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  • ITMO University Graduate Stepan Rakitin on Making a Career in IT and Working at a Startup

    Stepan Rakitin graduated from ITMO’s Master’s program in Big Data and Machine Learning in 2018, and then spent two years working as a Java developer at the largest European startup in fintech. These days, he lives in Berlin and holds a job at an American platform for data science. ITMO.NEWS got in touch with Stepan to ask him about making a career in IT, the unique features of studying at ITMO and the reasons for choosing a startup instead of a major corporation. 


  • Sagar Kumar: My Desire Is to Help Humankind in Every Way Possible

    Hailing from India, Sagar Kumar is a Master’s degree student of the Big Data and Machine Learning program at ITMO University. After graduating with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and Engineering from ICFAI University in Jaipur, India, he came to St. Petersburg driven by fascination for data science and a desire to bring positive change to the world. We chatted with Sagar to learn more about his research, quantum cognition, and his first-ever hockey game. 


  • Jozef Stephan Institute’s Miha Cimperman on Data Forecasting in Rail and Energy Industries

    Miha Cimperman, a researcher from the Jožef Stefan Institute (Slovenia), has visited ITMO University within the framework of the European Union’s RENOIR project. In his lecture, he covered sensor data forecast modeling in critically important infrastructure — energy facilities and railways. Read on for the lecture’s highlights. 


  • Genome Goes Digital: IT in Genetics and Medicine

    Vladimir Uliantsev, head of ITMO University’s International Laboratory “Computer Technologies,” has presented the lecture "Bioinformatics: How genomic data helps study the origin of people and the mechanisms of disease development" at the New Holland Island Open Lecture Hall. Those who came to the event learned how today’s scientists acquire genome data, the role of programmers in that process, and what makes the results of that research so valuable. Find the highlights of last week’s lecture in the article below.


  • Digital Identity: Current Trends and Future Prospects

    Last week, the latest in a series of public lectures about science and technology, organized by ITMO University’s Science Communication Center, was held at the New Holland creative space. This time around, attendees had the pleasure of hearing from Alexander Boukhanovsky, PhD, the head of ITMO University’s School of Translational Information Technologies and the eScience Research Institute, who spoke about the modern state of digital identity technologies and their applications. Below are the key highlights of his talk.


  • HackUniversity: Create, Think, and Simply Have a Good Time

    ITMO University students continue to secure victories at major hackathons. At the recently-concluded HackUniversity, students from ITMO placed first in the Logistics and Big Data categories. ITMO.NEWS spoke with the winners to learn more about this national competition, its challenges, and prizes.


  • Data-Driven Medicine: How Patients May Become Their Own Doctors

    Georgy Kopanitsa has worked as an expert on data-driven medicine at the Tomsk Polytechnic University and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. According to his estimates, in just a few years new medical data systems will make doctors’ work easier while reducing the cost and improving the quality of medical analysis. As a new participant of ITMO University’s Fellowship program, he recently spoke with the University’s students about his research and the goals of data-driven medicine.


  • Datathon on Texts Annotation: How Programmers and Humanities Specialists Analyze Texts

    This past weekend, ITMO University held the first ever datathon on texts annotation. Over 80 participants from different fields, from programming to humanities, competed to solve the tasks on the linguistic annotation of historical and culturological sources. The datathon came hand in hand with an extensive educational program presented by educators of the seminar on natural language processing organized by ITMO together with Huawei. In their presentations, they focused on topical tasks of the applied artificial intelligence and modern trends in the field of natural language processing. Here’s more about the datathon.


  • How the RENOIR Project Untangles the Chaos of Social Media and Why It Matters

    What can data from blogs and social networks tell us about their users? Is it possible to develop mechanisms that will allow us to identify fake information? Specialists from a dozen universities and organizations from all around the world are solving these issues as part of the RENOIR project. Its key goal is to develop new means of processing social information. Joanna Toruniewska, a PhD student from the Warsaw University of Technology, has come to ITMO as part of the project. She spoke with ITMO.NEWS about her work and how computer science can be used to process social information.


  • How Researchers Use Big Data to Fight HIV and Addiction

    Georgiy Bobashev is a Fellow at the RTI International (USA), an independent, nonprofit research institute. Today, the institute uses Big Data analysis to study various aspects of life in the USA, primarily those concerning healthcare. Researchers work on issues related to drug addiction, medical products, the propagation of diseases such as HIV or diabetes, and other topics. Georgiy Bobashev has recently come to ITMO University for an open lecture and spoke to ITMO.NEWS about his experience with analyzing medical data, what socially significant research is being done in the USA right now, and which scientific methods give us answers to some of the most important questions.