Victor Kantor
Data Science

Victor Kantor

Current position
Head of User Behaviour Analysis group at Yandex Data Factory
Machine Learning
Text Mining
Computer Science
Natural Language Processing



  • Advanced Machine Learning


Victor Kantor was born in 1992, graduated with honors at MIPT — Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the Department of Data Analysis (the basic organization – Yandex).

Since 2011, Victor was engaged in data analysis and machine learning within various projects, and in 2012 he taught first as a teacher assistant, then held laboratory courses and subsequently lectured in data analysis courses.

In 2016, Victor co-developed the series of the most popular Data Analysis courses on Coursera attracting 30 thousand students around the world.

Additionally Victor developed a course for "Data mining in action" at MIPT which became one of the most popular offline course on machine learning in Russia, attracting more than 600 participants.

Victor worked as a data analysis specialist and as teacher for companies in different sectors (IT, retail, telecom) including Yandex, ABBYY, Sberbank Technologies, Megafon, 585gold, TSUM and others. Currently Victor works as researcher in Yandex and as a teaches at MIPT as well as an instructor and trainer for the master classes on machine learning within various companies.


Head of User Behaviour Analysis group
Yandex Data Factory
December 2015 – Present

Data Scientist
Yandex Data Factory
April 2015 – Present

Data science courses lecturer
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) - MIPT, Phystech
February 2012 – Present

Head of Learning Group
April 2014 – April 2015

Educational projects manager
January 2014 – April 2014

Software Developer (Recognition)
September 2013 – January 2014

Co-founder, Head of Research Department
Smart Tagger
February 2010 – February 2014


Yandex School of Data Analysis 2012 – 2014

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Data mining, Department of Innovations and High Technologies 2008 – 2014

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