Computer Science Colloquium Now Available on Youtube
The HSE Faculty of Computer Science, where international specialists teach alongside Russian professors and one Master’s programme in System and Software Engineering is taught entirely in English, has launched a public colloquium. The colloquium — a faculty-wide seminar — is a platform for teachers, research fellows, graduates and undergraduates and anyone interested in computer science to discuss and exchange opinions and information. The only rule for the colloquium is that whoever wants to talk about their new research results or issues related to computing must use language that everyone can understand.
Discussions are recorded on video and uploaded weekly onto the Faculty Youtube channel in Russian and English.
At the moment you can watch Stefan Haar, ENS Cachen (Paris) talking about True Concurrency — from C.A. Petri to Telecom and Systems Biology, Geoffrey Gérard Décrouez, Associate Professor at the Department of Data Analysis and AI, at HSE’s Faculty of Computer Science giving a lecture — On scale invariance, multifractal formalism, and their applications, and Wil van der Aalst, Eindhoven University of Technology, HSE Honorary Professor.
Wil van der Aalst - is a leading world expert on modelling and analysis of information systems. He is the founder and leader of the new, rapidly developing area of research - process mining. His ideas have had a huge impact on software developers. You can watch his lecture, Process Mining: Data Science in Action on the Faculty Youtube channel.
Assaf Schuster, Computer Science, Technion, Haifa, Israel talks about RaaS and Ginseng: The Resource as a Service Cloud, while Dzmitry Kliazovich, Research Assistant, Organization & International Development, University of Luxembourg, discusses Energy efficient Cloud Computing. The series of English lectures concludes with Frederico Wadehn, representing the Signal and Information Processing Laboratory of ETH Zurich, on the subject of: Probabilistic graphical models: Factor graphs and more.
The Faculty Youtube channel allows those with a professional interest in the development of computer science to watch lectures by world famous experts and students and also to get a flavour of the lively discussions at HSE.
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.
Bruno Bauwens, an expert in Kolmogorov complexity, is a new recruit at the HSE Faculty of Computer Science. He started in September 2015. Bruno received his PhD from Ghent University in Belgium, after which he held postdoctoral fellowships at Porto University (Portugal), as well as at the University of Montpellier and University of Lorraine.
An important step in integrating the university into the global educational, scientific and research space is the expansion of international recruiting. Since its very first year, the Faculty of Computer Science at the Higher School of Economics has had a foreign professor working on staff. In 2015, four internationally recruited experts teach and conduct research in the faculty.
The Summer School on Machine Learning in High Energy Physics, which was co-organised by the HSE Faculty of Computer Science and Russian internet company Yandex, has ended. Below, the Head of HSE's Laboratory of Methods for Big Data Analysis, Andrey Ustyuzhanin, talks about the various ways in which physicists and programmers cooperate. He also discusses how researchers from HSE and Yandex have been participating in CERN experiments and how ordinary smartphone users can help unravel the secrets of the universe.
Vladimir Gromov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from the Faculty of Business Informatics. Completed his Masters on the Double Diploma programme at HSE and TU/e — Eindhoven Technical University.Currently lives in the Netherlands and works as a software engineer with UL Transaction Security.
The Faculty of Computer Science is only one year old – it was founded March 28, 2014 – but it already has a rich history and ambitious plans. Ivan Arzhantsev, Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science, spoke to The HSE Look about highlights from the past year, current research focuses, and the faculty’s plans for the future.
Two HSE students have won the Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, founded by Google to support women studying computer technology. The scholarship is awarded for academic achievement, leadership qualities and interest in computer sciences.
HSE and Yandex have opened a laboratory for methods of Big Data analysis at the HSE Computer Science Faculty (LAMBDA). The purpose of the new academic research lab is to create a world-class research centre to solve fundamental issues in computer science and develop methods for processing and analysing Big Data.
The Summer School on Operational Research and Applications, which took place as part of the International Conference on Network Analysis, ended on May 18 at HSE’s campus in Nizhny Novgorod.