Neurons, geography and graduate school. Weekdays of our graduate in the USA

Who doesn’t like such days when meeting after meeting takes place? Yesterday we also managed to talk to Leonid Shumilo, a graduate of the Institute of Physics and Technology and a graduate student at the University of Maryland, who is known for his many research opportunities, in particular, through cooperation with NASA.

We learned all about the everyday life of our graduate in the United States – graduate school, joint research with our department and, of course, the application of applied mathematics to model environmental processes and human activities.

Today, maps in geography are not drawn with a compass and a ruler, but with the help of artificial intelligence and biophysical modeling. Moreover, applied mathematics is a key discipline in modern science. We talked about data processing and analysis, computer vision, machine learning, and neural networks as the main research tools for American and Ukrainian PhD students.