Events

Events

On November, 23, ITMO University will host a lecture by Sergey Dolenko, head of the laboratory of data processing adaptive methods of the Skobeltsyn research Institute of nuclear physics of Moscow state University named after M. V. Lomonosov «"Small" neural networks: examples of practical application for solving problems of forecasting, classification and inverse problems», within the framework of scientific school-workshop of young scientists and specialists «Machine learning and cognitive technologies: Finance, society, cities». The sensational success of artificial neural networks over the past five to seven years are mainly associated with the use of convolutional and deep neural networks for processing multimedia information-speech, images and video. Unfortunately, in many practical science and technology tasks, obtaining the amount of data needed to train deep networks is either inaccessible or unacceptably expensive. The lecture discusses three examples of various problems (forecasting, classification, inverse problems) from the field of applied physics, that are successfully solved by "small" neural networks. Special attention is paid to the methodology and special methods of working with data of real world problems.

On November, 22, ITMO University will host a lecture of Janusz Holyst, professor of Warsaw University of Technology «Phase transitions in opinion dynamics» within the framework of scientific school-workshop of young scientists and specialists «Machine learning and cognitive technologies: Finance, society, cities». The lecture will start with a discontinous transition observed in the presence of a strong leader in social impact theory. Then professor will present the role of social communities for opinion dynamics. Janusz Holyst will also consider the problem of Heider balance in a link multiplex, i.e. a special multiplex where coupling exists only between corresponding links. Results will be illustrated by on-line numerical simulations of opinion dynamics in coupled communities.

On November, 22, ITMO University will host a lecture of Alexander G. Sboev, Leading Researcher of Kurchatov Institute «Diagnosing sex and age of a participant of Internet communication based on the quantitative parameters of his texts» within the framework of scientific school-workshop of young scientists and specialists «Machine learning and cognitive technologies: Finance, society, cities». The lecture will demonstrate results of the research on the development of methods and mathematical models of classifiers, indicating texts by gender and age group of its author, including cases of intentional distortion of the author's gender and age in the text. Plans for further development of the developed methods for profiling authors of Russian-language texts will be considered. The materials of the lecture will reflect: 1) the methodology of the collection of collected texts with metarameter in the form of data on the authors (gender, age), containing both the author's texts of natural writing on a given topic, texts with deliberate distortion of the signs of writing in order to simulate the text of the person of the opposite sex, as well as the body of Internet communications from Twitter, Facebook, liveJournal (n-grams of symbols), morphological and syntactic features, various quantitative parameters of the text, as well as pre-trained models of vector representation (embedding-models). 3) comparative analysis of classifiers built on the basis of classical methods of machine learning (decision trees, support vector machines, gradient boosting, logistic regression) and deep learning models using convolution layers, recurrent neural networks, Siamese networks and their combinations.

On October 26, ITMO University will host a lecture of Alexander Panfilov, professor of Ghent University «Computer technologies for research and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias». Alexander Panfilov is a Professor at University of Ghent (Belgium), Professor of the Institute of cardiology Leiden medical center (Netherlands) and is an honorary Professor of mathematics at the University of Dundee in Scotland. His scientific interests include computer modeling of biophysical processes, study of mechanisms of sudden cardiac death and development of methods treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. He is the author of more than 190 scientific papers in leading scientific journals, expert at Wellcome trust (UK), member of the Physiological Society (UK), Heart Rhythm Societly (USA) and editor of 3 scientific journals.

On October, 10 ITMO University will host a lecture of Stanislav Sobolevsky, professor of New York University “Digital city”. Stanislav Leonidovich Sobolevsky has been working as a Associate Professor Of Practice at the Center For Urban Science And Progress at New York University since 2015. He is a co-founder of the consulting studio Insight Data Labs. His research interests include network analysis, machine learning, AI, big data, modeling human mobility, as well as the theory of differential equations.

The Almazov National Medical Research Centre and the Council of Young Scientists and Specialists are welcoming foreign medical students to join our first summer school in a beautiful city of St. Petersburg! Here you can learn the most relevant topics from the clinical world, have a careful glance at each clinical department, watch our talented surgeons perform operations live, participate in seminars, classes at the medical simulation centre.

The Augmented Reality in Formal European University Education (AR-FOR-EU) project is happy to announce the first multiplier event “Existing Teaching Practices and Future Labour Market Needs in the Field of AR”. Event will inform policymakers and guide partnerships' selection of learning methods, learning objectives, assessment criteria, and required knowledge, skills, and competences, filling the gap between formal education and the workplace.

The master classes of the RSK Group staff on supercomputing architecture design will be held at ITMO University on May, 18. Do you know everything about the scale of tasks for a supercomputer, the difficulty of choosing the optimal computational modules for tasks and creating an effective infrastructure, how to manage the system built?

