10 Best Intelligent Russian Scientists And Techno-Workers Under 30 Years Old – 2022
Best Intelligent Russian Scientists And Techno-Workers Under 30 Years Old - 2022
Best Intelligent Russian Scientists And Techno-Workers Under 30 Years Old – 2022
An oncologist, a quantum computer developer, an NFT game creator and other figures in science and technology under the age of 30 are in the new Russian Forbes rating
Forbes published a list of 100 Nominees for the rating of the most promising Russians under 30 years old . Among the nominees in the Science and Technology category are the head of the Alfa-Bank machine learning laboratory, the head of the QRate scientific group, the founder and head of Yandex.SupportAI, and others. Learn more about the top ten most promising Russians developing science and technology in the photo gallery.
Head of Machine Learning Laboratory at Alfa-Bank, 29 years old
Start. Evgeny Smirnov was born and raised in Cherepovets, studied at the Amtek Lyceum. In 2011, he moved to Moscow and entered the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Faculty of Management and Applied Mathematics. Conducted seminars at the Phystech on discrete analysis and probability theory for first and third year students.
Career. In 2016, he got a job at Tinkoff Bank as a team leader in the processing, analysis and storage of large data arrays (Data Scientist). Smirnov worked in this position for three years: he developed recommender systems, created and implemented check analysis systems, developed models and algorithms to optimize the work of the contact center. Then in 2019 he moved to a similar position at Alfa-Bank, and in March 2021 he became the head of the machine learning laboratory.
Sport. Combines work meetings with cardio workouts on the ellipse. As a student, he was engaged in weightlifting, during his school years he ran long distances and represented the school in regional volleyball competitions.
Candidate of Medical Sciences, oncologist, 29 years old
Profile . Maxim Kotov works as an oncologist at the N.N. N. N. Petrov in St. Petersburg. He develops the direction of the scientific approach to communication with patients and teaches it to doctors throughout the country. He leads the Telegram channel “How to Say” on this topic with 5,000 subscribers. Popularizer of patient-oriented medicine in Russia. Edits popular scientific books on the subject of medicine, translates and shares progressive international knowledge within the specialty with other doctors.
The science. Kotov is a candidate of medical sciences, the author of 60 scientific papers and 10 patents for inventions. Winner of the Korean Society of Medical Oncology and Japan Society of Medical Oncology awards among young researchers in the field of oncology.
Education. In 2015, he graduated with honors from Ulyanovsk State University with a degree in General Medicine. He trained in the world’s leading clinics (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center) for the treatment of head and neck tumors. Now he is studying at the Global Online Fellowship International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies, whose graduates are included in the list of world leaders in oncology and head and neck surgery.
Head of scientific group QRate, 29 years old
Education. Alexander Duplinsky graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2015. After graduating from university, he got a job at the Quantum Communications laboratory at the Russian Quantum Center (RKC). In the laboratory, Duplinsky worked on new optical schemes for quantum cryptography, which later began to be used in the RCC. Subsequently, this group was separated from the RCC into a separate company QRate, where Duplinsky headed one of the scientific groups.
Idea. When Duplinsky joined the RCC, he was involved in the development of a quantum encryption system. Quantum encryption and quantum data transmission can provide near-complete data privacy, thus avoiding information leaks and interceptions. Quantum communication lines are built on the laws of quantum physics, so an attacker cannot quietly connect to them.
Projects. In 2017, using a quantum encryption system, a communication channel with quantum protection against eavesdropping was launched between the banking offices of Sberbank on Bolshaya Andronyevskaya Street and Vavilov Street. In 2021, QRate participated in the creation of a secure wireless data transmission channel in the 4G network between an unmanned vehicle and a control data processing center, in the future this project was planned to be implemented on 5G networks. All these projects were supervised by Duplinskiy.
Head of Medical Innovations at BestDoctor, 28 years old
Education. Yulia Tkachenko was born in the Ukrainian city of Kherson, moved to Russia as a child. She graduated from the Faculty of Fundamental Medicine at Lomonosov Moscow State University with a degree in General Medicine in 2017. Then, at the same university, she entered the residency in the specialty “therapy”, which she completed in 2019.
