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Olessia (Elena) Koltsova

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Sociology,HSESt. Petersburg
Associate Professor, Department of the Analysis of Social Institutions, Faculty of Sociology, HSE Moscow.
PhD in sociology

Research Interests: Sociology of the Internet and of  mass communication, political communication, Internet data analysis, Internet communities and online social networks, text mining, data analysis and modeling for social research of Internet

Email: olessia.koltsova@gmail.com


Research Fellows

Sergey Koltsov

Deputy Director
Director, Koltran Labs
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics,HSE–Saint Petersburg
PhD in Physics

Research Interests: Mathematical modeling in different fields:electronic/ionic optics,mass spectrometry, gas dynamics,topic modeling, sentiment analysis, neural networks; processes on the Internet.

Email: kol-sergei@yandex.ru

 Sergey Nikolenko

Senior Research Fellow
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, HSE – Saint Petersburg
Research Director, Surfingbird
Researcher at the Laboratory of Mathematical Logic of the St.-Petersburg Department of the Steklov Mathematical Institute
Adjunct Professor,  Academic University, St. PetersburgPhD in Mathematics

Research Interests: Probabilistic graphical models, machine learning, recommendation systems, bioinformatics, computational complexity theory, theoretical cryptography, circuit complexity, algebra (Chevalley groups), and algebraic geometry (theory of motives)

Email: snikolenko@hse.ru, snikolenko@gmail.com

Svetlana Bodrunova

Senior Research Fellow
Head of the Department of Media Design and Information Technologies at Saint Petersburg State University
PhD in Political Science

Research Interests:History of European journalism, journalism and politics in modern democracies, new media,mediacracy theory, and e-democracy

Email: spasibo-tebe@yandex.ru

Pyrlik Vladimir Nikolaevich

Senior Researcher
Associate Professor Department of Economics HSE - St. Petersburg
PhD in economic

Research interests: financial markets, financial econometrics, financial time series, global financial crises

E-mail: vpyrlik@hse.ru
Vladimir Filippov

Analyst (Software developer)

Research Interests: Opto-electronic engineering, lasers, and industrial standards for transmitting information


Svetlana Alekseeva

Junior Research Fellow 
Junior Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Cognitive Research, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Saint Petersburg State University

Research Interests: Psycholinguistics, corpus linguistics, and computational linguistics

Email: mail@s-alexeeva.ru

 Yuri Rykov

CV Yuri Rykov
Junior Research Fellow
PhD student in sociology, HSE Moscow

Research Interests: Internet data analysis,Internet, mass communications, social inequality, social communication, theory of social change, social systems, and social theory

Email: rykyur@gmail.com


Laboratory Manager

Daria Yudenkova

Master of Sociology, HSE–Saint Petersburg

Research Interests: Internet research and social network analysis

Email: dasha.184.dx@gmail.com


Research Associates

 Dmitry I. Ignatov

Associate Professor, Department of Data Analysis and Artificial Intelligence
Research Fellow, Scientific-Educational Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Structural Analysis
PhD in Mathematical Sciences

Research Interests: Formal Concept Analysis, Frequent (Closed) Sets and Association Rules Mining, Biclustering, Triclustering and Multi-dimensional Clustering, Graph Mining
Educational Data Mining, Recommender Systems, Analysing Social Resource Sharing and Crowdsourcing Systems


Anna Sanina

Associate Professor, HSE Campus in St. Petersburg / St. Petersburg Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities / School of Public Administration
Head Research Group on the Economics and Sociology of Changes (St. Petersburg)
PhD in Management Sociology

Research interests: formation of state identitystate, national and civil identity, local government innovation


Eleonora Kirkizh

Research Intern
Master student in sociology, HSE—Saint Petersburg
Editor of the news website cossa.ru

Research Interests: Mass communication, the Internet, social media, conflicts, and migration

Selivanova Galina

Research Intern
PhD student in political science, HSE—Saint Petersburg

Research Interests: social movements, internet and social networks research, democratization, political participation


Irina Nikiforova / Nikivincze

Assistant Professor, HSE Campus in St. Petersburg / St. Petersburg Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities / School of Sociology
PhD in Sociological Sciences

Research interests: innovation, academic achievement, decision-making, gender differences, informatics, information management, interdisciplinarity, international science, technology and innovation cooperation, recognition, science and technology studies, sociology of organizations, Bibliometrics

: inikiforova@hse.ru


Research Interns

Yadviga Sinyawskaya

Graduate of the Faculty of Sociology,
Research Intern Laboratory of Internet Studies

