Courses & Workshops

Round table on education and student section at the GRID 2023 conference

Monday, July 3, 2023 - Friday, July 7, 2023           ЛИТ ОИЯИ     


Within the international conference “Distributed Computing and Grid Technologies in Science and Education” (GRID 2023), which was held on 3-7 July at the Meshcheryakov Laboratory of Information Technologies (MLIT) of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), there were two events related to the educational activity on the training of specialists in computational physics and information technology

On 5 July, a round table on the interaction of scientific and educational organizations in the training of specialists for solving research tasks took place. The participants of the round table were representatives from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), St. Petersburg University (SPbU), National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), Khetagurov North Ossetian State University (NOSU), Tver State University (TvSU), Dubna State University, JINR’s University Centre and Laboratories. Such topics as the organization of network educational programmes in Russian universities with JINR’s partnership and the creation of network schools in the field of information technology, high-energy physics and megascience projects were mainly discussed at the meeting. SPbU Professors A.B. Degtyarev (Doctor of Technical Sciences) and A.V. Bogdanov (Doctor of Physics and Mathematics) presented the concept and principle of implementing the training of IT specialists in fundamental informatics and information technology. Professor V.A. Sukhomlin (Doctor of Technical Sciences) considered the concept and main characteristics of the master’s programme “Cybersecurity” of the MSU Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, which had already been published in the International Journal of Open Information Technologies). Representatives of Dubna University spoke about the concept of teaching end-to-end digital technologies (E.N. Cheremisina, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Scientific Leader of the Institute of System Analysis and Management) and the challenges of digital transformation for IT education (M.A. Belov, Candidate of Technical Sciences), as well as proposed a solution to the problem of the formation of complex knowledge, skills and abilities using the Virtual Computer Lab of Dubna University. MLIT Deputy Director for the Development of International Cooperation S.G. Haroutyunyan (Doctor of Physics and Mathematics) shared information on the basic principles of teaching students at research universities. UC Director D.V. Kamanin (Candidate of Physics and Mathematics) enlarged upon JINR student programmes, and VBLHEP Lead Researcher A.V. Taranenko (Candidate of Physics and Mathematics) spoke about the NICA-University project. At the end of the round table, MLIT Researcher D.I. Priakhina delivered a report on the training of specialists in computational physics and information technology, as well as announced the Autumn IT School for students, which will be held in October 2023.

On 6 July, there was a student session, in which 16 students from different Russian universities (MSU, SPbU, RUDN University, NOSU, TvSU, Tula State University, Dubna University) participated. The students who took part in the Spring IT School, which was held on 18-19 April at MLIT JINR, presented the results of their work in JINR’s projects. Basically, the work was related to the development of systems for the SPD experiment of the NICA project, the mathematical modelling of physical processes, the use of machine learning methods for solving applied tasks, the administration of computing resources and the elaboration of plug-ins for websites..

The results of the events confirmed the necessity of performing such actions related to the educational activity on the training of specialists in computational physics and information technology.


July 11, 2023

IT School “Modern IT Technologies for Solving Scientific and Applied Problems”

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 - Saturday, June 17, 2023           North Ossetian State University     


The V International Summer IT School for Young Scientists "Modern Information Technologies for Solving Scientific and Applied Problems" will be held from June 14 to 17 at the Khetagurov North Ossetian State University (NOSU), Vladikavkaz.

The main objectives of the IT-school are to familiarize participants with modern methods for solving applied problems on the latest computing architectures using parallel programming technologies, with modern methods and tools for data analysis, machine learning, in-depth training and gaining practical experience in solving applied problems in various aspects of megaprojects in high energy physics and data science tasks.

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June 13, 2023

International Internship for young scientists from the CIS countries

Tuesday, June 13, 2023            MLIT     


On June 13, 2023 Meshcheryakov Laboratory of Information Technology hosted young scientists from the CIS countries within the 16th International Internship.

MLIT Scientific Secretary O.Yu. Derenovskaya welcomed the delegation and presented the major directions of the Laboratory's activities. M.I. Zuev (researcher) described in detail one of the components of the Multifunctional Information and Computing Complex (MICC), namely, the "Govorun" supercomputer, spoke about its architecture and tasks solved on it. After the lecture, young scientists visited the MLIT machine hall, where they learned the history of the development of JINR computer technologies and saw modern IT solutions of MICC, including a supercomputer. E .Mazhitova (junior researcher) enlarged upon JINR cloud technologies and demonstrated the possibilities of their usage.

The second half of the day was devoted to machine learning technologies. D.I. Priakhina (researcher) delivered a lecture on the application of machine and deep learning in applied tasks, in particular, those being solved at JINR, and then held a practical class, during which the young scientists mastered the basics of computer vision.

The students gained new knowledge that would become useful in future education and broadened their horizons.



June 13, 2023

Online-seminar "AI for networking, and networking for AI"

Wednesday, May 10, 2023      18:00         

Dear Colleagues,
On Wednesday, May 10 at 18:00 MSK within the consortium "Network and Cloud Technologies" online-seminar from will take place.
Topic: "AI for networking, and networking for AI"
  • Christophe Diot – Principal Engineer at Network Operations team, Google
  • Jim Kurose – Professor of College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
The use of AI/ML techniques in networking has generated a lot of excitement and recent research. This panel will bring together researchers working at the AI/networking boundary to reflect on the problems and types of problems that can be successfully addressed by AI/ML techniques. The panelists will discuss areas where AI/ML may offer particularly fruitful opportunities, and the characteristics (timescales, available data, intra-versus-inter network, layers in the protocol stack, management?) of these areas, and what special networking support (if any) is needed for platforms supporting such uses of AI/ML in networking.

May 3, 2023

Spring Student School at MLIT



The JINR Spring School of Information Technologies was held at the Meshcheryakov Laboratory of Information Technologies on April 18 - 19. The school was held in a mixed format and became the second stage in a series of IT-schools at JINR. Students from several universities presented reports on various topics. At the end of the School, they were admitted to speak at the GRID’2023 international conference.

The first stage of the School was held in November. There scientific groups were formed, including students, their supervisors from universities, and Institute staff members for joint work in JINR projects. 19 students from St. Petersburg University, the North Ossetian State University named after K. L. Khetagurov, the University “Dubna”, Tula State University, the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia took part in the School.

MLIT JINR Scientific Leader Vladimir Korenkov opened the School. “At the Autumn School, more than 20 students decided to write their Master’s and Bachelor’s theses about the research areas of our Institute. Today they are presenting the results of their six-month work,” he said. In total, School participants presented 18 reports on the following areas “Computing for SPD”, “Mathematical modeling, numerical methods, and algorithms for solving applied problems of JINR”, “Development of plug-ins for the JINR website”, “Machine learning in plant disease detection tasks”.


At the closing of the School, the heads of the School’s research areas from JINR and universities appreciated the high level of students’ involvement in JINR projects, as well as the high level of preparation of their scientific papers. They recommended combining reports within one topic and making one general report from the scientific group at the youth section of the 10th International Conference “Distributed Computing and Grid Technologies in Science and Education” (GRID’2023). The Conference will be held in Dubna from 3 – 7 July 2023.

The JINR School of Information Technologies is aimed at involving young specialists in solving problems in various fields of science using modern information technologies, as well as the introduction to the JINR programme.



April 19, 2023