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SPIN-RSCI: 4759-8477
ORCID: 0000-0003-2246-0094
ResearcherID: K-3905-2015
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D. A. Alexandrov
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Ilya Musabirov

  • Ilya Musabirov has been at HSE since 2013.

Problem Areas for Students/Responsibilities

In Data Science minor, BA programme in Sociology and Social Informatics, and MSc in Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction I work with students on projects in Social Computing, Web Science, Computational Social Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Learning Analytics.

We study (and, in part, design) gamification systems, recommendation and reputation systems in the Web, online games, online communities, social networks, online games and everything connected to "Digital Footprints"

In the BA programme "Sociology and Social Informatics" I am responsible for coordination of course content development and analysis of best educational practices in the area of Social Informatics, coordination of student project work in Digital Research.

Student Term / Thesis Papers

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  • 2015

    MA in Social Science (Media and Communication Studies)
    Университет Уппсала, Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University

  • 2014

    MSc in Computer Science and Computing Machinery
    Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technology, Mechanics and Optics , ITMO University

  • 2006

    Degree in Applied Informatics in Economics
    Kemerovo State University


  • 2017
    The 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (Денвер). Presentation: Deconstructing Cosmetic Virtual Goods Experiences in Dota 2
  • Spectating Play, the 13th Annual Game Research Lab Spring Seminar (Tampere). Presentation: Online communication of eSports viewers: Topic Modeling approach
  • «Образование и мировые города: Smart Learning и глобальные университеты» (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Teaching non-STEM Students Data Science
  • 2016
    8th ACM Conference on Web Science (Ганновер). Presentation: Private and Public Online Groups in Apartment Buildings of St.Petersburg
  • Money and Games, the 12th Annual Game Research Lab Spring Seminar (Тампере). Presentation: Cosmetic items pricing in Steam Community Market. The case of Dota 2
  • 2015
    International Conference on Computational Social Science (Helsinki). Presentation: Online Communication in Apartment Buildings of St.Petersburg
  • 2nd GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium 2015 (Cologne). Presentation: Exploring Social Adaptation in Online Games
  • 2nd GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium 2015 (Cologne). Presentation: Educational Migration Patterns in Russia: Social Network Data Approach
  • 2014
    6th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2014) (2014). Presentation: Informal In-Game Help Practices in Massive Multiplayer Online Games (EGG2014 Workshop)
  • 6th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2014) (2014). Presentation: Online Communication in Apartment Buildings (CityLabs2014 Workshop)
  • GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium (Cologne). Presentation: Online Communication in Apartment Buildings


Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

  • Graduate Certificate Data Mining and Applications (Stanford University, 2012)
  • Diploma "Information Systems in HR management" (Kemerovo State University, 2006)
  • Courses: Empirical Research Methods for Human-Computer Interaction, How Do We Measure That?! Quick Scale Development, How to WriteCHI Papers, Deep Learning for Understanding  the Human (Montreal, ACM CHI 2018)

Postgraduate Studies

3rd year of study
Approved topic of thesis: Structural Models of Students' Individual and Group Dynamics in New Educational Technologies Settings
Academic Supervisor: Alexandrov, Daniil A.

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Courses (2015/2016)

Courses (2014/2015)

Awards and Accomplishments

St.Petersburg Government Reward for PhD students (2018)

Russian Federation Government Scholarship for PhD students (2017)

Swedish Institute Visby Scholarship for Master's Students (2014)

Timetable for today

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Participants of our Research Group at Sunbelt'18

Members of our Research Group presented their projects at Sunbelt 2018 conference which was held in Utrecht, the Netherlands from June 26 to July 1. It is a leading conference devoted to Social Network Analysis which started its history in 1981. This year, it was attended by more than 600 people who are interested in the implementation of SNA in the diverse scientific fields such as sociology, mathematics, anthropology, epidemiology, etc.

First seminar of Research Group "Machine Learning and Social Computing": trajectories of development and research of online games

On January 21 the first adjusting seminar of Research Group "Machine Learning and Social Computing" took a place. Current plans and the main ideas about future work were discussed; design and some results of researches on social algorithms in online games and eSports were presented.

HSE Researchers Present Their Study on Educational Migration

Research projects on social informatics of the Laboratory of Sociology in Education and Science have been presented at two conferences in Germany.