- 19.01–01.07.2022Award application period
- Autumn 2022Awarding successful applicants
- Speech recognition and speech synthesisResearch that helps voice assistants understand speech and respond to users.
- Computer visionResearch that helps drones navigate in space and enables security systems to identify people at a glance.
- Information searchMethods to deal with huge amounts of data and identify patterns in it.
- Natural language processing and machine translationResearch thanks to which online translators understand hundreds of different languages and language models generate texts.
- Machine learningThe foundation of research into artificial intelligence. State-of-the-art models and algorithms.
- Fourth- to sixth-year students and postgraduates studying on a public scholarship at a university or research institute in Russia, Belarus, or Kazakhstan
- Authors of publications or presentations delivered at conferences, published in conference materials, or mentioned in conference programs
- Continuing education next year
- Work with students on theses or dissertations at a university or research institute in Russia, Belarus, or Kazakhstan
- No publications over the past two years affiliated with any for-profit companies, universities, or research institutes in countries besides Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan
What the award provides
For young researchers
- A cash prize of 1 million rubles (before personal income tax). One-off payment
- The opportunity to attend an international conference on artificial intelligence i The choice of conference must be agreed with the award organizer. Trip costs covered up to 500,000 rubles
- 10,000-ruble credit to use on the Yandex.Toloka crowdsourcing platform i Datasets collected with the grant’s help should be made publicly available on the Yandex.Toloka website
- 100,000-ruble credit to use on Yandex DataSphere
- A cash prize of 1 million rubles (before personal income tax)
- Alexander GrishinHSEReinforcement learning, meta-learning
- Dmitry KovalevMIPTOptimization methods for machine learning
- Alexander KorotinSkoltechGenerative models, online machine learning, online aggregating algorithms
- Oleg SvidchenkoHSE (St. Petersburg)Reinforcement learning, deep learning, model-based RL
- Alexey ArtyomovSkoltechComputer vision, three-dimensional computer vision, neural networks
- Alexey ShpilmanHSE (St. Petersburg)Applied machine learning, deep learning, reinforcement learning
- Arkady VolozhCEO of Yandex N.V.
- Mikhail ParakhinVice President of Technology, Microsoft
- Elena BuninaYandex CEO in Russia and Yandex HR Director, PhD
- Mikhail BilenkoFormer head of the Yandex Machine Intelligence and Research Department, PhD
- Ilya MuchnikProfessor at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Research Director of the Yandex School of Data Analysis
- Alexander KrainovHead of the Yandex Machine Intelligence Laboratory
- Stanislav SmirnovProfessor at the University of Geneva, Saint Petersburg State University, Skoltech, PhD
- Are the Ilya Segalovich Award and the Ilya Segalovich Scholarship the same thing?
No, the Ilya Segalovich Scholarship is awarded to Higher School of Economics students for outstanding studies or success in scientific activity. The Ilya Segalovich Award is a program to encourage researchers and academic supervisors in Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan.
- I’m a final-year graduate student. Do I qualify for the award?
No, unfortunately, you don’t. Continuing education in the next year is a prerequisite for all candidates.
- I’m studying at a non-state university. Can I become an award winner?
Yes, you can apply for the award if you are engaged in research in machine learning, computer vision, information retrieval, natural language processing and machine translation, or speech recognition and synthesis at your university.
- My academic achievements don’t yet meet the requirements for the award. Can I only nominate my supervisor?
Yes, you can only fill out an application to nominate your supervisor.
- I already received the Segalovich Award. Can I apply again?
Yes, you can apply again.
- I’m studying at a foreign university. Can I win the Segalovich Award?
No, unfortunately, you don’t. Studying at a university in Russia, Belarus, or Kazakhstan is a prerequisite for all candidates.