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Master Year 1 in Parallel and Distributed Systems

Master Year 1 in Parallel and Distributed Systems

Program information will be updated when admission opens.

Year

Master Year 1

Program

Parallel and Distributed Systems

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English

Orientation

Research

Location

Palaiseau Campus

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree obtained on completion of a second year of Master

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1

Acquire solid basic knowledge in parallel and distributed systems

Asset n°2

Conduct a research project

Asset n°3

Benefit from courses given by renowned faculty members

Parallel and distributed systems are ubiquitous in many applications in our daily life including AI, online games, social networks, web services and healthcare simulations. These systems distribute computation over many computing units because they have to sustain massive workloads that cannot fit into a single computer. Designing efficient, easy-to-maintain and correct parallel and distributed systems is challenging - a challenge inherent to the complexity of managing multiple machines, many users and very large data sets.

The two-year Parallel and Distributed Systems Master’s program equips students to address this challenge and related research questions. Students will learn the theory and practice that underpin these systems with courses ranging from operating systems, compilation and large-scale distributed middleware to the algorithmic and mathematical foundations of distributed and parallel systems. The ultimate goal of the program is to train the next generation of researchers and R&D engineers that will lead innovation in parallel and distributed systems.

Objectives

The two-year program enables students to:

  • Acquire basic knowledge in architecture, compilation, system programming and distributed algorithms
  • Follow advanced courses on the theoretical foundations and advanced techniques used to design and implement  efficient, easy-to-maintain and correct parallel parallel and distributed systems
  • Learn how to apply these techniques to different fields including cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain and the Internet of Things
  • Develop the skills required to pursue a research career through research seminars and research-oriented projects

To complete their Master’s degree, first-year students can enter the following second-year programs:

After completing the two-year program, students will be equipped to

  • Pursue a PhD in Computer Science at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or another highly ranked university
  • Join the R&D department of an innovative IT company

Course details will be available when admission opens.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Completion of a Bachelor of Computer Science or Applied Mathematics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad
  • Have an outstanding academic record

Language prerequisites

  • English

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

Tuition fees will be communicated when admission opens.

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Admission page

Coordinator

Gaël Thomas,

Program office

Isabel-Mary Morgan,

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Description

Parallel and distributed systems are ubiquitous in many applications in our daily life including AI, online games, social networks, web services and healthcare simulations. These systems distribute computation over many computing units because they have to sustain massive workloads that cannot fit into a single computer. Designing efficient, easy-to-maintain and correct parallel and distributed systems is challenging - a challenge inherent to the complexity of managing multiple machines, many users and very large data sets.

The two-year Parallel and Distributed Systems Master’s program equips students to address this challenge and related research questions. Students will learn the theory and practice that underpin these systems with courses ranging from operating systems, compilation and large-scale distributed middleware to the algorithmic and mathematical foundations of distributed and parallel systems. The ultimate goal of the program is to train the next generation of researchers and R&D engineers that will lead innovation in parallel and distributed systems.

Objectives

The two-year program enables students to:

  • Acquire basic knowledge in architecture, compilation, system programming and distributed algorithms
  • Follow advanced courses on the theoretical foundations and advanced techniques used to design and implement  efficient, easy-to-maintain and correct parallel parallel and distributed systems
  • Learn how to apply these techniques to different fields including cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain and the Internet of Things
  • Develop the skills required to pursue a research career through research seminars and research-oriented projects

To complete their Master’s degree, first-year students can enter the following second-year programs:

After completing the two-year program, students will be equipped to

  • Pursue a PhD in Computer Science at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or another highly ranked university
  • Join the R&D department of an innovative IT company

Course details will be available when admission opens.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

  • Completion of a Bachelor of Computer Science or Applied Mathematics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France or abroad
  • Have an outstanding academic record

Language prerequisites

  • English

How to apply

Applications can be submitted exclusively online. You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Transcript
  • Two academic references (added online directly by your referees)
  • CV/resume
  • Statement of purpose

You will receive an answer in your candidate space within 2 months of the closing date for the application session.

Fees and scholarships

Tuition fees will be communicated when admission opens.

Find out more about scholarships

Applications and admission dates

Admission page

Coordinator

Gaël Thomas,

Program office

Isabel-Mary Morgan,

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr