TPU scientists invited to lecture on Big Data and non-destructive testing in Europe

This spring two early-career scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University will give lectures at the universities in Finland and Italy.

Photo: Daria Derusoba in the Lab for Testing Materials and Constructions, Institute for Strength Physics and Materials Science / Credit: V. Beloborodov

JRF Daria Derusova from the TPU Research School of High Energy Physics was invited to lecture at the Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy). Her research is devoted to different methods of non-destructive testing, which can be applied to detect the smallest defects in composite materials. Such materials are used, for example, in aircraft and space engineering.

‘Tomsk Polytechnic University is one of few scientific centers in Russia where research in the field of ultrasonic and optical infrared thermography are conducted. Our scientists publish the outcomes of their research in international highly-ranked journals, mass media tell about them. Once such news was published in English media, our team was contacted by colleagues from the Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy), they invited me to give some lectures related to my research.

Previously, we did not cooperate with this university, that’s why the lectures are a nice opportunity to get familiar with a new potential partner for further research. There is also a laboratory for thermal testing here, therefore, it will be interesting for us to exchange experience,’ says the young scientist.

In early April, Maksim Gubin will lecture on Big Data and machine learning at the Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (Finland).

‘Last spring I gave lectures at TPU for Russian and Finnish students who came to the Big Data Russian-Finnish School at TPU. Then, I was invited to the Vaasa University of Applied Sciences. There I will lecture both for freshmen who are just getting familiar with Big Data and machine learning and for more advanced students,’ says Maksim Gubin.

It is noteworthy that he works together with colleagues on software to identify anomalies in the computing network of the ATLAS project at the Large Hadron Collider where researchers deal with enormous amounts of information. 


Tomsk Polytechnic University faculty and scientists are invited to take part in various competitions and grant programs that support the individual mobility of teachers in academic and scientific fields. Information on current programs can be found on the website of the Office of International Programs (in the “Search for contests” section)