The ~$1.5MM euro contribution to be made over five years will support the training of scientific talent in the fields of data science and machine learning. Excellent young researchers with doctoral plans as well as students can apply at TUM’s MDSI.
"Linde is committed to advancing STEM education in collaboration with impressive, forward-looking universities such as TUM," said Lisa Esneault, VP Corporate Communications & Global Giving. "As part of our long-standing relationship with the university, we are proud to provide scholarships to doctoral and master’s students at MDSI."
TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann thanked Linde for its generous support: "With this fellowship program, Linde is investing in the future of the next generation of data scientists. We have in particular female data scientists in mind with this project. Because unfortunately, women are still heavily underrepresented in this field. At TUM, we give them every opportunity to learn, do research and ultimately turn their ideas into applications."
Candidates from Germany and abroad with outstanding master’s degrees in computer science, mathematics, statistics, engineering, natural sciences or related fields are eligible to apply. Master’s students in the Data Engineering and Analytics and Mathematics in Data Science programs are eligible to apply for a scholarship.
The newly founded MDSI as an integrative research center harnesses the enormous potential of data generation, data analysis and high-performance computing for the entire TUM. It is the university’s central interface and innovation platform for questions and solutions from data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, and brings people and ideas together for this purpose across disciplines and cultures.