Objectives and Openings
This degree program covers all aspects of optimization in the broadest sense of the word, paying special attention to areas specific to the research context of the Saclay Plateau, which is boosted by the presence of the Gaspard Monge Program for Optimization (GMPO).
A diverse range of topics are studied: optimal control (discrete and continuous time, deterministic and stochastic), game theory, variational calculus (and, more generally, optimization in analysis and partial differential equations), stochastic optimization and stochastic optimization methods, and operational research. A significant number of courses offered are pooled with the IT Master’s program. In particular, "Operational Research" courses are borrowed from the MPRO program, which deals with this topic in much more detail.
This training prepares students for academic or industrial research, and to become mathematical engineers. Optimization in a work context is in great demand by companies, as proved by EDF's involvement in the Gaspard Monge Program for Optimization (GMPO). Most big French groups also need these skills.
Graduates of this Master's program receive specific training in mathematics and in analyzing and modeling new situations.
In an academic context, we aim to offer places in Saclay’s laboratories to most students wishing to do a PhD, as well as provide students for laboratories in Paris and further afield where the teaching of optimization has not been developed to the same extent.