Career. While still studying, in 2018, Tkachenko began her career at BestDoctor, the winners of the rating Forbes “30 under 30” 2020 by Mark Sanevich and Mikhail Belyandinov. And in 2019, she became the head of the medical department: under her leadership, the team of doctors grew five times, five new departments appeared, and interaction between them improved.
Tkachenko launched the BestDoctor Virtual Clinic online medical consultation service, whose doctors conducted more than 15,000 consultations in 2021. In January 2021, she became the head of the medical innovation block. In this position, she created a decision support system for a medical service doctor, and also built a medical case analytics system. In addition, Tkachenko developed a data analysis system that allows evaluating the economics of medical cases in outpatient and dental practice.
Media. Julia is a media expert speaker on coronavirus and vaccination issues. She has commented on more than 500 popular science publications in the media on medical topics.
Founder and CEO of Eva Lab, 29
Start. Yana Kim graduated from Nazarbayev University, where she specialized in artificial intelligence. In 2016, she moved to Chelyabinsk and entered the master’s program at South Ural State University with a degree in business informatics. In 2016, Kim landed her first job as a project manager at Aimax web development studio.
There she was engaged in the creation of websites and applications for the X5 Group, Alfa-Bank, VTB. In three years at Aimax, Kim has grown to the position of development manager. After that, she went to work at 3DiVi, a developer of face and object recognition systems, where she oversaw one of the product lines.
Startup . After several years of working for large customers, Kim decided to take on socially significant tasks. In early 2021, together with 3DiVi co-founder Andrey Valik, they created the EVA Lab project. In September, the company already presented the first prototype, a computer vision algorithm capable of recognizing neoplasms, focal inflammations, and deviations of the lower gastrointestinal tract. The founders invested 4 million rubles of their own funds in the company, they received another 12 million rubles in the form of a grant from the Innovation Promotion Fund.
Technology. During endoscopy, the EVA Lab algorithm analyzes data from the camera inside the body and “highlights” certain areas on the screen for the doctor, in which the program detects signs of oncology. Now EVA Lab is already being piloted in the Chelyabinsk Cancer Center, more than 1000 patients have been analyzed with its help. EVA Lab allows you to speed up the endoscopy procedure and make it cheaper.
Researcher of the Precision Quantum Measurements group at the RCC, 29 years old
Beginning . Ilya Semerikov graduated from the Department of Problems of Physics and Astrophysics of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2015. After that, he decided to change theoretical astrophysics to postgraduate studies at the Institute. Lebedev of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FIAN). There he got into the team of the scientist Nikolai Kolachevsky, under whose guidance he began to engage in experiments with ultracold ions.
Postgraduate. During his PhD studies, Semerikov was a leading developer of transportable optical clocks based on a single ytterbium ion. In 2015, Ilya joined Kolachevsky’s Precision Quantum Measurements group at the Russian Quantum Center (RKC). In this organization, Semerikov began as a junior researcher, and now he holds the position of deputy head of the scientific group.
Science . All Semerikov’s projects at the RCC are in one way or another connected with ultracold ions; on the basis of these studies, scientists have developed a universal ion quantum computer. He became its lead developer in 2020, and already in 2021, a group of scientists demonstrated Russia’s first universal four-qubit ion quantum computer using cquarts. According to Semerikov, now on this computer you can perform a full range of quantum operations – both one-qubit and two-qubit.
Founder and head of Yandex.SupportAI, 27 years old
An experience. Savelyeva graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2019 and has been specializing in artificial intelligence for over six years. Tatyana was engaged in research in the field of bioinformatics, genome and transcriptome analysis. Launched more than 30 own technological projects, including chatbots, smart ad analytics, biometrics. In addition, Savelyeva launched her own call center automation business.
Career. In 2017, Savelyeva started working at Yandex.Taxi: she specialized in support automation, biometrics, advertising, smart camera and analytics. Since February 2020, he has been managing the Yandex.SupportAI project, an artificial intelligence-based platform that allows you to customize voice and text assistants, train them, and collect analytics. After that, assistant robots help answer user questions, hire employees, and sell goods and services. Yandex.SupportAI clients include Magnit, Detsky Mir, Lenta, Leroy Merlin, Litres, and others.
