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  • A World Inside a Molecule: How Chemistry Paves the Way for Secure Data Storage

    With each year, the volume of data grows ever higher; according to Statista, in 2022 the total of all information accumulated by humans has amounted to approximately 97 zettabytes. By 2025, this number is expected to reach a whopping 180 zettabytes. Today, most data is stored on hard drives, flash drives, and cloud services. But are these media all that reliable? What else can scientists offer us – and how does chemistry come into play? George M. Whitesides, one of the most highly cited chemists of our time, shared his insights in a recent lecture – and ITMO.NEWS is here with the cliffnotes.


  • New Library for Dimensionality Reduction ITMO_FS

    Students and staff of the Machine Learning Lab at ITMO University Laboratory developed a library for Python that helps to solve one of the key problems of machine learning. In this article, we will tell you why this tool appeared and what it can do.


  • Machine Learning for Newbies: How to Use Ready-Made Google Solutions to Create Your Own Models

    The third annual meetup on the use of artificial intelligence and big data in marketing by the agency Sociaro was held in April. Among the speakers was Yuri Konov, a customer engineer at Google Cloud. He talked about the opportunities for solving machine learning tasks offered by Google to developers, business analysts, marketing specialists and scientists, and whether you have to be really good at machine learning to make use of those. 


  • GIS for Beginners: How to Start Working with Maps and Why Do it in the First Place

    Recently, an open workshop “Cartography for those who’ve never done it before” was hosted in St. Petersburg. Its participants familiarized themselves with the main operation principles of the free map-making service QGIS, learned to work with existing geospatial data and display it on maps. The workshop was given by Maria Podkorytova, an engineer at the Quality of Urban Life Laboratory (QULLAB) of ITMO University’s Institute of Design & Urban Studies.


  • Social Sciences in the Era of Social Networks: Studying Selfies, Likes and Geotags

    What is digital philosophy? Why do we need to study Instagram and other social networks? And how can social scientists actually benefit from such research? The workshop Instagram the Almighty: Using Digital Sphere in Research was held within the framework of the Digital Humanities Week in St. Petersburg. Nina Bochkova, a digital scientist and a Master’s student at Nizhny Novgorod Pedagogical University, explained how the humanities can use social networks and why they might need it. 


  • ITMO Fellow Fabio Bonsignorio and Professor Alexander Kapitonov: Research Reproducibility Will Generate a Sea Change in Our Economy

    Fabio Bonsignorio is one of the most prominent researchers in the field of biorobotics and technologies of the future. He is also a participant of the ITMO Fellowship program. Together with Alexander Kapitonov, associate professor at the Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics, the scientist works on a range of projects on research reproducibility and openness, using blockchain technologies for communication between automated systems, and other fields. ITMO.NEWS spoke with the two researchers to find out how blockchain and robots can change the industry, what is research reproducibility and why it is important.


  • 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.


  • Coining It: ITMO University and Bank Saint Petersburg Develop Ways to Forecast Clients Spending Patterns

    Last week, Higher School of Economics’s St. Petersburg campus hosted the 10th International Conference on Social Informatics, or SocInfo 2018 for short. The multidisciplinary event is an annual get-together for experts from different countries and fields, gathering to discuss their experiences of using information technologies to study social phenomena. One of this year’s conference speakers hails from ITMO University: Danila Vaganov, a second-year Master’s student at the High-Performance Computing Department and research associate at the eScience Research Institute, presented ITMO’s joint project with Bank Saint Petersburg. Its aim is to forecast the purchases the bank’s clients make through analyzing their financial and social data.