Young Researchers Presented Their Projects at a LETI Conference

Young Researchers Presented Their Projects at a LETI Conference

More than 200 students and young scientists presented their research at the 10th conference "Science: Present and Future" at LETI.

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On May 19-21, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" hosted the 10th international conference "Science: Present and Future." Students from St. Petersburg, Moscow, and more than 10 regions of Russia and other countries took part in it.

The event traditionally began with a plenary session, during which the scientists and professors of LETI made their speeches. Sergey Galunin, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs at LETI, welcomed the participants. He wished them success in their studies and research, outstanding presentations, and exciting discussions.

"I would like to note that the main goal of this conference is, of course, the development of modern youth science. Developments of young scientists and students, which may seem insignificant to someone now, may lead to big projects, discoveries, or even new Nobel laureates among the young participants of our event."

Sergey Galunin, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs at LETI

The plenary session opened with a speech on the prospects of 6G network technologies by Viktor Malyshev, Professor of the Department of Radio Electronic Facilities at LETI. The speaker detailed the evolution of generations of mobile technology from 1G to 5G and explained the trends in wireless information systems in the transition from 5G to 6G: increasing speeds, reducing delays, increasing reliability, and convergence of sensor technologies and services. "I'd like to share one observation. In my opinion, odd-numbered generations set the breakthrough, and even-numbered generations stabilize this breakthrough," said Viktor Malyshev.

Igor Sadyrin, Associate Professor of the Department of Applied Economics at LETI, spoke about management in the digital transformation era. He noted that global changes in the world economy fundamentally change the lives of not only modern people but also of companies. Therefore innovative companies need employees capable of thinking at the intersection of two sciences, with interdisciplinary knowledge, and capable of managing modern processes in modern conditions.

Dmitry Kostygov, Senior Researcher at Concern Elektropribor, made a presentation on the design of integrated circuits for micromechanical sensors. The speaker reviewed the methods of assessing the energy efficiency of digital integrated circuits and the stages of development of micromechanical sensors. He also shared the results of research on these devices.

Mikhail Belov, Professor of the Department of Robotics and Industrial Automation at LETI, talked about neurocontrollers for industrial systems. The speaker emphasized that the main objectives in the development of new approaches are to increase their efficiency and reduce energy costs for maintenance.

Vyacheslav Moshnikov, Professor of the Department of Micro- and Nanoelectronics at LETI, highlighted the main directions of the R&D master's program "Nanotechnology and Diagnostics" and the prospects of nanotechnology development. He explained what crystalline elements are and how they are used in the development of photocells, sensors, and targeted medicine.

Svetlana Kuzmina, Professor of the Department of Management and Quality Systems at LETI, and Irina Brusakova, Professor of the Department of Innovation Management at LETI, spoke on why a modern business needs a competent strategy of digital transformation. The speakers noted the high role of information management in digital transformations for modern business processes and drew attention to the fact that the in-demand manager must have good training in IT and the digital economy.

Natalia Shevskaya, Assistant of the Department of Software Engineering and Computer Applications at LETI, spoke about research in the field of artificial intelligence at LETI. In her report "Artificial Intelligence: At the Intersection of Study and Research," she presented projects on image analysis using computer vision methods, the emotional state of a person using voice recordings, human pulse characteristics using a video stream, and she also talked about the Duckietown robot polygon.

Irina Ilyina, Associate Professor of the Department of Public Relations at LETI, talked about the differences between advertising and PR, how to convince the client to come back and what awaits the sphere of communications soon. "Marketing creates the image of the product, while PR makes sure the user will come back and buy it repeatedly. PR is loyalty," noted Irina Ilyina.

Alexandra Krivosheeva, Associate Professor of the Department of Micro- and Nanoelectronics at LETI, spoke about new forms of collaborations between artists and scientists. Using the example of contemporary works of art, she spoke about how masterpieces are created at the intersection of the sciences.

After the plenary session, the conference continued within the sections System Analysis and Information Security; Electronics, Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials; Technosphere Security; Instrumentation and Biotechnical Systems and Technologies; Applied Mathematics and Software Engineering; Artificial Intelligence in Applied Areas; Radio Engineering and Telecommunication Systems; Informatics and Control in Technical Systems; Algorithmic Mathematics; Mechatronics and Robotics; Electric Drive, Automation and Energy Saving.

The conference included a contest of papers. The winners of the competition will receive 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-degree diplomas, which can be counted as an individual achievement for admission to master's or Ph.D. programs of LETI. The conference proceedings will be posted on the conference website and in the scientific electronic library eLIBRARY.RU. In addition, the jury recommends the selected papers for publication in the scientific journal "Izvestia LETI."