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ITMO University has recently hosted a series of lectures on Mathematical Models for Complex Systems by Marco Javarone, a professor from the University of Hertfordshire (UK). He spoke about complex networks, numerical modeling of complex systems, and machine learning with an emphasis on financial technologies and social networks. Most importantly, the professor explained theoretical knowledge can be successfully implemented in practical applications. ITMO.NEWS asked Mr. Javarone some questions about complex systems studies, and what qualities students should have to get a job in the field.
Are video games good or bad for you? Miroslava Valkevich, a journalist and former television host, delivered an open lecture at ITMO University. In her opinion, video games affect players positively because they help them to acquire many soft skills. She gave examples on how gamers can develop leadership and teamwork skills, while ITMO.NEWS reviewed the experts' opinions on the subject.
Dmitry Moscovich, CIO at Gazprom Transgaz Saint-Petersburg, on Introducing IT Systems at Enterprises
In 10-12 years, there will be a great demand for specialists who can develop IT systems for business processes, believes Dmitry Moscovich, CIO at Gazprom Transgaz Saint-Petersburg. During a guest lecture at the Department of Information Systems and Technologies in High-Tech Business, he gave advice to novice specialists in this field, and expanded on the internships that the company offers to students.
Do you know that cucumber bumps contain poison? Actually, most of the natural products we eat are not as harmless as we believe them to be. It is just that in the course of their evolution, they failed to learn to escape from the meanest predator - the human being. Sergei Belkov - chemical engineer, flavourist , and blogger - explains why everything that we eat is chemistry, and there’s no use in seeking to use “natural” products only.
Why have the business models of such organizations as Uber, Gett and Yandex.Taxi become so successful? How are computational algorithms applied in these services, and how can they help change the future of public transport? Yandex.Taxi’s CEO Tigran Khudaverdyan expanded on these subjects in an open lecture at ITMO University.