Oleksandra Kolesnyk: Mobility Broadens Horizons

Oleksandra Kolesnyk, a Master's student of the Department of Electronic Devices and Systems, won second prize in the All-Ukrainian competition of student research papers on April 21-23, 2021 online. Chernihiv Polytechnic National University organized the final conference of the second round. The contestant scored 77.8 (the winner has 80 points). Her research supervisor Professor Yuliia Yamnenko, Head of the EDS Department, was a member of the branch competition commission. However, under the terms of the competition, Professor Yuliia Yamnenko could not assess the work of her ward to ensure the objectivity of the results.

In her research, Oleksandra studied a neural network with injured links. To be exact, she examined the consequences of damaged neural links. She developed a neural network to predict the ambient temperature and simulate neuronal damage. Also, Oleksandra analyzed the influence of injuries on network efficiency. Her article describes the boundary conditions of the network. In the future, Oleksandra wants to develop a technologically stable system and improve its efficiency through forecasting.

Oleksandra Kolesnyk is a 5th-year student of the Faculty of Electronics. Currently, she is working on a master's thesis on distributed generation management - MicroGrid. Besides, next semester Oleksandra Kolesnyk will study at the National Polytechnic Institute of Lorraine of the University of Lorraine, France, under the Erasmus + program.

The student is used to travel abroad. Proficiency in English and German is the best way to promote academic mobility. In 2017, the student had an internship at the Dresden University of Technology in Germany. In 2018, she took part in the International Summit “The Perspektywy Women in Tech Summit” (Warsaw, Poland). In 2019, she won second place in the international technology competition of student research papers in Moldova with the project “Multilevel protection against leaks in the Smart house system”. The same year she went to practice in the already familiar the Dresden University of Technology. A year later, she expanded the geography of travel and had an internship at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia. In 2021 she became a winner of the All-Ukrainian online hackathon “Women in Energy”. The jury pointed out her active participation in master classes on gender equality, the art of presentations, and career development.

“I am incredibly grateful to Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute for the opportunities that constantly encourage me to work hard and participate in research activities in Ukraine and abroad. Thanks to professional teachers, I have gained educational experience, which helps me overcome any difficulties in practice. Student life is bright and diverse. I have made many wonderful friends on campus, for whom I always want to return to my native alma mater.”

Yuliia Yamnenko is proud of her ward's achievements and notes her high professional level, ability to self-study, cooperate with colleagues, use the previous experience gained in international creative teams, in new projects, and more. That is everything that distinguishes a twenty-first-century ambitious young man who aspires to take place in a professional environment.

And as if to confirm her words, Oleksandra concludes: “I want to say that Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute is a set of different qualities that have shaped and continue to shape me. The University inspires me and motivates me to build a successful future career.”