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Alexander Ponomarenko

  • Alexander Ponomarenko has been at HSE University since 2013.

Education and Degrees

  • 2018

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD)
    Alexeev Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University

  • 2007

    Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics

  • 2004

    Degree in Mathematics
    Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Mechanics and Mathematics

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

Advanced Training​
July 17-29, 2023. AIRI Summer School of Artificial Intelligence
May 2014. Operations Research and Applications
May 2015. Operations Research and Applications

Awards and Accomplishments

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Lecturers" (2014-2015)


2020-2025, RSF grant 20-77-10081 "Development of coherent radiophysical methods for measuring parameters of near-surface dynamic processes in the ocean"
2014-2015, RSF grant 14-41-00039
  «Clustering and search techniques in large scale networks»


  • 2023
    VII Всероссийская научная конференция молодых ученых «Комплексные исследования Мирового океана» (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Применение машинного обучения в акустических исследованиях океана
  • 2016

    2-я МЕЖДУНАРОДНАЯ НАУЧНАЯ КОНФЕРЕНЦИЯ - НАУКА БУДУЩЕГО (Казань). Presentation: Algorithms for Building Highly Scalable Distributed Data Storages

  • Workshop on Critical and collective effects in graphs and networks (Москва). Presentation: Optimal Network Structures for Decentralized Search
  • 2015

    8th International Conference on Similarity Search and Applications (Глазго). Presentation: Query-based improvement procedure and self-adaptive graph construction algorithm for approximate nearest neighbor search

  • 2014
    XVI-я Байкальская международная школа-семинар "Методы оптимизации и их приложения" (о. Ольхон, Иркутская область). Presentation: Распределённый масштабируемый алгоритм для приближенного поиска ближайшего соседа в метрическом пространстве
  • The Second International Conference on Information Technology and Quantitative Management (ITQM 2014) (Москва). Presentation: Heuristic for a real-life truck and trailer routing problem
  • The 4th International Conference on Network Analysis (Нижний Новгород). Presentation: The Web without Search Engines
  • 20th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (Барселона). Presentation: Fast search without index
  • DATA ANALYTICS 2014 (Рим). Presentation: Comparative Analysis of Data Structures for Approximate Nearest Neighbor Search

  • Информационные технологии и системы - 2014 (Нижний Новгород). Presentation: Организация быстрого поиска без индекса

  • 2013
    The 8th Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR 2014) (Нижний Новгород). Presentation: Scalable Distributed Algorithm for Approximate Nearest Neighbor Search Problem in High Dimensional General Metric Space
  • 2012
    5th International Conference on Similarity Search and Applications (Торонто). Presentation: Scalable Distributed Algorithm for Approximate Nearest Neighbor Search Problem in High Dimensional General Metric Spaces
  • 2011
    International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Applications ICTA 2011 (Орландо, Флорида). Presentation: Approximate Nearest Neighbor Search Small World Approach
  • 2010
    4th Spring/Summer Young Researchers’ Colloquium on Software Engineering, SYRCoSE (Нижний Новгород). Presentation: Metrized Small World Approach for Nearest Neighbor Search


Employment history

(August, 2013, - Present) Laboratory of Algorithms and Technologies for Networks Analysis: Computer Scientist
Responsibilities: Lecturing, Scientific publications, software prototyping and algorithmic research.
(January, 2008 - February, 2013) MeraLabs LLC: Project Leader of the MSW Active Data Storage Project
Leading group of 5 people creating an innovative solution in noSQL distributed storage of semantically dependent data (distributed metric database).
Responsibilities: team management, high level system design, scientific publications, software prototyping and algorithmic research,  customer relationships management.
Designing and implementing automatic analyzing algorithm systems, text semantic measure algorithms based on the synonymic networks WordNet, parallel algorithms for multiprocessor systems and GPU, distributed document index system
Research similarity metrics of XML documents, objects of semantic networks, digital images, chemical compounds, tree and graph based object structures
Applying metric space search theory on information retrieval, chemistry, biologic activity prediction, anomalies detection, recommendation systems, events s and sequence prediction, pattern recognition.
 (April, 2007 – December, 2007) Mera LLC: Spirit Project:  Researcher.
Investigating and researching new approaches to the issues in the scalability of the large semantic data storage.
Areas of research: conceptual graphs, fuzzy queries, automated expert systems, distributed computing, information modeling (XML/XSLT/XPath, RDF), Semantic web, Small World Theory.
(2005 – April; 2007 – April) Mera LLC: Software Designer
Developing a solution for automated network installation and management of O&M GSM platform (maintenance checks, disaster recovery solution, non-interruptible upgrade, hardware and application stack monitoring, writing customer documentation).
Developed from scratch a tool for collecting Shell scripts coverage.
(2004-September; 2005-April) - Comba Soft LLC: Software Designer
Developing the document management system for medium business using Oracle 9i

Timetable for today

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Internet Search Possible without Search Engines

Specialists from the HSE’s Nizhny Novgorod campus plan to create a new system of structuring data and accounting of webpages. The Laboratory of Algorithms and Technologies for Networks Analysis has won a grant from the Russian Science Foundation to study ‘Clustering and Search Techniques in Large Scale Networks.’