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Emotional AI Helps Enhance Productivity and Fight Stress

Emotional AI Helps Enhance Productivity and Fight Stress

According to some studies, people are only productive for less than three hours out of an eight-hour day, and the adult human concentration span is limited to 20 minutes. Research in the field of emotional artificial intelligence (AI) may help employees enhance their productivity and manage stress, which is beneficial for employers as well. Emotional AI can be applied in many other fields like agriculture and elderly care, noted Vitaly Zubchenko, a member of the NeuroNet company Expert Board. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, he expanded on how emotional AI is developed and what business solutions work best for this field.

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Gaining Insights into Better Learning at Cambridge University

Gaining Insights into Better Learning at Cambridge University

Here at ITMO, we’re all about learning better and better learning! One of our English tutors from the Foreign Language Training Center talks to us about her experience at a recent conference organized by Cambridge University Press in the UK. Read our interview!

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This Weekend in St. Petersburg: July 21-22

This Weekend in St. Petersburg: July 21-22

Listen to the violin on Nevsky Prospect, get a sense of the audacious poetry of Vladimir Mayakovsky, watch a knights tournament at the Peter and Paul Fortress, and admire the flowers in Pavlovsky Park. The weather is so nice, so don’t miss your chance to explore our magnificent city!

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Innovative Method for Microcirculation Diagnosis Gives New Insights into Migraines

Innovative Method for Microcirculation Diagnosis Gives New Insights into Migraines

Russian scientists developed a new optical method for non-invasive diagnosis of blood circulation in capillaries. The method is based on video recording of the skin surface with simultaneous registration of light absorption by red blood cells. Using this method, scientists found out that people suffering from migraines displayed malfunctions in capillary regulation. This technique can also be applied to studies of strokes and diabetes, as well as for monitoring blood circulation during brain surgeries. The results are published in The Journal of Headache and Pain.

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Surviving a Hot Day: Beaches in and around St. Petersburg

Surviving a Hot Day: Beaches in and around St. Petersburg

It’s the middle of July, and it finally feels like summer in St. Petersburg! After almost two weeks of recurrent rain, we now finally get to enjoy some hot weather, so thinking about dozing off on a beach or even plunging yourself in the nearest pond is only natural. With that in mind, we’ve prepared a quick review of different swimming spots that you’ll definitely find useful!

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Computer Simulation Technologies: New Master’s Program at ITMO

Computer Simulation Technologies: New Master’s Program at ITMO

ITMO’s Faculty of Software Engineering and Computer Systems is launching a new Master’s program in computer simulation technologies. The program is aimed at training managers and specialists ready to solve complex problems in the field of industry, science and business. Every student will be given an opportunity to take part in an international research project conducted in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley. The project focuses on developing the sdCloud platform for system-dynamic simulation which is already used in many countries, including Russia, the US, Brazil, and India.

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“Quantum Potential” Science Stand-Up Show Returns In Second Installment

“Quantum Potential” Science Stand-Up Show Returns In Second Installment

What’s the difference between programming and football championships? What makes theoretical physicists cooler than lifestyle bloggers? Last Friday, Tantsploshchadka club in St. Petersburg held the second Quantum Potential stand-up comedy show, organized by ITMO University. QP is a place for scientists to joke about their work and introduce some much-needed levity to science. This time around, the list of jokesters included Computer Technologies Department tutor Lidia Perovskaya, physicist Anton Kozubov, chemist Mikhail Kurushkin and a special guest: Russia’s youngest stand-up comedian Boris Zeliger.

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ITMO University Makes a Big Debut in 2018 Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

ITMO University Makes a Big Debut in 2018 Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

Published by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, an independent organization that conducts research on higher education intelligence, the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as Shanghai Ranking, is seen as the most objective among the most influential university rankings out there. It achieves this by fully leaving out surveys and interviews that are often included in other rankings but are inevitably subjective; instead, it uses factual criteria such as publishing metrics and the number of Nobel Prize and Fields Medals laureates among alumni and staff, and focuses on scientific and academic performance. The competition is tough: out of more than 4,000 contenders this year only 1,600 made it to the final list, ITMO University among them.

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How Do Russian MOOC Platforms Compete With World Top MOOC Providers? Courseburg Investigates

How Do Russian MOOC Platforms Compete With World Top MOOC Providers? Courseburg Investigates

Can Russian online learning platforms compete with their popular international counterparts? How many users leave online learning platforms annually? And why is there such a low level of participation in digital education amongst Russians? Analysts of the Courseburg Russian online learning platform explored these questions in their latest study, which breaks down data gained from five biggest online learning platforms. 

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Drink (Soda) Like a Russian

Drink (Soda) Like a Russian

Ever sipped tarragon? Or poured liquid bread? Summer is a perfect time to try refreshingly unique Russian soft drinks. 

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