ITMO in Media

  • D'Marge (Австралия)

    This Algorithm Mines Instagram For 'Authentic' Travel Experiences

    “Tourist” is practically a dirty word these days. Tourists are loud. Tourists are rude. Tourists are ignorant. Tourists are poorly dressed, selfie stick-wielding cliches. Computer scientists at ITMO University in St Petersburg, Russia, have developed a high-tech answer. They found a way to distinguish between Instagram users living in St. Petersburg and visiting tourists based on how they use social media, then developed an algorithm that mines the app’s publicly available data to create a “genuine” locals’ guide.

  • Xinhua (Испания)

    Tres universidades chinas participan en el Bootcamp de programacion mas grande de Europa

    Tres universidades chinas participan desde hoy, miercoles en el Hello, Barcelona!, el Bootcamp de Programacion mas grande de Europa, que se celebra en la ciudad de Barcelona (noreste de Espana) durante un periodo de ocho dias. Space con la colaboracion del Moscow Workshops ACM-ICPC, Sberbank, Codeforces (la mayor comunidad online de programadores), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, ITMO University y Saint-Petersburg State University.

  • The Hindu (Индия)

    Can you keep a secret?

    The perpetual desire to flaunt our lives on social media has ensured no place remains hidden or inaccessible from the prying cameras.

    In recent news, the perpetual need to hunt for authentic experiences has led the scientists at ITMO University in St. Petersburg to develop a tool to allow users to experience the city of St. Petersburg a little closely.

    According to the university’s website, “The scientists created a computer algorithm that allows users to find the most popular museums, cafes, streets and parks based on photographs taken by locals.” In effect, the researchers mined Instagram pictures based on geo-tagging to help tourists see cities from a local's perspective. On Instagram, they also “found a way to distinguish between Instagram users living in St. Petersburg and visiting tourists based on how they use social media.”

  • ANALYTIK NEWS (Германия)

    Miniaturisierte optische Sensoren als Fruhwarnsystem fur gefahrliche Gase

    Wissenschaftler der Technischen Universitat Hamburg (TUHH), der ITMO Universitat Sankt Petersburg und des Helmholtz-Zentrums Geesthacht entwickelten in Kooperation mit der Universitat York ein neues Konzept, um die Wegstrecken optischer Signale, die auf einem Silizium-Chip gefuhrt werden, drastisch zu vergro?ern. Sogenannte 2D-integrierende Zellen ermoglichen es, Strecken von mehreren Zentimetern auf einer Flache von wenigen Quadratmillimetern zu realisieren.

  • The Guardian

    Want a more 'authentic' tourist experience? There's an app for that!

    For many people the best kind of holiday is one based on local knowledge, but how do you know where the locals go – especially when they may prefer not to tell you? By mining their publicly available Instagram data.

  • Hydro International

    Teledyne Optech Contributing to The Ocean Cleanup

    Teledyne Optech’s Chief Scientist Dr Viktor Feygels will be presenting at Oceans 17 MTS/IEEE in Anchorage, Alaska from 18-21 September 2017 the results from Optech CZMIL Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar’s survey of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a large concentration of plastic debris covering hundreds of thousands of square kilometres in the north Pacific. Dr. Feygel’s presentation, co-written with members of Teledyne Optech’s Marine group and in collaboration with Julia Reisser of The Ocean Cleanup Foundation and Yuri Kopilevich of ITMO University, is titled “Coastal Zone  Mapping and Imaging Lidar (CZMIL) Participation in The Ocean Cleanup's Aerial Expedition Project”.

  • Laser Focus World

    Femtosecond laser pulses produce terahertz radiation from water

    While terahertz radiation has been generated from solids, gases, and plasmas (the "fourth state" of matter) before, no one had created terahertz light from a liquid -- until now. A group from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester (U of R; Rochester, NY), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan, China), the Center for Terahertz Waves and School of Precision Instrument and Opto-electronics Engineering at Tianjin University (Tianjin, China), Capital Normal University (Beijing, China), and ITMO University (Saint Petersburg, Russia) has used the effects of femtosecond pulses on water to achieve this feat.

  • Irish Tech News

    Barcelona to host the most global coding boot camp, Sept 27 – Oct 5, 2017

    Barcelona will host the most global coding boot camp later this month, with a total of 150 students from 50 teams from around the world locking themselves in front of computers for more than a week. The capital of Catalonia will welcome the most talented young programmers of the world, with the ACM-ICPC World Champions from ITMO University, as well as the top universities from United States, Canada, Singapore, China, Japan, Brazil, Mexico and Europe among the participants. There are no Irish teams participating though, geographically the closest team attending is from University College London.


    Hello, Barcelona!, el bootcamp mas global de Europa, volvera a reunir a Barcelona a los mejores programadores del mundo

    En la pasada edicion, tambien se prepararon a 50 equipos para las finales mundiales que tuvieron lugar el pasado mayo. Una experiencia tan positiva que ha hecho posible realizar un segundo bootcamp todavia mas grande, el cual cuenta con la participacion de Sberbank, el mayor banco de Rusia y Europa del este, y tambien con Codeforces, la mayor comunidad online de programadores. Ademas, Harbour.Space colabora con las mas celebres universidades de la informatica: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, ITMO University y Saint-Petersburg State University.

  • Motherboard

    Glowing Nanoparticle Ink Could Lead to Easy DIY Holograms

    We live in a golden age of printing in which it's possible to churn out tools, weapons, and even experimental artificial organs. Now, scientists at ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, Russia are engineering yet another specialized field of futuristic printing — luminescent holograms that can be produced by a normal inkjet model printer. Co-author of the study  Alexander Vinogradov gives some insights on their invention. 

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