Maksims Ivanovs has been working at the Institute of Electronics and Computer Science (EDI) since 2019. He has obtained a Bachelor degree with distinction in English philology from the University of Latvia in 2015; during his undergraduate studies, he did exchange studies at the University of Oslo, the University of Tartu, and the University of Mainz as well as was awarded Kristaps Morbergs scholarship for three consecutive years. Afterwards, he did Masters in Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück in Germany, specializing in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. During his master’s studies, he was supported by a DAAD scholarship. He did his master’s thesis concerned with the rat motor cortex at Max Planck Institute research group In Silico Brain Sciences at Caesar research center in Bonn. After graduation, he took part in the SmartStart2 predoctoral research program in computational neuroscience jointly organised by Bernstein Center Computational Neuroscience and Volkswagen Foundation, working on the projects in the fields of neurobiology and deep learning. Currently, he is doing a PhD in computer science at the University of Latvia, working on the topic of generating synthetic data for training deep neural networks under the supervision of Dr. sc. ing. Roberts Kadiķis. In academic year 2019-2020, he was awarded Alfreds Raisters memorial scholarship. His academic interests are mostly related to deep learning and artificial intelligence in general as well as to the impact of these fields on society.
Participation in projects
- Programmable Systems for Intelligence in Automobiles (PRYSTINE) #H2020
- Intelligent transport and emergency management platform (iTrEMP) #ESIF
The most important publications
- Skadins, A., Rava, R., Ivanovs, M., Nesenbergs, K. (2020). Edge pre-processing of traffic surveillance video for bandwidth and privacy optimization in smart cities. 17th Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference (BEC2020) Tallin, Estonia.
- Nesenbergs, K., Judvaitis, J., Mednis, A., Abolins, V., Skadins, A., Lapsa, D., Rava, R., Ivanovs, M. (2020) Classification of actual sensor network deployments in research studies from 2013 to 2017. doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0480.v1