RUDN is a participant of one of the largest pan-European scientific COST programs
COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is one of the largest pan-European scientific programs, founded in 1971, with more than 40-year successful history of supporting scientific and technical projects, providing scientists with the opportunity to establish and develop interdisciplinary cooperation in all fields of science and technology. COST Action projects have been implemented for 4 years and during this time forming scientific and technical networks with regular meetings of researchers, who exchange experience and do creative work.
In March 2018, by the decision of COST headquarters in Brussels, the Institute of Applied Mathematics of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia joined the project «Integrated Wireless Networks of 5G and Higher Generations», which in COST Action CA15104 is called "Inclusive radio communication networks for 5G and beyond" (IRACON). The project is designed to provide breakthrough scientific developments and revolutionary approaches in the technologies of networks and radio access systems to strengthen the potential of science in research and innovation in Europe.
May 30 - June 1, 2018, Director of RUDN Institute of Applied Mathematics, professor K.Samuylov and associate professor Yu.V. Gaydamaka took part in the 7th meeting of the CAST IRACON Steering Committee and the 7th meeting of the working group members of the project in Cartagena, Spain. RUDN contributed a project «Resource Allocation and Sharing for Heterogeneous Data Collection over Conventional 3GPP LTE and Emerging NB-IoT Technologies». The project is approved by the Working Group # 3 (WG3) COST IRACON and recommended for inclusion in the project final document.
A team of linguists from RUDN University established that a person’s ability to accurately differentiate between vowel sounds of a foreign language correlates with the size of their vocabulary in said language.
A geneticist from RUDN University studied the effect of Bifidobacterium (intestinal bacteria) on the inflammatory process and discovered that their surface protein is capable of stopping excessive or uncontrollable inflammation, like the one observed in COVID-19 patients. A fragment of this protein can be used as an anti-inflammatory medication when treating coronavirus and other diseases.
A mathematician from RUDN University developed a matrix representation of set functions. This approach is vivid and easy to check, and it makes the calculations easier. Among other things, the new development can be applied to cooperative game theory.