On September 13th, 2017, VisionHack, the first international hackathon on artificial intelligence and computer vision, concluded. This momentous event was organized by NUST MISIS and Cognitive Technologies under the support of State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)” and the Skolkovo Foundation. The top three winners included two teams from Lomonosov Moscow State University, while the third hailed from MIPT. Two teams from NUST MISIS, one team from Skoltech, one from Kazan Federal University, and one from Innopolis were included in the competition’s top 10. The final slot in the top 10 went to the team from UPC (Spain).
A group of NUST MISIS scientists jointly with their colleagues from the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (Kolkata, India) have managed to synthesize stable gold nanoparticles in the shape of a star to fight against cancer. These inexpensive and non-toxic nanoparticles will allow to effectively diagnose cancer in its early stages and to emphatically destroy compromised cells. The study’s results have been published in the Journal of the Chemical Society.
For the first time in Russia, NUST MISIS hosted the international Maker Faire Moscow festival, the world`s famous festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, which gathered more than 200 amateur designers and young engineers from Russia, the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
A group of young engineers from NUST MISIS’s FabLab has presented the unique Addin script for Autodesk`s Fusion 360. This is a generator for an automated simulation and design of boxes with specified dimensions that can be manufactured using laser cutting or milling. The project idea took 1st place at the FORGE FOR UNIVERSITIES competition held during the Autodesk Hackathon festival.
A group of scientists led by Pyotr Lagov, Candidate of Technical Sciences and Associate Professor at the NUST MISIS Semiconductor Electronics and Semiconductor Physics Department, has developed a new type of power diode with an optimized silicon structure.
The list of participants for the first international hackathon on artificial intelligence and computer vision has been announced. 29 teams from NUST MISIS, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Innopolis, Skoltech, Saint Petersburg State University, MIPT, MIT, the University of Cambridge, and other world universities have passed through the pre-selection stage. On September 11th, 2017, the on-site competition will start, and the winner will have the chance to earn $22,000.
VEB has organized an open conference on blockchain with Vitalik Buterin, the founder of the Ethereum blockchain-platform. The event was held at the Center of Competencies, which NUST MISIS and VEB will launch in the near future.
From September 4th, 2017, to November 20th, 2017, at NUST MISIS, Professor Igor Abrikosov, Head of the NUST MISIS Laboratory for Modeling and Development of New Materials, Professor of Linköping University, will hold a series of lectures in Electronic Structure Theory. The lectures will be held in English via Skype.
NUST MISIS announces the second wave of the Open International Grant Competitions within the framework of the Competitiveness Enhancement Program of Leading Russian Universities among Global Research and Education Centers (Project 5-100).
VisionHack, the first international university hackathon on artificial intelligence and computer vision, will reward the 1st place contestants and those who solve the most supplementary tasks with a jackpot of $22,000. The hackathon`s total prize fund is $36,000.
On September 9th, 2017, Dale Dougherty, the leading advocate of the Maker Movement, founder of the Make: Magazine 2005, creator of world`s first commercial website, and author of the term “Web 2.0”, will deliver a speech at Maker Faire Moscow-2017, which will be held at NUST MISIS. The topic of his presentation will be “Maker City: the Ecosystem of the Maker Movement and City Development”.
More than 230 students from NUST MISIS and its branches have completed the summer training program held through the off-site educational seminar of the professional navigation program “New level 3.0” in “Metallurgist” (Abkhazia).
NUST MISIS has signed an agreement of cooperation with “Projectory” portal and has become a co-organizer of the all-Russian youth forum “Russia`s future intellectual leaders”, which will be held from September 1st to 4th, 2017, in Yaroslavl.