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Russia’s Regions and Their Preferences for Strong Alcohol

Russia’s Regions and Their Preferences for Strong Alcohol
Since 2010, Russia has been consistently pursuing an anti-alcohol policy. Its goal is to reduce the burden of disease and deaths due to alcohol consumption. The official figures show that, over the last decade the population has started drinking less, leaning towards wine and beer instead of vodka.

Quantifying the Power of the Word: HSE Students and Scholars to Study Poetic Texts Using Computer Methods

Quantifying the Power of the Word: HSE Students and Scholars to Study Poetic Texts Using Computer Methods
The Faculty of Humanities is switching to project-based research and teaching, which includes many new collaborative research endeavours. Professor Evgeny Kazartsev, who recently became the head of the HSE School of Philological Studies, told the HSE News Service about Computer Methods for Literary Textual Analysis project.

Why Are 'Garbage' Publications Dangerous and How to Deal with Them

Why Are 'Garbage' Publications Dangerous and How to Deal with Them
The Commission on Counteracting Falsification of Scientific Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) has published a report, ‘Foreign Predatory Journals in Scopus and WoS: Plagiarism by Translation and Unprincipled Russian Authors.’ HSE Vice Rector Maria Yudkevich discusses the main findings of the report and suggests possible measures to prevent violations of scholarly ethics by university staff.

Mathematics of Natural Choices: The Borda Count and Independence of Irrelevant Alternatives

Mathematics of Natural Choices: The Borda Count and Independence of Irrelevant Alternatives
Eric Maskin spoke at a recent research seminar held by the Centre in which he proposed a modified independence of irrelevant alternatives condition (IIA) and demonstrated that the voting rule satisfies modified IIA, Arrow’s other conditions, and May’s axioms if and only if it is the Borda count, i.e., rank-order voting. Fuad Aleskerov discussed how this affected the collective choice theory, elaborating on various choice models, starting from the Condorcet paradox.

HSE Scholars to Participate in Creating a New Platform for Russian National Corpus

HSE Scholars to Participate in Creating a New Platform for Russian National Corpus
The Russian Ministry of Education and Science has announced the results of a grant competition for big research projects. One of the winners is a project with HSE University participation: the creation of a next generation computational linguistic platform to digitally record the Russian language.

HSE to Launch a Satellite into Space

HSE to Launch a Satellite into Space
By the end of 2020, HSE scientists will launch their own satellite into low Earth orbit, which will allow them to observe the Earth via the satellite’s remote sensors. To design and create the satellite, specialists and students of MIEM HSE and the HSE Lyceum worked closely with the Sputniks company, the Sirius Education Centre, and Scanex.

Artificial Intelligence for Proactive Policy: A Letter from Leonid Gokhberg to ‘Nature’

Artificial Intelligence for Proactive Policy: A Letter from Leonid Gokhberg to ‘Nature’
As the situation with COVID-19 has shown, mistakes associated with insufficiently developed policy measures in medicine, science, education and other socially significant sectors of the economy are very costly for society. In the July issue of Nature, Leonid Gokhberg, First Vice Rector of HSE University and ISSEK Director, discussed the topic of the growing practice of making management decisions based on big data analysis.

HSE Scientists Create Second Season Calendar for Russian Premier League

HSE Scientists Create Second Season Calendar for Russian Premier League
Experts from the HSE Laboratory of Sports Studies at the Faculty of Economic Sciences have developed software to create the Russian Premier League’s season calendar. According to the League's management, this approach proved effective last season when special algorithms were first used.

Behavioural Traps in Economics

Behavioural Traps in Economics
Associate Professor Anton Suvorov talks to HSE Look about his research and teaching

Einstein in Prague: The Genius, The City, and The Time

Einstein in Prague: The Genius, The City, and The Time
Michael Gordin, Princeton University Professor and Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities Chief Research Fellow, talks about his latest book, taking Einstein’s brief period as a professor at the German Charles-Ferdinand-University in Prague (April 1911-July 1912) as a point of departure to discuss Prague, Bohemia, Habsburg intellectual life, and of course Einstein and his work before World War I and then traces of Bohemia in his later life.