Why Study Programming and Nano-Tech in Russia?

The doors to new friends, research collaborations, hi-tech and job opportunities: where to start with? Ever thought of studying neural networks, nanotechnology and programming? Why not try PSU?

According to the average software developer salary in Russia is RUB 1,294,904 ($17,500) per year. In the global scale, the knowledge of programming plus competencies in nano-tech and neuroscience increases this figure several times, hence the demand for education in that field. Which is quite affordable here in central Russia, as well.

Recently, the students of the Faculty of Mechanics and Mathematics, PSU won prizes at the RuCode 4.0I international educational festival. Festival participants Vasily Chelpanov, Nikita Ponkin and Vladislav Smirnov won the artificial intelligence competitions.

The RuCode 4.0 IV All-Russian Educational Festival Finals in artificial intelligence and algorithmic programming were held on 20-21 November. In total, 5540 people from 82 regions of Russia and 39 countries took part. The Perm krai has entered Top 5 five active participants, taking the 4th place in terms of the number of Festival participants – 118 people.

PSU contestants took first and third places in the track by the School of Deep Learning at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and second in the track from Research Data Infrastructure, as well as prizes in the algorithmic programming championship.

“The championship allowed us to test our knowledge and skills in the field of machine learning. In one of the tasks, we had to experiment with architecture of neural networks, stepping in some kind of research. It was fun to see the solutions of the top participants on all tracks, and learn something new,”

says Nikita Ponkin, student of the Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Module, PSU.

The RuCode Festival is known as an international intensive training for young programmers who want to improve their knowledge and gain experience through competitions. The IT Network University and Perm State University assisted to the event in the Perm territory.

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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.

Study IT at PSU, for Free!

Which international languages do you know? English, French, Spanish? No, we mean, truly international which make us equally share it?

PSU is opening admissions to IT Networking University in nine programs, including web development, basics in programming, and 3D modeling. In other words, you will learn a language that is in demand all over the world and, moreover, allows to make money. The faculties of Geography, Geology, Mechanics and Mathematics, and Physics, PSU, are launching free courses at the IT Network University.

How do I develop an Android app? What are the ways to create a 3D model of an object in Blender? How much time will it take to learn Python and automate working processes in QGIS? Perm State University is going to help students from other study fields to learn this, and much more. Technical background is not necessary, since the programs are divided into 3 levels: Junior, Middle and Senior.

“This year, we are planning to renew several popular modules, such as the “Basics of Frontend”, “Programming in Python”, “Basics of 3D Modeling in Blender”, as well as launch a new course on developing apps for mobile devices,”

comments Konstantin Gavrilov, Dean of the Faculty of Physics, PSU.

To learn more about the content of the programs and register, please, follow the link.

Although many course terms are in English, some basic Russian will also be required. The IT Network University is an implementation of the local Perm project “Human Resources for Digital Economy”, as a part of the national program “Digital Economy of the Russian Federation” with the support of the Ministry of Information Development and Communications, and the Ministry of Education and Science of Perm krai.

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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