Young HSE University Researchers Win Moscow Government Award
This prize is annually awarded to doctoral students, researchers and professionals from Moscow-based institutions, as well as people with Candidate or Doctor of Sciences degrees. Researchers from HSE University won competition for the third year in a row and will be recognized at ceremony slated to take place on February 7 at the Kremlin Palace.
Prizes are awarded in two categories: research and development. The first category includes mathematics, mechanics & information science, biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, social science, humanities, and Earth sciences. Awards in the second category are given for technological development and innovations in urban infrastructure, biotechnology, instrumentation, and electronics. There are 22 nominations in total.
Anton Osokin, Associate Professor at the HSE Faculty of Computer Science, won the award in mathematics, mechanics & information science, for his series of papers on the use of machine learning systems for predicting structured objects.
‘The series I was awarded for includes 13 papers published from 2011 till 2019. They have been published for major international conferences (NeurIPS, ICML, CVPR, ICCV, ICLR, etc.) and top journals, such as IEEE TPAMIand IJCV,’ Anton Osokin said.
For me personally, this award is a pleasant acknowledgement - my projects have been recognized
‘We submitted a collection of our works – over 40 papers published in prestigious Russian and international journals, including our six collaborative monographs. The main subject is Russian society: the groups it consists of, their differences, factors of their well-being and ill-being, and the specific features of inequality in Russia in comparison with other countries,’ the prize winners noted.
We have been carrying out joint social research for over 15 years – since doing our Bachelor’s degrees
The researchers believe that this award highlights the importance of their research: ‘This means recognition of the quality of our team’s work (and our team is not limited to just us three) and our right choice of field, as well as our eagerness to continue analyzing the most pressing problems facing Russian society today’.
The Moscow Government Award competition welcomes applications from doctoral students, researchers, professionals, and holders of Candidate of Sciences degrees under the age of 36, as well as holders of Doctor of Sciences degrees aged 40 and less. Applications may be submitted individually or as part of a team of up to three members.