming;

Human computer interaction;

Human computer interaction: design and evaluation;

Human-centred security;

Information technology architecture;

Mobile human computer interaction;

Multimedia systems and applications;

Safety critical systems;

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