Research Interests: social advertising, prevention of deviant behavior, art therapy methods of prevention, the impact of Internet communication / social networking on the formation of value orientations, principles and beliefs of the individual, the formation of self-concept under the influence of the Internet-resources/social networks

Email: yasinyawskaya@mail.ru

Oleg Nagorny
Research Intern Laboratory of Internet Studies


Tatyana Yefimova

PhD student, Department of Applied Politics, HSE in Saint Petersburg.
Head of Student Office, Faculty of Sociology, HSE in Saint Petersburg

Research Interests:  Sociology of Mass Communications, Sociology of Mass Media, Sociology of Youth, Methods of Sociological Research, Political Sociology

Email: tgefimova@hse.spb.ru

 Olga Dornostup
Student in sociology, HSE—Saint Petersburg


Past Research Fellows

Anastasia Shimorina

Master student at the Erasmus Mundus European Masters Programme in Language and Communication Technologies at the University of Lorraine, France

Research Interests: Computational linguistics, lexicography, lexical semantics, and corpus linguistics

Email: shinas@yandex.ru

 Iskander Yasaveyev

Associate Professor,Department of Sociology, Faculty of Journalism and Sociology, Privolzhsky Federal University, Kazan
PhD in sociology

Research Interests: Construction of social problems and deviance, sociology of mass communication, and history of sociology in Kazan

Email: Iskander.Yasaveyev@ksu.ru

Peter Meylakhs

Senior Research Fellow
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Sociology, HSE St. Petersburg
Research Fellow, Center for Independent Social Research, St.Petersburg
PhD in sociology

Research Interests: Sociology of online communities, social network analysis, netnography, sociology of health and illness, e-health, public health, cultural sociology, sociology of social problems,  sociology of deviance, social aspects of drug abuse, social aspects of HIV and Hepatitis C, sociology of mass communication, socio-cultural theory of risk, social theory, and qualitative methods

Email: peter.meylakhs@gmail.com

Olga Mitrofanova

Associate Research Fellow
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Linguistics, Saint Petersburg State University
PhD in Philology

Research Interests: Mathematical models of language, computational linguistics, corpus linguistics, linguistic semantics, formal semantics, and automatic lexicography

Email: alkonost-om@yandex.ru

Andrey Shcherbak

Associate Research Fellow
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Politics,HSE–Saint Petersburg
Senior Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research, HSE–Saint Petersburg
PhD in Political Science

Research Interests: Political economy, regional studies, and youth policy

Email: ascherbak@hse.spb.ru

 Kirill Maslinsky

Research Fellow, Sociology of Education and Science
Laboratory Lecturer, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Sociology, HSE –Saint Petersburg

Research Interests: educational anthropology, corpus linguistics, automatic text processing, and the Soviet school

Email: maslinych@gmail.com


Alumni of the Internship and Volunteer Programme

 Alexey Knorre

Now Masterstudent, Faculty of Sociologyand Political Science, European University at Saint Petersburg

Research Interests: Automatic text analysis, sociology of science, and social theory.

Email: a.v.knorre@gmail.com

Sergey Galanin

3rd year student of Faculty of Sociology, Saint-Petersburg State University

Research Interests: nationalism, ethnic sociology, sociology of politics, social movements

Email: galanin994@gmail.com

Nina Mirzoeva

3rd year student of Faculty of Sociology, Saint-Petersburg State University

Research Interests: gender studies, social network analysis, anthropology of religion, sociology of power

Email: tata-um@yandex.ru

 Elena Dracheva

Now Project Manager,Association for Co-operation with Nordic Countries ‘NORDEN’ , St.Petersburg
MA in Politics, HSE–Saint Petersburg

 Anna Daviy

Now Master student in marketing, HSE–SaintPetersburg

Research interests: Marketing research, marketing practices of emerging markets, and strategic marketing

Email: anna.daviy@gmail.com

Julia Pavlova

Now PhD student, Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences

Research Interests: Sociology of history, historical memory, ethnography, sociology of education, Internet studies, computer processing of texts and databases, and online research

Email: julia.v.pavlova@gmail.com

Viktoria Seneva

Now Research Assistant at the HSE Laboratory of Cultural Economics in Saint Petersburg,
Research Assistant atthe HSE Sociology of Education and Science Laboratory in Saint Petersburg

Research Interests: Educational programmes and cultural economics

Email: vseneva@gmail.com


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