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The Erasmus Mundus programme "Computer Simulations for Science and Engineering" (COSSE) is a joint initiative of four European universities

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typeregulier, 120 EC
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands
  • Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen- Nürnberg, Germany

The field of computer simulations is of great importance for high-tech industry and scientific/engineering research, e.g. virtual processing, climate studies, fluid dynamics, advanced materials, etc. Often the field is referred to as the third pillar of science complementing theory and experiments.

COSSE is a two-year master's programme offering a double degree from two universities. The students enter one of the universities and continue the second year at one of the other institutions in another country. COSSE offers education of the highest international standard as well as a unique experience of meeting different European cultures, languages, climate and nature.

Students from any country are welcome to apply. A number of Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available.


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aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Carolyn Langen
afgestudeerd in 2012 werkzaam als Software engineer and data scientist bij The Hyve
Living abroad is an invaluable experience, which I'd encourage anyone with a desire for adventure to pursue.

As a software engineer and data scientist at The Hyve in Utrecht, I work on open source software and data solutions for the life sciences. Our core products focus on genomic data analysis, research data management, and collection of data from wearable devices, such as FitBit...
My thesis focuses on the analysis of brain connectivity data which is derived from MRI's. I've used this data to learn about how the brain's wiring relates to its function and to develop a new method which estimates how damaged tissue contributes to disconnectivity in the brain. I've shown the relationship between brain (dis)connectivity and cognition, genetics, schizophrenia and brain development. My topic had a heavy focus on graph theory and statistics. As I had minimal background knowledge in these subjects prior to my PhD, the analytical nature of both my Master's and Bachelor's programmes certainly helped me to quickly get up to speed.

When deciding which Master's programme to study, I was looking for one that would enable me to live abroad and would challenge me on a technical level. I was offered a full Erasmus Mundus scholarship for the Computer Simulation for Science and Engineering (COSSE) programme. Since COSSE is an international dual-degree programme, I had the chance to live in two different countries during my studies: the Netherlands (TU Delft) and Sweden (KTH, Stockholm). Living abroad is an invaluable experience, which I'd encourage anyone with a desire for adventure to pursue.

Most COSSE students from my year, including myself, experienced that we did not have the mathematical prerequisites for the mandatory courses, which actually made the programme much more difficult than anticipated. While it is certainly possible to succeed in this position, my recommendation to prospective students is to take a close look at the course list and start to fill the gaps in your background knowledge well in advance.

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David Hübner
afgestudeerd in 2015 werkzaam als PhD Student bij University of Freiburg
At Delft, I was deeply impressed by the scientific level of the courses in applied mathematics.

After graduating from COSSE in 2015, I started a PhD in the field of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) at the University of Freiburg. BCIs are systems which can translate neuronal signals into control commands, for instance, allowing completely paralyzed patients to communicate without speaking or gesturing. In my research, brain signals are measured by electroencephalography (EEG) and translated into control commands using methods from machine learning.

My theoretical research is concerned with unsupervised machine learning to reduce or skip a calibration prior to using a BCI...
Even though a lot of other content in my Master's studies was not directly applicable in my PhD, I still acquired the general skill to quickly learn new mathematical concepts and ideas. To me, this is even more valuable than knowing mathematical content by heart.

What I really enjoy in my everyday work is its multidisciplinary nature. On the application side, I am working on the development of a BCI-based rehabilitation protocol for stroke patients with language deficits. In this project, I am working together with neurologists, speech therapists, psychologists and other computer scientists. This requires a high degree of flexibility — something that I could practice during my COSSE studies. As I spend my first year at the TU Delft and my second year at KTH Stockholm, I came in contact with many people from a broad variety of fields, nationalities, and interests. I found this to be a very stimulating environment which really enriched my studies. At Delft, I was deeply impressed by the scientific level of the courses in applied mathematics. In Stockholm, I chose to specialize in computational biology and got intrigued by their interdisciplinary research which ultimately led me to the field of BCIs. In summary, I highly recommend the COSSE program because of its scientific content and international character.

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Munkhzul Zorigt
afgestudeerd in 2014 werkzaam als Security Evaluator bij Brightsight B.V.
I was able to choose any field I wanted in industry after graduation since the knowledge of mathematics and programming is required almost everywhere nowadays.

I am a specialist in Side-Channel Analysis at Brightsight B.V., one of the world's leading security evaluation companies. The company supports its customers from all over the world in preparing their ICT product approval processes. As a specialist in side-channel analysis, I am responsible for assessing the security compliance of various secure products such as ICs, smart cards and payment terminals with the requirements, using side-channel analysis methods...
This technology exposes irregularities in the internal secure operations and the secure data. Besides the side-channel analysis, I am involved in the penetration test phase of the mobile software security evaluations.

Approaching the evaluation with a hacker's perspective and applying the most up-to-date attack techniques, is something I find very exciting and challenging. Anonymous hackers are continuously attempting to disclose secure information by improving their attack approaches, methods and tools. The strong mathematical background, modelling and programming skills that I gained during my Master's programme help me a lot when working on R&D projects.

Flexibility is the most important thing that the COSSE programme gave to me. I was able to choose any field I wanted in industry after graduation since the knowledge of mathematics and programming is required almost everywhere nowadays. The ICT Security is a very dynamic field where you are expected to have different skills and knowledge. This is why the work I do now is the perfect match to my preferences. The COSSE programme not only opened my eyes to the application of mathematics in Europe but also extended my horizon by allowing me to meet many different and talented people.

I strongly advise prospective students to grab this opportunity to develop themselves both personally and professionally.

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