I'm Evgeny, and you've found your way to my personal blog. I am fascinated by many domains: startups, product management, diverse scientific disciplines (like astronomy, philosophy, and psychology, which I majored in), and software development.
Always keen on exploring new opportunities, whether it be engaging discussions, consulting projects, and more. If you'd like to connect, don't hesitate to drop me an email, send a message on Telegram (@smirik), or reach out through any of the social networks. Looking forward to crossing paths!
Why and How Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation Matters in Business?Posted on:November 3, 2023 at 01:00 PM
In the life of any entrepreneur, particularly for those at startups, motivation stands as a cornerstone for driving progress and producing outstanding results. How to boost it?
The power of small teamsPosted on:November 2, 2023 at 01:00 PM
I advocate for small teams wherever possible. I'm of the opinion that many teams are abnormally large, which decreases their performance. Of course, building a small team is a challenge, better described as an art than a skill. Let me dig into that.
From task resolving to problem solvingPosted on:November 1, 2023 at 01:00 PM
The most important skill of an employee of a startup or any small company, in my opinion, is an ability to resolve problems instead of just executing tasks. Let me illustrate this with an example.
Open Source Data Analysis for scientific studies: why does it matter?Posted on:October 11, 2023 at 01:00 PM
The use of proprietary tools for scientific research presents challenges in repeatability and transparency, particularly in broad fields such as statistics, where SPSS continues to dominate in social sciences. In my view, the norm in scientific fields should be open-source only.
Vision is more important than CustDevPosted on:October 6, 2023 at 01:00 PM
Reflecting on @37signals' take on user feature requests that shaped my principles after reading ‘Rework’ a long time ago. The core idea: use customer feedback wisely, don't let it dictate your product vision. Great products stem from unique visions, not just user requests.
Recent Scientific Papers
How do people experience innocent suffering?. 2023.
Frontiers in Psychology. V. 14.
A new python package for identifying celestial bodies trapped in mean-motion resonances. 2023.
Astronomy and Computing. V. 43.
Evgeny Smirnov, Ilya Dovgalev.
Identification of Asteroids in Two-Body Resonances. 2018.
Solar System Research. V. 52.
Evgeny Smirnov, Ilya Dovgalev, Elena Popova.
Asteroids in three-body mean motion resonances with planets. 2017.
Icarus. V. 304.
Evgeny Smirnov, Alexey Markov.
Identification of asteroids trapped inside three-body mean motion resonances: A machine-learning approach. 2017.
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. V. 469.
A machine-learning approach for data mining in astronomyPosted on:June 1, 2022 at 04:50 PM
How astronomers use machine learning and what problems one might resolve with it
An overview of the self-determination theory in psychologyPosted on:May 31, 2022 at 09:02 AM
My public report about the self-determination motivation theory developed by Deci and Ryan
A machine-learning approach in the dynamics of asteroidsPosted on:May 31, 2022 at 08:59 AM
My public talk at the conference CelMec in Luchon
Mean motion resonances in the main beltPosted on:May 31, 2022 at 08:58 AM
My report at the School of chaotic dynamics in Luchon
API platform and how to use itPosted on:May 31, 2022 at 08:56 AM
A brief overview of API platform pros and cons for colleguaes