UZH strengthens its commitment to data science

Zurich – The University of Zurich (UZH) is establishing an Institute for Mathematical Modeling and Machine Learning. The aim is to combine mathematical research and data science applications. A corresponding study program will be launched in 2025.

UZH is expanding research and teaching in the field of data science. To this end, the university has set up an Institute for Mathematical Modeling and Machine Learning (IM3L). "The new institute combines mathematical research with subject-specific applications of data science," Roland Sigel, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, is quoted as saying in a UZH press release.

The new institute will be headed by Reihard Furrer for the time being. "It was the mathematical discipline that enabled the development of new tools in data science, such as machine learning or deep learning," explains the Director IM3L ad interim. From fall 2025, the institute plans to offer the Applied Mathematics and Machine Learning course. Students should acquire the necessary skills to help shape the digital development of society. In addition to basic concepts of mathematics and programming skills, the course also covers the transformation of practical problems into mathematical models and their analysis using statistical methods.

Four professorships for network science, risk analysis, statistics and deep learning have been located at the IM3L since January 2024. UZH provides an overview of the current work of these professorships in the press release. There are plans to extend this to other professorships in the future. ce/hs

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