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Oftentimes, scientists are faced with challenges so complex that they cannot be solved using conventional methods. This is when evolutionary computations come into play. Want to learn what those are? Keep scrolling and find out!
ITMO University Scientists Recognized With Two Awards at Prestigious Evolutionary Computation Conference GECCO 2020
GECCO 2020 is one of the most high-profile conferences in the field of evolutionary computation. This year’s event took place in the middle of July, with two papers by ITMO University researchers recognized with special prizes. Learn more in this article by ITMO.NEWS.
Courses on urban science, management, engineering, physics and data analytics – ITMO.NEWS has compiled a list of international online schools you still can register for.
Mamadi Berete comes from Guinea, a west-coastal country in West Africa. The country is sometimes referred to as Guinea-Conakry to distinguish it from other countries with "Guinea" in the name. Guinea has a population of 12.4 million. He is currently getting his Bachelor’s degree in Info-Communications Systems Programming.
The amount of programming languages keeps growing: some of them become popular, others are forgotten; some require a lot of time to learn, and others – only a couple of months. Why are there so many of them? Why do new ones appear? How to understand which one will become popular in the future? Roman Elizarov, a teacher of the Parallel Programming course at ITMO, JetBrains employee, an expert in Java, and one of the Kotlin developers, as well as John Mostovoy and Arseniy Seroka, Serokell founders, helped us figure it out.
ITMO Graduate and UbiQD’s Senior Director of Physics Nikolay Makarov: A Scientist’s Interests Must Always Be In Flux
Nikolay Makarov was a student at ITMO University in the late ‘90s to early ‘00s. In that time, his scientific interests shifted from programming to experimental physics. His work caught the attention of an American university, where he eventually got his PhD. Since then, Nikolay has lived in the US, having worked at various universities, research institutes, and even at the Los Alamos National Lab. Today, he works at UbiQD, a private manufacturer of quantum dots. ITMO.NEWS got in touch with Nikolay and learned about his story, why young scientists don’t stick around for long at American universities, and the prospects of US-Russian scientific collaboration.
The Congress of Young Scientists took place on April 15-18 at ITMO University. This year, school and university students presented their research online. Ten sections for school students were attended by 118 participants from 34 cities all over Russia and Belarus. Their young age didn’t stop the participants from conducting real scientific research with the help of their advisors. We asked some of the students what their projects are about, how they liked the online format, and what they want to work on in future.
“I Did It Because I Could”: ITMO Alumnus Donates 800 Respirators to St. Petersburg Hospital, Buys Laptops for School Students
In early April, the coronavirus epidemic caused schools in St. Petersburg to adopt a distance learning format. It became clear then that some 17,000 school students had no access to devices that would let them continue studying from home. Maksim Gavrilov, an ITMO University graduate, responded to the call to help students from low-income families by purchasing 54 computers. Before that, he donated over 800 respirators to the St. Petersburg Hospital №2. His own explanation is simply that he could help. We got in touch with Maksim for a chat about solidarity in times of the pandemic, his times at ITMO, his business, and how to maintain a proper workday in self-isolation.
ITMO University and Yandex will start training data analysis specialists. The Master’s program in Data Analytics is set to launch in the new academic year, but applications are already open. Students have the opportunity to be awarded with two diplomas: one from ITMO University and another from Yandex’s Computer Science Center. Read on to learn more about the program.
These days, leading Russian universities tend to digitize and develop their digital environments, so IT specialists are increasingly in demand. Recently, ITMO University has taken a new step towards its digital transformation, and it brings new challenges. ITMO.NEWS met with Gennadii Gromov, Mikhail Shlei and Denis Dorokhin, leading specialists at the Department for Information Systems of Research and Academic Activity, to find out what is expected from an IT specialist nowadays and how working as a programmer at a university differs from that in other fields.