It's most unpleasant when your gadget goes flat at the most inappropriate moment, and you have no way to charge it. When in the city, it is only uncomfortable, but what about being out in the country, or in an emergency situation? Residents of the Future Technologies accelerator offer an answer to this problem — they've developed a miniature power source that is great at charginglow-power devices like mobile phones. Stepan Konakov, the project’s author, shared about his invention.
Self-driving cars is not a piece of science fiction — they have become part of today’s reality. According to the experts, this kind of transport is to make driving safer and reduce traffic density. However, traffic rules for self-driving cars are yet to be created. The main question is whether they have to be managed by a control unit or serve as autonomous systems? The residents of ITMO’s Future Technologies accelerator offered the multiagent control system for vehicle self-operation.
How to use new career platforms and avoid common mistakes made by candidates? Business Coach Maria Ososkorova answered these questions at a lecture organized by ITMO’s Personal Development Center.
Soon, we'll no longer need lots of equipment to work in the net. Network function virtualization (NFV) is a new technology which allows virtualizing whole classes of network nodes. The idea is already being adopted by major IT-corporations, new startups, and scientific laboratories; yet, there are still some problems — and thus opportunities for research — to it. Professor Luciano Paschoal Gaspary from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) shared about the prospects and challenges of the promising technology.
Building a successful high-technology company can be the task of a lifetime. Can one possibly understand whether he’s up to it, and in several hours, at that? Yes, believes Denis Kovalivich, stockholder and CEO of the Troitsky "Technopark" nanocenter. In an interview to ITMO.NEWS, he shared about their new project — Russia's first inter-university venture creation nanocenter.
The "Dream Tasks" of Photonics: Sergei Makarov and Anvar Zakhidov Share about ITMO’s Collaboration on Hybrid Perovskites
In the end of last September, ITMO University and the University of Texas at Dallas won a big grant, which will be used to build Russia's first laboratory for creating new optoelectric devices based on hybrid perovskites. So, how will the unique laboratory work, what are flexible lasers and is it possible to create a teraherz device that can see trough walls? Learn this and more from our article.
The document signed by ITMO's rector Vladimir Vasilyev and Yuri Sobolev, CEO of Mediatech, will launch two collaborative projects. As soon as in February, ITMO's students will have internships at Mediatech, where they will have the opportunity to access the level of their knowledge and learn the inner workings of large IT-companies. Also, a coworking will be organized on the base of the company, where promising students will get an opportunity to try themselves in working on specific projects, propose their own ideas and polish their skills by working with a professional team.
Kamilla Murzanova, student of the Department of Engineering and Computer Graphics, had a three-month internship in Berlin’s INNOTECH Holztechnologien GmbH. She talked about her project, lifehacks for living abroad and shared some curious stories.
From dry Statistics to Reality: the Experts Explain How Numbers Reflect the State of Russian Science
The quality of modern science cannot be judged only by bare statistical information. Such numbers as the amount of scientists under 30, articles published in international journals, investments in science and many other ones don’t reflect the full extent of scientific development these days. Recently, the Ministry of Education and Higher School of Economics presented a report on the dynamics of development indicators of Russian science. ITMO.NEWS asked experts about what these numbers mean.
There are numerous techniques that miners use to get precious stones and metals; gold was once washed, silver — melted from ore. Is there a simpler way, like using some device to check where the desired minerals are? Residents of the Future Technologies accelerators that work on a new express analyzer can answer this question, so they've shared about how analyzing color can help in extraction of mineral resources and how such technologies can even be applied in food production.
Arseniy Seroka, founder of the company Serokell, shared life hacks for those who plan to launch a hi-tech business. The student talked about his lifework and explained why Haskell is better that Java and C++.
Good news for all applicants who want to receive an extra 10 points for their final tests' results! ITMO in cooperation with Vkontakte social network has initiated an Entrance Competition for school leavers who plan to become ITMO students.
Yesterday, on February 9th, the House of Government of the Russian Federation hosted the award ceremony for the Russian Federation Government Prize in Education of 2016. Olga Vasilyeva, Minister of Education and Science, and Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets awarded the 19 laureates. Five awards were given to members of ITMO University for developing a complex procedure for selecting and training highly qualified world-class personnel in the field of Information Technologies.
According to the results of Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, ITMO placed 836th, which is 28 positions higher than last year, and took 6th place among Russian universities. This time Webometrics changed the conditions for the "Impact" criterion, but ITMO is still maintaining its position.
How can one use a math model when preparing a perfect steak? What is the connection between ice cream and hydrocolloid basics? How do microwaves, steam and pressure affect food? All these questions are topics of interactive lectures for high-school students who will take part in ITMO’s "Edible Science" course.
Ksenya Buraya and her colleagues created an algorithm that can define an internet user's marital status with a 86% accuracy by using data from three social networks. The scientists believe that such programs will once be used to create psychological profiles. Ms. Buraya will present her report on the research at one of the most important events in this field — the AAAI Conference on artificial intelligence which will be held in San-Francisco in the beginning of February.
The never-ending confrontation between viruses and antiviruses is a lot like a game of tag: for every threat a new security system upgrade is developed, and then new malware is developed to overcome the security. Yet, what if one eliminates the very possibility of malware entering the system? Artur Hanov, CEO of the CODA Project and tutor from the Department of Secure Information Technologies, shared how to do that.
What happens on the backstage of the world’s largest telecomm companies? What are the main trends of this sector and what specialists will be in demand in this field? Specialists of Megafon, the Russian phone and telecom operator, answered these questions during an interactive lecture, which became part of the event devoted to the Day of Technological Entrepreneurship and Innovations.
On February, 11th, it was the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Scientist is one of the world's most interesting jobs, but it sure is not easy. We've asked female scientists from ITMO University to share about how they came to work as scientists, what they dream to achieve and what inspires them.
ITMO University continues to develop new competencies; recently, it opened a new research center for chemistry and biotechnology. Students will now be able to use the center's laboratories to conduct practice-oriented research, as well as work on orders from different industrial partners. Having enlisted world-class scientists and fixed with modern equipment, the center is to become the university's new calling card.