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  • ‘I am a Professional’ Competition Ends with Medals Ceremony

    The countrywide “I am a Professional” competition, which was launched in December of 2017, has recently come to an end. Nearly 300,000 participants from all over Russia participated in 27 different tracks. Medalists and runner-ups were presented with their awards on March 14 at a special ceremony.  All of them will be offered preferential admission to the best universities of the country, as well as internships in major companies.


  • Projects by ITMO’s Higher School of Lighting Design Win LIT Design Awards

    Three projects by ITMO’s Higher School of Lighting Design got into the list of winners of LIT Design Awards - an international event created to recognize the efforts of talented international lighting product designers and lighting implementers. The AETHER concept of a “neural theater” by Master’s student Daria Chirimisina,  and Valeriia Molodovskaya’s project on creating new energy-effective accessories and footwear were named best in two Student categories. The collaborative project by Nikolai Matveev, Associate Professor at the Higher School of Light Design, and Hungarian artists from the Lux Aeterna theater,  was recognized amongst the best works of the contest’s Professional category. LIT Design Awards’ 2017 results were announced at the end of January this year in Los Angeles.


  • ITMO’s Academic Council Wraps Up 2017

    This year’s final meeting of ITMO University’s Academic Council took place on 26 December. The university’s R&D results were presented by ITMO’s Vice Rector for Research, Vladimir Nikiforov, while the university’s new educational standards were presented by the First Vice Rector, Daria Kozlova. 


  • ITMO Dean Sergei Kozlov Receives Auspicious Award

    Sergei Kozlov, Dean of ITMO’s Department of Photonics and Optical Information Technologies was officially awarded the honorary title "Honored Science Worker of the Russian Federation". The title is awarded for significant contribution to the development of science, creation of new scientific schools and outstanding achievements in training young sciencists. The official ceremony for the award was held on December 15 in Smolny Palace, which is the seat of St. Petersburg’s administration. Professor Kozlov told ITMO.NEWS about his scientific interests, ideal team, criteria for successful research and development and new promising areas in photonics.


  • ITMO’s Team Wins Europe’s Largest Robotics Contest Robotex 2017

    ITMO’s freshmen’s team won the first place at Robotex-2017 competition, which has recently become the largest robotics competition in Europe. The competition included 24 categories. ITMO’s team won in the category DJI Drone Race, getting ahead of the Tallinn University of Technology. ITMO.NEWS shares about the new team of winners: who these freshmen students are and what they do.


  • ITMO's Metamaterial MRI-Boosting Invention Praised by St. Petersburg Government

    A project by scientists from ITMO’s Department of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials that aims to improve the speed and quality of MRI scanning has won the first place in a competition for innovative projects in science and higher education. The competition was organized by the administration of St. Petersburg. Winners were announced at the St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum (SPIIF). The scientists’ invention shortens the time needed to perform an MRI scan by half and makes it cheaper.


  • IEEE Award Winner Slobozhanyuk: “There Are No Stupid Questions in Science”

    Alexey Slobozhanyuk, a postgraduate student and research associate at ITMO University’s International Laboratory “Applied Radioengineering”, has received an award from the IEEE’s Antennas and Propagation Society. Such recognition provides many opportunities for work in research institutes all over the world, yet, the winner says, he wants to give back to his alma mater and his country. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, Alexey speaks about his working process, how a scientist can remain enthusiastic and not get tired of work, what makes research important and relevant and why there are no stupid questions in science.


  • New Genetic Algorithm by ITMO's Scientists Wins Prize at GECCO-2017

    ​Maksim Buzdalov, Associate Professor at the Computer Technology Department and Benjamin Doerr, his colleague from Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) got the award for best report at one of the most prestigious conferences in the field of evolutionary computations - GECCO (Genetic and Evolutionary Computational Conference) that took place from July 15 to 19 in Berlin. Also, the paper by Maksim Buzdalov and Master's student Nina Bulanova was named best in the student section.


  • ITMO Researchers Seek to Improve MOOC Effectiveness

    The concept of MOOC has turned five years old in 2016. In that time 50 million people had successfully completed educational online courses. But the core problem still remains – the low outcome numbers (out of all participants who register for a course, only less than 10 % complete it). What is the reason for this and how can it be solved? ITMO University’s researchers Lyubov Lisitsyna and Evgeniy Efimchik had come up with their own approach to online courses that should increase their efficiency. This June, their paper “Making MOOCs More Effective and Adaptive on Basis of SAT and Game Mechanics” was granted the Best Conference Paper award at the 4th International Conference “Smart Education and e-Learning (SEEL-2017)” that took place in Vilamoura, Portugal. We talked to Lyubov Lisitsyna, head of ITMO University’s Department of Computer Educational Technologies about her research and its success with the conference’s experts.


  • Andrey Stankevich: Komsomolskaya Pravda’s Media-Person of the Year

    On July 4 the St. Petersburg office of Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper announced the thirteen winners of its “Media-Person of the Year – 2017” awards that are given to notable subjects of the year’s news stories. In summer, celebrities gather at Krestovsky Island for the award ceremony. One of this year’s winners is Andrey Stankevich - Associate Professor at ITMO’s Computer Technologies Department and coach for ITMO’s programming team. His protégés have become winners of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest on seven occasions – a world record that is yet to be broken.