Skoltech honors its first-ever batch of doctoral graduates (videos)

Skoltech's first class of doctoral graduates pose with their professors and members of the institute's leadership upon receiving their diplomas. Photo: Skoltech.

Skoltech’s first class of doctoral graduates pose with their professors and members of the institute’s leadership upon receiving their diplomas. Photo: Skoltech.

Skoltech honored its first class of doctoral graduates with a commencement ceremony on Tuesday.

During the fall of 2017, seven PhD students successfully defended their dissertations in the fields of Life Sciences, Engineering Systems and Computational and Data Science and Engineering.

These graduates and their thesis titles include:

Ignasi Lluch I Cruz, Engineering Systems. Thesis title: A framework for architecting federations of engineering systems

Sergey Shmakov, Life Sciences. Thesis title: Computational approaches for discovery of novel CRISPR-Cas systems

Olga Musharova, Life Sciences. Thesis title: Investigation of DNA-binding specificity of Cas1-Cas2 CRISPR adaptation complex in Escherichia coli

Aleksandra Strotskaya, Life Sciences. Thesis title: Effects of targeting by Escherichia coli I-E CRISPR-Cas system on infection by different phages

Daria Artamonova, Life Sciences. Thesis title: Comparative analysis of the action of eubacterial class 1 CRISPR-Cas systems

Iuliia Piskunova, Life Sciences. Thesis title: Maturation and functional analysis of microcin C-like compounds

Daniil Kononenko, Computational and Data Science and Engineering. Thesis title: Learnable warping-based approach to image re-synthesis with application to gaze redirection

The affair was hosted by Skoltech Provost Rupert Gerzer and Dean of Education Anna Derevnina.

Gerzer congratulated the students for blazing trails at the institute. “You will always be remembered as the first generation of Skoltech PhD students,” he said.

Derevnina likewise lauded the achievements of all of the graduates, and commented on the “remarkable gender ratio,” in light of the fact that more than half of this batch of graduates were female.

Also in attendance were Professors Konstantin Severinov, Director of the Center for Data-Intensive Biomedicine and Biotechnology; Alexei Buchachenko of the Center for Electrochemical Storage; Clement Fortin, Dean of Faculty and Associate Provost; Victor Lempitsky, head of the Computer Vision Group; and Maxim Fedorov, Director of the Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering.

Each of the aforementioned professors delivered a speech, imparting wisdom and wishing the graduates well in their budding careers. Scroll down to watch each of their speeches.

Professor Konstantin Severinov: 

Professor Alexei Buchachenko: 

Professor Clement Fortin: 

Professor Victor Lempitsky: 

Professor Maxim Fedorov: 

 

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