About

Habidatum is an international company assisting urban planners, businesses and professional experts in understanding the hyper-dynamic urban environment.

Our services are built around a powerful urban data platform capable of collecting, storing, processing and visualizing quantitative and qualitative urban data.

This platform ensures an interaction with real-time data flows through the customized visualization interface.

Machine-learning technologies and the system of automated measurements make complex analytical support quick and easy.

The platform helps data providers monetize data by making it useful for public organizations and private businesses.

The analytical relevance of the platform to the current urban agenda is guaranteed by a group of highly professional and experienced urban specialists working globally for Habidatum.

Vision

Praising cutting edge technologies, Habidatum nevertheless considers the comprehensive understanding of contemporary and future urban agenda to be its key asset.

We believe that by transforming contemporary planning strategies into data-driven adaptive policies, cities and businesses can generate savings, profits and opportunities.


Habidatum’s approach is shaped around the following statements:

  1. Digital Jane Jacobs
    Shifting analytical focus from built environment to urban community, both real and virtual.
  2. Spontaneous data
    Analyzing «digital traces» of people’s activity, the data streams being a derivative of everyday urban life.
  3. City as a process
    Turning from one-off events to «trends» looking at spatio-temporal patterns; managing dynamic
    habitat.
  4. Palimpsest and dialogue
    Palimpsest and dialogue – communicating with data in a new way: offsetting inhabited environment and layers of data against each other (semantic vs. quantitative, physical vs. virtual); dialogue with data supported by interactive visual analysis as an alternative to just picturing quantitative information.

Team

Beyond software development: Habidatum operates at the intersection of software development, data science, urban planning and digital design.

Our team includes: urban analysts, field-specific experts (transportation, real estate, place marketing, urban sociology); data scientists: analysts and engineers; digital designers: UI/UX and data visualization specialists; frontend and backend developers; business intelligence experts for packaging the solutions; devops and Q&A specialists.

Corporate partner: Mathrioshka Int LLC.

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Alexei Novikov
President of Habidatum
Alexei Novikov
President of Habidatum

Alexei is an urban scientist and entrepreneur.

Prior to Habidatum he was a Managing Director at Standard & Poor’s and at Thomson Reuters. He also consulted the World Bank and other international financial organizations on infrastructure finance.

Alexei holds a PhD degree in Regional and Urban Studies. He has been research fellow and visiting professor of urban science in American and European universities.

Besides Habidatum he launched two successful startups: EA-Ratings (acquired by Standard & Poor’s) and Geograffity.

Contacts: alexei.novikov@habidatum.com / +1 (415) 712 49 98

 

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Katya Serova
Vice-President of Habidatum
Katya Serova
Vice-President of Habidatum

Katya is an urban geographer and professional urban planner.

As vice-president and co-founder of Habidatum she covers analytical production, project management and operations.

Prior to Habidatum Katya worked in Thomson Reuters as Urban Data Project Leader producing and managing one of the first prototypes of spontaneous data analytical visualization platform.

Over the last several years Katya has been intensively lecturing on Urban Informatics working on the edge of urban science and data analytics. She also coordinates company’s analytical, media and exhibitory activities worldwide.

Contacts: katya.serova@habidatum.com

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Eduard Haiman
Chief Design Officer, Partner of Habidatum
Eduard Haiman
Chief Design Officer,
Partner of Habidatum

Eduard is a creative technologist, artist and architectural designer.

He oversees design and implementation of Habidatum’s visual analysis tools and provides strategic advice to the company.

Eduard is a co-founder of the digital design studio Mathrioshka. He also co-founded Branch Point – an educational and research project in the field of parametric design and architecture.

Eduard is an associate professor at Naberezhnye Chelny Institute of Social and Educational Technology and Resources and a regular lecturer at several architectural schools.

Contacts: eduard.haiman@habidatum.com

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Vadim Smakhtin
Chief Technology Officer, Partner of Habidatum
Vadim Smakhtin
Chief Technology Officer,
Partner of Habidatum

Vadim is a creative coder and generative designer focused on hybrid programming tools and interaction between coders, designers and analysts.

With his IT knowledge and background in engineering, Vadim gets “tech” in order and sets the direction of software development at Habidatum.

Vadim is a co-founder of the digital design studio Mathrioshka. He has 5+ years’ experience in digital art and data visualization. Apart from his work as CTO, Vadim holds lectures and workshops on digital art and parametric architecture.

Contacts: vadim.smakhtin@habidatum.com

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Alisa Andrianova
Business Administration Officer
Alisa Andrianova
Business Administration Officer

Alisa is responsible for administrative processes, general office management and support of the team.

Alisa studied Applied Mathematics at Bauman University and Applied Informatics at the Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration. At Habidatum she manages document flow and relevant databases, provides liaisons with accounting and office support teams.

Alisa has more than 7 years of experience in business administration starting as a personal assistant, then was promoted to a business assistant and, finally, has grown into the position of Deputy CEO of foreign economic activity in a big international company.

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Nikita Pestrov
Data Scientist
Nikita Pestrov
Data Scientist

Nikita is focused on developing tools that empower urban planners to make data-driven decisions.

Nikita has a software development and mathematical background. He joined Habidatum after studying at MIPT, Skoltech and MIT Media Lab where he created a project under the supervision of Cesar Hidalgo.

At Habidatum Nikita works on space-time analysis projects using his machine learning and data visualization skills.

