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Skoltech’s Maxim Fedorov Wins Lenovo’s “AI for Solving Humanity’s Greatest Challenges” Award


Image: Professor Maxim Fedorov.


Moscow, 20 November 2019 — Lenovo Group has announced the annual international Lenovo AI Innovation Challenge for AI and HPC technology to address humanity’s global challenges. This year, Skoltech’s Professor Maxim Fedorov, the Director of the Center for Computational and Data-Intensive Science and Engineering, won the award for the category, “AI for Solving Humanity’s Greatest Challenges,” at the Lenovo-Intel AI University Challenge 2019. Professor Fedorov has been given the opportunity to speak at the yearly Super Computing 2019 (SC19) conference in Denver.

Lenovo praised the contribution of Maxim Fedorov and his colleagues in the application of AI and high-performance computing for the theoretical justification, design and development of new medicinal compounds. According to the company, the Skoltech project has every chance of making a breakthrough in molecular medicine and affecting the life of humanity.

“Lenovo is committed to solving the real problems that humanity is facing,” said Dmitry Parshin, General Manager, Lenovo DCG Russia. “By collaborating with researchers, we support innovation in the field of science and provide scientists with the opportunity to conduct research based on high-performance computing and AI. Thanks to this, researchers can engage in science beyond technological constraints.”

The Lenovo team thanked Maxim Fedorov for his contribution to science and invited him to attend the yearly Super Computing 2019 (SC19) conference in Denver. In November, Professor Fedorov will give a lecture at the largest meeting of Lenovo experts in the field of HPC and AI to which the best researchers from around the world are invited, dedicated to solving the most complex problems of humanity.

“I am grateful to Lenovo for the opportunity to speak at the Super Computing 2019 (SC19) conference in Denver,” said Professor Fedorov. “This conference is a great opportunity to talk about the achievements of Russian science in the application of AI and HPC technologies to solve humanity’s global problems.”

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About Skoltech

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a non-governmental educational and research institute located in Skolkovo (Russia, Moscow Region). Created in 2011 with the participation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Skoltech prepares new generations of researchers and entrepreneurs, promotes scientific knowledge and promotes technological innovation in order to solve the most important problems facing Russia and the world. The Institute builds its work based on the best traditions of Russian and international educational and research practices, with a special emphasis on entrepreneurial and innovative activities.

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