Artem Stupin, a master's student of the Department of System Analysis and Operations Research at the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of Reshetnev University, and Alexey Vakhnin, a graduate student of the same department, received a grant from the President of the Russian Federation for a scientific internship abroad (we are talking about Spain and Finland). About how the work is going, about the plans and prospects of scientific activity-in the comments of young researchers.

Five questions for discussion

1) Why did you choose Reshetnev University for training? How did the passion for scientific activity begin? Who supported in the beginning, was there a specific goal?

2) The essence of the research within the framework of the grant? Is the work going well? What is the most difficult thing?

3) Are you planning to return to Krasnoyarsk?

4) Do you think that your success is the success of Reshetnev University as well?

5) Advice for aspiring young researchers? What will professional science classes give? What did it give you, besides the opportunity to see the world?

Alexey Vakhnin, 3-year postgraduate student of Reshetnev University, specialty "System Analysis, management and information processing"

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1. Like almost any student, closer to the end of the 11th grade, the question of the next stage of education became acute. A family friend advised me to pay attention to the direction of System Analysis at Reshetnev University, arguing that there are very good teachers in this specialty and current technical disciplines are taught, including those related to the topic of artificial intelligence. Since childhood, I have been drawn to everything related to the future, about which science fiction writers have written many works. During the submission of documents, a graduate of the Department of System Analysis was in the admissions committee. He told me what I still remember: "In the first year, I thought it was difficult to study. In my second year, I realized that a year ago it was easy. In the third year, I thought that it could not be more difficult. In the fourth year, I realized that there is much more difficult!". Oddly enough, his words did not scare me away, but caused a desire to get an education here.

I started my scientific activity at the end of the third year of my bachelor's degree. There was a desire to use the acquired knowledge. At the beginning of the journey it was difficult, as there was a need for additional study and analysis of a large amount of information on the topic of future research. The difficulties did not stop me, because the craving for creating something new and useful was stronger.

2. To date, I am taking part in two grants and a project:

"Development of the theory of self-configuring machine learning algorithms for modeling and predicting the characteristics of components of complex systems", state task FEFE-2020-0013.

"Machine learning methods for identifying the properties of global optimization problems in a non-stationary environment and automatic adaptation of evolutionary and bionic algorithms", Russian-Austrian grant No. 21-51-14003.

The project of the program "SMART GUY" of the Innovation Assistance Fund within the framework of the federal project "Personnel for the digital economy" of the National Program "Digital Economy of the Russian Federation" with the theme: "Development of a software system for modeling virtual sensors of the Internet of Things using neuroevolutionary approaches".

Within the framework of research on grants and the project, my task is to develop, implement and study effective metaheuristics, which in turn will solve problems of real optimization of large dimension. For example, often when solving applied problems, there is a need to search for one or more solutions according to a predetermined criterion. Most often, this problem is mathematically formalized as an optimization problem. Practical problems of real optimization are often set algorithmically and have the following properties: the analytical form of the function is unknown, there is no information about the properties of the optimized function (smoothness, convexity, etc.). If the problem has the above properties, then the use of classical optimization methods becomes either impractical or impossible at all. In addition, it is necessary to take into account that actual tasks have several hundred or even thousands of variables. Modern approaches, in the case of optimizing a large number of variables, demonstrate low efficiency. There is a need to develop new approaches that can solve problems of this type.

At the moment, I am working on the implementation of my parts of the grants and the project. Each member of our team has a great responsibility to perform this task.

Difficulties in implementing projects of this level arise due to the fact that these areas are not fully studied and you have to be in the role of a pioneer. But at the same time, from the realization of this fact, it becomes insanely interesting.

3. After completing the internship, I return to Krasnoyarsk and focus on writing my PhD thesis.

4. Definitely, this is the success of Reshetnev University, the Department of SAIO, all the teachers who invested their knowledge in me and my supervisor Evgeny Sopov. In addition, the Department of International Cooperation of Reshetnev University carries out a great and invaluable work, presenting our candidates at all-Russian competitions and at foreign universities. Thank you all very much! I believe that Reshetnev University creates a favorable environment for the development of students, postgraduates and young scientists.

5. I would like to advise novice young scientists not to deceive themselves and do what they like. From my experience and the experience of people from my environment, I was able to notice that constantly forcing myself to engage in any scientific activity will not work. Of course, you can make efforts, but in a year or two a person will abandon the sphere he hates and will never want to engage in science. The second, no less important, is that discipline and constant effort, over a long period of time, create a result. People underestimate what they can do in a long period of time and overestimate what they can do in a short period of time.

I believe that engaging in scientific activity carries several very important advantages: in scientific activity, a scientist independently chooses the area of his scientific interests, a relatively flexible work schedule - a scientist can more independently plan his time, and also be part of a community that makes discoveries that change our world for the better!

Artem Stupin, Master's student of the Department of System Analysis and Operations Research of the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications of Reshetnev University


1. I chose Reshetnev University when I entered the first stage of higher education. There was a choice between enrolling in applied computer science at us and at SFU, at the humanitarian institute. The technical orientation of the aerospace university still prevailed. The passion for scientific activity began in the 1st year. He participated in Reshetnev readings. Since the second year, he became interested in the issues of modeling and optimization of road traffic and the arrangement of the transport infrastructure of the city as a whole. He mastered software tools for simulation modeling, built several models of Krasnoyarsk roads. He was engaged in modeling systems in other areas as well. At the same time, he participated in research conducted by the staff of the Antamoshkin Institute of Applied System Analysis.

If we consider a specific goal, it is always a pity to spend time in traffic jams in the city, hence the first thoughts about modeling and subsequent improvement of the road situation in Krasnoyarsk. I started studying this problem under the guidance of Oleslav Antamoshkin, and later all the developments were used when writing the final qualifying work. After graduating from the bachelor's degree, I decided to enroll in the master's program at the Department of System Analysis, since there are more opportunities to realize myself there.

2. Within the framework of the grant, it is planned to continue to engage in research in the field of urban traffic optimization. The trip to the EU will provide an opportunity to study the achievements of foreign colleagues on traffic optimization, for example, to consider methods for solving a problem that exists in almost all countries.

It is difficult to say that at this stage the work is going well. I study scientific articles on this problem, I try to use different software products with which you can solve the task. The main problem is that many modeling programs are cut for free use, and licensed products cost a lot of money, which leads to the fact that a full-fledged system has to be built in small sections.

3. In the realities of the present time, it is difficult to say whether I will be able to stay in Spain for a long time. I simply may not like the country.

4. Yes, of course, most of the success is the success of Reshetnev University. Most of the scientific research was conducted under the guidance of the teaching staff of the university, for which I thank them very much.

5. It is always difficult to give advice, since each person has his own personality. It is necessary to find a topic that is interesting to the researcher, figure out how to solve the problem, and then, if the student himself understands that he is interested in it, then there will be an incentive to work in the chosen direction. Professional science classes increase the knowledge base, develop language communication, there is an opportunity to receive grants or scholarships in the scientific field of activity. There are new acquaintances with scientists and there is an understanding of how different people see and try to solve problems.


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