45.04.04 Intellectual systems in the humanitarian environment
The content of the master’s program is aimed at training highly qualified specialists with creative thinking and skills in research and development in applied intellectual systems based on knowledge and intended to support human activities and search for information in the advanced dialogue in natural language. The competences worked out by the teachers of the ITMO University together with employers determine the content of the educational program, mastering which the graduate students will be ready for professional work in the analysis, development and implementation of intellectual systems for the humanities: economics, sociology, education, bioinformatics, linguistics. Training assumes active independent, scientific research and pedagogical work of undergraduates under the guidance of experienced teachers of ITMO University and specialists of partner enterprises.
Master’s preparation is aimed at providing the IT sector of the Russian Federation with specialists in the design, development and implementation of intelligent systems, i.e. systems based on knowledge and intended to support the activities of decision-makers. As the analysis of employment agencies shows, in Russia and St. Petersburg there is not enough trained IT specialists. At the same time, in the humanitarian sphere, as in a poorly formalized area, intelligent systems and technologies are targeted, aimed at automating the methods of extracting new knowledge through methods and algorithms of machine learning aimed at processing and analyzing data, processes, documents. This is a special feature of the educational program under which graduates are able to work in such areas of employment as the development of software packages for text analysis, database architecture and knowledge bases, methods of automatic knowledge extraction and data analysis, and are ready to participate in the collective production of interdisciplinary intelligent systems.