Albina has been a PhD Candidate under the supervision of Prof. Christopher Tucci since September 2016. She holds a M.Sc. in Economics from Perm State University (Russia) and M.Sc. in Management from HEC Lausanne. Her research focuses on strategic aspects of intellectual property (IP) and IP assessment for companies. Particularly, she is interested in patent data and innovative cycles. In a collaborative form with IP team at Nestlé, she is developing a complex framework for the intellectual management in the context of Open Innovation. As a part of her research, Albina participates in a joint study with prof. Neil Thompson from MIT X-Lab.