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Ivan P. Yamshchikov


Address: Würzburg, Germany

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I have a broad area of scientific and industrial interests. I host a science&technology podcast and a YouTube channel. My research is currently focused on new approaches to creative AI and possible connections between creativity, language and cognition.



Computational epistemology

Generative Models

Natural Language Processing

Data-driven descriptive models

Work experience

Research Professor, CAIRO, Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt

2023 — present

Researching computational creativity, representation learning for natural language and models of verbal cognition at the Center for AI and Robotics. 

Visiting Associate Professor, ISEG, University of Lisbon

2021 — present

Courses on financial mathematics in continuous time and financial forecasting, member of CEMAPRE scientific center.

Associate Professor, Head of LEYA Lab for Natural Language Processing.

2021 — 2022.

Higher School of  Economics. St. Petersburg, Russia.

Computational Epistemology, Machine Learning and cognition, computational creativity.


2021 — 2022.


Yandex, Russia.

Strategy Director.

2020 — 2022.


SkillFactory, Russia.

Online school for Data-Science, Analytics and Programming


2020 — present.


Begin Capital, UK.

Advising AI-driven technology start-ups

Post-Doctoral Researcher.

2017 —  2021.


Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences. Leipzig, Germany.

Data Analysis, Neural Networks and AI in applications to cognition and content generation.

AI Evangelist.

2018 —  2020.


ABBYY. Munich, Germany.

Consulting on AI products research and development, promoting engineering culture in the organisation, giving industrial keynotes on the role of AI in Digital Transformation and its applications in Document Processing and Process Optimisation.


2018 —  present


Creaited Labs. Leipzig, Germany.

Research of creative AI applications.

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher.

2013 — 2016


University of Applied Sciences Zittau-Goerlitz. Germany.

ITN Research Project STRIKE (Novel Methods in Computational Finance) supported by the European Union in the FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN Program under Grant Agreement Number 304617. Mathematical models of financial illiquidity, study of arising non-linear partial differential equations, symmetry-analysis.

Manager for AI and R'n'D projects.

2016 — 2017


Yandex. Russia.

Senior Analyst. Head of the New Products Research Group.

2012 — 2016


Yandex. Russia.

Behavior analytics, segmentations, predictive analytics, human-machine interactions.


2011 — 2012


Yandex. Russia.

Forecasts, strategic analytics, segmentations.


TV-show presenter.

2005 — 2008


5th Channel. Russia.

A host on a TV-show "Igra Uma", a teenager intellectual competition. 



For other positions and a detailed information read my Linkedin profile



Technical University Cottbus-Senftberg. Germany.

2013 - 2016.


Dr. rer. nat. summa cum laude.


Saint-Petersburg State University. Russia.

2004 - 2012


Master of Mathematical Physics. Winner of several scientific student competitions. 


Halmstad University. Sweden.

2010 - 2011


Master of Financial Mathematics. Event-manager of the University Friendship Organization.


Product strategy

Innovation management

Data-driven products

Risk management

Deep learning applications

Generative models



English - full proficiency

Russian - native

German - C1

Bulgarian - A2

Japanese, French, Swedish, Spanish - basics


Soft Skills


Public speaking


Team leadership


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