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Laboratory for Social and Cognitive Informatics

Gender (Im)Balance in the Russian Cinema: On the Screen and behind the Camera

Xenia Leontyeva, Koltsova O., Verhoeven D.

Journal of Cultural Analytics. 2024. Vol. 9. No. 1.

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.

Working paper
AI can see you: Machiavellianism and Extraversion are reflected in eye-movements

Tsigeman E., Zemlyak V., Likhanov M. et al.

00. 00. PsyArXiv Preprints, 2023

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 Summer School, organized by the Laboratory for Social and Cognitive Informatics and the Department of Informatics at HSE University in St. Petersburg, will take place from July 1 to July 7, 2024.
May 21
On May 15-16, 2024, the IX International Scientific and Practical Conference in memory of M. Kondratyev "Social Psychology: Issues of Theory and Practice" was held in Moscow.
May 21
On May 14th, the second methodological online seminar on diary studies with regular measurements in psychology was held at the Laboratory of Social and Cognitive Informatics.
May 15
The Journal of Cultural Analytics has published an article by Xenia Leontyeva, Olessia Koltsova, and Deb Verhoeven, dedicated to the relationship between women on and behind the screen in Russian cinema and the film admissions.
May 08
On April 26, specialists from the Laboratory of Social and Cognitive Informatics and Tomsk State University discussed the changes that occurred in information consumption on the Internet after the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 26
On April 23, 2024, the defense of the doctoral dissertation in philology by Olessia Koltsova, the head of the Laboratory of Social and Cognitive Informatics, took place.
April 24
The leading research fellow of SCILA successfully competed for a professorship position at the Department of Informatics of the St. Petersburg School of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science.
April 02
During the joint seminar of the Social and Cognitive Informatics Laboratory (SKILA) and the Natural Language Laboratory (NLL) at HSE University on March 19, 2024, Anna Pushkareva (Boldyreva) spoke. She is a leading analyst at the IT company PARMA Technologies Group, a lecturer at MIPT, and a consultant at IEMIT RANEPA.
March 19
The Laboratory of Social and Cognitive Informatics is recruiting students and postgraduates of HSE to participate in research projects for a period of 7 to 9 months.
February 12
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