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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
Discovering the best vegetarian food in the city, studying computer science by day and enjoying the architecture by night, communicating with the locals via Google translate, treating their neighbours to Indian food, cheering for the Russian team at the World Cup, our new students from Parul University in India have had a few weeks of adventure at ITMO University.
“Special Video Analytics,” a small innovative enterprise at ITMO University, makes hardware and software that controls car access to areas around homes based on video imaging. With the help of machine learning, the system identifies a vehicle in front of the barrier. It works in various weather conditions. Project head Nikolai Kulikov shared what makes this system unique.
ITMO University took the first place in computer science and the third place in chemistry and chemical technologies in Expert Analytical Center's subject rankings of Russian universities. The independent ranking focuses on evaluation and assessment of scientific work in universities.
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.