(Persistent) Inequalities Reconsidered is a conference on the inequality of educational opportunities, which took place in Ascona (Switzerland) from July 26th-31st, 2015. Daniel Alexandrov and Ksenia Tenisheva attended the conference from SESL.
The first results of a new project,' Digital Footprints of Educational Migrations,' were presented at the conference "Education and Global Cities: Prospects of BRICS”.
From June 29th to July 4th 2015, the Summer School on the basics of programming in Python was held in the HSE campus in St. Petersburg. The School was organized with support from SELS for first years students of the Department of Sociology.
The 6th International Scientific Conference of students and postgraduates, "Statistical Methods in the Analysis of Economics and Society”, was held at the Department of Economic Sciences of the HSE on the 12th to the 15th of May, 2015. This year, members of the SELS staff were participating in the conference for the first time.
On April, 6, SESL hosted a meeting with Professor Andrey Rostovtsev, Dr. Sci. in Physics and Mathematics and a co-founder of the Free Network Community Dissernet. The meeting was attended mostly by the bachelors of the Department of Sociology, and staff of the HSE and SESL.
The first meeting of the St Petersburg R User Group took place on March 28th. This group brings together experts who use the programming language R for statistical modelling in their research. The format of the meetings of the R User Group suggests that the community members propose potentially interesting topics for their presentations, and the meetings are mostly used for sharing findings and for networking. Even though Data Science is an area mostly for mathematicians, engineers and analysts, several HSE students and research assistants of SESL took part in the latest meeting.
Ingmar Bergman visited the HSE campus in St Petersburg on March 16th, 2015 at the SESL. He met with students and gave two lectures at both campuses, on Sedov Str. and Kantemirovskaya Str. His main goal was to tell the students about the new inter-disciplinary research field, Computational Social Science (CSS). CSS provides a link between the theoretical base of social sciences and computerized methods of analysis for quantitative data.
Tom Snijders, a well-known sociologist and statistician, Professor at the University of Oxford (UK), Emeritus Fellow of Nuffield Collegeand Professor at the University of Groningen, visited the St. Petersburg campus of the HSE and met with students and staff. By the SESL invitation, he visited the HSE building at Sedov Str. on Thursday, March 12, 2015.
Ksenia Tenisheva has recently returned from her two-week trip to Wuppertal.
Ksenia Tenisheva and Svetlana Savelieva have recently returned from ECER-2014, which was held in Porto (Portugal).