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Data-Driven Medicine: How Patients May Become Their Own Doctors

Data-Driven Medicine: How Patients May Become Their Own Doctors

Georgy Kopanitsa has worked as an expert on data-driven medicine at the Tomsk Polytechnic University and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. According to his estimates, in just a few years new medical data systems will make doctors’ work easier while reducing the cost and improving the quality of medical analysis. As a new participant of ITMO University’s Fellowship program, he recently spoke with the University’s students about his research and the goals of data-driven medicine.

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Assassin’s Creed Won’t Help: An Expert’s Opinion on Restoration of Notre Dame

Assassin’s Creed Won’t Help: An Expert’s Opinion on Restoration of Notre Dame

On April 15, a massive fire engulfed Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral. While the fire destroyed its roof and iconic spire, firefighters were able to save the famed bell towers. The French government has already established four reconstruction funds (over €1 billion has been raised to date), while French President Emmanuel Macron promised that the landmark will be fully restored in five years with the help of the world’s best architects. Can 3D modeling benefit the reconstruction process? Could video games come in handy too? In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, Artem Smolin, the head of ITMO’s Educational Center of Graphic Technologies and the Center for Usability and Mixed Reality, shares his opinion on the use of modern technologies in the cathedral’s reconstruction.

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JOB.ITMO: How to Get a Job at ITMO University Without Fuss

JOB.ITMO: How to Get a Job at ITMO University Without Fuss

Working at a university can be a good start of any student’s career, and for field-specific specialists and researchers, it provides an opportunity to do interdisciplinary research and become a part of an internationally renowned research team. ITMO University has recently launched job.itmo.ru, a web portal for all prospective employees where you can quickly and efficiently find the right position, submit your application and CV, and get in touch with the associated specialist. As of now, about 400 job offers are available at the University’s various subdivisions.

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Behavioral Economics: Why Humans Aren’t Made to Be Rational

Behavioral Economics: Why Humans Aren’t Made to Be Rational

ITMO University’s Open Fintech is a course about how we make purchases, manage finances, and invest money. Last week’s lecture of the course focused on the topic of behavioral economics. Maxim Korotkov, a graduate of ITMO’s Computer Technologies Department, an MBA of the Vlerick Leuven Ghent School of Management, and a practice manager in corporate payments at FIS Global, explained why the laws of logic don’t apply to insurance policies, and why intuition always loses to the most primitive modeling. 

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This Weekend in St. Petersburg: April 20-21

This Weekend in St. Petersburg: April 20-21

Enjoy the extraordinary sound of a carillon in the very heart of St. Petersburg, admire the wildlife of China and ride a vintage steam train! Here is our list of the coolest things going on in the city this weekend.

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Director of RIKEN Nishina Center Hideto Enyo on Discovery of Nihonium

Director of RIKEN Nishina Center Hideto Enyo on Discovery of Nihonium

The last changes to the Periodic Table, which will celebrate its 150s anniversary this year, were made in 2016. Then, it was complemented with four new elements: moscovium (115), tennessine (117), oganesson (118) and nihonium (113). The latter was discovered by scientists from RIKEN, a major Japanese research institute. The new element’s name stems from “nihon”, one of the two Japanese pronunciations for the name of Japan. We spoke to Hideto Enyo, Director of RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, about the synthesis of elements, science communication in Japan, and their key research tasks. In July 2019, Dr. Enyo will be one of the speakers at the 4th International Conference on the Periodic Table that will take place at ITMO University.

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Master’s Degree ++: Leading Experts Discuss the Future of Master’s Programs

Master’s Degree ++: Leading Experts Discuss the Future of Master’s Programs

This year, ITMO University acts as the co-organizer of Vladimir Potanin Foundation’s Vladimir Potanin Foundation’s conference “Master’s Degree++: Programming the Future Education” conference. The event will take place in St. Petersburg on April 25-27 and will bring together the best lecturers for Master’s programs from Russian universities who became winners of the Grant Competition of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation. Among the speakers will be rectors of Russian and international universities, leading researchers and representatives of companies.

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Hot, Greasy, Delicious: Russian Fast Food to Make You Happy

Hot, Greasy, Delicious: Russian Fast Food to Make You Happy

Comfort food is never about the calories. And almost never about the money. It might be about the simple science of sugar and fat coming together to trigger the hormones of happiness. But we like to believe that it’s about reconnecting to our younger selves and our cultural identity in general. Could the key to the mysterious Russian soul be found in a... pyshka?

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An Expert’s Opinion on the Future of Space Exploration

An Expert’s Opinion on the Future of Space Exploration

For almost half a century, ever since the end of the Apollo program in 1971, humans haven’t gotten any higher than 600 kilometers above the Earth’s surface. However, some scientists believe that we may soon see a new era of space exploration. Among them is Dmitry Oliferovich, a journalist and science communicator, who gave an open lecture on Cosmonautics Day and spoke about the construction of a space station on the Moon’s orbit and sending humans to Mars. ITMO.NEWS publishes the highlights of the lecture.

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8th Congress of Young Scientists: Genetic Algorithms, Robotic Intelligence and Struggle Against Infections

8th Congress of Young Scientists: Genetic Algorithms, Robotic Intelligence and Struggle Against Infections

16 years ago, ITMO hosted the first inter-university conference for young scientists. At that time, it brought together about a hundred participants, and its program featured six sections only. With time, the conference attained national recognition and the status of a congress. Last Monday it was the opening of the 8th Congress of Young Scientists, featuring 49 sections, 11 sessions of science schools and 7 school sections, as well as a report contest whose winners will get the opportunity to join ITMO’s Master’s programs without entrance examinations. This time, the event brought together over 2,500 young scientists and students from 200 educational establishments from 45 Russian cities and 10 cities of the neighboring states, as well as 200 school students and representatives of 20 enterprises.

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