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IT Academy Research Summit

To mark the end of the IT Academy research programme (2018-2023), we invite you to the IT Academy Research Summit. In a single event, you can meet all research teams established in three streams of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, and Robotics. The two-day summit is packed with highlight talks, poster sessions, free discussions, and speed-dating opportunities.

Plenary sessions

During two plenary sessions, the researchers funded by the programme will give highlight presentations on their achievements and ongoing research. In addition, a couple of additional keynotes will take place.

Poster and demo sessions

Poster sessions bring together all the researchers and their teams, giving you an excellent opportunity to deep-dive into the research of all research groups in full detail.

Speed Dating

Pre-arranged 1-to-1 meetings with research team leaders from the IT Academy programme for company representatives.

Important details:

  • When? 18-19 May at the University of Tartu Delta Centre 
  • Who is invited? Company researchers and managers, public and academics interested in IT research and applications
  • Participation: Free of charge
  • Registration:  (please, register as soon as possible, by May 11th latest)


Thursday, May 18th

12:00 - 13:00 Gathering, lunch, set-up

13:00-15:00 Plenary session I

  • Prof Jaak Vilo, Introduction, overview, and impact of the ITA programme
  • Assoc Prof Jaan Aru, Natural and Artificial Intelligence Lab
  • Assoc Prof Huber Flores, Distributed and Pervasive Systems Group
  • Assoc Prof Raivo Kolde, Health Informatics Group
  • Researcher Arnis Paršovs, Applied Cyber Security Group

15:00-15:30 Coffee break 

15:30-18:30 Poster session, lab demos, networking

19:00 Reception and Dinner 

Friday, May 19th 

9:15 - 11:15 Plenary session II

  • Assoc Prof Arun Kumar Singh, Collaborative Robotics and Robotic Computing Group
  • Assoc Prof Eduard Ševtšenko, Digital Supply Chain Group
  • Assoc Prof Naveed Mohammad,  Autonomous Driving Group
  • Mart Toots, Enterprise Estonia, formerly also ITL R&D Manager 
  • Dan Bogdanov, PhD, Cybernetica, Chief Scientific Officer, ITA Scientific Advisory Board member.
  • Prof Petteri Nurmi, University of Helsinki, ITA Scientific Advisory Board member.

11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00 Speed-dating for knowledge transfer purposes (with pre-registration, TBD)

  • A speed-dating fair with industry and researchers (format to be decided)
  • Each PI will have up to six slots up for registration (first come, first served)

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 Posters, demos, Birds of Feathers meetings. (TBD)

14:00 - 16:00 A joint three-SAB meeting 

  • All three thematic areas should be summarized in a brief SAB report

16:00 Closing ceremony

Additional information about the founded research groups 

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Data Science and Big Data

Robot-human collaboration and Internet of Things in the industrial processes


Contact us: 

Prof. Jaak Vilo
Head of Data Science Chair

Coordinator of IT Academy research programme at Tartu University

Eeva Kilk
Coordinator of Doctoral Studies and Projects

Marianne Liiv
Marketing and Communication Specialist




About IT Academy research measure

The IT Academy research measure was initiated to develop research and teaching capacity in new research areas jointly agreed upon with the government and IT company representatives. 

Project activities are funded by the European Social Fund.



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