Institut für Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft

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Maryna Sydorova


Institut für Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft

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Universität Bern
Institut für Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft
Fabrikstrasse 8
3012 Bern

Maryna Sydorova is a data engineer and a scientific programmer at the Institute of Communication and Media Science at the University of Bern. Before working at the Institute, Maryna worked as a freelance data scientist and cloud architect with a particular emphasis on AI. She is primarily involved in the SNF-DFG project “Populist radical-right attitudes and political information behaviour. A longitudinal study of attitude development in high-choice information environments” (University of Bern & University Koblenz-Landau), where she is responsible for the design and maintenance of automated content analysis pipelines used to identify politics- and populism-related content. Additionally, Maryna is working on the BAKOM project “Algorithmic content selection in Switzerland – a study of Google and YouTube” as a full-stack developer responsible for the implementation of a cloud-based cross-platform algorithm audit infrastructure.


  • Makhortykh, M., de León, E., Urman, A., Christner, C., Sydorova, M., Adam, S., Maier, M. & Gil-Lopez, T. (2022). Panning for gold: Lessons learned from the platform-agnostic automated detection of political content in textual data. ArXiv.


  • Makhortykh, M. and Sydorova, M. (2019). Animating the subjugated past: Digital greeting cards as a form of counter-memory. Visual Communication, 21(1): 28-52. doi:


  • “Remembering to forget: Longitudinal analysis of Holocaust-related content in Twittersphere. #History on Social Media - Sources, Methods, Ethics”. November 9-10 2022 (virtual conference).
  • “Is a single model enough? Lessons learned from systematically comparing automated classifications of populist radical right content in German”. ECPR 2022. August 22-26 2022. Innsbruck, Austria.
  • “Animating the subjugated past: E-cards as a form of counter-memory”. 3rd Annual Memory Studies Association Conference. 25-28 June 2019. Madrid, Spain.
  • “Victory gif(t)s: Second World War memory and animated E-cards”. International conference “Animation and Memory”. 22-23 June 2017. Nijmingen, Netherlands.
  • “Metrics for memory: Measuring and predicting consumption of past on YouTube”. Webdatanet 2015. 26-28 May 2015. Salamanca, Spain.
  • “The past is a foreign platform? Exploring World-War-II memory on Twitter”. Digital Humanities Summer School 2014. 8-10 September 2014. Leuven, Belgium.
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Deep Learning
  • Cloud Computing
  • High Performance Data Analytics
  • Security, Privacy, and Ethics in Data Science