Search by tag «Interview» 147 results

  • ITMO student Daria Minakova on Internet of Bacteria and Citizen Science

    Daria Minakova is a third-year student at the Faculty of Biotechnology and one of the organizers of the Internet of Bacteria project, one of the early citizen science projects created by students and staff of ITMO University. I reached out to Daria to find out why she wanted to conduct the project, what is its importance and why they chose this research format.


  • Student Spotlight: Juan Camilo Diosa, Colombia

    This week, we’re talking to Juan Camilo Diosa, who is getting a Master’s degree with the Big Data and Machine Learning program. He came from Colombia almost two years ago, and in this interview, he told us some of his experiences as an international student and why he chose Russia to reach his educational goals.


  • Student Spotlight: Damara Verdugo, Ecuador

    Damara Verdugo is an Ecuadorian student, who just completed the Computer Systems and Technologies Master’s program. She told us a little bit about her background, shared some experiences that helped her grow as a person throughout her adventures in Russia and discussed the goals she wants to accomplish in the future.


  • Student Spotlight: Alejandro Ramos, Mexico

    In this article, we’d like to introduce you to Alejandro Ramos, a Mexican student in the Physics of Lasers PhD program at ITMO University. Alejandro tells us about his love at first sight for Russia, the process that he went through to come here and his plans for his current research at ITMO.


  • Student Spotlight: Lasse Schneider, Germany

    Meet Lasse Schneider, a German PhD student in Management of Social and Economic Systems. He came for an exchange semester, but fell in love with the city and the university – now he is finishing his first year of PhD studies. At the same time he writes for ITMO’s blog. Find out more about his incredible story in this interview.


  • ITMO Graduates on Their Research in Digital Humanities

    As the end of this academic year approaches, we decided to share some projects that our soon-to-be graduates of the Data, Culture, and Visualization program have been working on during their time at ITMO University. They find ways to apply the methods of digital humanities in various fields – from meme generation to commemorative practices. Here’s what they told us about their final projects.


  • Student Spotlight: Omar Farshad, Afghanistan

    Omar Farshad is an international student at ITMO’s Information Security program. He’s one of the winners of the Open Doors competition in the Computer & Data Science subject – this allowed him to study for free. In this interview, Omar tells us about his decision to study at ITMO and his experience of studying online from the United Arab Emirates, where he will be living until the pandemic situation normalizes.


  • Student and Staff: Sofia Antipova Gets the Best of Both Worlds

    In addition to 1,300+ lecturers and professors, ITMO University has more than 3,500 members of administrative staff. They organize classes, provide the university with scientific and office equipment, create digital spaces like ISU and physical spaces like the coworking areas, run the libraries, deal with endless paperwork, and much more. And amongst them are our very own students! Meet one of them: Sofia Antipova, a third-year Bachelor’s student, ecologist, and ITMO staff member.


  • Yandex’s Andrey Sebrant on Progress, Society and Podcasts

    Andrey Sebrant, the strategic marketing director at Yandex and one of the pioneers of Runet, recently came to ITMO to record another episode of his podcast. This time, he spoke to the dean of the university’s Faculty of Infocommunication Technologies Alexandr Kapitonov. Prior to recording the episode, Andrey Sebrant gave an interview to ITMO.NEWS and spoke about how technologies change modern society, the evolution of the high tech business in recent years, as well as which novelty in the field of higher education he deems among the most useful.


  • Student Spotlight: Pablo Jami Tapia, Ecuador

    Pablo Jami Tapia is a second-year Master’s student of information security who is finishing his degree this semester. In this interview, he shares with us his experiences from his two years at ITMO and what he considers helpful in accomplishing his goals for the future.