MSc in Computer science (Università degli Studi di Milano)

The course aims at describing the big data processing framework, both in terms of methodologies and technologies.

Expected results



Lectures are in English.

Course schedule

Lectures take place in presence, during the spring semester, at the "Città studi" educational sector. The schedule is as follows:

Day Hour Place
Tuesday 14:30 - 16:30 N/A
Wednesday 14:30 - 16:30 N/A

Any change to the schedule will be announced in class and published in paragraph News of this page.

Office hours

By appointment. It is possible contact the teacher by e-mail, taking care to read in advance the guide prepared by Prof. Sebastiano Vigna and clearly specifying in the message the course name and the academic year. In particular, students are encouraged to always use their academic address (i.e. based on the domain signing with name and student ID number and recalling that the response time may vary depending on the teacher commitments.

Course material

Lectures are based:


The course explains the topics listed in the lecture calendar (available at the beginning of the course), covering the textbook contents as well as the contents of the remaining documents listed in Course material.


The course requires knowledge of the main topics of bachelor-level computer programming, calculus, probability, and statistics.

Lectures calendar


Exam modalities

The exam consists of a project and an oral test, both related to the topics covered in the course. The project requires to process one or more datasets through the critical application of the techniques described during the classes, and is described in a written report.

The evaluation of the project, expressed with a pass/fail mark, considers the level of mastery of the topics and the clarity of the report. The oral test, which is accessed after a positive evaluation of the project, is based on the discussion of some topics covered in the course and on in-depth questions about the presented project. The evaluation of the oral test, expressed on a scale between 0 and 30, takes into account the level of mastery of the topics, clarity, and language skills.

Students should sign up at the chosen examination session through UniMia, and send en email to prof. Malchiodi within the project deadline (see table below), containing the link to the project. Students will be contacted after the project has been checked. The table below shows a tentative date for the oral exams.

Exam sessions

Session Date
June 15/06/2023 (project deadline: 12/06)
July 03/07/2023 (project deadline: 03/07)
September 11/09/2023 (project deadline: 15/09)
January N/A
February N/A
February N/A