King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB)
Cloud 9 Meeting Room, 9th Floor, Science and Technology Research Institute (STRI) Building, 1518 Pracharat 1 Road, Wongsawang, Bangsue, Bangkok 10800

March 29, 2023
1.30 pm
The Next Big Thing
series of lectures by Skoltech professors & H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Skoltech MSc Scholarships Program introduction
about the scholarship
  • full tuition waiver
  • monthly stipend starting from 40,000 Russian Rubles and ranging up to 55,000 Russian Rubles
  • reimbursement of travel expenses between Thailand and Russia
about the lecture
"The Next Big Thing" is a series of lectures by Skoltech professors, where prospective students and research fellows will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the latest developments in STEM fields such as AI, modern materials chemistry, 5G/6G, smart grid technologies, and more.

The event will feature keynote speeches from esteemed Skoltech professors who will present their cutting-edge research in an engaging and accessible manner. The event aims to provide attendees with a deeper understanding of the current state of research in various fields and to inspire them to pursue their own research goals. BSc students in their 2nd to 4th year, as well as faculty members and researchers, are invited to join Skoltech for this event, where they will have the chance to hear from experts in their field and gain valuable insights that can shape their future career.

Welcome & Greetings
Machine learning in 5G/ 6G protocols, by Skoltech Professor Alexey Frolov
Smart house devices and coordinating EV charging protocols for grid flexibility, by Skoltech Professor Elena Gryazina
H.R.H. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn scholarship introduction
Elena Gryazina
Director of Energy Systems MSc Program

Elena Gryazina graduated with honors from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and got her Candidate of Sciences degree from the Institute of Control Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, under supervision of Prof. Boris Polyak. Her thesis was related to the structure of stability domain in parameter space for linear systems control exploiting algebraic geometry technique for this engineering problem. Later on she was involved in research in randomized methods in control and optimization.
Her areas of interest are very broad and include robust control, convex and nonconvex optimization, Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods, PageRank problems. At the Institute of Control Sciences Elena participated in joint research projects Robust and adaptive control of complex systems (2008-2010) with CNRS France; New Monte-Carlo-like methods in control, and applications within information-technology (2008-2010) and Signal identification and estimation methods for cognitive radio wireless networks (2011-2013) with Politechnico di Torino, Italy. She was a postdoc in Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France, and a visiting researcher at the University of Bergamo, Italy.
In addition to research activities, Elena is teaching Convex Analysis and Optimization at the Yandex Data Analysis School. She is a secretary and a program manager of the steering committees of Russian traditional summer schools for young researchers Control, Information and Optimization. Elena served as a Grand Award Judge at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in 2012 as well as at Rost ISEF (Intel affiliated contest) in 2013-2014.
Stanislav Fedotov
Director of Materials Science MSc Program

Research team leader at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, principal investigator (PI) of 10+ research projects, co-PI and key investigator of 15+ research projects (totally over 350 mln. rub since 2011), scientific advisor, lecturer. My group focuses mostly on design, synthesis and analysis of new prospective materials for energy storage and conversion, including electrode materials and electrolytes for rechargeable metal-ion batteries.
PhD in Chemistry defended at Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in 2017, had several internships at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA) and R&D practice in battery division at Haldor-Topsoe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark).
Have been working in battery materials field since 2011, established collaborations with MIT, KIT, IFW, Freiberg University, University of Antwerp, etc. Published 30+ original papers (in Q1), took part in 40+ conferences with oral and invited presentations and contributing lectures.
h-index 16, 860 citations (Google Scholar, February 2023). Reviewer in Nature Publishing Group (Nature Communications, Scientific Reports), American Chemical Society (ACS Energy Letters, Inorganic Chemistry), Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. and Elsevier journals (Energy Storage Materials, J. Power Sources). Instructor in Materials Chemistry, Materials Characterization Techniques, and Crystal Chemistry courses (Materials Science program at Skoltech). Interim Director of Materials Science program at Skoltech. Coordinator of MUCTR-Skoltech bachelor program. Received more than 15 research awards and distinctions, including Ludo Frevel ICDD award, LGChem scholarship, RF Presidential Scholarship, Youth Energy award, and others.
about Skoltech
Skoltech is a new international English-speaking STEM university that was founded by the group of world-renowned scientists in 2011 in Moscow, Russia. In just 10 years, Skoltech united dozens of researchers and globally renowned professors, built a stunning campus, set up world-class labs and made it to the top 100 young universities in the Nature Index.