Michael Zgurovsky

He was born on January 30, 1950 in Skala-Podilska, Ternopil region.

Education:
  • Higher. He graduated from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Department of control systems, specialty - "Automated control systems" (1975) ;
  • Ph.D. thesis "Optimal discrete control of single class for unsteady heat transfer distributed processes" (1979);
  • Doctoral thesis "Automatic design and optimal control of non-stationary processes and fields under uncertainty data" (1984).
Sphere of scientific interests:

Mathematics and system analysis, system analysis theory, system mathematics, external tasks for non-linear operator, differential-operator equations, quantitative analysis of sustainable development in global and regional contexts.

Prepared 9 doctors, more than 50 PhDs; author of 50 inventions; author, co-author of 350 scientific works, including 35 monographs and textbooks.

Professional experience:
  • 03.1975 - 08.1986 - engineer, senior engineer, senior research associate, professor of the Department of Technical Cybernetics, Kyiv Polytechnic Institute;
  • 05.1986 - 08.1987 - Deputy Head of the Research Works Department of the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the USSR;
  • 08.1987 - 03.1988 - Professor of the Department Technical Cybernetics, Kyiv Polytechnic Institute;
  • 03.1988 - 04.1992 - Vice Rector for Academic Affairs of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute;
  • 04.1992 - 10.1994 - Rector of the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute;
  • 11.1994 - 01.1999 - Minister of Education of Ukraine;
  • 01.1999 - Rector of the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kyiv Polytechnic Institute".
Organisations:
  • Corresponding Member of NAS of Ukraine (since 1992);
  • President of the Hand-to-Hand Fighting Federation (since 06.1993);
  • Deputy Chairman of the Commission on Higher Education Reform in Ukraine (since 03.1995);
  • Academic of NAS of Ukraine (Department of Informatics, Subdivision of Physical-Technical and Mathematical Sciences) (since 04.1995);
  • Member of the State Commission on the reorganization of science (since 08.1995);
  • Chairman of the State Accreditation Committee of Ukraine (in 10.1995 - 01.1999);
  • member of the Council for Language Policy under the President of Ukraine (in 02.1997 - 01.1999);
  • Member of the Commission of state awards and heraldry (since 11.2006);
  • Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Department of Earth Sciences, Section Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry and Mining Sciences) (since 2008);
  • Director of the Institute for Applied System Analysis of NAS and MES Ukraine;
  • President of the Central and Eastern Europe Institute for Sustainable Development (Kyiv, Ukraine);
  • Board Member of Earth Data Network for Education and Scientific Exchange (EDNES, Strasbourg, France);
  • President of the World Data Center for Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development;
  • National Representative of Ukraine in the International Council for Science (ICSU);
  • National Representative of Ukraine in the Committee on Data for Science and Technology and Member of its Executive Board (CODATA, Paris, France).
Awards and Distinctions:
  • Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine since 01.2000. Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology (1990 , 1999, 2004), V.M. Glushkov Prize of NAS of Ukraine (1999), V.S. Mykhalevych Prize of NAS of Ukraine (2002);
  • He has been awarded the Order "For Merit" of III (1996), II (1998) and I degree (2005), Honorable Distinction of the President Ukraine (08.1996);
  • He has been awarded the Order «Zlota Odznaka Honorova» of Republic of Poland (1995);
  • He has been awarded the Order « For services to the Republic of Italy» (1996);
  • He has been awarded Silver St. George Medal of Ukraine "Honor, Glory, Labour" (2001);
  • He has been awarded Acad. M.A. Sadowski Medal of Russian Academy of Sciences (2005);
  • He has been awarded the Order «Maarjamaa Risti» of III degree of the Republic of Estonia (2006);
  • «Honorable Doctor of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv» (2009).
Family:

He is married, has a son and a daughter.