Computer Technology Chair of ITMO rightfully belongs to the best IT Chairs of Russia. Chair educational strategy combines fundamental mathematics, in-depth algorithms and data structures with state-of-the-art technologies, frameworks and practices from professionals of today.
Chair staff played instrumental role in building the image of "russian software engineer", that is well known for full stack programming skills along with strong theoretical basis and creative problem-solving approach. These competence allowed for local growth of both national and worldwide software companies in St. Petersburg and evolved IT into the most intensively growing technological areas in the sity.
Apart from graduate's career success students and academic staff achieved significant number of international acknowledgements. One of the most notable - six titles of ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Champions titles that belong to ITMO University teams.
Starting from 1995, when ITMO students were the first among russian teams to advance to the World Finals of that elite championship, ITMO advanced to the final round every year, organized Northeastern European regional contest, became multiple Russian champions, gold, solver and bronze medalists, and won six World Champions titles in 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2015. This performance brought Senior Coach Award to ITMO coach Andrey Stankevich and positioned ITMO university far ahead of all other ACM ICPC participants by the number of championships.