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Master Year 2 Optimization

Master Year 2 Optimization

Program information will be updated when admission opens.

Year

Master Year 2

Program

Optimization

ECTS Credits

60

Language

English

Orientation

Industry and Research

Location

Palaiseau Campus, Université Paris-Saclay 

Course duration

12 months, full time

Course start

September

Degree awarded

Master’s degree

WHY ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM?

Asset n° 1 

Acquire high-level knowledge with a comprehensive program covering all aspects of optimization

Asset n°2

Access the growing number optimization-related career opportunities in companies and research

Asset n°3

Choose to complete an internship or research project in an academic department or industry

The Optimization Master’s program covers all aspects of optimization, paying special attention to areas specific to the research context of the Saclay Plateau.

The diverse range of topics studied includes optimal control (discrete and continuous time, deterministic and stochastic), game theory, variational calculus (optimization in analysis and partial differential equations), stochastic optimization and stochastic optimization methods, and operational research. Many of the courses are pooled with the IT Master’s program, in particular, Operational Research courses are borrowed from the MPRO program.

The Year 2 Master prepares students for both academic and industrial research, and to become mathematical engineers. Companies are actively looking for candidates with knowledge and experience of optimization, as shown by EDF’s involvement in the Gaspard Monge Program for Optimization (PGMO). PGMO supports this Master by funding the lectures given by international experts.

Objectives

This program enables students to:

  • Acquire broad expertise in mathematical optimization and related topics including game theory, optimal control and calculus of variations
  • Cover a wide range of topics including:
    • Optimal control and dynamic programming (deterministic and stochastic)
    • Game theory and its applications in economics and learning
    • Calculus of variations at the interface of optimization and PDEs
    • Stochastic optimization
    • Operation research (in collaboration with the MPRO program)
    • Advanced optimization algorithms
  • The main career openings for optimization graduates are in applied research with large research bodies (CNRS, CEA, CNES, INRIA, INRA, INSERM) or the R&D centers of big companies like SAFRAN, General Electric, Technicolor, Saint-Gobain, SAGEM, Dassault Systèmes and Xerox
  • Most students engage in a PhD program either in an industrial or academic laboratory
  • In recent years, SMEs and innovative startups in the digital world, in France and abroad, are increasingly looking for this kind of profile

Course details will be available when admission opens.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of the first year of Master in mathematics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France (engineering school) or abroad.

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

Coordinators

Yann Gousseau (Institut Polytechnique de Paris),

Agnès Desolneux (ENS Paris-Saclay),

Nicolas Vayatis (ENS Paris-Saclay),

Program office

Danielle Deloy,

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr

Description

The Optimization Master’s program covers all aspects of optimization, paying special attention to areas specific to the research context of the Saclay Plateau.

The diverse range of topics studied includes optimal control (discrete and continuous time, deterministic and stochastic), game theory, variational calculus (optimization in analysis and partial differential equations), stochastic optimization and stochastic optimization methods, and operational research. Many of the courses are pooled with the IT Master’s program, in particular, Operational Research courses are borrowed from the MPRO program.

The Year 2 Master prepares students for both academic and industrial research, and to become mathematical engineers. Companies are actively looking for candidates with knowledge and experience of optimization, as shown by EDF’s involvement in the Gaspard Monge Program for Optimization (PGMO). PGMO supports this Master by funding the lectures given by international experts.

Objectives

This program enables students to:

  • Acquire broad expertise in mathematical optimization and related topics including game theory, optimal control and calculus of variations
  • Cover a wide range of topics including:
    • Optimal control and dynamic programming (deterministic and stochastic)
    • Game theory and its applications in economics and learning
    • Calculus of variations at the interface of optimization and PDEs
    • Stochastic optimization
    • Operation research (in collaboration with the MPRO program)
    • Advanced optimization algorithms
  • The main career openings for optimization graduates are in applied research with large research bodies (CNRS, CEA, CNES, INRIA, INRA, INSERM) or the R&D centers of big companies like SAFRAN, General Electric, Technicolor, Saint-Gobain, SAGEM, Dassault Systèmes and Xerox
  • Most students engage in a PhD program either in an industrial or academic laboratory
  • In recent years, SMEs and innovative startups in the digital world, in France and abroad, are increasingly looking for this kind of profile

Course details will be available when admission opens.

Admission requirements

Academic prerequisites

Completion of the first year of Master in mathematics at Institut Polytechnique de Paris or equivalent in France (engineering school) or abroad.

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

Coordinators

Yann Gousseau (Institut Polytechnique de Paris),

Agnès Desolneux (ENS Paris-Saclay),

Nicolas Vayatis (ENS Paris-Saclay),

Program office

Danielle Deloy,

General enquiries

master-admission@ip-paris.fr