open seminars of the Faculty of Computer Science were held in April and May in eight cities across Russia and Belarus.
The seminars were led by teachers in the ‘Mathematical Methods of Optimization and Stochastics’ and ‘Data Science’ Master’s programmes.
The seminars were aimed at upper-class undergraduate students, Master’s students, postgraduate students and teachers from various HSE campuses and other universities. The topics were selected in order to demonstrate the most outstanding achievements in the fields of modern mathematics and computer science and included ‘Methods of multi-modal clustering for data mining’, ‘Architecture and platforms of data analysis distribution systems’, ‘High dimensional statistics data’ and ‘The complexity of computation, efficient algorithms and convex optimization’.
The seminar was attended by approximately 300 people. Students also had the opportunity to learn more about HSE’s Master's programmes in mathematics, computer science and software engineering.
The events were held on HSE campuses, branches of the Yandex School of Data Analysis, and other venues in Yekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Minsk, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Perm and St. Petersburg.
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 HSE Faculty of Computer Science, where international specialists teach alongside Russian professors and one Master’s programme on systems and programming 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.
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.