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University College Dublin’s Professor Da-Wen Sun: Soon Enough, Your Phone Will Know More About Your Food Than You Do
One of the world’s foremost experts on food- and biotechnologies, Professor Da-Wen Sun visited ITMO University to deliver a series of lectures on the latest achievements in food preservation and quality control. Professor Sun heads the Food Refrigeration & Computerized Food Technology center at University College Dublin and is the head of International Academy of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Da-Wen Sun visited the School of Biotechnology and Cryogenic Systems as part of the ITMO Fellowship program. A writer for ITMO.NEWS met the scientist to learn what’s wrong with the way we freeze vegetables and how computer vision helps fast food businesses save money.
As part of the Global Academics track, ITMO University’s Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations invited two specialists in the field of digital media and design, Andrew Bullen (France) and Janine Huizenga (the Netherlands). The experts organized a two-week course for ITMO University Master’s students, which resulted in the creation of four projects aimed at improving various areas of Vasilievsky Island. Read on to learn more about the advantages of the program and students’ projects.
Starting from the new academic year, Master’s and PhD students at ITMO University will be given the opportunity to participate in academic exchanges and internships at the University of Lorraine (Université de Lorraine, UL), one of France’s largest and highest-rated universities. Moreover, ITMO and UL will be able to exchange professors who will give topical lectures on a wide range of subjects. Such an expansion of the mobility opportunities available has been made possible thanks to an Erasmus+ program grant. We spoke to Alexandre Nominé, a senior research associate at ITMO University’s Faculty of Physics and Engineering and ITMO Fellow, to find out more about the cooperation, requirements for participating in the Russian-French mobility program, and its future prospects.
At the Intersection of Sciences: Bioinformatics Specialist Nikita Alexeev on Challenges of DNA Research
Nikita Alekseev is a senior researcher at ITMO University’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty and a member of the ITMO Fellowship program. He has recently come back to St. Petersburg after spending several years on bioinformatics research in the United States. In this interview, he shared with us his views on bioinformatics and talked about his career.
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.
Scientist Evgeny Belyaev on the Challenges of Video Encoding, Limits of Compression, and Future of Streaming
Evgeny Belyaev has been working on various projects that deal with video encoding for over a decade. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, he talks about the nature of video encoding, working in this field, and how it feels to return home after years abroad.
Professor Fabio Bonsignorio on the Need of Reproducibility of Robotic Research and the Future of the Economy
Circular economy, Industry 4.0, automation, autonomous cars - we’ve been hearing these terms a lot in the past several years. Still, the interrelations between the associated phenomena are not quite evident. Fabio Bonsignorio, a professor of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa (Italy) and one of the leading scientists in the field of biorobotics and future technologies has recently delivered a lecture at ITMO University and spoke with us about how blockchain and robots will change the economy.
Materials Scientist Alexandre Nominé on Challenges of his Field, Learning Russian, and Creativity at ITMO University
Alexandre Nominé came to ITMO University from France to work at the University’s Metamaterials Laboratory as a materials scientist. In the course of his career he has worked in various field of physics including plasma physics and synthesizing nanoparticles. We spoke with Dr. Nomine about science, living in Russia, and learning five languages (including Russian!)
Oleksandr Kyriienko came to ITMO University as a part of the University’s Fellowship Program. His scientific career has led him through several different fields of physics and to various countries, including Iceland, Singapore and Brazil. ITMO.NEWS asked Oleksandr about the peculiar nature of such life and other important aspects of being a scientist in the 21st century.
Interdisciplinary Innovations at ITMO University: In Conversation With ChemBio Professor Ekaterina Skorb
Last September, ITMO University chemistry professor Ekaterina Skorb won the L’Oreal – UNESCO “For Women in Science” contest. For the past year, she has conducted research as part of ITMO University’s ChemBio Cluster in the past year. ITMO.NEWS met with Prof. Skorb to talk about the results of 2018, Russia’s scientific prospects and her love of opera.