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While ITMO students are beavering away on expanding their knowledge, the main campus of their university is gradually following suit. Over the past month, specialists in the field of the Internet of Things have been augmenting the third floor of the building with a “smart floor” system, which will help make the rooms more comfortable, safe and cost-efficient. ITMO.NEWS spoke with the developers to find out how smart rooms will differ from the regular ones.
Ten students of ITMO University’s Faculty of Infocommunication Technologies and St. Petersburg State University went to China to take part in a two-week internship at the Huawei company. Apart from getting an insight into modern telecommunication systems, they learned about various configuration devices and the future of 5G communication network systems. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, participants Mikhail Galperin, Ksenia Pyagai, Polina Merkulova and Oleg Yurgenson share about their experiences.
ITMO University has recently hosted the Advanced Intelligent Technologies: Finances, Healthcare, Communications workshop as part of Russian Science Foundation’s “Intellectual technologies of big data for decision-making support in the financial field based on predictive modeling” project. The event featured lectures by both Russian and international researchers, and brought together full-fledged professionals and young scientists who specialize in intelligent financial technologies that have to do with Big Data. Amongst the speakers for the event were Danil Kabanov and Andrei Pavlushev from Sberbank Technologies’ Competence Center for Billing Technologies, who spoke about the organization’s main areas of focus, including recent cases based on blockchain technology.
Why is it that robots will never replace talented creators? Why do investors often make their choice based on who presents some product or service? How can one draw attention to the ethical problems of our high-tech future? These are the questions that were widely discussed at the recent Baltic Weekend conference that brought together experts in the field of PR and journalism that recently took place at ITMO University.
Starting with this March, the Eduroam Wi-Fi network is available in most of ITMO University’s buildings. This is a common network for Internet access used in educational establishments throughout the world. Scientists, lecturers and students can register in this network from any place, and then use this account for accessing the Internet in any place with Eduroam. The service is completely free for both users and the organizations that provide it.