Main Projects Implemented under the HSE Basic Research Programme
The Representation of Ukrainian Crisis in News: Frame Analysis with Topic Modelling
Media framing is an important issue in media studies and political science. Media frames have been traditionally extracted via manual content and discourse analysis. Such approach has a limited ability to deal with large text collections and is prone to subjectivity both in terms of text selection and interpretation.
Online social networks and success of new entrepreneurs
The rapid development of the Internet, and in particular the emergence of social networks, affects many spheres of human activity. This largely concerns the business for which the development of online technologies is expanding the zone of influence of marketing and creates a new platform for advertising and promotion of their own product or idea.
Network classification algorithms and packet switching
Project Head: Sergey Nikolenko
The modern network edge must perform a wide spectrum of tasks: deep packet inspection, firewalling, VPN services, intrusion detection and many others. These tasks may have radically different computational requirements but traditional architectures of network processors are not suitable for processing packets with heterogeneous processing requirements. Algorithms for these models have only started to be developed, and we plan to obtain new results in this field.
Open database and a crowdsourcing website for development of sentiment analysis instruments (2014-2015)
Project Head: Sergey Koltsov
The project is aimed at the development of a software, a database and a sentiment lexicon that can further help create a methodology of detecting emotional polarity of user-generated Russian language content.
Development of concept and methodology for multi-level monitoring of the state of interethnic relationswith the data from social media
Project Head: Olessia Koltsova
The project aims at development of the concept and the semi-automatic methodology for monitoring ethnosocial processes and the state of interethnic relations in Russia based on social media data. It accounts for national, regional and local levels and uses methods of automatic analysis of large collections of internet texts.
Student and Postgraduate Projects
Virtual Communities as Social Fields: New Forms of Inequality
Project Head: Yuri Rykov
The research project "Virtual Communities as Social Fields: New Forms of Inequality" is part of the author's PhD thesis. The research sets two tasks: to verify the hypothesis of the existence of a specifically new form of social inequality on the Internet, and to determine key resources for the formation of a new elite.
The Impact of The Internet on Protests: Cross-Country Analysis
Project Head: E. Kirkizh
The research project is a part of student annual final paper "The Impact of the Internet on Protests".
The purpose of the project is to define and explain the degree of connection between Internet penetration and citizen participation in the protests at the country level as well as identifying the relationship between these variables over the last decade.
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