MSU Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics

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MSU Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics
Building of MSU CMC.jpg
Building of MSU CMC
Type Public
Established 1970
Dean Professor,
Academician RAS
Evgeny Moiseev
Location Moscow, Russia
Campus Urban
Affiliations MSU

MSU Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics (CMC) (Russian: Факультет вычислительной математики и кибернетики (ВМК)), founded in 1970 by Andrey Tikhonov, is a part of Moscow State University.


CMC is the leading Russian research and training center in the fields of applied mathematics, computing and software development .[citation needed] Education at CMC combines in-depth theoretical studies, extensive practical exercises, and research.

Main 12 Master's programs:


Memorial board of Andrey Tikhonov on the building of MSU Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics

A group of professors and scholars from Department of Physics and Department of Mechanics and Mathematics led by Andrey Tikhonov founded CMC in 1970. The three departments are still closely connected.

Following companies work with CS MSU: Intel, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Borland, Software AG, Siemens, IBM/Lotus, Samsung, HP.

Perhaps, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science would be a more precise name for this one. The word cybernetics historically refers to what Norbert Wiener introduced in his book Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and Machine (1948). In the Soviet Union cybernetics was initially considered antiscientific, and was prohibited. However, in 1960s more liberal scientific views were adopted, triggering a remarkable boom in research and education. That was later reflected in the name of this department founded in 1970. Since that time the CMC name became a well-recognized brand and is unlikely to change.[citation needed]

The deans of the faculty:



The faculty consists of 19 Academic departments:

Department Head Year of creation
Department of Mathematical Physics Alexander Denisov 1982
Department of Computational Technologies and Modeling Evgeny Tyrtyshnikov 2004
Department of Computational Methods Boris Chetverushkin 1983
Department of Automation for Scientific Research[1] Aleksandr Popov 1987
Department of General Mathematics 1973
Department of Functional Analysis and its Applications Evgeny Moiseev 2008
Department of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems and Control Processes Stanislav Emelyanov 1989
Department of Operations Research[2] 1970
Department of Optimal Control Yury Osipov 1970
Department of Systems Analysis Aleksandr Kurzhanskij 1992
Department of Mathematical Statistics Viktor Korolev 1970
Department of Mathematical Methods of Forecasting Yuri Zhuravlyov 1997
Department of Mathematical Cybernetics Valerij Alekseev 1970
Department of Information Security Igor Sokolov 2013
Department of Computing Systems and Automation 1970
Department of Supercomputers and Quantum Informatics Vladimir Voevodin 2012
Department of Algorithmic Languages Mihail Malkovskij 1970
Department of System Programming Arutyun I. Avetisyan 1970
Department of Intellectual Information Technologies Igor Mashechkin 2017
Department of English Larisa Saratovskaya 1990

Scientific laboratories[edit]

The faculty includes 18 research laboratories:

  • Laboratory of Mathematical Physics
  • Laboratory of Computational Electrodynamics
  • Laboratory of Heat and Mass Transfer Processes Simulation
  • Laboratory of Inverse Problems
  • Laboratory of Mathematical Methods of Image Processing
  • Laboratory of Mathematical Modeling in Physics
  • Laboratory of Difference Methods
  • Open Laboratory of Information Technologies
  • Laboratory of Statistical Analysis
  • Laboratory of Mathematical Problems of Computer Security
  • Laboratory of Computational Practice and Information Systems
  • The Computer Systems Laboratory
  • Laboratory of Information Systems Security
  • Computer Graphics and Multimedia Laboratory
  • Laboratory of Programming Technologies
  • Laboratory of Ternary Informatics
  • Research Laboratory of Computational Modeling Tools
  • Laboratory of Industrial Mathematics

Famous Рrofessors of the Faculty[edit]

Faculty staff consists of more than 550 professors and research scientists. The list of prominent scientists that worked in the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics includes:

  • Lev Pontryagin, the founder and the first chair of the department of Optimal Control.
  • Sergey Yablonsky, the founder and the first chair of the department of Mathematical Cybernetics.
  • Oleg Lupanov, who was affiliated with the department of Mathematical Cybernetics and taught the undergraduate course on discrete mathematics.
  • Yuriy Prokhorov, the chair of the department of Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics.
  • Guriy Marchuk, the chair of the department of Computational Technologies and Modeling.

Prominent scientists have worked and are working at the faculty in different years:

Famous Graduates of the Faculty[edit]



  • 20 years later (1985-2005): Graduates of the Olympic set - Festival edition: Collected essays. Moscow: MAX Press. Editor Matveeva A.N. 2005. p. 560. ISBN 5-317-01277-5.
  • Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics: History and Modernity: A Biographical Directory. Moscow: Publishing house of Moscow University. Author-compiler Evgeny Grigoriev. 2010. p. 616. ISBN 978-5-211-05838-5.
  • 30 years later (1985-2015): Graduates of the Olympic set - Festival edition: Collected essays. Moscow: MAX Press. Editors Zhdaneeva L.A., Matveeva A.N., Mikhailova L.G. 2015. p. 704. ISBN 978-5-317-04999-7.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 55°41′55″N 37°31′54″E / 55.6986°N 37.5317°E / 55.6986; 37.5317