ITMO University programming team became World Champions at the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals that took place in Rapid City (USA) on May 24, 2017, setting a new record in the history of the contest. No other university had been able to win it seven times. Vladimir Smykalov, Ivan Belonogov and Ilya Zban – all students of the ITMO University Computer Technologies Chair
The annual WSTNet Web Science Summer School takes place on July 1 to 8 in St. Petersburg. This year, it is organized by the Laboratory of Internet Studies at Higher School of Economics and ITMO University’s International Laboratory “Computer Technologies”.
In future, social networks could make advertisers’ work much easier. Big Data analysis algorithms can already figure out the ins and outs of a customer’s personality. They can be used to track negative reviews, determine the customers’ desires, identify their psychological type and tailor advertisements according to each customer’s data. A group of Master’s Degree students from the Computer Technologies Department have studied this topic at the National University of Singapore.
The final round of GoogleHashCode, Google's annual competition for students and specialists in the programming field, ended last weekend in Paris. Amongst the participants there were programmers from Europe, the Middle East and Africa; this year, students from several Russian universities, ITMO University included, also took part in the contest.