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There is no more enrolment in the programme. You might be interested in Master's programme in Statistical Learning Theory.

The programme was created in collaboration with a successfully operating graduate programme at the PreMoLab laboratory. It aims to train researchers in the field of modern applied mathematics and mathematical modelling with in-depth study of mathematical statistics, stochastic analysis and discrete mathematics. It also aims to train experts in optimization techniques with an emphasis on methods of convex optimization in high dimension problems. 

2 years
Full-time Programme
Instruction in Russian and English
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers not applicable


Illustration for news: HSE Strengthens its Position in QS World University Rankings by Subject

HSE Strengthens its Position in QS World University Rankings by Subject

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’. 

Illustration for news: Admission for Doctoral Studies Kicks Off

Admission for Doctoral Studies Kicks Off

Applications are now being accepted for HSE doctoral programmes. The 2018 procedure is similar to that used by many international universities: exams can be sat online and in English, and HSE can now confer its own academic degrees. Sergey Roshchin, HSE Vice Rector, told the HSE News Service about how the procedure has changed.

First International Data Analysis Olympiad to Be Held in Russia

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.

Illustration for news: Admissions Made Easy for International Students: 2018/2019 Academic Year

Admissions Made Easy for International Students: 2018/2019 Academic Year

On November 15, international student admissions for undergraduate and Master’s programmes opened. This year, prospective students can apply to two programmes simultaneously. They’ll be able to track the application process online in their personal profile on the HSE website where they will receive notifications on the stages of their application’s review and decisions by the admissions committee. The documents for visa invitation can also be submitted there.

Illustration for news: ‘Our Programme Aims to Make a Research Breakthrough at the Intersection of Mathematics and Computer Science’

‘Our Programme Aims to Make a Research Breakthrough at the Intersection of Mathematics and Computer Science’

In 2017, the HSE Faculty of Computer Science and Skoltech are opening admissions to the Master’s programme inStatistical Learning Theory, which will become the successor to theMathematical Methods of Optimization and Stochastics programme.Vladimir Spokoiny, the programme’s academic supervisor and professor of mathematics at Humboldt University in Berlin, told us about the research part of the new programme and the opportunities it offers to both Master’s students and undergraduate students alike.

HSE Announces Student Research Competition

Students from universities in Russia and abroad have until October 31st to submit their applications for HSE’s open competition for research conducted in business informatics, computer science, mathematics, media communications, and political science.

HSE Awards Best Teachers of 2016

The Higher School of Economics has selected its Best Teachers of 2016. This year the voting process was different from previous years’, and First Vice Rector Vadim Radaev explains how.

Two papers have been accepted to ICML 2016

Two faculty members have their papers accepted to International Conference on Machine Learning that will be held in New York, USA. 

Computer Science Faculty Students Win Yandex Hackathon

Second year Software Engineering students Anton Kondrashov and Alexander Lazarenko have taken first place in the Robot Battle hackathon organized by Yandex. Participants had to write a bot for any popular messaging service, that could quickly and easily solve users’ payment problems.

HSE and University of California at San Diego Offer New Specialization on Coursera

HSE has teamed up with the University of California at San Diego (ranked 14th on the ARWU ranking, 41st on THE, and 59th on QS) to launch the new Data Structures and Algorithms specialization on Coursera. The specialization is taught completely in English and consists of five interrelated courses. Registration is open until March 7.