Yandex has established a scientific prize named after Ilya Segalovich

    Ilya Segalovich ( iseg )

    Yandex announced the establishment of an annual scientific award to support young researchers and the scientific community in Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Prize to them. Segalovich is awarded to students, graduate students and supervisors for achievements in computer science:

    • Machine learning
    • Computer vision
    • Information retrieval and data analysis
    • Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation
    • Speech recognition and synthesis

    Applications are accepted until February 28, 2019. The award ceremony will take place in April. Previously, a scholarship to them. Segalovich acted only for students and graduate students of the Faculty of Computer Science, which Yandex opened in 2014 in conjunction with the Higher School of Economics. All scientists from three countries can apply for the prize.

    For young researchers, the prize is 350 thousand rubles, for scientific advisers - 700 thousand rubles. In addition, the laureates will receive a trip to the international conference on artificial intelligence, a personal mentor and an invitation to a scientific internship in the Yandex research department. Young researchers submit the application themselves, and scientific advisers are nominated by students or graduate students. The entire budget of the award is 15 million rubles.

    The winners are determined by a commission of Yandex executives: General Director Arkady Volozh, Technology Director Mikhail Parakhin, Head of Machine Intelligence and Research Department Mikhail Bilenko, HR Director Elena Bunina, Scientific Director of the School of Data Analysis Ilya Muchnik, Head of Machine Intelligence Laboratory Alexander Krainov, as well as PhD of the University of Geneva Stanislav Smirnov.

    Scientists who have worked in the last two years with affiliation of commercial companies, as well as universities or research institutes of countries other than Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan cannot participate in the competition.

    “Our technologies are based on developments that would be impossible without a strong mathematical school and basic science. With the help of the prize, we want to support researchers who, like us, are engaged in computer science and create future technologies. The award bears the name of Ilya, who really believed in progress and did a lot to support the IT community, ”the company quotes Arkady Volozh.

    Ilya Segalovich ( iseg ) - one of the co-founders of the company and the creator of the first version of the search engine, classmate Arkady Volozh. He was the developer and development manager of search and linguistic programs at Yandex, and then became director of technology and development. In recent years, he served as technical director. He died on July 25, 2013 .

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