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ITMO Fellowship Stories: Maxim Likhanov on Importance of Spatial Skills and Synergy Between Chemistry and Neuroscience
In 2019, Maxim Likhanov graduated from Tomsk State University with a PhD in philology. Two years later, he won the chance to do his research at ITMO University as part of ITMO Fellowship and Professorship Program. ITMO.NEWS talked to the scientist to learn more about how to succeed in chemistry, why spatial skills are important, and how they’ve transformed his life.
The courses by ITMO University helped over 350 students of various majors acquire new knowledge and skills in big data, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.
The first graduation of the ITMO.Mentors project took place on December 23. During the ceremony, project staff congratulated the participants and presented them with professional training certificates.
During a recent training event at ITMO University, specialists and internal coaches from Gazprom Neft familiarized students with virtual simulators for oil workers and talked them through the nuances of oil extraction on land, in the shelf area, and at sea. ITMO.NEWS reports.
Smart Urban Environment: ITMO University Holds First Professional Development Course for Staff of Sevastopol State University
Aiming to help the participants develop an understanding of the development of the smart city concept in Sevastopol, the course emerged as a result of a cooperation and partnership agreement between the two universities. Forming the basis of the course were the results achieved as part of ITMO’s National Center for Cognitive Technologies priority project “Metacognitive technologies for the management of smart city services”.
Last week, ITMO University held a training session aimed to help mentors of regional Quantoriums, children technoparks nurturing creative and engineering skills, develop their hard skills. In the course of several days, participants of the program, the ranks of whom included both young specialists and seasoned educators, practiced working with complex equipment and attended laboratory tours at ITMO and St. Petersburg Academic University. ITMO.NEWS spoke with the mentors to talk about the development of the centers today and find out why such training sessions are important for Quantorium educators and students.
In 2016 the company Cerevrum Inc, which creates VR-based educational content for the corporate sector, attracted one million USD in investments from the co-founder of Oculus. Three years later, the company has now been granted another million by the Russian venture firm LETA Capital. A year earlier, Cerevrum became a resident of ITMO University’s Technopark; just recently, the company bought out its 7% share from the Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF). We’ve previously written about the project in detail here. Read on to learn how Cerevrum earned the investment and what it means for the company’s future.
The startup Cerevrum Inc is creating a new standard for education using virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Major companies and corporations these days are becoming increasingly interested in staff training and boosting their sales. Cerevrum’s products allow businesses to not only hone their employees’ skills, but also see the results reflected in their revenue data. In 2016, Facebook invested one million dollars in the company, and today Cerevrum works with some of Russia’s biggest businesses. ITMO.NEWS spoke with its founder Natalia Floksi to learn what made her project so unique.