Master in Optimization

The Master in Optimization, proposed by Université Paris-Saclay and Institut Polytechnique de Paris, provides students with a broad expertise in mathematical optimization, including game theory and optimal control. Master in Optimization is a track of the Mathematics and applications joint master program between these universities. Presentation video

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What is optimization? Optimization is a research field at the confluence of mathematics, computer science and economics. In a nutshell, the aim of mathematical optimization is to understand equilibria coming from minimization and maximization problems, but also from game theory or optimal control and to design and implement efficient algorithm for computing them. Stochastic aspects are important in many applied settings, and also covered by the program. The importance of optimization as a scientific field is growing because of numerous applications – from planning trajectory of satellites to analyzing auctions – and especially because it lies at the heart of modern data science.

Careers: A majority of our students start a PhD after this program, either in the academic or industrial sector, while some are directly recruited as engineers at the end of the Master. Master in Optimization graduates are trained for careers in applied research in universities, in large research bodies (e.g. CNRS, CEA, INRIA, ONERA) or in the R&D centers of big companies like EDF, Air France, Orange, Thalès, etc. SMEs and innovative startups in the digital world, in France and abroad, are also increasingly looking for this kind of profile.


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