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Sergei Pashakhin

  • Sergei Pashakhin has been at HSE University since 2016.


  • 2017

    HSE University

  • 2013

    Degree in Social Work
    Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

  • Experimental Methods & Simulations in Social and Cognitive Sciences, Higher School of Economics, 13—22 July, 2021.
  • Empowering Your Academic Writing in English: Academic vs. General, Higher School of Economics, September 30—November 24, 2019.
  • Social Media Theory and Research, Radboud University, Nijmegen, 1–5 July 2019.
  • FRRESH Spring Seminar / FIRST Intensive Course, Finnish-Russian Network for Russian and Eurasian Studies in Social Science and Humanities, St.Petersburg, 18–24 March 2019.
  • Web Science Summer School (WWSSS’17), ITMO & HSE, St.Petersburg,  1–8 July 2017.

Young Faculty Support Program (Group of Young Academic Professionals)
Category "New Researchers" (2019-2020)



  • 2021

    Digital Transformation & Society (DTGS 2021) (online). Presentation: Following the Lead When Nothing is Certain? Exploring the Image of Russia in Kazakhstani and Ukrainian Digital News Media

  • 2020
    Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language (Хельсинки). Presentation: PolSentiLex: Sentiment Detection in Socio-political Discussions on Russian Social Media
  • St. Petersburg International Conference on Inequality and Diversity (IDC) (St.Petersburg). Presentation: 'Alien Elections': Ukrainian News Media on the 2018 Russian Presidential Elections
  • 2019
    Межкампусная конференция по Digital Humanities «DH Meet-Up HSE» (Москва). Presentation: Тематическое моделирование как инструмент мягкой кластеризации социальных науках
  • St. Petersburg Conference on Inequality and Diversity (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Media Diets and News Agendas Online: A Case of the 2017 Protests in Russia
  • 19th Annual Aleksanteri Conference “Technology, Culture, and Society in the Eurasian Space" (Хельсинки). Presentation: Media Diets and News Agendas Online: A Case of the 2017 Protests in Russia
  • 2018
    68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association: Voices (Прага). Presentation: Agenda Divergence in a Developing Conflict: A Quantitative Evidence from A Ukrainian and a Russian TV Newsfeeds
  • The 10th International Conference on Social Informatics (Socinfo2018) (Saint Petersburg). Presentation: A full-cycle methodology for news topic modeling and user feedback research
  • 2017
    5th International Conference COMPARATIVE MEDIA STUDIES IN TODAY’S WORLD: Media Transformations in Times of Technological Boom and Political Polarization (Saint Petersburg). Presentation: The Representation of Ukrainian Crisis in News: Frame Analysis with Topic Modelling
  • 2016
    Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language (AINL) 2016 (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Topic Modeling for Frame Analysis of News Media


2019—present – RSF supported project ‘Fakenews: political news on Russia and its neighbors on social media: major content features, factors of trust and news truthfulness detection by users of different countries’ (PI – Olessia Koltsova)

2018—present – RFBR supported project ‘Socio-political News Spread in Russian Language Online Social Network’ (PI – Sergei Koltsov)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2018/2019)

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SCILA at the AINL Conference 2020

SCILA researchers presented two papers at the 9th conference on Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language (AINL 2020), which took place from 7 to 9 October 2020.

LINIS at the Aleksanteri Conference

On October 23-25 the Laboratory for Internet Studies took part in Aleksanteri Conference in Helsinki.

New achievements of LINIS team

It has been become such a good tradition to obtain "gifts" from HSE Academic Fund at the Christmas Eve!

We are happy to congratulate our colleagues on the enrollment at the Full-time HSE Advanced Doctoral Programme!

Академическая аспирантура пополнилась двумя аспирантами-сотрудниками ЛИНИС.

The best-paper nomination by ICA!

International Communication Association (ICA) announced the results of the best-paper contest. In the section of political communication studies, the article by Sergei Pashahin, Olessya Koltsova and Svetlana Alexeeva was named the best paper in this category.


Staff of LINIS presented their papers at the International conference Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language-2016 (AINL) held 10-12 November in Saint-Petersburg (Russia).