Big Data Management and Analytics
1 July 2019
11-13 September 2019
Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
During his PhD course at the University of Trento Dr. Somov was leading an independent research project on energy harvesting for sensor networks as a principal investigator of the research grant funded by Caritro Foundation, Italy (2009).
Before joining Skoltech (2017), he had worked as a Senior Researcher for CREATE-NET Research Center, Italy (2010-2015) and as a Research Fellow for the University of Exeter, UK (2016-2017). His research interests covered power management for WSN and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, cognitive IoT and associated proof-of-concept implementation.
Dr. Somov has published more than 60 papers for peer-reviewed international journals and conferences. He has delivered a number of invited talks at Berkeley Wireless Research Center, IDTechEx event, Luxembourg SnT Interdisciplinary Centre. He has been General Chair of the 6th International Conference on Sensor Systems and Software (S-Cube’15), the ‘IoT360’ Summer School on the Internet of Things in 2014 and 2015. Andrey holds some awards in the fields of WSN and IoT including the Google IoT Technology Research Award (2016).
Evgeny Burnaev obtained his MSc in Applied Physics and Mathematics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2006. After successfully defending his PhD thesis in Foundations of Computer Science at the Institute for Information Transmission Problem RAS (IITP RAS) in 2008, Evgeny stayed with the Institute as a head of IITP Data Analysis and Predictive Modeling Lab.
Since 2007 Evgeny Burnaev carried out a number of successful industrial projects with Airbus, SAFT, IHI, and Sahara Force India Formula 1 team among others. The corresponding data analysis algorithms, developed by Evgeny Burnaev and his scientific group, formed a core of the algorithmic software library for metamodeling and optimization. Thanks to the developed functionality, engineers can construct fast mathematical approximations to long running computer codes (realizing physical models) based on available data and perform design space exploration for trade-off studies. The software library passed the final Technology Readiness Level 6 certification in Airbus. According to Airbus experts, application of the library “provides the reduction of up to 10% of lead time and cost in several areas of the aircraft design process”. Nowadays a spin-off company Datadvance develops a Software platform for Design Space Exploration with GUI based on this algorithmic core.
Since 2016 Evgeny Burnaev works as Associate Professor of Skoltech and manages his research group for Advanced Data Analytics in Science and Engineering
For his scientific achievements in the year 2017 Evgeny Burnaev (jointly with Alexey Zaytsev and Maxim Panov) was honored with the Moscow Government Prize for Young Scientists in the category for the Transmission, Storage, Processing and Protection of Information for leading the project “The development of methods for predictive analytics for processing industrial, biomedical and financial data.”
Knowledge about optimality principles inspired a new way of simulating the musculoskeletal system, which JR developed together with colleagues in the mid-90’ies. Together, they implemented the first versions of the AnyBody Modeling System, proved the concept, and obtained funding from the Danish Research Council. In 2001, the idea was so well developed that a company, AnyBody Technology, http://www.anybodytech.com/, was spun out and attracted several rounds of venture capital. This system now, in close competition with Opensim from Stanford University, dominates the international scientific community within musculoskeletal simulation. More than 600 scientific papers by authors all over the world, http://www.anybodytech.com/index.php?id=publications, are based on AnyBody, bringing its scientific impact much beyond the publications documenting the original invention. For the first five years, JR was the CEO of AnyBody Technology in parallel with his scientific activities. During this period, the company grew significantly until it was necessary to employ a full-time management. JR today remains CTO and board member of the company in parallel with his position as full professor.
In his spare time, JR particularly enjoys sports. He played ice hockey at the elite level and won three Danish youth championships. Later he played recreational football, but in the past seven years he has taken up tennis and practises it on a semi-serious age group level.