Charity . In the winter of 2021, Tatyana Savelyeva, together with Sergey Sharov, launched the MIPTHEALTH charity foundation at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Its goal is to help improve the mental and physical health of IT professionals. The fund has already raised about 6.6 million rubles, 30 entrepreneurs and investors have invested in it, including ABBYY founder David Yan, Denis Pak from Google, Dmitry Baburin from Baring Vostok, and others. In particular, the fund provides MIPT students with vouchers for tests or appointment with a psychotherapist.
Co-founder and CPO Agon, 30
Start. Uliana Kudina entered the Presidential Physics and Mathematics Lyceum in St. Petersburg, after graduating from ITMO, where she received a master’s degree from the Department of Informatics and Applied Mathematics. During her studies, she became interested in interface design. In 2013, as a student, Kudina and her team developed an app for moms that won the Moscow App Contest organized by Google and the Moscow government. As a prize, Kudina visited the Google campus in Tel Aviv.
Career. After winning the Moscow App Contest, Kudina got a job at Yandex, where she worked for eight years. At first, she helped the team with the redesign of Yandex.Money, but at the same time she became interested in the topic of health and offered the management a concept for the future Yandex.Health application. After working on it, Kudina moved to Yandex.Maps, where she was responsible, in particular, for user reviews inside the application and redesign of the search in it.
Startup. At the beginning of 2021, Kudina began to develop, together with entrepreneur and colleague from Yandex, Alexander Baksheev, the Agon fitness application, which tracks body movements using artificial intelligence and allows you to adjust the exercise. With regular training, the user can receive the Agon internal currency, which he can exchange, for example, for a Netflix subscription or a certificate for Amazon. In order to devote more time to the startup, Kudina left Yandex in 2022. Now she is moving to San Francisco.
Co-founder of NFT game Waves Ducks, Waves DAO and Certificado projects, 23 years old
Start. Zhuravlev started learning the Python programming language at school. In 2020, he graduated from the Higher School of Economics with a degree in business informatics. During his studies, the novice programmer had an internship in Berlin, at Humboldt University. As a student, he developed his own programming language course for GeekBrains and was also a developer for the marketing agency Borscht.
Blockchain. In mid-2019, Zhuravlev became an ambassador for Waves, a blockchain developer company. He participated in international blockchain conferences and talked about the technical capabilities of the product. After a while, he realized that he could not only talk about Waves, but also make products on the platform on his own. Zhuravlev’s first project on Waves was the Certificado service, which allowed him to issue his diploma of education as an NFT. But it closed in 2021 as it proved difficult to monetize.
The game. Projects on Waves were not popular because they looked boring to the mass user. Zhuravlev decided to add a gamification element to Waves: in April 2021, he created the Waves Ducks NFT game, in which the user can buy an NFT duck, cross it with rarer specimens and get various and rare species of this bird. Since the launch of the project, clients have sold $26 million worth of ducks, the most expensive of which cost $150,000.
Nikita Ilyushkin and Linar Ismagilov
Skygauge startup founders, 28 and 26
Start. Nikita Ilyushkin and Linar Ismagilov are from Russia, but have been living in Canada for a long time, where they were moved by their parents. They met in their student years during the BEST Lab startup acceleration program. Ilyushkin graduated from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto in 2016, where he majored in business administration. Ismagilov studied engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering.
Startup. In 2016, Ilyushkin and Ismagilov registered a company that was later named Skygauge Robotics. It produces industrial drones that can do physical work for people: wash windows at a height, paint surfaces, build houses. Ismagilov came up with the concept of an industrial drone at the age of 18. Initial investments in the project amounted to several tens of thousands of dollars – these were personal savings of partners and student loans.
Money. In 2020, Skygauge raised $3.3 million from foreign investors, including the Industrial Innovation Venture fund (a structure of the Canadian bank BDC Capital). The company has conducted several pilot projects and has 12 customers in North America, Europe, Brazil and the Pacific.
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