Alexey Dral
Data Science

Alexey Dral

Current position
Founder & CEO, BigData Team
Big Data
Machine Learning
Recommender Systems



Alexey Dral is the Head of Big Data and Machine Learning and the Senior Lecturer at the department of Algorithms and Programming Technologies at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technologies. He is also the Head of Data Science School at the Corporate University of Sberbank. His 10 year working experience for the top Russian and international companies, including Amazon AWS, Yandex, Rambler and qualification on large-scale problems, leading R&D teams, defining strategy for the whole departments build up a great mentor with an aspiration to offer insights to his students.

He teaches around the globe, launches new onsite and online courses to reduce the gap between industry and academia, supervise Data Science and Data Engineering initiatives.


Founder & CEO
BigData Team
May 2017 – Present

Head of Data Science School
Corp University Sberbank
Sep 2017 – Mar 2018

Deputy Director of Research and Innovations
Phystech-school of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, MIPT
Nov 2016 – Sep 2017

Head of BigData and Machine Learning / Senior Lecturer
Department of Innovation and High Technology, MIPT
Feb 2014 – Present

Software Engineer
Amazon Web Services
Jan 2015 – Oct 2016

Senior SDE / Team Lead
Nov 2013 – Nov 2014


SHAD (Yandex School of Data Analysis)
Master of Science in computer science
2010 – 2012

Lomonosov Moscow State University
Specialist in mathematics
2005 – 2010


Guest lectures and talks

  • 2018, Moscow State University, Guest Lecture on Big Data
  • 2018, Megafon, “Chatbots: the current state”
  • 2018, Eastern Economic Forum, CDO Education, “Data Culture”
  • 2018, Sberbank Corporate University, “Blended Learning at Universities”
  • 2018, American Center in Moscow, “Big Data, IoT, IT Education”
  • 2018, Global Business Insight & Analytics Forum, “Understanding Traditional, Big Data and Emerging Analytical Architectures”
  • 2018, OpenTalks, Higher IT Education: The Challenge
  • 2017, Sberbank Corporate University, Ministry for Development of Russian Far East, Workshop on Data Science
  • 2017, Sberbank Corporate University, Press Weekend, Workshop on Data Science
  • 2017, The Second International Conference "More Than Just Learning", “Soft and Digital Skills Learning: In Search of a Balance”
  • 2017, World Festival of Youth and Students, Data Science Secrets
  • 2017, Harbour.Space, Workshop on BigData
  • 2017, Samsung, IoT School, “Big Data and Cloud Computing for IoT”
  • 2017, Sirius, “Big Data Analytics from Development Point of View”
  • 2017, “Puschin Winter School” (ZPSH), “Big Data, Introduction”
  • 2017, 1С School of Programming, “Big Data, Introduction”
  • 2017, Combinatorics and Algorithms, (big data, 3-day course)
  • 2016, Russian Forum “Future Leaders of Russia”, Talk “IoT and Big Data”
  • 2016, School of Molecular and Theoretical Biology, Lectures and practical sessions on machine learning and big data
  • 2016, Eurasian Forum DataCentres, Cloud & IoT 2016, Talk “The main trends and directions of development / operation of Amazon AWS”
  • 2016, Big Data in Biology, Talk “Gender Classification by User Genom / Browsing History

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