Dmytro Kushnir, a doctoral student at the UCU Applied Sciences Faculty, received the government honor «For work and achievement» from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

On 21 May in honor of Education Day in Ukraine, a ceremony was held in Kyiv presenting government honors to young researchers and representatives of the Minor Academy of Sciences for significant achievements in the area of research.

In Kyiv presenting government honors to young researchers and representatives of the Minor Academy of Sciences

 

 

According to Decree №338/2024 of the President of Ukraine of 18 May 2024, these young researchers were awarded high honors for their significant personal contributions to the development of Ukrainian research, the strengthening of Ukraine’s scientific and technical potential in conditions of war, and many years of conscientious work and a high degree of professionalism. Dmytro Kushnir, a doctoral student of the UCU Applied Sciences Faculty, was among the awardees.

Dmytro Kushnir, a doctoral student at the UCU Applied Sciences Faculty

 

 

 

 

«I am particularly pleased that, despite the war, the research sphere continues to develop in Ukraine, and that the achievements of young researchers are noticed. This award is a success for the whole Ukrainian Catholic University. I am grateful to my mentors, research directors, students and partners in industry who together create and develop research and projects within the walls of UCU,» commented Dmytro Kushnir.

Kushnir is a graduate of the first cohort of the Computer Sciences bachelor’s program of the Applied Sciences Faculty of Ukrainian Catholic University. He is now a doctoral student in the Intelligent Systems program and involved with computer vision tasks. Dmytro Kushnir was able to study in the program and perform research projects thanks to the Oleksiy Skrypnyk Research Grant, which is designated to finance doctoral programs and implements the desire of the late Mr. Skrypnyk for the development of young specialists in research and technology.

Dmytro Kushnir was an intern at the Czech Technical University in Prague. At the local laboratory, he researched the autonomous navigation of robots in premises. In his practicum, he also gained profound experience in developing low-level algorithms for computer vision.

While studying at UCU

 

 

In addition to robot technology and computer vision, Kushnir is interested in machine learning. The researcher is involved in teaching and assisting at courses that are part of UCU educational programs: Algorithms and Data Structures, Principles of Computer Organization, Architecture of Computer Systems, and Operating Systems.

Dmytro Kushnir received the government honor «For work and achievement»

 

 

The award received by the young researcher demonstrates the high level of preparation at the university and the effectiveness of its interdisciplinary approach to research. This emphasizes the importance of investing in research development and educational programs that encourage the development of innovations and technology in Ukraine.

We congratulate Dmytro Kushnir and hope that he will have new research achievements which will bring Ukraine’s victory closer!