Semiconductor Physics and Technology

Chair - Nataliya L. Shwartz, Cand.Sc., Associate Prof.
Co-chairs - Dmitriy​ I. Ostertak, Cand.Sc.,  Associate Prof, Alexey E. Gayduk, Ph.D., Research Scientist.

The section addresses the following issues: the physical properties of semiconductors, dielectrics, organic materials used in nano- and optoelectronics, semiconductor  nanostructures (quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots), their electronic and optical properties, formation methods and possible applications; spin phenomena, topological insulators, carbon and graphene-like materials; microsystem technology, microelectromechanical systems, technologies for their creation and research, the study of physical phenomena occurring in them.

Keywords: semiconductors, dielectrics, nanostructures, nanotechnology,  organic materials, microsystem technology, microelectromechanical systems, time-series analysis


Radio Engineering Systems and Telecommunications

Chair - Maksim A. Stepanov, Dr.Sc., Associate Prof. 
Co-chair - Svetlana V. Vorobiova, Cand.Sc., Associate Prof.

The section covers all the most important fields of radio engineering and electronics, such as radio wave propagation, antennas and antenna arrays, microwave devices and their technologies, signal processing and formation, theory and technology of radiolocation and navigation, telecommunications systems, television and radio broadcasting, wired and wireless radio communications, application of radio electronics and radio engineering devices in various branches of the national economy.

Keywords: network technologies, satellite communication (SatCom), intelligent communication (iCom), M2M communication, neural network communication, digital methods of forming and processing signals, filtering signals, machine learning, cloud security 


Cryogenic Electronics

Chair - Alexey G. Vostretsov, Dr.Sc., Prof.

The section focuses its interests on the fundamental problems of superconducting electronics, including quantum devises (Josephson junctions, SQUIDs, microwave single photon detectors, qubits, etc.), cryogenic measurement devices and systems (low noise amplifiers, sensors, voltage standards, automatic cryogenic measurement systems and algorithms of automatic measurement parameters of cryogenic electronics, etc.), as well as elements of power electronics operating at cryogenic temperatures.   

Keywords: superconducting devices, josephson junctions and their applications, electronics for cryogenic applications, cryogenic power electronics, low noise cryogenic devices, cryogenic measurements, technology of cryogenic devices


Generation and Application of Synchrotron Radiation

Chair - Konstantin V. Zolotarev, Cand.Sc.
Co-chair - Alexander B. Berkin, Cand.Sc., Associate Prof.

The section discusses synchrotron radiation, the development of charged particle acceleratorsэ elements, the vacuum accelerator system and power supply system, as well as the development and maintenance of synchrotron radiation technology stations.

Keywords: synchrotron radiation, storage rings, electron accelerators, synchrotrons, X-ray production, wigglers, free electron lasers, particle beam bunching, particle beam diagnostics, accelerator magnets, electron beams


Optoelectronic Devices and Systems: Physics, Electronics, Application

Chair - Eugene V. Sypin, Cand.Sc., Associate Prof.
Co-chair - Maxim V. Trigub, Dr.Sc., Associate Prof.

The section discusses the physical fundamentals of optoelectronic instrumentation; operation principles of optoelectronic devices and systems (OEDS) for various purposes; methods of signal processing and detection of signals in noise used in OEDS; methods for calculating and designing OEDS; practical application of OEDS; technologies for the design and manufacture of OEDS, the physical fundamentals of functioning, technology of manufacturing and using of modern photosensitive devices.

Keywords: optoelectronic devices, image processing, signal processing, photosensitive devices, detection of optical signals, machine learning, time-series analysis


Power Electronics

Chair - Denis A. Kotin, Cand.Sc., Associate Prof.
Co-chair - Maksim A. Zharkov, Associate Prof.

The section considers the qualitative and quantitative rates of electrical energy converting technologies and present day problems of power engineering; developing mathematical models of power equipment, power grid elements and analyzing electromagnetic processes in electrical energy converters and network transient analysis; analyzing energy exchange processes between generators and non-linear consumers of electrical energy; mathematical methods for analyzing and synthesizing electrical circuits with semiconductor and electromechanical converters, circuits, devices and systems of power electronics; application features of advanced high-power high-voltage semiconductor devices and modules based on them (IGBT, IGCT, MOSFET); application of artificial intelligence methods and deep learning technologies to optimize power flows and coordinate operation of power plants in the power system; application of microprocessor control devices for high-power electrical energy converters and for the purposes of relay protection and power system automation; new approaches of power systems design; simulation of high-power electrical energy converters; construction methods for reactive power compensation and methods for their calculation; algorithms and control devices for power electronics systems; methods of analysis and control of closed nonlinear pulse control systems with various types of modulation.

