Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry and its Applications220
Algebraic geometry is one of the most active fields of mathematics. Since its foundation, the Laboratory has strived to attract the best scientific minds working in algebraic geometry in Russia and abroad. The conferences organized by the Laboratory will serve to disseminate the knowledge (both already obtained and newly created); a rich network of international contacts will help to establish its reputation as a major center of science.
Academic Supervisor: Fedor Bogomolov, Full Professor at the Courant Institute, New York University
Head: Aleksandr Kuznetsov
Laboratory for Comparative Social Research220
The Laboratory aims to develop rigorous quantitative comparative (cross-country and cross-regional) studies in Russian sociology. The combined efforts of international and Russian scholars in the Laboratory will bring comparative sociology in the Higher School of Economics to the forefront of international research. The focus of research will be on comparative studies of social change – the analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal data.
Chief Research Fellow: Christian Welzel, Professor, Vice President of the World Values Survey Association
Head: Eduard Ponarin
Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics220
The Laboratory aims at getting meaningful results in economic theory and empirical research. It is based on a new class of models of market systems with free entry. The main tasks:
- study of new possibilities of monopolistically competitive markets under conditions of the removal of restrictions on the constant elasticity of substitution between goods in consumption;
- extended analysis of the model of monopolistically competitive markets by including it in models of endogenous growth and multi-product output;
- study of the nature of asymmetric solutions agglomeration model of core-periphery type;
- empirical study of Russian interregional and international trade accounting for heterogenity of firms, sectors and trade flows;
- development and testing of computable general equilibrium models in the regions.
Academic Advisor: Kristian Behrens, UQAM (Canada), HSE
Leading Research Fellow: Jacques-François Thisse, CORE, Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), HSE and CEPR
Director: Sergey Kichko
International Laboratory of Mirror Symmetry and Automorphic Forms220
The International Laboratory of Mirror Symmetry and Automorphic Forms was created in December 2016 in the framework of the Russian Government megagrants programme. The lab plans to create a new global research platform that combines the efforts of mathematicians from different domains of mathematics and theoretical physics working on the problems related to mirror symmetry, derived and non-commutative geometry, automorphic forms, and number theory.
Academic Superviser: Ludmil Katzarkov
Head: Valery Gritsenko
International Laboratory of Bioelectric Interfaces220
Research conducted by the International Laboratory of Bioelectric Interfaces focuses on developing information technology for bidirectional communications with the human brain. It combines the electrocorticographic (ECoG) interface and modern multidimensional data analysis methods with somatosensory feedback provided by direct electrical stimulation or sensory substitution.
Academic Supervisor: Mikhail Lebedev
Head: Alexey Ossadtchi
International Laboratory of Financial EconomicsHSE
The goal of the International Laboratory of Financial Economics (LFE) is to support academic research in finance at best international standards in Russia, particularly but not exclusively with a focus on emerging financial markets.
Academic Supervisor: Christian Julliard, Associate Professor of Finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science
Head: Vladimir Sokolov
Laboratory for Economics of InnovationHSE
The key objective of the Laboratory is the development of a theory for the economics of innovation and elaboration of the applied instruments and concepts for evidence-based innovation policy.
Head: Ian Miles, Professor of Technological Innovation and Social Change at the University of Manchester;
Academic Supervisor: Leonid Gokhberg
Laboratory for Science and Technology StudiesHSE
The LST research entity aims at conducting pioneer studies on evidence-based science, technology and innovation policy. The balance between solid scientific work and user-oriented projects for various stakeholders on the national and international level is another crucial factor of success which guarantees the Lab a unique advantage both in Russia and worldwide.
Head: Jonathan Linton, Full Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa
Chief Research Fellow: Alexander Sokolov
International Research Laboratory for Institutional Analysis of Economic ReformsHSE
The Research Laboratory for Institutional Analysis of Economic Reforms (LIA) brings together faculty, post-graduates and students from the HSE departments of Economics, Sociology, Public and Municipal Administration; their professional interests are focused on institutional analysis of different markets and sectors of the economy. The Lab’s researchers engage both in their own research and LIA-wide projects, including Economics of Education, Economics of Bureaucracy, Institutional analysis of Banking and Economics of NGOs.
Academic Supervisor: John Nye, Professor of Economics, George Mason University
Head: Maria Yudkevich
International Laboratory of Decision Choice and AnalysisHSE
The Laboratory's main research and development areas are: theory of individual, social and multicriteria choice; mathematical modeling and empirical analysis of decision making in various economic and political institutions and institutional systems; game-theoretical models and methods in economics, political economy and political science; data analysis (methods of clustering, pattern recognition etc.)
Head: Fuad Aleskerov
Chief Research Fellow: Eric Maskin, Adams University Professor, Harvard University, Nobel Prize winner in Economics, 2007
International Centre for the Study of Institutions and DevelopmentHSE
The International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (CSID) brings together Russian and foreign experts in economics and political science to conduct cutting edge research. Current projects for the period 2011-13 examine the career trajectories of regional bureaucrats in Russia, the impact of police reform in Moscow, and the influence of legality and violence on company behaviour.
