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  • We Made It in the Spirit of Apple: Former ITMO Student on Revolutionary Translator App

    Arseny Kogan studied applied informatics and mathematics at ITMO’s Information Technologies and Programming Faculty. His rocketing career meant that he had to leave university before graduation. His team is currently working on Graspp, an app tailor-made for reading books in a foreign language. To translate a word in this app, you only need to point at it with your finger. This unusual app is already getting publicity in the Russian media, and was featured by the App Store.


  • Recognize Me If You Can: Can Facial Recognition Systems Really Tell How We Feel?

    Facial recognition systems are becoming more and more widespread in different fields. According to a forecast by MarketsandMarkets, the associated market will have grown up to seven billion dollars by 2024. There is a lot of news in the media reporting that this technology helps catch criminals, define whether shops’ customers are satisfied, and even play the music they like. However, some research indicates that AI still experiences problems with recognizing people’s real emotions.


  • Leading Expert and IoT Architect Alexander Surkov on Current Trends in Internet of Things

    Over the last few years, the Internet of Things and blockchain technologies have become increasingly popular. And while the blockchain industry is now facing hard times, IoT technologies are gaining momentum. Alexander Surkov, a leading expert and IoT architect at Yandex.Cloud, gave an open lecture at ITMO University, during which he shared with ITMO students about how Amazon and other companies use IoT solutions in their work. ITMO.NEWS publishes the highlights of his lecture.


  • ITMO University Partners Up With Rostelecom to Develop Unique Quantum-Encrypted Data Network

    On the day prefacing the start of this year’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), in an event held at the A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications, Rostelecom unveiled a prototype of Russia’s first quantum-encrypted data transmission network. This data transmission mechanism is considered to be the safest one out there, as the keys protecting the traffic cannot be intercepted or stolen because of the laws of quantum physics. ITMO University is one of the developers and suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment.


  • 'All We Have to Do is Work Harder': Head of ITMO's Science and Technology Foresight on Bett-2019

    School-level education is becoming increasingly more interactive and appealing to children. VR, AR and other technologies help get the students more involved and offer them knowledge of different subjects. Experts discussed these and other trends at Bett-2019, a major annual trade show dedicated to the use of hi-tech in education that takes place in London. Svetlana Kochkaeva, a manager at ITMO's Center for Science and Technology Foresight, attended the event and speaks about the field's novelties and the practices that Russia has yet to employ.


  • 10 ITMO University Lecturers Will Intern at University of York in 2019

    Ten ITMO University lecturers will go to University of York in 2019 to participate in an international professional development program, aimed at helping them improve their educational programs and familiarize themselves with the UK’s educational system.


  • Let Your Imagination Run Wild at this Tech Search-and-Rescue Solutions Contest

    Every year, thousands of people get lost in the wild. It takes a hundred of rescuers to find one missing person. Forests prove to be the most complex environment for life brigades, who need state-of-the-art equipment and devices to be able to address tough search conditions. Last week, ITMO University gave the floor to the representatives of the ‘Sistema’ charity fund, who unveiled the public program of the ‘Odyssey’, the first research project in Russia aimed at using tech for dealing with social problems. The ‘Odyssey’ is a series of contests, the first of which is dedicated to new-generation search and rescue technologies and will span 18 months with the prize pool of 75 million roubles. Participants are set the challenge of finding an ideal tech-based solution to ease the search of people lost in the woods.