ITMO University will host the course of guest lectures of Marco Javarone, professor of University of Hertfordshire (UK) from April, 23 to April, 27. Topics of the lectures span from Complex Networks and Numerical Simulation to Machine Learning (Deep Learning) with a focus on Fintech (e.g. quantitative finance/Bitcoin) and Social systems. 

Lecture of Alexey Pustovskikh (Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Head of the Department of Scientific and Methodological Support of Development and Professional Development, LLC Gazpromneft NTC): Machine learning for solving applied problems of oil engineering. Lecture of Mikhail Zverev (Director, Development Center, ITCS LLC (Information and Technology Service Company) Gazprom Neft Group): Development of information solutions for VINK (vertically integrated oil company). Lecture of Nikita Bukhanov (Chief Specialist, Department of Intelligent Systems in GyR, Department of Digital Technologies and Geological Expertise, LLC Gazpromneft NTC): Choosing an ensemble of algorithms for the task of automatic zoning of an oilfield.

Lecture of Zoya Filippova (Direction Head, Project Evaluation Department, Project Evaluation and Analysis Department, LLC Gazpromneft NTC): Technologies of Augmented Reality in Interpretation and Classification of Seismic Studies. Lecture of Anisa Kunakova (PhD, Head of the Oilfield Chemistry Department, LLC Gazpromneft NTC): Development of criteria for making decisions on the use of blocking compounds for suppressing wells.

ITMO University hosts the event annually in order to strengthen the University integrating role in the field of scientific research and to introduce the research projects results of scientists, teachers, researchers and students implemented independently and in cooperation with Enterprises and Organizations to the scientific community of Saint Petersburg. Priority areas of science are technology and engineering.

School of Translational Information Technologies hosts the lectures of renowned Russian and foreign professors Fabio Bagarello, University of Palermo, Francesco Gargano, University of Palermo, Francesco Oliveri, University of Messina, Andrei Khrennikov, Linnaeus University, Sweden/University ITMO, Andrei Grib, Herzen State Pedagogical University, and Yuri Slovokhotov, Lomonosov Moscow State University in the period from November 14 to 17, 2017.

This event is dedicated to the Games Job Fair, which will bring leading representatives of the Finnish gaming industry together. Games Job Fair is the first in its kind job fair, focused on expanding opportunities and opening new paths of development for the gaming industry professionals. Today the Finnish market is particularly considered to be the most promising and rapidly growing in this sphere; it has a turnover of more than 2.5 billion EUR per year and is actively interested in attracting professionals from other countries.

From July 3 to 7 more than 90 developers, students and young scientists from Russia, Europe and the Middle East will attend a course dedicated to the theoretical and practical aspects of concurrent computing. The school’s program will include lectures and workshops developed by leading experts from the USA, Switzerland, France, Austria, Israel and Russia. The first day of the Summer School on Practice and Theory of Concurrent Computing at ITMO University was marked with a talk by Nir Shavit, a renowned scientist, winner of the Gödel and Dijkstra prizes and professor at the Tel Aviv University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

On May 17th Virtual Reality Conference “VR-Today” will take place at the Higher School of Business Informatics, Higher School of Economics, Saint-Petersburg.

Join an open seminar on Deep Learning. Here you will learn about current machine learning, deep neural networks, and how to start the path of a data scientist. The speaker will share with you the way DL is applied today, how effective it is comparing to other approaches and how to apply it indicating the steps to start with.

Spring School 2017

We open registration for Spring School in HPC Technologies and Computer Modeling: “Creating a Game World: from Mathematical Model to Computer Graphics” in the framework of VI All-Russian Congress of Young Scientists (Section 48). School will be organized on 18-21 of April, 2017, in Saint Petersburg, Birzhevaya line, 4 (University ITMO).

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is an emerging paradigm that has opened a large window of opportunities for resource usage optimization in enterprise, datacenter, and backbone networks, to mention a few. NFV enables network managers to replace specialized middlebox hardware (performing functions such as firewalling, intrusion detection, load balancing, content caching, etc.) with equivalent, software-based network functions, running on top of commodity, off-the-shelf hardware. There are several ways in which network managers can potentially benefit from this paradigm.

ITMO University hosts the event annually in order to strengthen the University integrating role in the field of scientific research and to introduce the research projects results of scientists, teachers, researchers and students implemented independently and in cooperation with Enterprises and Organizations to the scientific community of Saint Petersburg.

The Conference “Digital Transformations & Global Society” will be held in June 23-24, 2016, bringing together leading researchers and professionals in the field of Information Society issues.

Spring School 2016

The “Computational Technologies for Decision Support Systems” Spring School will take place April 12 – 15, 2016 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Open House at the High-Performance Computing Department and eScience Research Institute

The High-Performance Computing Department and eScience Research Institute will be hosting an open house at ITMO University on February 25, 2016.

Summer School 2015 (YSC 2015) Athens, Greece

The 2015 International Young Scientists Conference and Summer School in Computer Modelling and Simulation (YSC-2015) will be held in Athens, Greece from June 25 – July 3, 2015.