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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ever sipped tarragon? Or poured liquid bread? Summer is a perfect time to try refreshingly unique Russian soft drinks.
Today, 20 June 2018, applications open for all Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD students at ITMO University. You can find out here the paths for international students to enrol in the university. Whether you are interested in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program, there are numerous options available, both for state-sponsored, as well as full-fee paying positions.
Is it possible to study at ITMO University for free without having enough Unified State Exam points for enrolling in a state-sponsored position? Starting with the 2018 admission campaign, it sure is! Applicants with unique achievements and strong motivation now get a chance to get their education paid for by ITMO University - all they have to do is submit their portfolios and motivation letters for the ITMO.STARS contest. The winners will be determined by the beginning of August.
Kirill Keller and Vladislav Slabov, ITMO University’s Master’s students, spent the last three months at the University of Aveiro (Portugal) as part of the Erasmus+ program. ITMO.NEWS asked them about their recent experience of studying in Portugal and their research projects.
The 16th annual Awards Ceremony has been recently held in the Peter and Paul Fortress to honor the best graduates of St. Petersburg universities. The Vice-Governor of St.Petersburg Vladimir Kirillov, and the representatives of the city's universities gathered to congratulate the young experts. ITMO University was represented by Gennady Korotkevich, a Master’s student at the Computer Technology Department, a multiple winner of various programming competitions.
The All-Russian Olympiad in Robotics has recently ended at the Innopolis University in Tatarstan. ITMO University's School Team in Robotics got 1st place in the senior group of the Open category, having developed the Strawberry Fields project on creating a smart garden bed that makes use of Soft Robotics technologies; members of the junior group presented the AppleBot - a robot for picking apples - and won silver medals. The competition brought together 600 aspiring robotics specialists from 60 regions of Russia who competed for the opportunity to become part of the Russian team at WRO 2018.
Starting with the next academic year, ITMO University launches Russia's first Art&Science program in English which will combine the resources of the university's laboratories and competencies of leading Russian and international art specialists. The program will be conducted in English, with involvement of guest lecturers. Its graduates will have the opportunity to apply their new skills in such fields as contemporary art, art entrepreneurship, development of high-tech art projects, museum and exhibition management, and different other fields that only start to emerge on the market. The program will be supervised by Dimitri Ozerkov, a Russian art expert and head of the Department of Contemporary Art at the State Hermitage Museum. In an interview for ITMO.NEWS, he expanded on the program's content and features.
What will the universities of the future look like? Why does a university today need to change constantly to stay in touch with the times? In an open interview at the Campus Festival, Daria Kozlova, ITMO University’s First Vice Rector, spoke with Paperpaper.ru’s editor-in-chief Kirill Artemenko about today’s biggest trends in education and the importance of giving students the opportunity to create their own educational tracks.
While the admissions campaign at ITMO University is very much up and running, it could be a good idea for those who haven’t hit that graduation milestone quite yet to start getting ready for the admissions process by expanding their knowledge outside of the school curriculum. If you want to nail those programming academic competitions, gear up for the gruesome Physics Unified State Examinations (should you decide to take this application route) or start designing robots, ITMO University offers courses and summer schools that could be just the place for you. And for those of you who can’t come to St. Petersburg to attend just yet, this article presents you with a guide to ITMO admissions for international students, as well as featuring leading teachers and professionals’ top recommendations for the best online resources that will help enhance your knowledge of the subjects needed for admission so that you can get that coveted ITMO university spot.
Forbes Russia released its first ranking of Russian universities that assess the quality of education in Russia, and projects which higher education establishments train those who will come to be included in its listings of successful entrepreneurs and members of the "political elite". ITMO University was placed 7th, becoming St. Petersburg's only university in the top-10.
How can advanced knowledge of Computer Science be of use to common programmers? What are its applications, and how does one start a career in this field? Vladimir Ulyantsev, head of ITMO's Computer Technologies International Laboratory, expanded on these topics in an interview for the Campus popular science festival “Night of Science”. ITMO.NEWS recorded the main ideas