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
Website en.cs.msu.ru

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.

Education[edit]

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:

History[edit]

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.

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.

The deans of the faculty:

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.

Structure[edit]

Departments[edit]

The faculty consists of 19 Academic departments:

Department Head Year of creation
Department of Mathematical Physics Alexander Denisov
Professor, Dr.Sc.
1982
Department of Computational Technologies and Modeling Evgeny Tyrtyshnikov
Corresponding Member RAS,
Professor, Dr.Sc.
2004
Department of Computational Methods[1] Boris Chetverushkin
Academician RAS,
Professor, Dr.Sc.
1983
Department of Automation for Scientific Research[2] Aleksandr Popov
Professor, Dr.Sc.
1987
Department of General Mathematics 1973
Department of Functional Analysis and its Applications Evgeny Moiseev
Academician RAS,
Professor, Dr.Sc.
2008
Department of Nonlinear Dynamic Systems and Control Processes Stanislav Emelyanov
Academician RAS,
Professor, Dr.Sc.
1989
Department of Operations Research[3] Pavel Krasnoshchyokov
Academician RAS,
Professor, Dr.Sc.
1970
Department of Optimal Control Yury Osipov
Academician RAS,
Professor, Dr.Sc.
1970
Department of Systems Analysis Aleksandr Kurzhanskij
Academician RAS,
Professor, Dr.Sc.
1992
Department of Mathematical Statistics Viktor Korolyov
Professor, Dr.Sc.
1970
Department of Mathematical Methods of Forecasting Yurij Zhuravlyov
Academician RAS,
Professor, Dr.Sc.
1997
Department of Mathematical Cybernetics Valerij Alekseev
Professor, Dr.Sc.
1970
Department of Information Security Igor Sokolov
Academician RAS,
Professor, Dr.Sc.
2013
Department of Computing Systems and Automation 1970
Department of Supercomputers and Quantum Informatics Vladimir Voevodin
Corresponding Member RAS,
Professor, Dr.Sc.
2012
Department of Algorithmic Languages Mihail Malkovskij
Professor, Dr.Sc.
1970
Department of System Programming Viktor Ivannikov
Academician RAS,
Professor, Dr.Sc.
1970
Department of English Larisa Saratovskaya
Associate professor, PhD
1990

Scientific laboratories[edit]

The faculty includes 18 research laboratories:

The faculty includes 3 laboratories[4][5][6] that support the scientific-educational process and 2 student laboratories.[7][8]

Staff[edit]

Faculty staff consists of more than 550 professors and research scientists. There are about 2200 students and 200 post-graduate students. Each year more than 500 students are accepted. As most departments of the MSU are, CMC is quite prestigious, number of applications can reach up to ten per place.

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

Industrial Contacts[edit]

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

Following laboratories were created with international companies:

IBM Blue Gene/P[edit]

Since 2008 CMC also has an IBM supercomputer that is available for research students from different departments.[9] It was ranked number 12 by Top500 in November 2009.[10]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

External links[edit]

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