TSU and the IT company Rubius have begun to work together on projects in intellectual data processing and augmented reality. Researchers will create mathematical models that will be the basis of new software products.
- The international IT market is very full today, so it's lengthy, expensive, and inefficient to enter it without having competitive advantages, - says Anton Kudinov, technical director of Rubius. - We have tasks set by customers and a number of ideas for the future. We need mathematical calculations and related research to understand how realistic and cost-effective they are. These processes can be implemented quickly and qualitatively only if there are special competencies that TSU has.
Under the agreement signed by the University and Rubius, researchers from the Centre for Computer Science and Technology, the Faculty of Informatics, and other faculties will conduct research and development in data mining and visualization; investigate various methods of implementing certain IT solutions and choose the best option; and create prototypes that company programmers will be able to use when developing new replicable software products.
- Along with carrying out research in data analysis and big data, we plan to work with our partners in the areas of 3D visualization of objects and creation of augmented reality, - said Alexander Zamyatin, Director of the TSU Centre for Computer Science and Technology, Head of the Department of Theoretical Foundations of Informatics. - Mixed reality is one of the new trends, a consequence of combining real and virtual worlds to create new environments and visualizations where physical and digital objects coexist and interact in real time.
The range of application of such programmes is very wide, from training and the entertainment industry to industrial and defense use. Rubius already has a number of developments in this area. For example, similar projects were carried out for (PJSC) Gazprom and a large South Korean manufacturer. In particular, a training programme has been created for gas workers that helps to master the repair of complex equipment.
Students and post-graduate students of the University got the opportunity to learn new technologies in practice that will provide them with technical training for solving problems related to 3D visualization and augmented reality. According to the management of Rubius, this will contribute to forming a new generation of IT specialists.