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ICO-Hypethon: Will Bitcoin Take Over The World?

ICO-Hypethon: Will Bitcoin Take Over The World?

ICO-Hypethon, a unique conference and hackathon in the field of cryptocurrency has recently taken place in the Street Art Museum creative space. Experts and users of bitcoin, blockchain technologies and platforms for attracting crypto-investments gathered in St. Petersburg to discuss the prospects of cryptocurrencies, their legal status and role in modern economy. The event also featured a hackathon of ICO projects.

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ITMO Students Take Part In Experimental Interaction Design Summer School

ITMO Students Take Part In Experimental Interaction Design Summer School

From June 17 to June 28, the Experimental Interaction Design summer school took place at Tallinn University of Technology. This year, healthy lifestyle was the main theme of its courses. Anna Filippova and Anna Ksenofontova, Master's students at ITMO's Department of Engineering and Computer Graphics, took part in the school's programs and developed prototypes of devices meant for relieving the modern sedentary lifestyle. Read more about the projects they've developed in an article by ITMO.NEWS.

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Admission Campaign 2017: The Results

Admission Campaign 2017: The Results

​ITMO's admission campaign of 2017 is almost over; the lists of accepted students for the first year of Bachelor's and Master's programs have already been published. Read more about ITMO's growing popularity amongst high school graduates, this year's relevant programs, the growing requirements on the Unified State Exam scores and the admission of international students in an article by ITMO.NEWS.

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Scientists Learn To Predict Users' Preferences Based On Data From Social Networks

Scientists Learn To Predict Users' Preferences Based On Data From Social Networks

A research team comprised of scientists from ITMO University and the National University of Singapore developed a new system that recommends sights and venues after analyzing data from social media. The system is based on complex models that use different types of data from three social networks: Instagram, Twitter and Foursquare. What's more, the researchers analyze both the behavior of single users and information in clusters - from communities of people that share common interests. These models allow to improve the existing recommendation systems, note the authors. The results of the research were published in an article for the International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval organized by the SIGIR association that celebrated its 40th anniversary this year.  

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Dave Vasquez: We Need To Start Teaching Entrepreneurship Back In School

Dave Vasquez: We Need To Start Teaching Entrepreneurship Back In School

Sixteen years ago, Dave Vasquez first came to Russia from Columbia to study Russian language and literature. Since then, he has succeeded in launching several independent projects, participated in accelerators in Moscow and St. Petersburg, graduated from a Master's program in Barcelona and worked some time with American startups. Now, Dave is living in St. Petersburg and helps novice entrepreneurs develop their businesses. In an interview for ITMO.NEWS, he shared about what you should know before starting a business, how to build a startup ecosystem in such a big country as Russia and why it's best to teach entrepreneurship starting with children at elementary school.

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Giant Paper Plane Dives in at Red Bull Flugtag

Giant Paper Plane Dives in at Red Bull Flugtag

Flugtag is a festival of creativity, engineering and, naturally, flying -  or at least trying to. Its participants create improvised flying machines, and boost them from a high pier into the water; the main condition is that they can only use muscle power as their "engines". And though the flight distance is among the assessment criteria, it is by no way the main thing: most of the machines ended up in the water soon after leaving the take-off strip. What's a lot more important is their appearance, the participant's performances and just having fun. Read more about Red Bull Flugtag-2017 in ourarticle.

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IEEE Award Winner Slobozhanyuk: “There Are No Stupid Questions in Science”

IEEE Award Winner Slobozhanyuk: “There Are No Stupid Questions in Science”

Alexey Slobozhanyuk, a postgraduate student and research associate at ITMO University’s International Laboratory “Applied Radioengineering”, has received an award from the IEEE’s Antennas and Propagation Society. Such recognition provides many opportunities for work in research institutes all over the world, yet, the winner says, he wants to give back to his alma mater and his country. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, Alexey speaks about his working process, how a scientist can remain enthusiastic and not get tired of work, what makes research important and relevant and why there are no stupid questions in science.

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ITMO & Australian Scientists Contribute to Latest Nanophotonics Review

ITMO & Australian Scientists Contribute to Latest Nanophotonics Review

​The recent review by members of ITMO’s International Research Center for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials and their foreign colleagues is a detailed classification of the latest results in the field of creating light-adjusted nanostructures from different materials. Such nanostructures and the respective methods for controlling light can have a wide application in recording optical information and ultrafast processing of signals. The report will be published in the annual release of the Laser&Photonics Reviews magazine

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Relocation Tips: What You Need to Know About ITMO Dorms

Relocation Tips: What You Need to Know About ITMO Dorms

ITMO University has several dormitories in different districts of St. Petersburg. International students are mostly housed in two of them: Vyazemsky lane 5-7 and Karpovka embankment 22. Both are located in the historic center of St. Petersburg, not far from ITMO University's main building. Here’s a map where you can see all of ITMO's buildings and dorms in the city.

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Ecological Raids: International Ecocamp at Yagodnoe

Ecological Raids: International Ecocamp at Yagodnoe

The international volunteer camp Ecological Raids was held at ITMO University’s health-and-sports center Yagodnoe. For two weeks students from 12 countries attended talks and workshops on social and ecological projects, came up with ideas for Ecohouses and got to know more about Russian culture. All of this happened on the shores of a beautiful lake in the Karelian isthmus. 

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