Sergii Stirenko

Work place: National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv, 03056, Ukraine



Research Interests: Statistical mechanics, Cloud Computing, Parallel Computing, Distributed Computing, Computer Networks, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Health Informatics


Sergii Stirenko, Head of Computer Engineering Department, Research Supervisor of KPI-Samsung R&D Lab, Head of NVIDIA GPU Education and NVIDIA GPU Research Center, and Professor at National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.” Research is mainly focused on artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, cloud computing, distributed computing, parallel computing, eHealth, simulations, and statistical methods. And published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed international journals.

Author Articles
Denoising Self-Distillation Masked Autoencoder for Self-Supervised Learning

By Jiashu Xu Sergii Stirenko

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Oct. 2023

Self-supervised learning has emerged as an effective paradigm for learning universal feature representations from vast amounts of unlabeled data. It’s remarkable success in recent years has been demonstrated in both natural language processing and computer vision domains. Serving as a cornerstone of the development of large-scale models, self-supervised learning has propelled the advancement of machine intelligence to new heights. In this paper, we draw inspiration from Siamese Networks and Masked Autoencoders to propose a denoising self-distilling Masked Autoencoder model for Self-supervised learning. The model is composed of a Masked Autoencoder and a teacher network, which work together to restore input image blocks corrupted by random Gaussian noise. Our objective function incorporates both pixel-level loss and high-level feature loss, allowing the model to extract complex semantic features. We evaluated our proposed method on three benchmark datasets, namely Cifar-10, Cifar-100, and STL-10, and compared it with classical self-supervised learning techniques. The experimental results demonstrate that our pre-trained model achieves a slightly superior fine-tuning performance on the STL-10 dataset, surpassing MAE by 0.1%. Overall, our method yields comparable experimental results when compared to other masked image modeling methods. The rationale behind our designed architecture is validated through ablation experiments. Our proposed method can serve as a complementary technique within the existing series of self-supervised learning approaches for masked image modeling, with the potential to be applied to larger datasets.

[...] Read more.
Self-supervised Model Based on Masked Autoencoders Advance CT Scans Classification

By Jiashu Xu Sergii Stirenko

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Oct. 2022

The coronavirus pandemic has been going on since the year 2019, and the trend is still not abating. Therefore, it is particularly important to classify medical CT scans to assist in medical diagnosis. At present, Supervised Deep Learning algorithms have made a great success in the classification task of medical CT scans, but medical image datasets often require professional image annotation, and many research datasets are not publicly available. To solve this problem, this paper is inspired by the self-supervised learning algorithm MAE and uses the MAE model pre-trained on ImageNet to perform transfer learning on CT Scans dataset. This method improves the generalization performance of the model and avoids the risk of overfitting on small datasets. Through extensive experiments on the COVID-CT dataset and the SARS-CoV-2 dataset, we compare the SSL-based method in this paper with other state-of-the-art supervised learning-based pretraining methods. Experimental results show that our method improves the generalization performance of the model more effectively and avoids the risk of overfitting on small datasets. The model achieved almost the same accuracy as supervised learning on both test datasets. Finally, ablation experiments aim to fully demonstrate the effectiveness of our method and how it works.

[...] Read more.
Other Articles