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Emotion recognition is widely used to monitor the emotional state of drivers, prevent health hazards, or deliver new gaming experiences – but what about art? Can such technologies, say, help musicians compose or improvise? They certainly can, says Garri Proshian, a graduate of ITMO’s Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems, who has created a service that allows you to play musical instruments hands-free, using only your facial expressions. Learn more about his invention in the article.
The new student exchange program DVIZH allows students to spend a semester at one of five partner universities based in Moscow and St. Petersburg. They will also have the chance to study subjects that aren’t related to their specialization. Learn more in this ITMO.NEWS article.
The ITMO.STARS contest (application deadline: July 25) allows talented applicants to enroll at ITMO University regardless of their Unified State Exam scores. This initiative was launched five years ago and since then, several dozen gifted applicants submitted their projects and used them to enter the university. Last year, 19 students became finalists of the contest. In this story, some of them describe what they’ve managed to achieve since then.
This year, as per tradition, the ITMO.LiVE graduation party took place at the Peter and Paul Fortress in the very heart of St. Petersburg. Graduating students were awarded state-recognized diplomas, forty of them receiving brand new ITMO Diplomas, too. Here is what happened at the event and what the recent graduates think about their time at ITMO.
Ekaterina Makarova, a second-year Master’s student at ITMO’s Faculty of Control Systems and Robotics, has authored a no-code programming course where students learn how to use specialized software to design and develop apps to produce MVPs, such as an app for organizing group cleanup events. Read on to learn how Ekaterina came up with the idea for her course and why she thinks other students should join the Students for Students initiative, too.
Starting this year, students at ITMO have the chance to try their hand at teaching by developing their own optional courses. One of the contest’s participants is Maria Akhmetova, a second-year Master’s student at ITMO’s ChemBio Cluster, who has authored an advanced course in biochemistry with a focus on physical chemistry and research methods. ITMO.NEWS talked to Maria to learn more about challenges she had to face along the way and ways to engage students in the classroom.
Not only lecturers, but also students at ITMO can create and teach their own optional courses. This April, first winners of the contest for original courses and participants of the ITMO.Mentors initiative launched their own courses at the university. Maria Tsyplyaeva, a first-year Master’s student at the Faculty of Technological Management and Innovations, is one of the new lecturers with her course Practices in Management, where she will talk about building systems for daily management tasks based on her three years of experience as a project manager. What is it like to make your own course from the ground up? And why should students attend lectures by their peers? Read on to find out.
What kind of innovations do major companies need? Which business spheres are the most relevant? Representatives of Russian major enterprises and foundations, among which are Kaspersky Lab, MegaFon, Gazprom Neft, Skolkovo Foundation, and Yandex.Cloud, gathered at ITMO OPEN TALK to answer these questions and discuss what young entrepreneurs should do to succeed and which accelerator programs they should try.
Not only the university’s lecturers but also students can now share their knowledge and experience with others thanks to the Students for Students initiative. The idea for this project was born last fall. The project participants have spent two and a half months developing their own courses under the guidance of experienced mentors and held their first classes already in April. ITMO.NEWS talked to the participants to learn more about their projects, how they were created, and why they can be beneficial for both students and lecturers.
ITMO Digital Generation Club Wins 5 Million Ruble Grant From Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education
According to the results of the national contest among scientific student clubs, forty universities were granted financial support from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. The contest’s leaders, among which are ITMO University, Lomonosov Moscow State University, the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, and the National University of Science and Technology (MISiS), received 5 million rubles to build a community of young professionals in artificial intelligence.