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ITMO University student Egor Litvinov believes that 2019 may well be his lucky year: he’s won a presidential scholarship to pursue studies abroad, became a laureate of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society scholarship and attended international conferences in Paris and Yokohama, where he also got the opportunity to present his research. ITMO.NEWS met with Egor to find all about his work and successes.
ITMO graduate Anton Zaytsev who is currently doing a PhD program at the University’s Faculty of Photonics and Optical Information has become one of the six people to receive a scholarship from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society for implementing the project “Development of optically tunable graphene-based THz devices”. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Anton to learn how terahertz radiation can replace the X-ray, why he and his colleagues are looking for a replacement for single-layer graphene, and what is to be considered when applying for an international grant.
Seventeen young scientists from ITMO University have become winners of the presidential scholarship contest. This academic year, they can go abroad to study and work alongside their international colleagues solving scientific tasks in their fields of focus. We spoke to some of the winners to find out what research they work on, which universities they chose for their exchange, and whether the victory came as a surprise.
ITMO University Scientists Present Record Amount of Works at the 2019 Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference in Prague
GECCO (Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference), which this year took place in Prague, Czech Republic, is one of the biggest and most prestigious scientific events in the field of evolutionary computation. ITMO University scientists have been active participants of the conference since 2011, regularly presenting the results of their work to the international community. But this year, ITMO’s representation reached a record high with 11 reports, tackling both fundamental and applied aspects of evolutionary computation, being presented by the staff and students of the Information Technologies and Programming Faculty. The research by the Bachelor’s graduate Vitaly Karavaev was recognized as the best in the student section.
The 4th METANANO Conference on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials has recently ended in St. Petersburg. Organized by ITMO University’s International Research Center for Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, the event brought together some 400 researchers from Europe, America, Asia and Africa. In the course of five days, they discussed a wide range of topics, from fundamental research in photonics and plasmonics to business projects in the field of radiofrequency technologies, bionanotechnologies and solar energy. Read on to learn more about the conference and its results.
In late June 2019, the 8th International Young Scientists Conference in Computational Science came to a close in Heraklion, Greece. Master’s and PhD students from all over the world came together to present their research and share experience. Learn more about the event’s goals, participants, and speakers below.
On June 24-30, ITMO University’s SCAMT Laboratory held the international summer educational course SCAMT Workshop Week. Participants from Greece, Iran, China and Russia attended lectures and workshops and collaborated on projects in groups. The main goal of the course was to help the young scientists obtain experience of working with modern equipment and achieve a practical, real-world result.
Twitch, Twitter and Depression: Young Researchers Present Their Projects at ITMO University Poster Session
As part of the 4th international conference “Digital Transformation and Global Society”, ITMO University has recently hosted the Forum of Young Scientists. Its main aim was to unite young Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD researchers and experienced scientists in informal discussions on their research. The students had to prepare posters on their research projects and explain them to other participants and judges. The authors of the best works won the opportunity to be published in the conference digest. ITMO.NEWS spoke to the researchers to find out more about their work.
Charles Roques-Carmes is a PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) who works under the guidance of Marin Soljačić, a renowned scientist famous for his research in the field of wireless nonradiative energy transfer and various issues of photonics and electromagnetics. The young researcher came to ITMO for a three-month internship in order to work with scientists from the Research Center of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials. Charles stresses that coming to Russia was a well-thought-out decision: here, not only can he work in a promising research field, but he can also practice his Russian which he has been learning since his school days. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, he spoke about the specifics of working at ITMO University and why the Russian language can often appear harder than studying nanophotonics.
The Russian Academy of Sciences has recently announced the recipients of its annual award recognizing outstanding young scientists and students of Russian higher education institutions. Among this year’s winners are four research associates from ITMO University: a group of scientists comprised of Valentin Milichko, Dmitry Zuev and Sergey Makarov, who took first prize in the field of general physics and astronomy, and ITMO University Master’s student and engineer Artem Ashirov, who won the prize for a project of applicational significance.