Yury Kashnitsky

Yury Kashnitsky

Senior Machine Learning Scientist, NLP practitioner, Ph.D. in applied math

Born in Russia, made a world around living 4 years in Israel and 1.5 years in Canada. Then back to Russia. Currently residing in the Netherlands.


Open Machine Learning Course mlcourse.ai


Mostly data analysis notebooks

Work Experience

  • Senior Machine Learning Scientist
    04.2020-curr., Elsevier

    Working on various NLP tasks including classification, deduplication, and language quality assessment

  • Data Scientist
    08.2018-04.2020, KPN

    Text analytics group. Extracting valuable insights from customer contacts - chats, calls and emails. Exploring state-of-the-art approaches to transfer learning for NLP

  • Machine Learning expert
    2018, Raison.ai

    Sentiment analysis of news on cryptocurrencies. Fine-tuning neural language models, investigating state-of-the-art approaches to sentiment classification

  • Data Scientist
    2017-2018, Mail.Ru Group

    Improving content recommendations for MyWidget (integrated into production), predictive analytics for marketing department and MyTracker BI tool (whole production from scratch)

  • Machine Learning tutor
    2015-2018, Higher School of Economics

    Additional professional education - courses in data analysis and machine learning. In these courses, an optimal mixture of theoretical and practical parts is maintained. With lots of practice, homeworks, Kaggle competitions and individual projects students actually acquire practical skills, while thorough in-depth discussion of some algorithms fosters theoretical understanding of applied methods

  • Research Assistant
    2013-2016, Higher School of Economics

    International Scientific-Educational Laboratory for Intelligent Systems and Structural Analysis

  • Java Developer
    2013, RDTEX

    Java local DB application development with Swing and Derby DB

  • Junior BI developer
    2011-2013, RDTEX

    Oracle Business Intelligence Answers & Interactive dashboards development

  • 3D virtual reality application developer
    2009-2011, MRTI (Moscow Radio-Technical Institute)

    RF Audit Chamber's project for strategic auditing and monitoring the results of Russian socio-economical development investigation


  • Higher School of Economics (HSE)

    Ph.D. degree, Applied Mathematics

  • Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) (MIPT)

    Master's degree, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, GPA 4.79

  • Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) (MIPT)

    Bachelor's degree, Applied Mathematics and Physics, GPA 4.53