Alexey Grigorevich Ivakhnenko
Born on 30 March 1913 in Kobelyaki town near Poltava at east Ukraine.
Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Professor. Doctor of technical sciences. Advisor of the directorate
of our International Centre. Distinguished man of science of Ukraine.
A.G. Ivakhnenko is an outstanding scientist in the field of automatic
control, cybernetics and informatics, whose scientific results have
received a worldwide recognition. To the present time, he published
about 45 monographs and more than 400 scientific articles, many
of which, and first of all books, have been translated in English,
German, Polish, Bulgarian, Romanian and Chinese languages. The significant
quantity of his articles has been published in scientific periodicals
of USA, England, Germany, and other countries.
The scientific school of A.G.Ivakhnenko for a long time serves
as an authoritative and productive smithy of highly skilled scientific
staff: under his supervision 220 candidate (Ph.D) dissertations
were carried out and successfully defended, and almost 27 of his
pupils have defended doctor dissertations and created their own
Alexey has developed new principles and devices for automatic
control of speed of electric engines and for computing of systems
with magnetic amplifiers. His achievements in the invariance theory
and in the theory of combined systems of automatic control working
by the principle of compensation of measured disturbances are universally
recognized. He has written the first domestic monograph on technical
cybernetics which was republished abroad several times. The further
development of principles of combined control in A.G. Ivakhnenko’s
works is connected with the use of principles, devices and ways
of self-tuning, self-training, pattern recognition and forecasting
in control systems.
In last 35 years, the main brainchild of A.G. Ivakhnenko, the
Group Method of Data Handling (GMDH), is actively developing as
a method of inductive modelling and forecasting of complex processes
and systems. In 1984, in USA the collective monograph of American
and Japanese scientists with the delineation and examples of effective
application of GMDH in various applied areas was published. Dozens
of publications on the subject of GMDH appear each year in scientific
magazines of the world and on the websites in Internet. In May 2002
in Lviv (Ukraine) the I International conference on inductive modelling
ICIM'2002 has been held, devoted to theoretical and applied issues
of GMDH, where scientists from many countries of the world have
Graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Electric Engineering
in 1938. In 1943 he became a candidate in electrical sciences at
the Physics Institute of Moscow University, and in 1944 he joined
the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in Kyiv. He wrote his doctoral
dissertation on invariance theory in 1953. In 1944 he joined the
Polytechnic Institute of Kyiv, first as Lecturer, later as Professor
in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Since 1964 was Head
of the Combined Control Systems Division of the Glushkov Institute
of Cybernetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraina. He
was chief editor of the journal Avtomatika. Have 5 children, 8 grandchildren,
A.G. Ivakhnenko carries a rank of the Distinguished man of science
of Ukraine, is awarded with an "Friendship of the nations"
order and medals. In 1991 has received as one of the authors the
State premium of Ukraine for works in the field of the theory of
invariance of automatic systems. In 1997 with a group of scientists
he has received the State premium of Ukraine for the series of works
on information technologies in the field of artificial intelligence.
Alexey Ivakhnenko serves as an example of scientist with a heightened
sense of novelty and outstanding scientific intuition. Nowadays
he continues to work actively, lavishly generating original scientific
ideas and important results.
We congratulate Alexey Ivakhnenko with election of him as Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in May, 2003.
Some materials are in ukrainian and russian languages:
Chapter from the book about Alexey Ivakhnenko.
The main scientific achivements and biography is described in webpage or in pdf format.
Presentation about his way in life on the occasion of the 90th anniversary.