The Ilya Segalovich Award is not only about scholarship and research in the field of computer science — it is also about humanity, kindness, generosity, and celebrating life and the people around you. It's inspiring that the fire lit by Ilya Segalovich in the hearts of his family, friends and colleagues is now burning in the hearts of Faculty of Computer Science students, who have a thirst for knowledge and a passion to undertake challenging scientific tasks.
The Ilya Segalovich Scholarship
Faculty of Computer Science of the Higher School of Economics
The Faculty of Computer Science (FCS) opened in 2014. It trains developers, analysts and researchers as specialists in big data analysis and software engineering.
Yandex developed the concept of this faculty. Curricula are compiled by Yandex and HSE specialists, drawing on the experience of leading international universities and the Yandex School of Data Analysis.
Faculty graduates solve challenges across a number of industries or pursue academic careers. There is a vast scope of applications for their knowledge: software development and machine learning, natural language processing and computer vision, bioinformatics and high energy physics, modeling of complex systems and theoretical computer science.
Spotlight on recipients
This is the second time I have received the scholarship. Memorial scholarships are great. They shouldn't be such a rarity, because there are always people doing something interesting.
The grant provides quite a lot — first of all, the opportunity not to work in the fourth year. This means that more time is available for studies, projects and preparation of graduation work. I might pursue an academic career.