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  • Improved Algorithm for Lung Cancer Diagnostics Suggested by ITMO Students

    Students from ITMO University have developed a machine learning-based algorithm for detecting lung tumors on computed tomography (CT) scans. Trained on over 10,000 public-domain images, the model proved to generate results in 0.38 seconds. As noted by the developers, the technology may assist in online medical consultations to facilitate diagnostics.


  • ITMO Scientists Suggest New Method to Make More Adaptive and Autonomous Robots

    Scientists from ITMO have come up with a three-step algorithm for the development of manipulators and walking or wearable robots. Compared to the usual methods, the new approach results in lighter, more efficient, affordable, and compact mechanisms. Walking robots that can move without having a full map of their surroundings are just one example of the designs produced by the new method. Another is the jumping robot made by the researchers to demonstrate their new algorithm. Read on to discover more.


  • ITMO Scientists Develop Algorithm to Predict Nanomaterials Toxicity

    Nanoparticles and nanomaterials are commonly used in diagnostics and drug delivery systems for oncological treatment. However, in order to be used safely, such materials have to be checked for toxicity. Students from ITMO University have developed an algorithm that can quickly predict a material’s toxicity, with fewer experiments needed to perform the task. Their study was published in Small.


  • Fake Statham, Real Scams: What Are Deepfakes and How To Fight Them

    Jason Statham buys a country house in Russia to celebrate his 60th birthday with Margot Robbie and Keanu Reeves. However far removed from reality this seems, it is the premise of the 2022 Russian deepfake-based web series PMJason. But deepfakes are not just about transplanting Hollywood stars into Russian villages, as they can also be used to scam whole companies for millions of dollars. We teamed up with Ilya Popov, the head of the Laboratory of Validation and Verification of Complex Technical Systems of ITMO’s Faculty of Secure Information Technologies, to find out how deepfakes are made and how not to be fooled by them. 


  • Specialists From ITMO Develop Unique AI Talent-Scouting Service

    The staff of ITMO University’s National Center for Cognitive Research have developed an AI-based service that identifies suitable candidates for a job, compiles their digital CV, ranks them, and even suggests questions for future interviews. The system, which received the name Exclusive, is designed to help search for various specialists, especially researchers with unique sets of competencies.


  • ITMO Researchers Create Model to Demonstrate What Happens During Microbiota Transplantation Genome-Wise

    Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has been successfully used in treating metabolic and intestinal diseases. Even though the procedure shows high effectiveness, its mechanism remains unclear. To that end, scientists from ITMO University and the Federal Research and Clinical Center of Physical-Chemical Medicine (Russian Federal Medical Biological Agency) carried out an extensive study on post-FMT patients, during which they figured out how the intestinal microbiota changes under FMT and how its composition correlates with donor microbiota.


  • ITMO Researchers Create Algorithm for Predicting Vocational Interests

    The program analyzes numerous socio-demographic features such as gender, location, religious beliefs, and parents’ education, thus determining the vocational interests of a person. The research was presented at the 2020 International Conference on Control, Robotics and Intelligent System (CCRIS 2020).


  • ITMO Researchers Develop Algorithm System to Boost Efficiency of COVID-19 Treatment

    Scientists at ITMO University have created a system of algorithms that uses data gathered from COVID-19 patients to suggest optimal treatment for every patient. The technology was originally developed for the treatment of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, but, given the current events, the system was taught to help COVID-19 patients. The algorithms are based on Russian and international clinical protocols.


  • What Can AI Tell About Us Through Our Social Media Profiles

    How do human behavior and social media profiles change? What can our Facebook or VK accounts say to artificial intelligence developers? How can data from our profiles be used for various algorithms? Andrey Filchenkov, PhD, the head of ITMO University’s Machine Learning Lab, answers these questions in an ITMO.NEWS article.


  • How Robots Help Us Deal With Online Toxicity

    Every day, billions of people use social media to communicate with each other. But some of them doxx others, insult them, and act in a toxic manner. ITMO.NEWS met with Ivan Smetannikov, the co-head of ITMO’s Machine Learning Lab, to find out how algorithms help us combat this behavior.