[Comp-neuro] New International MSc Intelligent Adaptive Systems

Stefan Wermter wermter at informatik.uni-hamburg.de
Tue Apr 24 16:09:24 CEST 2012

New International MSc Programme "Intelligent Adaptive Systems"

A newly approved Master's programme "Intelligent Adaptive Systems" is 
offered by the University of Hamburg. The MSc IAS is a 2 year, 
research-oriented course taught fully in English. It starts October 1st, 
2012 and students do not have to pay tuition fees. Requirements are a 
Bachelor degree related to Computer Science and proof of English 
language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, TELC, etc).

Application deadline: 11 May 2012 (for all students)

Homepage: http://www.master-intelligent-adaptive-systems.com
Email: ias-info at informatik.uni-hamburg.de

Intelligent systems and robots are expected to become an integral part 
of our daily lives. In order to be accepted by humans, intelligent 
systems have to adapt to changing environments as well as the users they 
interact with. Intelligent systems are not only expected to 
automatically acquire and manage knowledge through a variety of sensors 
but also to learn and optimise their behaviour over time. This 
International Master’s programme aims to provide students with the 
ability to build these intelligent adaptive systems and to prepare the 
students for a future market, where intelligent behaviour is considered 
the standard for computer systems.

Research-oriented, 2-year programme (4 semesters):
The Master in Intelligent Adaptive Systems is a 2-year research-oriented 
programme that is taught in English. Students, both national and 
international, can benefit from an international environment and improve 
their grasp of the English language and knowledge on cultural 
differences. The selected modules provide a comprehensive overview 
including technical aspects and state-of-the art algorithms and methods. 
Students are introduced to current research in the corresponding fields 
and have the opportunity to deepen the acquired knowledge by 
participating in international research projects.

The Master’s programme is comprised of 120 credit points that are 
distributed between compulsory core lectures, selectable focus lectures, 
and project work: Core lectures include Software Architecture, 
Bio-Inspired AI, Intelligent Robotics, Neural Networks, Databases and 
Information Systems, Algorithmic Learning, Research Methods. 18 CP 
points can be chosen from focus modules (including natural language 
processing, image processing, robot technology, security and 
communication, and complex systems). Students can also choose 12 CP from 
other modules to extend their studies or deepen their knowledge in 
selected areas.

Application Requirements:
We aim at offering the courses to a wide range of students. Applicants 
should have a strong background in computer science or a related field 
since programming and mathematical knowledge is assumed. In order to 
apply to the Master in Intelligent Adaptive Systems, you have to fulfil 
the following requirements:

a) A Bachelor degree in computer science or a related field insofar as 
60 ECTS credit points were acquired in the field of computer science
b) Proof of English language proficiency by (or comparable to):
- CEFR/TELC Level C1
- IELTS 6.5
- TOEFL (IBT 100, PBT 575, CBT 220)
- Cambridge CAE or CPE
Next to these requirements, students have to provide a 2-page letter of 
motivation and a CV. More detailed information on application 
requirements and procedure can be found in the website

Further information can be found on the following pages:

University of Hamburg
Department Informatics
Knowledge Technology, WTM
Vogt-Kölln-Straße 30
D - 22527 Hamburg, Germany
Email: ias-info at informatik.uni-hamburg.de

Please forward to potentially interested students.

Sven Magg & Stefan Wermter

Professor Dr. Stefan Wermter
Head of Knowledge Technology
Department of Computer Science, WTM, Building F
University of Hamburg
Vogt Koelln Str. 30
22527 Hamburg, Germany


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