Russian Students Win International VisionHack Hackathon

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).

NUST MISIS Scientists Develop Gold Nanoparticles for Cancer Treatment

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.

Autodesk Implements Enhancement for Fusion 360 Created by NUST MISIS FabLab Engineers

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.

29 Teams from 5 Countries Advance to VisionHack Finals

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.

Professor Igor Abrikosov to Hold Lectures at NUST MISIS

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.

Dale Dougherty, the Man Behind the Term “Web 2.0”, to be Present at Maker Faire Moscow at NUST MISIS

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”.