Master thesis topics
We here highlight some avenues through which master theses' topics will be offered to euSYSBIO students (to be updated, examples from IST missing).
- KTH School of Computer Science and Communication yearly graduates around 125 MSc in computer engineering, about 85% of which have done their MSc thesis in industry.
- KTH Dept of Computational Biology is a Partner of a recently granted Marie Curie Mobility Action – Initial Training Network FACETS-ITN, in the general area of Experimental and Computational Neuroscience. KTH Dept of Computational Biology (Prof. J. Hellgren-Kotaleski) also Coordinates an Erasmus Mundus II PhD programme proposal EuroSPIN. We expect that annually several students from the Master’s course can be offered positions in FACETS-ITN and EuroSPIN.
- KTH Dept of Computational Biology is part of three Swedish national centres (Stockholm Brian Institute, KTH Linnaeus Center ACCESS and Stockholm Bioinformatics Center) including altogether around one hundred PhD students; we expect that annually several students from the Master’s course will be offered possibilities to continue their research training at these centres;
- The competence of Aalto University School of Technology in machine learning and data mining is unmatched in Europe. Aalto University's Dept. of Computer and Information Sciences is part of two Finnish national centres of excellence (the Adaptive Informatics Research Centre and the Algorithmic Data Analysis Centre of Excellence), as well as Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT). The centres of excellence and HIIT employ altogether around 300 researchers, and we expect several of the euSYSBIO students to be a worthwhile addition to the staff, first when carrying out their MSc theses, and then later on by continuing their work as PhD students.
- KTH Department of Computational Biology is part of the newly formed Science for Life Labs, one of the largest initiative in omics science in Europe. We expect many students to be able to find master thesis topics at Science for Life Labs.
- Stockholm is a world-leading centre for neuroscience. The teaching staff of the current Partner MC at KTH has been the driving force behind the development of computational neuroscience in Sweden, today funded through the Stockholm Brain Institute. The knowledge in neuroscience and relevant computational and modelling skills acquired in the first year of euSYSBIO at KTH will prepare students for PhD studies in both Systems Biology and Neuroscience, and will give students an alternative perspective to database-dominated Bioinformatics.