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109028, Moscow,
11, Pokrovsky boulevard

Phone: +7 (495) 531-00-00 *27254

Email: computerscience@hse.ru


First Deputy Dean Tamara Voznesenskaya
Deputy Dean for Research and International Relations Sergei Obiedkov
Deputy Dean for Methodical and Educational Work Ilya Samonenko
Deputy Dean for Development, Finance and Administration Irina Plisetskaya
Convergence rates for empirical barycenters in metric spaces: curvature, convexity and extendable geodesics

Ahidar-Coutrix A., Le Gouic T., Paris Q.

Probability Theory and Related Fields. 2019.

Machine Learning on data with sPlot background subtraction

M. Borisyak, N. Kazeev.

Journal of Instrumentation. 2019. Vol. 14. No. 08. P. 1-8.

Book chapter
Subspace Inference for Bayesian Deep Learning

Vetrov D., Izmailov P., Maddox W. J. et al.

In bk.: Proceedings of the 35th Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence Conference (UAI-2019). 2019. P. 1-11.

Book chapter
The logic of action lattices is undecidable

Kuznetsov S.

In bk.: 34th Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science (LICS 2019). IEEE, 2019. Ch. 36. P. 1-9.

About the Faculty

Faculty of Computer Science

2189STUDENTS          274STAFF                   11LABS 
The Faculty of Computer Science was created in March 2014 with the goal of becoming one of the world’s top 30 faculties in training developers and researchers in the field of big data storage and processing, system and software engineering and system programming.


The computer sciences (informatics, applied mathematics, and programming) are developing rapidly, and education in this area cannot always keep up with the changes and the real needs of the IT industry. With this problem in mind, Yandex opened the School of Data Analysis almost seven years ago in order to provide additional training for master’s students. The company has now decided to include bachelor’s students as well. Yandex has been working with the Higher School of Economics for a long time, and HSE supports this initiative.

Yandex developed the concept of the faculty, and together with HSE, the educational programme was created. The head of Yandex’s academic programmes, Ivan Arzhantsev, was named dean of the new faculty.

The new faculty includes three departments and four joint departments. Two of the departments are based on existing HSE divisions: the School of Software Engineering, headed by Sergey Avdoshin, and the Department of Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence, overseen by Sergei Kuznetsov. Another department – the Department of Big Data and Information Retrieval – is based on the Joint Department with Yandex. The head of the Big Data and Information Retrieval Department will be Vladimir Podolskii, and of the Joint Department – Maxim Babenko. The new faculty also includes the Department of Technologies of Complex Systems Modeling, which was created in cooperation with the Institute for Information Transmission Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences and will be headed by Alexander Kuleshov, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Joint Department with the Institute for System Analysis of the Russian Academy of Science will be headed by the director of the institute, Yuri Popkov, who is an academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Joint Department of System Programming was established in 2015 in conjunction with the Institute of Systems Programming (ISP), which is part of the Russian Academy of Sciences, headed by Viktor Ivannikov and later by Arutyun Avetisyan

Faculty members include employees from tech companies including Yandex and ABBYY, many of which have won championships such as the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest- the gold standard of computer science education in  Russia. Yandex will organize workshops, internships, and academic seminars and will also be a potential employer for the students. 

In addition, representatives from leading Russian IT groups – the Institute for Information Transmission Problems (Kharkevich IITP RAS), the Institute for Systems Analysis (ISA RAS), and the Dorodnitsyn Computing center (CC RAS) – will be involved in teaching at the faculty. Such individuals will also take part in developing topics for term papers, theses and research projects.

Where should you apply?

Bachelor’s programmes:

Master’s programmes:

All programmes include:

  • fundamental mathematical training;
  • training in the field of programming and information technology;
  • hands-on courses developed with the help of representatives of the business community.

The Faculty of Computer Science partners with several HSE departments specializing in similar fields: the faculties of Business Informatics and Mathematics, the HSE Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM), and the Department of Higher Mathematics of the Faculty of Economics.