Other Information

  • It is strengthened at this moment that the program began in June 2016 and therefore only had its first cycle of alumni at the end of 2018.
  • Despite having started its activities in 2016, PPCIC obtained a concept GOOD in all dimensions: Program Proposal; Teaching Staff; Student Body; Intellectual Production; and Social Inclusion, which demonstrates the maturation of the program.
  • As indicated at the end of the 2013-2016 quadrennial evaluation, the “data-based methods” line was renamed to “Algorithms, Optimization and computational modeling”, giving greater clarity and focus to the line.
  • The research projects were revised to reflect in the best possible way the research carried out in the program, forming an organization between three to four projects per line of research.


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