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Laboratory for Social and Cognitive Informatics

Persistent gender differences in spatial ability, even in STEM experts

Tsigeman E., Likhanov M., Budakova A. et al.

Heliyon. 2023. Vol. 9. No. 4.

Book chapter
Application of Duality Properties of Renyi Entropy for Parameter Tuning in an Unsupervised Machine Learning Task

Koltsov S.

In bk.: Applied Informatics. Vol. 1: Communications in Computer and Information Science. Springer Publishing Company, 2022.

The Social and Cognitive Informatics Laboratory (SCILA), established in November 2019, is the successor of the Laboratory for Internet Studies. SCILA’s interdisciplinary team seeks to investigate and model interaction of individual humans and groups with information, knowledge, respective technologies and with other humans using these technologies. The research strongly relies both on the knowledge from social, behavioral and cognitive sciences and on the cutting-edge approaches from computer science, including machine learning and computational linguistics.


The research has been published on the PsyArXiv website. This work is a result of collaboration between researchers from Russia, Germany, China, and the United Kingdom, including Elina Tsigeman, Victoria Zemlyak, Maxim Likhanov, Kostas A. Papadogeorgiou, and Yulia Kovas.
November 30
On November 28, 2023, the results of the Russian Science Foundation competition were announced: the application submitted by the Laboratory of Social and Cognitive Informatics received support for the year 2024.
November 28
The work "Topic models with elements of neural networks: investigation of stability, coherence, and determining the optimal number of topics" was prepared within the framework of the QTM project "Improving the Methodology of Automatic Text Analysis".
November 27
On November 24, 2023, Xenia Leontyeva, a research assistant at the Laboratory of Social and Cognitive Informatics of the Higher School of Economics and an associate professor at the Department of film producing at the St. Petersburg Institute of Cinema and Television, spoke at the "Sorochkinsky Readings 23" conference at the State Institute of Art Studies of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
November 25
From November 20th to November 24th, 2023, a seminar on "Mathematical Modeling of Materials: Modern Research and Training of Specialists" took place at Sirius University of Science and Technology. On November 21st, Sergey Koltsov, a leading researcher from the Laboratory of Social and Cognitive Informatics, gave a presentation at the event.
November 22
On November 20, 2023, Yadviga Sinyavskaya, a research fellow of the Laboratory of Social and Cognitive Informatics and a candidate of sociological sciences, delivered a presentation 'Studying social capital in urban networks in relation to behavior and communication on social media'.
November 20
On November 16th, 2023, the Head of Social and Cognitive Informatics Laboratory, Dr Olessia Koltsova, delivered an open lecture as an Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow for the Oxford Martin Programme on Misinformation, Science & Media at Oxford University.
November 17
Junior researcher at the Laboratory of Social Cognitive Informatics Evgenia Alenina took part in the Skoltech School of Young Scientists.
November 02
The collaborative work of Yana Gorina, Olga Lopatina, and Larisa Mararitsa has been accepted for publication in the journal 'Annals of Clinical and Experimental Neurology'
October 27
On September 15th, Elena presented a report on one of the projects at SCILA.
October 24
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