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HSE University Researcher Discovers an Unknown Building by a German Architect in Moscow Region

Electroperedacha power station
Rational architecture, a focus on functionality, and a cutback on ornamentation—these factors made the Electroperedacha power station an important early-20th-century achievement in the development of architecture, urban development, and the power industry. The architect of the building turned out to be Hermann Muthesius, a renowned German public figure and one of the founders of the Deutscher Werkbund. The authorship of the building was determined by a researcher from HSE University using original blueprints from the archive of the Mosenergo power supply company. The results of the study were published in Articult.

Big Winners: Very Obese Gamers Perform Better in Long-Term eSports Competitions

Big Winners: Very Obese Gamers Perform Better in Long-Term eSports Competitions
Researchers from HSE University and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology compared the performance of eSport gamers of different weight categories. Despite the fact that this study looks at computer games, it touches on the broader issue of including obese individuals in modern work activities that are often associated with computer technology.

Researchers Observe a Gender Gap in the Gig Economy

Researchers Observe a Gender Gap in the Gig Economy
Researchers from the HSE University Institute of Education have studied data on the work schedule of teachers in an online English-language school and have shown that women aged 25–35 work less than men. This is connected to lower workloads in the evenings. The article ‘Women in gig economy work less in the evenings’ has been published in Scientific Reports.

Users Better Recognise Neutral Banner Ads

Users Better Recognise Neutral Banner Ads
Marketers often make ads bright and catchy. However, scientists from HSE University have found out that banner advertising on websites should be neutral in order to influence users more effectively. The results of the study have been published in the Frontiers in Psychology journal.

Mathematical Model Helps Solve 'Organiser's Dilemma'

Mathematical Model Helps Solve 'Organiser's Dilemma'
Researchers from the HSE International Laboratory of Intangible-driven Economy have developed a model for optimising contest prizes for winners and more. The study uses eSports statistics to offer insights into the optimal reward structure for team competitions in a variety of spheres, including corporate and patent battles. The findings from this study have been published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization. 

Faculty of Computer Science Lab Develops Monitoring System for LHC Experiment

Faculty of Computer Science Lab Develops Monitoring System for LHC Experiment
Researchers from the Laboratory of Methods for Big Data Analysis (LAMBDA) at the HSEFaculty of Computer Science have created a monitoring system that is used in the Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment (LHCb). The system helps track the quality of the collected data and allows operators to quickly find errors.

Hidden Champions: Who They Are and How to Study Them

Hidden Champions: Who They Are and How to Study Them
The HSE Graduate School of Business Institute of Innovation Management (HSE IIM) studies high-growth companies and offers education and advice to their founders and managers. As part of the project, it presented a report on Kazakhstan’s ‘hidden champions’—companies that grow rapidly, but with a low level of publicity. The HSE News Service talked to the report’s authors, Christian Kahl from Beijing Jiaotong University and Aigerim Raimzhanova from Narxoz University in Almaty, as well as Alexander Stepanov, head of the project at HSE IIM.

Learning Is Based on Neurons’ Ability to Cooperate for Survival

Learning Is Based on Neurons’ Ability to Cooperate for Survival
Exploring the predictive properties of neuronal metabolism can contribute to our understanding of how humans learn and remember. This key finding from a consideration of molecular mechanisms of learning and memory conducted by scientists from Russia and the U.S. has been published in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews

Russian Researchers Develop Hybrid Sensor That Can Help Diagnose Cancer

Russian Researchers Develop Hybrid Sensor That Can Help Diagnose Cancer
A team of researchers from HSE University, Skoltech, MPGU, and MISIS have developed a nanophotonic-microfluidic sensor whose potential applications include cancer detection, monitoring and treatment response assessment. Today, the device can identify gases and liquids dissolved at low concentrations with a high degree of accuracy. The paper is published in Optics Letters.

Doctoral Students Need the Support of Not Only Their Academic Supervisor, but Also of Other Faculty Staff

Doctoral Students Need the Support of Not Only Their Academic Supervisor, but Also of Other Faculty Staff
To successfully defend a doctoral dissertation, PhD candidates need not only the support of their academic supervisor and close friends and relatives, but also system-wide assistance from the university department or faculty where they study. However, HSE University researchers have found that such support can take different forms and that each has a different effect on how confident a student feels in their ability to successfully defend their dissertation. The results of their study were published in the journal Higher Education Quarterly.