Keywords: power converters, semiconductor devices, microprocessor control, machine learning, reactive power compensation, microgrids, renewable energy, time-series analysis, power system simulation, relay protection and power system automation; power system control 


Electrical Engineering

Chair - Sergey P. Khalyutin, Dr.Sc., Prof.
Co-chair - Anastasia G. Rusina, Dr.Sc., Associate Prof. 

The section covers a wide range of scientific directions in electrical engineering of stationary and autonomous facilities (main and distribution networks, power plants, transportation systems, renewable sources of electricity), including modeling, design, operation of such systems and their components. In particular, the section addresses problems of electromechanics, management, protection and regulation of electrical energy parameters, automation in power grids, as well as new research in theoretical electrical engineering.

Keywords: electrical engineering, power sources, electrical networks, power plants, electric power engineering of autonomous facilities, electromechanics, modeling, design, operation of electrical power systems, control, protection and regulation parameters in power systems, theory of electrical engineering


Robotics, Mechatronics, and Automation

Chair - Oleg V. Nos, Dr.Sc., Associate Prof.

The section provides a platform for young scientists, researchers, and students from a variety of universities as well as practitioners to discuss new research results and perspectives on future developments in the fields of Robotics, Mechatronics, and Automation. The selected reports represent the most promising ideas to address the research issues in design, software, hardware and control of advanced mechatronic systems, intelligent robots and high-performance electrotechnological equipment involving practical aspects for their applications in the areas of industrial automation, and other related sectors. 

Keywords: robotics, mechatronics, automation, control strategies, model-driven code automatic generation, optimization of code generation for specific platforms, distributed mobile computations, R&D of OS features for better user experience, requirements formalization, traffic (transportation) modelling and control algorithms 


Software Engineering and Cyber-Physical Systems

Chair - Vladimir E. Zyubin, Dr.Sc., Associate Prof.

The section discusses state-of-the-art tools and techniques for software design, specification, verification, and analysis, and practical case-studies in the domain of cyber-physical systems. The topics of interest include but are not limited to the fields of control software, domain specific languages, webIDE, programmable logic controller, reactive and embedded software, Industrial Internet of Things, process control, distributed control, event-driven software, multiprocess and multitasking scheduling. High-performance parallel and distributed computing, parallel programming tools, algorithms and software optimization.

Keywords: cyber-physical systems, embedded systems, process control, Industry 4.0, distributed systems and Internet of Things, autonomous agents and multi-agent systems, programming languages, verification and analysis, machine learning, neural networks, natural language and data processing, performance optimization, message-passing in HPC systems, collective communication algorithms (MPI), multithreading, scalable synchronization, algorithms


Biomedical Electronics and Engineering

Chair - Gennady S. Evtushenko, Dr., Prof. 
Co-chair - Konstanin S. Brazovsky, Dr.Sc., Prof., Vasilii I. Borisov, Cand.Sc., Associate Prof.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to hardware software solutions for medicine, biophysics, and ecology; research and development issues in biomedical engineering, portable biomedical sensors and systems, telemedicine issues, new medical devices; medical devices and the internet of things (IoT), Brain-Computer Interfaces and biofeedback solutions.

Keywords: electronics, biomedical engineering, medical devices and systems, biomedical sensors, BCI, image processing


Health Informatics and Digital Humanities

Chair - Alexander N. Savostyanov, Dr.Sc., Prof.
Co-chairs - Vladimir E. Zyubin, Dr.Sc., Associate Prof., Grigorii R. Khazankin, M.Sc.Eng.

Computer technology to improve communication, understanding, and management of medical information. Decision support, artificial intelligence and machine learning in healthcare. Cognitive science. Systematic use of digital resources in the humanities, as well as the analysis of their application. Data mining of large cultural data sets to topic modeling. Subfields of digital humanities like software studies, platform studies, and critical code studies.

Keywords: Healthcare, DSS, CCS, Cognitive science, Data mining, Information retrieval, Statistics, Text mining, Digital mapping, Digital publishing