A new project “KSE AI Lab” is to be launched starting from a spring semester at Kyiv School of Economics. The essence of the idea is to provide students with an opportunity to create an applied project and conduct fundamental data research with proper mentorship.
«We’ve come up with this idea this November. I was asked whether I do applied research. After that, I recalled that we were conducting applied research to create new products. I’ve shared my ideas with the business education department, and we’ve decided to start up this program at KSE” explains a tutor of Kyiv School of Economics Roman Storchak.
As for now, there is a master’s program called “Master of Business Administration in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science” and students’ initiative “KSE Data Science Club”. We do expect that KSE AI Lab will become an excellent complement to the existing projects. Moreover, it will provide added value for the students to develop their research ideas.
“As our ideal aim, we would be happy to do applied research so that it would be used to better the city development decisions. Consequently, we are negotiating now with Kharkiv City Council about joint projects and are planning to acquire data from Kyiv City Administration. One of our possible sources would be Kyiv contact phone line 1551. During the years of operation, they have collected an enormous amount of data concerning the life of Kyiv city. Meanwhile, we do understand it can take us a decent time to get this data,” said the project manager.
“Additionally, we are negotiating with some enterprises so they can share their data to strengthen our educational process,” Storchak mentions.
Since it is a new program and demands previous experience in the field, it is expected to have up to 10 students in the first cohort.
“I believe it is a great opportunity to conduct applied research. Since Ukraine has no money to provide fundamental research, applied projects could be a strong competitive advantage,” told Roman Storchak.
According to Storchak, the first results of the applied research would be available in May 2020.
Roman Storchak is an author of the KSE course “Data driven decision making”.
Bio: Roman has 10+ years of experience in the management and data science field. He is in charge of both R&D and production teams that would be bettering DatAI projects.
Educational background: Master of innovations and entrepreneurship from LvBS, Ph.D. in life sciences from the University of Strasbourg, master of biochemistry and biotechnology from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv; bachelor in biology from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
Key expertise: Data science, machine learning, computer vision, project management.