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11.07.2017 International Students

Sisters Juanita and Suzanne Francis arrived in Tomsk from a large Indian city of Chennai. In Tomsk Polytechnic University, they pursued a master degree in Networks and Communications. After receiving diplomas, the girls told the Press Service about their research work and life at TPU.



Chennai is the fourth largest city in India. Offices of many IT companies are situated there. The sisters pursued their bachelor degree in Chennai, at the Anna University of Technology. In India, the girls studied information technology. They learned about Tomsk Polytechnic University at the exhibition held in India and dedicated to Russian education.

“TPU was the only university, where we found an interesting program for us. TPU offered very good conditions. We were pleased with the work of administration responding to all our requests.

Applying to TPU was one of the best decisions that we ever made, and we have never regretted it,” — say the graduates.

At Tomsk Polytechnic University, the Indian students were offered to combine in their research work knowledge and skills they had already acquired in IT sphere with certain medical issues. Susanne’s thesis is devoted to Segmentation of Lungs CT Images, and the research work of Juanita – to CT Images for the Detection of Fibrosis.

“The purpose of my thesis is to detect fibrosis of the lungs, with the help of image processing and machine learning. This helps health professionals identifying many diseases related to fibrosis.”

— says Juanita.

They note that TPU is distinct from their university in India in that students spend a lot of time doing practical research. In the nearest future, the girls would like to continue their research work.



“The experience of studying in another country is very important for us in terms of personal growth. Here we got acquainted with the amazing culture, and met new friends. In our spare time we walked a lot, studied Russian and helped others in learning English, danced national Indian dances and participated in various cultural events,” — add the sisters.

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