I am a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Methodology, supervised by Kenneth Benoit and Benjamin Lauderdale.

My methodological research interests include text analysis, machine learning, record linkage and data visualisation. Substantively, I’m interested in comparative and British politics, political parties and lobbying. Specifically, how and why organisations get access to government and what other strategies they employ to affect policy.

I am an open source enthusiast and a member of the rOpenSci initiative. Check Software page or my Github profile for examples.

Prior to starting my PhD I have spent some time in data science industry. I received my BA in Political Psychology from the St Petersburg State University, Department of Psychology and my MSc in Social Research Methods from LSE. Apart from social science training, I also have a diploma in Software Engineering from the SPbU, Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics.