Computational Science seeks to explain the complex world we live in using technological simulations. By collecting data and creating computer models, computational scientists can make predictions that help to solve a variety of problems. For example:
- predicting the path of a tornado
- analysing the behaviour of financial markets
- simulating the outcome of a surgical procedure before it’s used on a patient
- improving the flow of traffic
- determining how an epidemic will most likely spread
In this programme, a joint degree between VU Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam (UvA), you will learn to apply algorithmic-driven procedures (step-by-step procedures for solving a problem in a limited number of steps) as well as mathematics and logic. You will also learn to apply the knowledge and skills you develop to different research areas in the natural sciences.