Yury Belousov


Yury Belousov graduated with distinction from Higher School of Economics in 2021 with a master's degree in Data Science and received a bachelor's in Computer Science from Saint Petersburg State University in 2019. 

Before joining the Stochastic Information Processing group, he was part of JetBrains Research and MTS AI.

Research interests

Current research directions:

  • Deep learning in general
  • Computer vision
  • Generative modelling
  • Machine learning for anti-counterfeiting and brand protection
Previous research topics:
  • Black-box optimization
  • Reinforcement learning, simulation to reality transfer


Teaching assistant for:
  • Data Science (14X026)
  • Multimedia Security and Privacy (14x016)


See at Google Scholar

Personal website

See at https://bruce-willis.github.io/


  • NeurIPS 2020 Competition Track challenges:
    • Third place in the Black box optimization challenge
    • Third place in the AI Driving Olympics (AI-DO) challenge
  • NeurIPS 2021 Competition Track challenges:
    • Fourth place in MineRL Diamond Competition
  • All-Russian Student Olympics "Ya — Professional":
    • Silver medal in the category "Programming and Information Technologies" (2021)
    • Winner in the category "Artificial Intelligence" (2021, 2020, 2019), "Programming and Information Technologies" (2020)
  • Won eight hackathons