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  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #47

    Following the 2023 recap, we’re back with our regular overview of the latest reports, interviews, and explainers from the world of science – both at ITMO and beyond.


  • Everything You Need To Know About Mathematics Behind Internet

    Is it possible to describe how the internet works using the laws of physics and mathematics? How does the theory of six degrees of separation manifest itself in cyberspace? Why are some sites cited often and others aren’t cited at all? And how can this knowledge improve search engines? Here are the key takeaways from the talk by Andrei Raigorodskii, a Russian mathematician and the head of the Phystech School of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (MIPT), which was delivered as part of the Russian Physics Day 2023.


  • Russian Texting Slang Explained

    If you still can’t get your head around the Russian smiley and all those acronyms, we’re here to help you crack the secret code and pick up some go-to phrases for your student group chats.


  • Social Media Knows Everything: Threats and Risks

    We all have social media, and some of us even have several personal accounts. We take our profiles seriously: share a lot of information about ourselves and our personal life, as well as post a bunch of photos. We also google things, browse the net, and use online maps for navigation – basically, we can't go through a day without the Internet. Ksenia Buraya, a casual staff at ITMO’s Machine Learning Lab and a VK programmer, explains what a digital footprint is and why it is dangerous to overshare on social media.


  • ITMO University Specialists Find Out How Much St. Petersburg Citizens Trust Online Shops, Communication on Social Media, and Online Banking

    Specialists from the eGovernment Center of ITMO University’s Institute of Design & Urban Studies have conducted a research on the degree to which St. Petersburg residents trust modern technologies, both generally and in specific spheres of life. In particular, the sociologists tried to determine how much the citizens trust online shopping, communicating with government agencies on the internet, and data security on social networks. The work is conducted within the framework of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research project No. 18-311-20001 “The study of cyber-social trust in the context of the use and renouncement of information technologies”. ITMO.NEWS contacted the project’s head Lyudmila Vidyasova to find out what conclusions the researchers came to. 


  • The Internet is Aging Fast: Yandex’s Grigory Bakunov on 2020’s Tech Trends

    Throughout last week, ITMO hosted the events of the “I am a Professional” competition’s Winter School. 180 students from 43 Russian regions came to this educational program that was organized by ITMO in collaboration with Sberbank. On its first day, Grigory Bakunov, director of technology distribution at Yandex, gave a lecture on trends that will affect business and technologies in the near future.


  • On the Origin of Memes: Meme Scientist Explains Post-Irony and Future of Internet Culture

    Is memeology a science? This was the question posed by Taras Sychev, an editor for the online news aggregator Lentach and a “memeologist”. On December 10, he gave a lecture at ITMO University, organized by the Center for Science Communication, during which he talked about the origin of memes, the history of Russian online culture and memeplexes. ITMO.NEWS provides a rundown of Mr. Sychev’s lecture.


  • Russian Industry and Education Representatives Meet With Presidential Adviser on Internet Development

    On May 3, members of the industry, education, legal professionals and others, concerned with Roskomnadzor federal agency’s blocking of various online services in connection with its blocking of the messenger service Telegram, met with German Klimenko, the Presidential Adviser on Internet Development. Earlier on, ITMO University’s Rector Vladimir Vasilyev addressed Mr. Klimenko in a letter, in which he described the consequences that blocking of IP-addresses in the “pursuit” after Telegram will have on the nation’s science, education and economy. After the letter evoked a wide public response, representatives of the university were also invited to the meeting. Anatoly Shalyto, head of ITMO’s Programming Technology Department, and Roman Elizarov, an ITMO alum and one of the creators of the Kotlin programming language, participated in the discussion.


  • Open Letter to Presidential Adviser on Internet from ITMO University’s Rector

    On April 16, 2018, the Roskomnadzor federal agency initiated its blocking of the messenger app Telegram in Russia. In addition to Telegram’s servers, the Federal Agency for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media expanded its list of blocked web-addresses with more than 18 million IP-addresses belonging to Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Digital Ocean. The attempt to block a single platform resulted in complications with a wide range of third-party websites, used on an everyday basis by people in different fields of work. Scientists and professors at universities and research centers are experiencing delays and complications in their work. Concerned with the current situation, ITMO University’s Rector Vladimir Vasilyev has written a letter to German Klimenko, the Presidential Adviser on Internet Development, in which he addressed the current situation and suggested that the process be discontinued. ITMO.NEWS provides the full text of the letter.