Two students from the ‘Financial Technologies and Data Analysis’ master's programme, Nikita Churkin and Dmitry Simakov, took second place and won 100,000 rupees (approximately 100,000 rubles) at the WNS Analytics Wizard international hackathon 2018, held on September 14-16. The competition was organised by the Indian platform Analytics Vidhuya (similar to the American Kaggle).
HSE has topped the list of universities in the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 once again, having been ranked in 13 subjects and 3 subject areas in the QS World University Rankings. The university has entered the top 100 in ‘Sociology’ and ‘Political and International Studies’ categories, as well as the top 100 in ‘Social Sciences and Management’.
The MacDacHack team, which includes HSE students and one alumna, recently won a Big Data hackathon held by McKinsey and Gett.
The IDAO (International Data Analysis Olympiad), created by leading experts in data analysis for their future colleagues, aims to bring together analysts, scientists, professionals, and junior researchers from all over the world on a single platform. This is the first time an event of this scale will be held in Russia. The HSE Faculty of Computer Science, Yandex and Harbour. Space University organize the Olympiad with the support of Sberbank.
‘Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science’ and ‘Advanced Machine Learning’ are English-language specializations, both created with the support of the top Russian IT firm Yandex, while the specialization ‘Introduction to Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science’ was developed with the involvement of the University of California at San Diego.