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Gideon is now a Master’s student at ITMO University’s Faculty of Information Technology and Programming, but before that, he studied philosophy and economics in Germany, where he got into game theory and rationality while improving his programming skills. When it came time to travel to Russia, he shared he wasn’t prepared at all for what was going to happen.
Maxime Vergès, currently working on his PhD at ITMO's Faculty of Physics and Engineering, came to ITMO University from Nancy, France to collaborate with his former colleagues from when he studied his Master’s degree in Optics.
Onis Charles Emem is an ITMO Master’s student in Industrial Ecology and Cleaner Production and the former president of the Get Local international student club. He’s currently on an exchange program in Denmark.
From Pazardzhik, Bulgaria to Sunnyvale, California and then all the way to St. Petersburg, Russia, Master's student Iordan (Danny) Krastev tells us about what it's like to be a successful IT freelancer who keeps on learning.
Sabrina Merlo – the program director of Make magazine’s San Francisco-based Maker Faire and the producer and co-founder of East Bay Mini Maker Faire – came to St. Petersburg to deliver a lecture to the students of ITMO University and speak about the phenomenon of maker culture. A writer for ITMO.NEWS met with Sabrina to learn more about the Maker's Bill of Rights and how being a maker can be a remedy for depression.
It’s natural for us to have role models, some sort of a hero whose successes motivate us to develop. But few know what these heroes are like in their daily lives. This was something NewTone, a magazine of ITMO University’s student media Megabyte, decided to rectify as they sat down with Niyaz Nigmatullin, a true champion of sports programming and an exemplary for many, to learn more about his life away from the pedestal.
What does a two-time world champion in competitive programming do as a student? Why does he continue to take part in competitions, and how does he choose them? Would he like to be named “Hero of Belarus”? Gennady Korotkevich, a PhD student at ITMO University and the recent entrant of Sobaka.ru Magazine’s Top-50 People of St. Petersburg list, answered these and other questions in an interview with Prof. Anatoly Shalyto, himself a member of Sobaka.ru’s 2017 edition of the Top-50, and Lidia Perovskaya, ITMO graduate and producer of ICPC World Finals live broadcasts.
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.
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!)
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.