He established CocoaHeads Moscow, a monthly iOS developers’ meet-up, and also co-founded “easy ten”, a mobile app for learning foreign words.

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Elena Shirokova
Data Scientist
Elena Shirokova
Data Scientist

Elena is a data scientist focused on social media analysis and its applications.

Elena studied Applied Mathematics at MIPT and Applied Informatics at Skoltech. Her previous experience was mostly related to natural language processing, statistics and machine learning. Besides she participated in international machine learning schools and an exchange program with MIT.

At Habidatum, she works with open data and covers commercial real estate and pre-master planning projects.

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Julia Tuvaleva
Data Analyst
Julia Tuvaleva
Data Analyst

Julia Tuvaleva is a spatial data analyst and cartographer focused on geoprocessing and spatial statistics.

She created maps for Habidatum’s projects on transport accessibility, land value estimation, community behavior mapping etc.

Julia is proficient in R and GIS and is experienced in working with various types of spontaneous data.

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Ruslan Dokhov
Analyst
Ruslan Dokhov
Analyst

Ruslan is an urban geographer with a long-standing scholarly experience.

At Habidatum he puts his theoretical knowledge into practical application by performing research and discovering new methodologies. Ruslan developed concepts for Habidatum’s projects on land value estimation, agglomeration analysis, master planning and transport accessibility.

In his academic articles Ruslan covered urban systems evolution, urban sprawl, single-industry towns, declining cities, booming cities and the urbanisation of rural migrants. He also has substantial experience in field urban research.

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Anna Lvova
Analyst
Anna Lvova
Analyst

Anna is an urban analyst responsible for conceptualization, project management and marketing activities.

She coordinated and performed analytics in various Habidatum’s projects on transport accessibility and semantic analysis.

Before joining Habidatum, Anna studied Hybrid Urbanism at Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. She also has over 4 years of experience in media studies and production which she applies to strengthen Habidatum’s brand.

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Anna Amvrosova
Analyst
Anna Amvrosova
Analyst

Anna is an urban analyst responsible for project management and analytical coordination of our projects. She has background in Urban Studies and Planning focusing on neighborhood development and residential mobility in connection with transport and land use problems.

Before joining Habidatum Anna was leading transport infrastructure projects at The Government of Moscow. She was responsible for implementing the basics of pedestrian culture in Moscow and forming a basis for the sustainable public transit system.

At Habidatum she primarily coordinates and analyzes projects related to commercial real estate management and pre-master planning with transport factors playing one of the key roles.

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William McCusker
Product Lead and Business Development Director
William McCusker
Product Lead and Business Development Director

As product lead and business development director of Habidatum William covers product strategy, project management and business development initiatives.

Prior to Habidatum William led web application development projects focused on digital health, information security and urban data.

Most recently, William coordinated the development of The Atlas of Urban Expansion, an online data visualization tool for an initiative involving New York University, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme.

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Maksim Kolesin
Developer
Maksim Kolesin
Developer

Maksim Kolesin is a senior software developer specializing in high performance rendering systems.

Maksim holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from Moscow State University. He has more than 6 years of hands-on experience in making fancy designers’ concepts work in production environments.

Maksim is responsible for the Habidatum platform performance utilizing his cutting-edge computer graphics skills.

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Tim Tavlintsev
Developer
Tim Tavlintsev
Developer

Tim Tavlintsev is a creative coder, digital artist and software developer responsible for 3D rendering.

After studying Cybernetics at National Research Nuclear University, Tim started to get into computer graphics, UI and real-time interactive applications.

He previously specialized in back-end web development and joined our team to be in charge of real-time rendering of the Habidatum platform. In his free time Tim creates interactive and light installations and physical objects.

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Alexey Pyzhianov
Developer
Alexey Pyzhianov
Developer

Alexey is a front-end web developer responsible for data visualization.

He has a background in media information design. Alexey’s enthusiasm for data visualisation led him to work on visual analysis components of Habidatum platform, including effective dashboards, maps and 3D graphics.

Alexey creates innovative and powerful visualizations based on social media and cell phone data for various cities.

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Anton Vasin
Developer
Anton Vasin
Developer

Anton is a front-end developer currently building UI for modern data visualization and analysis tools.

He studied Software Engineering and has more than 4 years of experience as a full stack web developer working on various projects that range from websites to point of sale systems.

Anton worked on Habidatum’s projects based on semantic social media data and is currently involved in Habidatum platform development.

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Nadya Klevakina
Product Designer
Nadya Klevakina
Product Designer

Nadya Klevakina is a product designer focused on user experience development.

She is the master of Habidatum platform responsible for its documentation, strategy and prototypes. Nadya works with designers on the visual and interaction architecture. She also facilitates communication between the development team and the analysts.

Nadya has a background in Architecture and Urban Design. She was engaged in projects related to socio-territorial analysis, city strategies, and spatial planning.

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Galina Sarkisyan
Design Researcher
Galina Sarkisyan
Design Researcher

Galina is a designer focused on prototyping and research, exploring new features for the Habidatum platform.

In her work Galina combines design thinking tools with generative design and programming to achieve well-grounded results.

She was studying product design at BHSAD. In addition to that, she has extensive experience in research with fundamental science education behind her back.

Prior to Habidatum Galina worked as a designer and editor in several educational projects including Children&Science and The Polytechnic Museum.

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Contacts

  • Habidatum International, Inc.
    123 William Street, 27th Floor
    New York, NY 10038, USA

  • Direct +1 (347) 321 82 20
    Main +1 (212) 247 17 17