HSE University Students Win Five Gold Medals at IMC'20
Ninety six university teams from all over the world participated in the main mathematics competition of the year. Typically, IMC takes place in Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria), but this year it was decided to hold the competition online due to the pandemic.
There were also changes to the number of tasks (eight instead of the traditional 10), reviews of solutions, and the appeals process. Nevertheless, these changes proved to be no obstacle for the joint team of the HSE University Moscow’s Faculty of Computer Science (FCS) and Faculty of Mathematics (FM), which won seven medals, with four golds, two silvers, and one bronze.
- Daniil Ivanik (FCS, first year of studies) – First Prize;
- Nikita Kalinin (FCS, second year of studies) – First Prize;
- Maxim Urmanov (FCS, third year of studies) – First Prize;
- Alexander Shlimovich (FM, third year of studies) – First Prize;
- Rodion Zaytsev (FM, third year of studies) – Second Prize;
- Danila Ivanov (FCS, first year of studies) – Second Prize;
- Karim Shamazov (FCS, second year of studies) – Third Prize;
- Alexander Latyshev (FCS, second year of studies) – Honourable Mention.
In addition, two third-year bachelor’s students from the Faculty of Mathematics, Evgeniya Akhmedova and Renata Valieva, participated in the competition outside the joint team, winning Second Prize medals.
Students of the HSE St. Petersburg School of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science showed excellent results in the individual competition. Vladislav Epifanov, a senior of Applied Mathematics and Information Science undergraduate programme, repeated his last year's result, winning the First Prize. His classmates, Nikita Andreev and Makxim Surkov, earned Second Prize medals. Vasily Alferov, a first year Master's student of Software Development and Data Analysis, and Vladislav Mosin, a senior in Applied Mathematics and Information Science programme, were awarded Third Prize medals.
‘HSE Offers the Opportunity to Study Mathematics Alongside Renowned Mathematicians as Part of a Vibrant Research Community’
HSE University’s Faculty of Mathematics is one of the strongest in Russia, consistently ranking high on global university rankings. Its degree programmes attract the best students, not only from Russia, but also from around the world, by offering them a well-rounded mathematical education and a wide range of learning opportunities. In an interview with HSE News Service, a Master’s student and an HSE alum talk about features of the HSE Master’s Programme in Mathematics.
In celebration of Russia’s Year of Science and Technology, we continue our series about HSE University’s international laboratories, which are headed by world-class scientists and scholars. The first of these, the Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry and Its Applications, was established in October 2010. Below, Laboratory Head Dmitry Kaledin discusses the Lab’s history, research, achievements, and current activities.
Alena Akmatova and Svetlana Ilyushina, graduates of the HSE Art and Design School Master’s programme (2017), won the open Russian Post competition, which was held jointly with the Novgorod regional government and the Novgorod State Museum-Reserve in the autumn of 2020. Participants had to design a series of limited edition postcards and packaging dedicated to the cultural and historical heritage of the region
Ekaterina Melianova and Artem Volgin, both graduates of the Master’s Programme Applied Statistics with Network Analysis, took second place in two CDP competitions: the Unlocking Climate Solutions Kaggle Competition and the COVID-19 Symptom Data Challenge. In the coronavirus-related data competition, the HSE graduates outperformed professors and PhD students of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the University of Washington, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and other foreign universities.
43 projects from all over the country were awarded grants in Russia’s Eighth Mega-Grant Competition. HSE University’s application in support of the creation of a world-class laboratory in mathematics was among the winners. The academic supervisor of the new laboratory will be Professor Michael Shapiro of Michigan State University (USA).
Edmond W.H. Lee, a full professor at the Department of Mathematics, Nova Southeastern University, USA, has recently defended his Doctor of Sciences (DSc) thesis at the Dissertation Council in Mathematics, HSE University. The DSc in Russia is a higher doctoral degree that can be earned after the PhD. Professor Lee’s defence was held over Zoom, with the candidate and his dissertation committee members participating remotely from 5 cities in Brazil, Israel, Russia, and the USA. Lee became the first international recipient of a DSc degree in Mathematics from HSE University.
In an interview, Sania Pushkar, a member of the first graduating class of the Faculty of Mathematics, talks about why she loves math, what she’s up to now, and what she’ll remember most about studying in the Faculty of Mathematics at HSE University.
Mathematicians of the Higher School of Economics have calculated the effectiveness of measures taken to fight the coronavirus epidemic in different countries. They have concluded that the scale of anti-epidemic measures does not necessarily directly affect the disease rate, suggesting that one of the main reasons for this is the willingness of citizens to clearly, honestly and consistently comply with anti-epidemic measures.
This year’s International Economics Olympiad for high school students started on September 7 with an opening ceremony that celebrated the biggest and most diverse group of students yet to compete in the Olympiad, now in its third year. 29 teams from 29 countries will compete this time. The event, which is being held online due to the pandemic, will last until September 13.