Academic Supervisor: Timothy Frye, Director, Harriman Institute, Columbia University
Director: Andrei Yakovlev
International Laboratory for Socio-Cultural ResearchHSE
Major activities of the Laboratory include investigating the impact of culture (cultural values and socio-cultural context) on socio-economic development; investigating socio-cultural conditioning of economic consciousness and behavior; developing a unified concept of cultural dimensions that would integrate existing concepts and approaches; developing new methods for socio-psychological and cross-cultural research.
Head: Nadezhda Lebedeva
Deputy Head: Klaus Boehnke, Full Professor of Social Science Methodology at Jacobs University Bremen
International Laboratory for Educational Policy AnalysisHSE
The Laboratory aims to carry out research in education through the use of modern methods. The laboratory works in cooperation with leading international researchers on projects related to evaluation of education quality, the economics of education and educational policy.
Academic Supervisor: Martin Carnoy, Vida Jacks Professor of Education, Stanford University
Academic Supervisor: Isak Froumin
International Laboratory for Applied Network ResearchHSE
International laboratory for Applied Network Research was launched in 2014 as a result of a tender of three-years projects. General aims are development and testing of new network data analysis methods in different fields (branches of science). As much as network researches are multidisciplinary we involve researchers in mathematics, statistics, education, sociology and management.
Academic Supervisor: Stanley Wasserman, Rudy Professor of Statistics, Psychology, and Sociology, Indiana University Bloomington
Head: Valentina Kuskova
International Laboratory of Representation Theory and Mathematical PhysicsHSE
The main objective of the laboratory is to develop a common approach to a variety of issues at the interface between the theory of integrable systems and representation theory of quantum and infinite-dimensional groups and algebras.
Head: Boris Feigin
Neurolinguistics laboratory was founded on April 1, 2013. Laboratory researchers study language as a product of human brain functioning in its complex interactions with other cognitive functions. Working on these problems they apply experimental approach and use such tools as eye-movement tracking, magnitoencephalography, fMRI, and ERPs.
Academic Supervisor: Nina Dronkers, Professor, Neurology and Linguistics, University of California, Davis
Head: Olga Dragoy
International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences HSE
Established in 2010, the International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences aims to develop academic studies in the field of history and sociology of World War II and the Holocaust and disseminate research results by publishing historical sources and secondary studies.
Academic Supervisor: Michael David-Fox, Associate Professor, Georgetown University
Director: Oleg Budnitskii
International Laboratory of Stochastic Analysis and its ApplicationsHSE
The team of the international laboratory gathers together researchers from various countries (Germany, France, Russia, UK) and from different schools but linked by close research interests. The lab has an initiative group from HSE (V.Konakov and V.Panov) and four invited professors with international recognition (E. Mammen, S. Menozzi, D. Belomestny, A. Veretennikov). The team was created on the basis of a long collaboration history, and research interests of all members of the group are quite close to each other. The general aim is to improve theoretical background and to develop practical methods for different stochastic models, to combine and share knowledge and ideas of leading international researchers to advance in several directions of the modern stochastic analysis.
Head: Valentin Konakov
International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and MotivationHSE
The research projects of the laboratory address engagement, meaning, motivational regulation, concordance of goals, and other constructs using instruments developed by the laboratory members as well as validated Russian versions of established measures.
Academic Supervisor: Kennon Sheldon, Professor, Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri
Head: Dmitry Leontiev
International Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Structural AnalysisHSE
The ISSA Lab is focused on some mathematical models of artificial intelligent and it's software implementation. Laboratory staff participate in all academic activities on tree levels: bachelor's programs, master's programs, and postgraduate schools (for dissertation preparation).
Head: Sergei Kuznetsov
Leading Research Fellow: Andre Scedrov, Professor of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania
Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the HumanitiesHSE
The work of Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (Russian acronym – IGITI) is carried out in several key research areas – the history of ideas and the sociology of knowledge, the history of studies of language and text, the university studies, and the analysis of contemporary cultural trends. In these areas, the Institute focuses on the following issues: the status of theory in the contemporary humanities and social sciences; traditions and classicist influences in the evolution of the humanities; the social context in which scholarly knowledge operates; the history of institutional forms of knowledge production; the internationalization of national academic communities and the formation of transnational orders and hierarchies of knowledge.
Director: Irina Savelieva
Deputy Director: Elena Vishlenkova
Laboratory of Theoretical Computer ScienceHSE
The Laboratory of Theoretical Computer Science was created in December 2015. It is a part of Big Data and Information Retrieval School of the Faculty of Computer Science in HSE. Research topics of the laboratory include computational complexity, Kolmogorov complexity, algorithmic statistics, combinatorial optimization and algorithmic game theory.
Head: Nikolay Vereshchagin
Laboratory for Condensed Matter PhysicsHSE
The Condensed-matter physics Laboratory was established in June 2016.
