LETI to Open Two Youth Labs of Intelligent Systems
ETU "LETI" will receive grants to establish laboratories led by young researchers as part of the Science and Universities project.
The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia chose LETI's applications from two laboratories led by young researchers as part of the Science and Universities project.
At the Mobile Intelligent Systems laboratory, LETI scientists will develop the fundamentals for building interpretive autopilot and functional safety for mobile intelligent systems, create energy-efficient robust hardware architectures based on bitstream data processing methods and magnonics principles. The range of tasks also includes methods and technologies for real-time data flow control in AI systems, integrated industrial spatial vision systems for autonomous production, and models for information security of mobile intelligent systems. Andrei Nikitin, Associate Professor at the Department of Physical Electronics and Technology, will head the lab.
The research planned at the Laboratory of Fundamentals of Building Intelligent Systems will be aimed at the integrated use of cryptographic technologies, coding theory technologies, and magnonics principles to ensure the integrity of information transmitted by AI systems. The results obtained by LETI researchers will make it possible to protect devices with low computing power from multiplicative and additive errors, improve enterprise protection systems, and develop a technology for security audits. The lab will be headed by Alexey Nikitin, Associate Professor at the Department of Physical Electronics and Technology.
The supervisor in both laboratories will be Alla Levina, Associate Professor of the Department of Information Security, Head of the "Security and Ethics of Artificial Intelligence" laboratory.
"The development and application of AI technologies require providing a sufficient level of its security. In the new LETI's laboratories, young scientists will develop methods to counteract attacks through third-party channels on systems that use artificial intelligence. We are confident that at the intersection of research in physical components and AI security, we will be able to obtain breakthrough solutions that will find application in various industries."
The researchers of the labs will partner with Russian and international colleagues. These include Lomonosov Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University, and the Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (all in Russia), Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (both in the USA), University of Montreal, University of Saskatchewan, and University of Waterloo (all in Canada), Technische Universität München (Germany), and ETH Zurich (Switzerland).
Each of the laboratories will receive 15 million rubles annually. The term of the projects is 2021-2023.