President Kaljulaid gave the Young IT Scientist Award to Maksim Jenihhin
President Kersti Kaljulaid handed over the Young IT Scientist Award of the Cultural Foundation of the President of the Republic to Senior Research Fellow Maksim Jenihhin from TTÜ’s Department of Computer Systems.
The Young IT Scientist Award, which was established last year, is sponsored by Skype Estonia. “Automation and intelligence have become today’s trend in the landscape of information technology – and this is the field in which the laureate of the Young IT Scientist Award, Maksim Jenihhin, is engaged; he develops systems that can independently test themselves to identify errors,” said the CEO of Skype Estonia, Andrus Järg. Active international co-operation with other research institutions and the sharing of his scientific achievements have brought success to Maksim and lots of attention to Estonia, added Andrus Järg.
Maksim Jenihhin is a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Systems of Tallinn University of Technology where he does research on reliability and quality of nanoelectronic systems. He focuses on assessment and mitigation of the ageing phenomenon in nanoelectronic chips. His research is motivated by three trends of the nanoelectronics domain. “The first is a constant increase in the complexity of electronic chips and computer systems that enables, for example, appearance even faster and smarter phones on the market each year. This causes constant miniaturization in nanoelectronics , that today are already at the border of physical limits. Finally, the appearance of new manufacturing technologies unveils new unstudied defects and phenomena. My goal is to be a pioneer and to find new solutions for assuring the reliability and dependability of nanoelectronic chips,” stated Jenihhin.
Jenihhin has brought to Estonia several research projects and co-ordinates a large European Union Marie Skłodowska-Curie research action RESCUE. He belongs to the organisational and programme committees of various journals and the largest research conferences in the field of electronics in the world, often being the only representative from Eastern Europe. Jenihhin founded and leads an international doctoral summer school BELAS which takes place alternately in Europe and Latin America. He was the first Estonian to receive the “IBM faculty award” (2011) for research in the field of design and verification of digital systems. As a cooperation within the Estonian centre of excellence CEBE, Maksim Jenihhin led the development of a new type of mobile brain signals analyser for diagnosis of human depression.
President also presented the Young Scientist Award of the Cultural Foundation of the President of the Republic and Young Scientist Award for popularizing scientific thinking.
Photo: Arno Mikkor/Office of the President