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Professor Alexander Ryzhov

Intelligent Technologies

Moscow State University

Professor Alexander P. Ryzhov has over 30 years of combined business, advanced research, and teaching experience. He holds a PhD in Mathematics, a DSc (Advanced doctoral degree, equivalent to DrHabilit) of Engineering/Information technologies, an Executive MBA from Bled School of Management, Slovenia, and a Full Professorship in System Analysis & Information Management from the Russian State Certificate of Professorship. He is currently Professor in Mathematics at Moscow State University, Russia, Professor and head of the Chair at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (high-tech business), and member of two authorizing PhD boards. He has written over 100 scientific publications, including four books and chapters in 11 books.

Alexander has extensive experience in large project management at national and international levels. Among such projects are: Joint Research and Educational Center “Intelligent Systems and Fuzzy Technologies” within the Federal Program “Integration”; and DISNA - Development of an Intelligent System for Monitoring and Evaluation of Peaceful Nuclear Activities for the International Atomic Energy Agency. He is an expert of the Russian Government Research and Consulting Center of Expertise, the National Information and Analytical Center (NIAC), the Russian Venture Company, Skolkovo (IT cluster), Waseda University International e-Government Ranking Committee, the Russian Academy of Sciences, and other domestic and international organizations.

Since 1983, Alexander has worked intensely on the theory and applications of intelligent technologies such as fuzzy systems and soft computing, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and monitoring technology. His areas of research are human-computer information and intelligent systems, hybrid intelligence, and fuzzy set theory. The theory is applied to information processing, measure of uncertainty, models of personalization of digital environment, and the evaluation and monitoring of complex business, economical, and socio-political problems and processes.

He is active in the local community and scientifically worldwide. He is a member of advisory boards of Russian and international professional and scientific organizations; a member of editorial boards of national and international scientific journals; and a member of organizing and program committees of national and international conferences. He is a founding member of the Russian Association of Artificial Intelligence; and a founding member and vice-president of the Russian Association of Fuzzy Systems.

Alexander is also a consultant for - and has close relationships with - leading international companies operating in Russia such as Intel, ST Microelectronics, KLA-Tencor, SAP, IBM, Samsung, and leading Russian universities and research centers. He has excellent working relationships with the high-tech block of the Russian authorities (the Ministry of Communications, the High-tech Development Committee of the Parliament, RUSNANO), Russia's largest private financial groups and industry associations. He is the co-founder of several startups.

Alexander is happily married, and father of three grown up sons. More information about him can be accessed at