Ivan P. Yamshchikov
Master of Physics, Master of Financial Mathematics, Analyst
Master of Physics, Master of Financial Mathematics, Analyst at Yandex and a PhD student under Marie-Curie ITN-Strike network. Ivan is interested in Big Data Analysis, new statistical and mathematical techniques used now in IT and finance for new models of social and economic behavior.
Yandex is one of Europe’s largest internet companies and the leading search provider in Russia with the search market share of 62.1%, as of March 2014, according to LiveInternet. Each month, the company’s websites see more than 99 million unique visitors from all over the world (comScore, February 2014). Outside of Russia, the company offers localised web services in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey. The range of Yandex’s products extends well beyond search to include news, email, cloud storage, file sharing, comparative shopping, online payments, location-based advertising and many others. Yandex’s services are universally available — from desktops, tablets and mobile phones, to in-vehicle search and navigation and other digital devices. In 2013 Yandex was Russia’s leading application publisher by the total number of downloads, according to app ranking and intelligence company App Annie. Yandex.Store, the company's application store for Android devices, currently features more than 100,000 apps, both free and paid, and offers distribution opportunities for app developers.