Shuvalov Award for Young Researchers

Established in 1993 it is granted to younger faculty members for the scholarly potential they demonstrated. The young researchers must have completed their PhD and their monographs, books or a doctorate thesis may serve ground for the award.


Laureates of Shuvalov Award for Young Researchers' (2016)

First-Order Prize:
Second-Order Prize:
Oleg Shestakov 
(Faculty of Computational Mathematics
and Cybernetics)
for a doctorate thesis “Probabilistic and statistical methods of analysing and processing the signals in inverting the integral Rodon-type transformations”
Dmitry Shustov 
(Faculty of Law) 
for a series of publications “Theory of constitutional law and comparative constitutional law”



In 2015 Shuvalov Award for Young Researchers was given to Olga Filatova for her doctoral thesis “Evolution of killer whales’ dialects in the North Pacific”. 

Human beings and killer whales turned out to have a very interesting phenomenon in common: dialects. The killer news: these black and white sea creatures are able to communicate with each other and, moreover, they could recognize which region or lineage their interlocutor comes from! 
Killer whales possess culturally transmitted dialects. This means they learn ‘a language’ (vocalizations) through ‘talking’ to each other. 
The investigation revealed that neither phylogeny of dialects nor similarity of syllables correlated to associations between matrilineal units, but similarity of syllables appeared to correlate to phylogeny of dialects for four of the six syllables analysed. In other words, the complexity and fluidity of social ties between matrilineal units and the variation in cultural transmission patterns produce a complex relationship between the social network and the socially transmitted dialects.