The Faculty of Computer Science is a young and fast-growing part of HSE University. One strategic area of our activities is to cooperate with leading educational and research institutions and IT companies from all over the world. We are eager to find opportunities for our students to learn about the latest achievements in IT, to work in the international teams, and to acquire specific knowledge at the world's leading universities.
Dean of HSE University’s Faculty of Computer Science Ivan Arzhantsev, head of the faculty’s Big Data and Information Retrieval School Evgeny Sokolov, and junior researcher at the faculty Gleb Bazhenov took part in the China–Russia Seminar on AI Talent Education and Technology Development in Beijing (PRC). The meeting organised by Yandex was aimed at discussing cooperation between leading Russian universities and China’s Tsinghua University. The university is among the world’s best, ranking first in Asia and 12th in the world in the international Times Higher Education rating.
On 5–13 December, HSE Faculty of Computer Science hosted a mini-course Decision Making by Enes Eryarsoy from Sabanci University (Turkey).
Mixed-sex teams representing eight university faculties took part in the HSE Winter Tennis Cup, an interfaculty table tennis championship for international students. The team of the Faculty of Mathematics won the competition. The tournament was organised with the support of the Department of Internationalisation and the Department of Physical Training.
In early November 2023, a delegation from HSE University visited the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen. HSE University representatives took part in CUHK-Shenzhen 2023 International Partner Day and discussed the existing student exchange agreement with colleagues from China.
Delegations from Nanjing University and Renmin (People's) University of China have recently made their first visits to HSE University to explore potential areas of cooperation. The Chinese universities have expressed interest in initiating collaborative research projects, educational and academic mobility programmes.
Seungmin Jin, from South Korea, is researching the field of Explainable AI and planning to defend his PhD on ‘A Visual Analytics System for Explaining and Improving Attention-Based Traffic Forecasting Models’ at HSE University this year. In September, he passed the pre-defence procedure at the HSE Faculty of Computer Science School of Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence. In his interview for the HSE News Service, he talks about his academic path and plans for the future.
“I got the opportunity to see the computer science principles applied in a different domain. It’s one thing knowing that they can be applied in multiple domains but it’s another seeing it up close.”
Frank Acquaye is a PhD student atthe Department of Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence, Faculty of Computer Science, National Research University Higher School of Economics. As part of his postgraduate studies, Frank spent several months inthe Noble Research Lab at the University of Washington, USA, where he did research.
From February 14–18, the HSE Faculty of Computer Science organised its first international winter school dedicated to software engineering. The event was supported by JetBrains, Innopolis University, and Schaffhausen Institute of Technology.
Mark Garnitsky, a student of the Data Analysis in Biology and Medicine master's programme is studying for one year at Ghent University in Belgium. We asked Mark to tell us about his story at the Faculty of Computer Science, his academic mobility experience and the social life during the pandemic.
Andrey Milko, a third-year student of the Applied Mathematics and Information Science programme talks about the conference, how he got there, and what it has to do with augmented reality.