Skoltech is an international graduate research-focused university that was founded by the group of world-renowned scientists in 2011. Skoltech's curriculum focuses on technology and innovation, offering Master's programs in 11 technological disciplines. Students receive rigorous theoretical and practical training, design their own research projects, participate in internships and gain entrepreneurial skills in English. The faculty is comprised of current researchers with international accreditation and achievements.

ISP 2021-2022 External Instructors

Alexandra Chudinova


Alexandra Chudinova (Miracle). I’m a Lead Graphic Designer, with a clear orientation to the Web and Graphic design: Brand Identity and positioning, I’m also a course developer in design related courses; I have 10 years experience in branding and conceptual design, web design, UX/UI, research and tutoring design courses.

My Ph.D. is related to Education. I organized a few workshops about design thinking. I’m five years experienced in teaching Design. The handbook materials are available here. I wrote the books:***** Word Book. Design for professional designers and creators;***** My carrot***** Rich People***** Quotes by Alexandra Miracle

Alexandre Havard


Alexander Havard is the founder of the Virtuous Leadership System. He was born and raised in Paris, and is a graduate of one of France’s leading law schools (Paris Descartes University). He worked as a lawyer in Europe (Paris, Strasbourg, Helsinki) for many years before discovering his mission to ignite hearts for greatness and work to raise up a new generation of Virtuous Leaders. His books “Virtuous Leadership”, “Created for Greatness” , “From Temperament to Character”, “Free Hearts” and “Coached by Joan of Arc” have been translated into 20 languages. Alexander Havard cofounded several Virtuous Leadership Institutes around the world.

Alexey Masyutin


Alexey has 10+ years of professional experience in mathematical modeling with applications in banking and macroeconomics. In 2011, Alexey graduated from the Econometrics and Quantitative Economics Department of Economics Faculty at National Research University – Higher School of Economics. In his Bachelor and Master’s thesis, Alexey researched different aspects of DSGE-models and made modifications to national accounts disaggregation algorithms which were applied to macroeconomic data of Russia, Ukraine and Finland. Later on, he made a shift to computer science domain and completed Ph.D. on adapting interpretable randomized formal concept analysis algorithms to target variables distributed continuously. Alexey joined Sberbank in 2014, and currently he is in charge of corporate models validation at Sberbank, including corporate risk, response, churn and process optimization models that drive decisions in variety of business processes.

Anastasiia Sharapkova


Current position – Lecturer.
Current place of Employment – Lomonosov Moscow State University, the English Department.
Anastasia Sharapkova got her PhD in Linguistics from Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2015.   Her research focuses on English for Specific Purposes, Academic English, metaphors in Academic English, the references to the myth about King Arthur in the modern world. She has been specializing in teaching English for Biological and Medical purposes for more than 10 years being the senior lecturer at “English for Biologists” courses. She has developed courses on Academic Writing and Academic Communication for Biologists.

Boris Iomdin


Candidate of Sciences (PhD) in Language Theory. RAS Vinogradov Institute of Russian Language. Degree in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics. Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Gregory Falkovich



Full Professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel) and the leading scientist of the megagrant “Modern Hydrodynamics” at the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics (Russia).

Maxim Zhuk


Associate Professor, Department of Romance and Germanic Philology, Far Eastern Federal University. Founder, curator and speaker of Educational Project Cultural Intervention. Member of Far Eastern Federal University Alumni Association. Curator and speaker of City Educational Project Beam-5. The Best Lector of Russia Award (Moscow, December 2018).

Nikolay Dmitrik


Candidate of Legal Sciences, Head of the Laboratory of Legal Informatics and Cybernetics at Moscow State University

Stanislav Shpanin


Assistant Teaching Professor and Program Manager, Department of Visual, Media, and Performing Arts, Rutgers University. Board of Trustees and Corporators member for the University of Hartford School of Art

Tijana Prodanovic


Full Professor at Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad. Science communicator and popularizer. 18 publications in top refereed scientific journals. 12 other publications including a monograph, chapter in a monograph, a university textbook on spectroscopy. More than 30 research talks and posters. Cited more than 300 times.

Yelena Minyonok


Senior researcher at the Folklore Department of the Institute of World Literature, the head of the Folklore Archive of the Institute of World Literature (Russian Academy of Sciences). Teacher of Russian as a foreign language at the High Theater Institute named after M. S. Shchepkin (Moscow). More than 120 hundred expeditions. The author of more than 70 scientific publications.

Yosef Shavit


As part of his role at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Yossi is the director of the Bengis Center, the first academic entrepreneurship and innovation center in Israel. Under this umbrella, Yossi is leading many frameworks designed for the promotion of entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology including communities for developers and entrepreneurs, two international open innovation competitions, more than 150 events each year, heading a group of over 50 leading mentors and more. Furthermore, Yossi is the founder and CEO of Inno-Negev, BGU’s technology accelerator, and Innovation Gateway technological hub. All of these programs are being led in cooperation with leading organizations such as Google, Amazon, Intel, Mercedes, a variety of service providers, governmental organizations, other academic institutions, etc.

For the past 12 years, Yossi gives workshops and lectures at international conferences about innovation eco-systems, strategy, and hi-tech entrepreneurship. Yossi is teaching an assortment of academic courses on entrepreneurship and management at several academic institutions in Israel and abroad.

In addition to his role at Ben-Gurion University, Yossi is the founder and CEO of Yozma Consulting, an international business consulting firm, which supports its customers from the public sector (cities, regions, and governments), investors and multinationals in formulating and executing projects, crafting innovation encouraging strategies and in strengthening their innovative eco-systems while becoming a vital part of it.

Ziad Barouni


Founder of International speaker and expert in Entrepreneurship, Storytelling and Critical Thinking. Certified consultant and trainer in media sustainability, content and e-learning. Honored by Crown Prince foundation in Jordan. Honored by Doha Institute for Graduate Studies