I am from Barnaul, the capital of the Altai Region. Although I studied at a linguistic gymnasium, starting in middle school I got carried away with olympiad-level mathematics and physics. That's how I learned about MIPT (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) and eventually joined the Department of Physical and Quantum Electronics for my undergraduate degree.
Closer to the third year of my Bachelor's studies, I thought that I would like to delve into programming, and at that moment I learned about the specialization of Yandex and MIPT in data analysis and machine learning. I was fascinated by this, so I also took courses in programming from other departments, I even managed to connect the final thesis with data analysis. When I decided to pursue this as a career and searched for opportunities, I found that Skoltech's joint program in Math of Machine Learning
was the perfect fit. So, I applied to compete in the program's Olympiad.