The focus of the laboratory is on fundamental physics research at the top level. Development of a modern educational center is also part of the laboratory's mission. The laboratory brings together leading Russian physicists from research centers of the Russian academy (Landau Institute fro theoretical physics, Kapitza Institute for physical problems, Institute of solid-state physics, Institute for Spectroscopy, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute)
Academic Supervisor: Lev Ioffe, Professor of Physics, Rutgers University
Head: Yuriy Makhlin
Centre of Deep Learning and Bayesian MethodsHSE
Centre of Deep Learning and Bayesian Methods is established on the basis of Bayesian Methods Research Group. The group is one of the strongest scientific groups in Russia in the area of machine learning and probabilistic modeling. The laboratory researches the neurobayesian models that combine the advantages of the two most successful machine learning approaches, namely neural networks and Bayesian methods.
Academic Superviser: Novi Quadrianto, Assistant Professor, University of Sussex
Head: Dmitry Vetrov
International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual DialogueHSE
Laboratory mission lies in promotion of the idea of intellectual dialogue between Russia and Europe and in implementation of philosophical studies, which are united by this topic within partnership with leading (mainly European) research-educational institutes and centers. Laboratory activities will help to promote the HSE in international academic environment by participating in research and educational projects of faculty of Humanities, as well as by creating intellectual public platforms in order to improve HSE’s image and its recognition as a leader of modern education in the humanities and international scientific and cultural cooperation center.
Academic Superviser: Leonid Luks
Head: Vladimir Kantor
International Laboratory for Population and Health StudiesHSE
International Laboratory for Population and Health Studies develops new and existing public health research methods, and conducts studies on population health and mortality based on them. Our main priority is to address the issues of population health and mortality in Russia, including: factors of excess mortality at working ages, health of elderly people in aging societies, impact of socioeconomic inequalities on population health status, regional mortality differences.
Academic Superviser: Vladimir Shkolnikov
Head: Evgeny Andreev
International Laboratory for Supercomputer Atomistic Modelling and Multi-scale AnalysisHSE
The research agenda of the Laboratory is based on three pillars: 1)Development of new mathematical methods and algorithms for atomistic-based multiscale modelling and simulation. 2) Implementation of these methods using novel supercomputer technologies. 3) Using these tools to solve actual interdisciplinary scientific and technological problems: water-based biomolecular systems; minerals, clays and cements; gas hydrates; filtration processes in porous media; glassy and amorphous states; polymer materials; radiation damage of materials etc.
Head of the Group: Genri Norman
Deputy Head: Vladimir Stegailov
International Laboratory for Linguistic ConvergenceHSE
The International Laboratory for Linguistic Convergence opened in 2017. It focuses on processes of convergence in the history of languages, i.e. the processes by which common features spread among languages due to contact between their speakers. The laboratory aims at modelling processes of convergence and developing tools to study these phenomena using data from electronic corpora of spoken language.
Academic Superviser: Johanna Nichols
Head: Nina Dobrushina
International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New RegionalismHSE
The International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism is an integral part of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. It aims to fulfil its members’ research potential in the study of international politics. The Laboratory is headed by Alexander Lukin, PhD., ScD., Head of HSE School of International Affairs. Furthermore, University of Kent’s Richard Sakwa, PhD., is a leading foreign researcher at the Laboratory.
Head: Alexander Lukin
International laboratory of Game Theory and Decision MakingHSE
The subject of Game Theory is central to the mathematical modeling of the economic situations of conflict and cooperation. The HSE’s Game Theory and Decision Making laboratory aims to develop new bridges between the models of non-cooperative behavior, and the normative concept of cooperation and fair division, in particular in their algorithmic and asymptotic dimensions.
Academic Supervisor: Herve Moulin, Donald J. Robertson Chair of Economics, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow
Head: Elena Yanovskaya
Co-Head: Anna Bogomolnaya, Professor in Economics, University of Glasgow
Laboratory of Algorithms and Technologies for Networks Analysis220
Laboratory of Algorithms and Technologies for Networks Analysis (LATNA) was created in October, 2011 at the Higher School of Economics. It is an independent body of researchers and teachers, under direction of Professor Panos M. Pardalos (University of Florida, USA), funded from a grant by the Ministry of Science of the Russian Federation. The purpose of the laboratory is scientific research and the establishment of international relations in the field of algorithms and techniques on algorithms and technologies for networks analysis for fundamental and applied research.
Academic Supervisor: Panos Pardalos, Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida
Head: Valery Kalyagin
International Laboratory of Intangible-driven EconomyHSE
The Laboratory aims at discovering phenomena of economic agents’ behavior under uncertainty in the knowledge economy. The HSE-Perm research group together with their international partners focus on intangible-intensive organizations, with the emphasis on special features of public corporations, privately-held companies and organizations in sport industry.
Head: Elena Shakina
Leading Research Fellow: Angel Barajas, Associate Professor at the Finance and Accounting Department, University of Vigo
220 Laboratories established under implementation of the Decree No. 220 of the Government of the Russian Federation ‘On the measures to attract leading researchers to Russian higher education institutions’
HSE Laboratories financed from the HSE funds