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PSU Students Get into Top 50 World Programmers Teams

As a result of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Championship Finals, the students of Perm State University have entered Top 50 best teams in programming, taking 46th place out of 115 teams.

A team from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, PSU named Bagels consisted of 3 students – Alexander Tsaplin, Dmitry Sidorenko, Dmitry Buzmakov, and Mikhail Lizunov, team coach.

At the competitions, participants were required to write a program code to solve complex algorithmic problems and teamwork skills within limited resources and time: a computer and a set of tasks that needed to be solved in 5 hours.

“We got positive emotions from the Contest, and achieved the goal we had set for ourselves. For two participants, this was the first time in the finals, so they feel more experienced now. The tasks were diverse and, most importantly, could find applications in real life – like generating a landscape, matching maps with marks on the globe, or improving robots’ movements,”

says Mikhail Lizunov, team’s coach.

As part of the World Championship final for participants and team coaches, the ICPC Challenge was held with the support of Huawei. Alexander Tsaplin, a member of the Bagels team, a graduate of the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, PSU was announced a winner of the challenge.

Learn New Professions at Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics

Are you friendly with numbers? See your education as an investment? Do you know, that PSU graduates are in Top 20 salaries ranking among IT specialists, nationally?

Perm State University (PSU) recently entered the annual Superjob ranking in terms of salaries for IT specialists – reaching up to RUB 100,000 ($1,350), based on 2015-2020 graduates’ feedbacks. PSU took 16th position in the final list, including 58 Russian universities.

In September 2021, PSU starts a brand new network program in partnership with Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), a leader among technical universities, nationally. Within the program, students of the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, as well as the Faculty of Physics will be certified in Artificial Intelligence and Big Data.

The Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics at PSU has been attracting a galaxy of promising mathematicians and engineers from higher institutions of Tsarist to Soviet Union and Russia, since the start of the University in 1916.

Today, the Faculty conducts series of joint research with colleagues from Australia, Germany, Israel, Spain, Norway and the USA. Among the most promising projects is the use of inflatable envelope membranes in space under patronage by the Russian Space Agency.

The Faculty conducts applied research on mathematical modeling in various fields – from natural-scientific and technical applications to social studies and economic systems, including data mining, neural network technology, business intelligence and information security.

The Faculty prepares a wide range of professionals in information systems and processes, creating IT tools, developing simulation systems, providing safety and reliable operation on various IT systems’ levels. Professions, acquired by the Faculty alumni, include:

• programmer – develops algorithms and computer programs;

• database developer – engaged in the development of databases, processing and storage of data;

• specialist in mathematical modeling – engaged in modeling complex systems, creates forecasting models, models decision-making systems;

• system software developer – develops operating systems, interfaces to distributed databases, works with computer networks;

• system analyst – collects data within production, processes it and describes the functionality of the software;

• QA-engineer (software tester) – engaged in software testing, controls its quality;

• developer of web and multimedia applications – designs, develops and integrates information resources in the local network and on the Internet;

• software architect – creates and maintains software structure, evaluates software requirements;

• Internet services developer – develops information systems’ components for web-based operations and other networks;

• IT consultant – advises on application of information technology in various fields;

• information systems specialist – participates in creation, modification and operation of information systems, automating tasks, including management of commercial enterprises and social institutions;

• mobile application developer – creates applications for mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, smart watches), according to a set of standards and information security requirements;

• information security specialist – performs comprehensive, information protection-related tasks based on particular programs and methods;

• engineer in telecommunications – maintains broadcasting technical support, deals with telecommunications equipment, networks, means and systems of communication;

• system administrator – deals with maintenance of computers and local computer networks;

• researcher – works in the field of mathematical and computer modeling, scientific and applied research for science-based, high-tech industries;

• research mathematician – works in the field of mathematical and computational modeling, scientific and applied research for science-based, high-tech industries. Organizes and conducts research and processing activities in particular sections: mechanics of deformable systems, mechanics of gas and liquid, nano-mechanics, mechanics of composite materials, including nanocomposites, mechanics of smart materials, optimal control of mechanical systems;

• analyst – engaged in modeling and processing of computer networks;

• mathematician – engaged in mathematical analysis, research and development;

• computer science teacher – teaches computer science in various types of educational institutions.

Upgrade yourself today with the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, PSU!

PSU Programmers Enter International Contest Finals

Do people in science love sports and competitions? How programmers make money? Are they capable of international acclaim? Let’s take a closer look at what our folks from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics do!

A team from the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, PSU will take part in the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Championship Finals. The leading PSU team called Bagels consists of 3 students – Alexander Tsaplin, Dmitry Sidorenko and Dmitry Buzmakov.

In 2019, the Bagels took 17th place in the World Championship semifinals. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the competition was postponed. The organizers are now planning to host the finals in October 2021.

At the competitions, the students are required to write a program code to solve complex algorithmic problems and hone teamwork skills within limited resources and time: a computer and a set of tasks that need to be solved in 5 hours.

“Programming contests help students gain the skill to write programs quickly and efficiently. The more of them take part in the competition, the more qualified graduates come out of the University. Our team is among the Top 10 Russian universities participating in the finals, which obviously means our the students receive a decent level of educational training,”

says Andrey Kuznetsov, Dean of the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, PSU.

More than 130 teams will take part in the competition. 10 Russian universities, including Moscow State University (MSU), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), St. Petersburg State University, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Innopolis University will take part in the finals.

“The Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, PSU has been participating in the qualifying rounds of the World Programming Championship for many years, and we always strive to get to the finals. Now that we are actively training our team, raising a competitive spirit for the autumn tournament,”

comments Mikhail Lizunov, coach of the Bagels team.

The International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) is an annual multi-tiered competitive programming competition among the universities of the world. Headquartered at Baylor University, the ICPC operates autonomous regional contests covering six continents culminating in a global World Finals every year.

The ICPC provides gifted students with opportunities to interact, demonstrate, and improve their teamwork, programming, and problem-solving prowess. It serves as a global platform for academia, industry, and community to assist the next generation of computing professionals.

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