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  • Machine Learning Hackathon by Botan Investments and AMZScout Takes Place at ITMO University

    A large-scale machine learning hackathon with a total prize fund of 425,000 rubles took place at ITMO University in March, with more than 100 people taking part. Among the sponsors were the AMZScout company and the Botan Investments foundation. Read on to find out more information about the hackathon’s tasks, winners, and rewards in this article by ITMO.NEWS.

    24.03.2020

  • Sagar Kumar: My Desire Is to Help Humankind in Every Way Possible

    Hailing from India, Sagar Kumar is a Master’s degree student of the Big Data and Machine Learning program at ITMO University. After graduating with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and Engineering from ICFAI University in Jaipur, India, he came to St. Petersburg driven by fascination for data science and a desire to bring positive change to the world. We chatted with Sagar to learn more about his research, quantum cognition, and his first-ever hockey game. 

    20.02.2020

  • Gideon Henryk: Machine Learning Student on Food, Architecture and the Future

    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.

    12.12.2019

  • MIT Professor Marin Soljacic: AI Will Play a Large Role in the Future of Research

    In 2007, the New York Times named Marin Soljačić as the author of one of that year’s top 70 “curious, inspired, and perplexing” inventions. The celebrated scientist, winner of numerous awards, and MIT professor is known to the world as, first and foremost, a researcher of wireless energy transfer technology. His experiments and studies on the subject are often compared to those of Nicola Tesla. In recent years, Prof. Soljačić has been exploring the applications of photonic crystals in solar energy production and the usage of machine learning algorithms in photonics. He presented a report on his latest research during the METANANO conference, which has recently concluded in St. Petersburg. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, Marin Soljačić discusses the effects of the latest tech on research and explains why scientists must not limit themselves to a single field of study.

    30.07.2019

  • Yandex Product Marketing Director Andrey Sebrant’s Top Book Recommendations

    Andrey Sebrant, the Product Marketing Director at Yandex, lets us in on some of his recommendations for books to read if you’d like to learn more about IT and new technologies.

    22.07.2019

  • Machine Learning for Enhancing Online Courses’ Efficiency

    ITMO University Bachelor’s student Sviatoslav Oreshin became the winner of the competition for the Best Student Presentation, which was held as part of the international conference Smart Education & E-Learning (SEEL) 2019. Held in Malta for the sixth time, the conference brought together a large number of researchers in the field of smart education technologies. In his project, Sviatoslav Oreshin explores machine learning applications for enhancing students’ motivation for participation in online courses. 

    02.07.2019

  • Quantum Computing: Challenges, Prospects, and Current Developments

    IBM has recently announced its plans to begin commercial sales of quantum computers in the next three to five years. As the company’s VP Norishige Morimoto explained, this will happen once the US tech giant’s quantum computers surpass the computational capacities of current-day supercomputers. How realistic are these plans? What challenges do researchers still face in the development of quantum computers? Scientists from Russia and abroad discussed the latest trends in quantum technology during ITMO University’s seminar Quantum Machine Learning. Published below are the key highlights of a lecture by Oleksandr Kyriienko, who came to ITMO as part of the ITMO Fellowship program.

    10.06.2019

  • Russian Physicist Alexey Melnikov Awarded the Prestigious Cozzarelli Prize

    The annual Cozzarelli Prize acknowledges papers that reflect scientific excellence and originality. Among the 2018 Cozzarelli Prize recipients in the field of physics and mathematics is Russian physicist Alexey Melnikov. His research focuses on quantum machine learning technologies, as well as the development of new machine intelligence methods. The researcher works on a range of projects at the University of Basel (Switzerland), ITMO University, and the Valiev Institute of Physics and Technology of Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

    25.03.2019

  • Head of Greenhouse of Social Technologies on Making the Best of AI

    The role of technology grows with each passing day, but what about the public awareness of our ability to control its consequences? At an open lecture dedicated to the topics of comprehension, transparency, and accountability of digital systems that took place in St. Petersburg, Head of the Greenhouse of Social Technologies Alexey Sidorenko spoke about both the advantages that AI offers and the potential dangers associated with its development.

    27.02.2019

  • Head of Greenhouse of Social Technologies on Making the Best of AI

    The role of technology grows with each passing day, but what about the public awareness of our ability to control its consequences? At an open lecture dedicated to the topics of comprehension, transparency, and accountability of digital systems that took place in St. Petersburg, Head of the Greenhouse of Social Technologies Alexey Sidorenko spoke about both the advantages that AI offers and the potential dangers associated with its development.

    27.02.2019