Welcome Aboard: Tenure-Track Introductions

Every year The HSE Look continues its tradition of welcoming newly recruited international faculty via short summaries about their positions and research interests. Before introducing new international faculty members, we would like to congratulate the four colleagues who have received tenured positions this September, making it a total of 16 tenured international faculty at HSE:

Kuskova Valentina

Associate Professor at the School of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences


We introduce the tenure-track faculty members in the October issue, and in November you can learn more about post-doctoral researchers who are starting their work at HSE this fall.Everyone can be found on the HSE website should you need to learn more about your colleagues and are interested in discussing potential collaboration.

Faculty of Economic Sciences (Moscow)

Anastasia Antsygina is joining HSE as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Theoretical Economy and holds PhD of European University Institute (Italy).Her research interests cover applied microeconomic theory and structural econometrics. Particularly, Anastasia investigates the optimal incentives provision in contests where prizes consist of multiple goods and individuals display heterogeneous preferences over reward bundles.

Jean-Francois Jabir is joining HSE as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Statistics and Data Analysis andholds PhD of University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis(France). Jean-Francois's research interests are in the field of stochastic calculus, stochastic differential equations, and partial differential equations.

International College of Economics and Finance (Moscow)

Sofia Budanova is joining HSE as an Assistant Professor at International College of Economics and Finance. She obtained her PhD in Economics from Northwestern University (USA). Her research interests lie in the area of theoretical econometrics, in particular, penalized estimation of models with non-identified parameters.

Arkaja Chakraverty is joining HSE as an Assistant Professor at International College of Economics and Finance and holds PhD from Indian School of Business (ISB) in the area of Financial Economics. She has almost five years of experience in investing in Indian capital market. Her research interests primarily include corporate finance, firm payout policies, product market competition, and labor economics.

Tatiana Mayskaya is joining HSE as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Theoretical Economics at the Faculty of Economics and International College of Economics and Finance. Tatiana received her PhD in June 2017 from California Institute of Technology (US). Tatiana’s research focuses on theoretical foundations of information collection, both from normative and positive perspective.

School of Economics and Management (St. Petersburg)

Romie Littrell is joining HSE as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Management at HSE St. Petersburg. He holds PhD of Kennedy College (Switzerland) in Business Administration/Organizational Behavior and PhD of Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand) in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. His interests include international business, management, cross-cultural communication and the foundations of leadership.

Alonso Barajas is joining HSE St. Petersburg as a Full Professor at the Department of Finance and holds PhDof Navarra University (Spain) in Business Administration.He has been working with HSE Perm for several years as a Leading Research Fellow at the International Laboratory of Intangible-driven Economy.

Faculty of Mathematics (Moscow)

Mauro Mariani is joining HSE as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics. He holds a PhD in Mathematics from Sapienza Università di Roma, and before joining HSE he has been a long term visiting scholar in New York University, a postdoc in Paris Dauphine, and held tenured positions in Aix-Marseille Université and Sapienza.

Faculty of Computer Science (Moscow)

Anton Osokin is joining HSE as an Assistant Professor at the Big Data and Information Retrieval School and holds PhD of Lomonosov Moscow State University. Before coming to HSE, Anton was a postdoctoral researcher at INRIA/ENS, Paris, France. Anton has co-authored over 10 papers in top machine leaning/computer vision conference and journals: NIPS, ICML, ICCV, CVPR, ECCV, PAMI, IJCV. Anton's current research interests include machine learning (including but not limited to deep learning) and combinatorial optimization with applications to computer vision and natural language.

Faculty of Humanities (Moscow)

Eugenia Kelbert Rudan is joining HSE as an Assistant Professor at the School of Philology and holds PhD of Yale University (the USA) inComparative Literature.Before HSE, Eugenia KelbertRudan taught at the University of Passau in Germany and held visiting fellowships at Stockholm and Uppsala Universities. She is finishing a book on literature written in a second language of the author, based on her prize-winning dissertation (Yale University, USA). Her interests include literary multilingualism, translation and self-translation, comparative stylistics, poetry, modernism and quantitative literary analysis.

Angelina Lucento is an Assistant Professor at the School of History. She received her PhD in art history from Northwestern University. Her areas of concentration are the history and politics of representation in Soviet and post-Soviet visual culture, the material histories of painting and photography in global culture, and the global consequences of the Russian Revolution and the Second World War. In the December 2015 issue of The HSE Look,she spoke about her research and teaching interests in more detail. Lucento is currently completing her book Moving the Masses: Painting and Communication from Budapest to Bishkek, 1918-1941,as well as an article in the Hungarian mural painter Bela Uitz. 

Mark Taylor is an Assistant Professor at the School of Philology . His research addresses the environment in British modernist literature, and how writers responded to the competing evolutionary theories prominent in the early twentieth century. He is particularly interested in the work of Aldous Huxley, D.H. Lawrence and E.M. Forster. His doctorate was awarded by the University of Oxford. Previously, he studied at Cardiff University, and the University of Sheffield. It’s Mark’s 2nd year at HSE (previously as Research Fellow joining the School of Philology at the Faculty of Humanities.)

Francis Tyers is joining HSE as an Assistant Professor at the School of Linguistics. He holds a PhD from the Universitatd'Alacant in Spain. His research area is language technology for lesser-resourced languages, and especially languages with very productive morphology such as the Turkic and Uralic languages. He has been involved in the development of morphological analysers, machine translation systems and dependency treebanks for a number of languages, including Kazakh, Buryat and Kurdish. He is secretary and co-founder of the ACL special interest group on Uralic languages (SIGUR).

Brian McLoone is joining HSE as an Assistant Professor at the School of Philosophyand completed his PhD in philosophy of biology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2016. Brian is interested in philosophical issues that emerge in evolutionary theory, such as what sorts of facts natural selection can explain, and what role artificial intelligence might play in the field of evolutionary biology.

School of Social Sciences and Humanities (St. Petersburg)

Anton Kotenko is an Assistant Professor at the Department of History at HSE St. Petersburg. He received his PhD in 2014 from University in Budapest, where he defended his doctoral dissertation“The Ukrainian project in search of national space, 1861–1914. Currently he works on turning the dissertation into a book. His academic interests include history of European modernity, nationalism and science in the nineteenth – first half of the twentieth centuries. It’s his 4th year at HSE (previously Junior Research Fellow at the Centre for Historical Research).

Read more articles in The HSE Look October 2017 issue