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Computer science isn’t just about knowing how to design algorithms, analyse data or work with functions. First and foremost, it is about creativity, which computer scientists use to solve problems that no one has solved before and to improve both household and industrial processes. Today’s Master’s programs don’t teach theoretical knowledge – Bachelor’s programs should cover that. In Master’s programs students are taught how to apply this knowledge in practice, says Daria Yakovleva, Master’s student from ITMO’s Department of Computer Technologies. We spoke to Daria about taking part in internships, competitions and activities at the university and how that can help one’s future career.
Vasiliy Leonenko: "If You Are Sure About Your Current Choice, It Is Better to Develop In This Direction
Why is it that not every grant, competition or scholarship is beneficial to a student? How can participation in different camps, conferences and other scientific events help one find employment? How can contests help students learn their strengths and weaknesses? These questions have become all the more relevant with the recent start of the “I am a Professional” competition. Vasiliy Leonenko, senior lecturer at ITMO’s High-Performance Computing Department, spoke to us about the real cases that have to do with these issues, as well as emphasized on the trends in the field of mathematical modeling which have been included in the competition’s Computer and Information Sciences track.
Times Higher Education released its rankings for Computer Science and Engineering and Technology subjects. ITMO University kept its place in the top 100 of world’s best universities, taking 76th place in Computer Science, and also entered Engineering and Technology ranking for the first time in the 301-400 group. This year, top 100 subject rankings were extended to include 300 universities for Computer Science and 500 for Engineering and Technology.
Programmers from ITMO University have created a list of places in St. Petersburg which could help locals indirectly give advice to tourists. 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. Results of the research were presented at The International Conference on Computational Science and published in the peer-reviewed journal Procedia Computer Science.
What's the difference between distributed and parallel computing? Why is research in this area an intellectual pleasure? How do prestigious awards influence unknown sciences? Godel Prize and Dijkstra Prize winner, Professor Maurice Herlihy from Brown University and Nir Shavit from MIT answered these questions and more. They also explained what inspired them to work in computer science and what they thought about ITMO University. They were lecturing at ITMO's summer school "Practice and Theory in Concurrent Computing" this month.
The head of ITMO University’s School of Translational Information Technologies has been elected as a member of the Russian Science Foundation’s review board. Together with the other members of the board, prof. Boukhanovsky will make decisions regarding funding for prospective scientific projects and review applications made to the foundation in the “Mathematics, computer science and systems science.” According to RSF materials, the review board is made up of esteemed, academically active and prolific scientists with a Sc.D.
Russian researchers have created a computer simulation that works on the word-of-mouth principle to show how information spreads among mobile phone users. The model reconstructs call paths and estimates whether the news was transferred through them or not. The program makes its conclusions based on open-source cellular communication data. According to the researchers, there is currently not enough such data to adapt the project for real-life application. Data for follow-up studies can only be provided by mobile network carriers. The paper was published in the Journal of Computational Science.
ITMO University hosted semifinals of the Tournament for Two Capitals competition (Turnir Dvukh Stolits). Over 70 teams from schools of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad Oblast presented their robots. The jury chose the 20 best teams that will compete with young engineers from Moscow on May 13-14.
Electronic devices that restore hearing, bionic prostheses, professional brain-training devices, neural helmets for education and games — as of now, the world's neurotechnology market has reached 180 billion dollars, and, according to experts from the Neuronet branch association, will reach one trillion dollars by 2035. Yet, what are the competencies that a neurotechnology specialist has to possess, and where can one get the corresponding education? Starting with 2017, ITMO University launches a new Bachelor's program on Neurotechnologies and Programming that has yet to have any counterparts in Russia. Read more about the new program and the opportunities it gives in our article.
According to the collaborative report from Coursera, Open Education and Lectorium, by the end of 2016 the number of Russians who take online courses on both Russian and foreign platforms has reached one million — which is twice as much as it was last year. In 2017, experts expect further progress of MOOCs, in both the number of users and the programs' variety; such subjects as Computer science, project management and smart design technologies will remain most popular. Here's a list of 10 online courses by world's leading companies and universities that you surely won't want to miss!