M. Acquistapace - The fascination of numbers and data science
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Manuel is a second-year student in the Bachelor's programme in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, through which he is gaining valuable theoretical and practical knowledge to better understand what seemingly insignificant numbers can hide.
What school are you from and how did you get to know SUPSI?
My course of study is rather unusual, characterised by different fields of study ranging from building design to plumbing, but completely lacking in IT-related subjects.
I got to know SUPSI thanks to the informational talks offered by the vocational school in Poschiavo, and I promptly seized the opportunity to continue my studies in the canton of Ticino.
What are you studying?
I am currently attending the second year of the Bachelor in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. The course is definitely challenging and requires a lot of patience and resilience in order not to break down at the first hurdle, especially in the first year when the necessary mathematical foundations are laid.
One of the most inspiring aspects is to see that, thanks to the time invested in study and research, the understanding of advanced topics is simplified.
What is the strongpoint of this course?
One of the advantages is undoubtedly the availability and professionalism of the lecturers and professors, who, in addition to their theoretical knowledge, are able to provide practical examples from their research activities and experiences.
What are your goals for the future?
After finishing my Bachelor's degree, I will continue with my studies in order to hone my knowledge in the field of artificial intelligence, which requires advanced theoretical insights to be fully understood.