Pavel studied Theoretical Physics in Saint-Petersburg State University, but then chose the profession of a software developer. In his career he has been working on various challenging algorithmic problems varying from thermodynamic simulation of complex geochemical systems to high-frequency trading strategies. Being an experienced Java back-end developer, Pavel is also interested in less mainstream programming paradigms and languages such as Smalltalk or Lisp. He is also the author of an advanced programmable calculator application supporting various numerical algorithms as well as statistical functions and operations with matrices and complex numbers. Pavel joined The Hyve as a software engineer in July 2017.