Anatoly Kurkovsky

Dr. Anatoly P. Kurkovsky

Professor of Information Technology

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Biography

Dr. Anatoly P. Kurkovsky joined GGC in the summer of 2007. Before coming to GGC, he spent over 20 years of his academic career as a professor/associate professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USA), at the Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics of Russian Academy of Sciences, and the Moscow State Engineering Physics Institute (Russia).

Kurkovsky has significant industrial and professional experience. For over 10 years he served as director of the laboratory of information technologies and systems analysis in natural and industrial complexes at the Russian Academy of Science. He has served as a scientific leader for over 10 large interdisciplinary information technology projects. Subject domains included environment, geophysics, regional, territorial and emergency management, energy, transportation and military.

Kurkovsky has prepared and taught a number of information technology, computer science and simulation courses. He directed and supervised the studies related to the systems analysis and design of many doctoral and master’s students of the largest Russian universities. During his tenure at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Georgia Gwinnett College, he directed over 20 undergraduate research projects.

Kurkovsky is a well-known national and international scientist in the area of systems analysis and simulation. During the last several years, he served as a member of the International Program Committees, a sessions chair of many international conferences (USA, Canada, Spain and China) and also as a peer reviewer of some the biggest scientific publishers and foundations (USA and UK). He has over 140 scientific works and publications.

Please see more details about research and the industrial and educational background of Kurkovsky at his personal website.

Education

  • Doctorate – systems engineering, physics and mathematics track (Science Doctor – Sc.D.) – Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, Moscow, Russia
  • Doctorate – computer science – Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia
  • Master’s – electrical engineering, technical cybernetics track – diploma with honors – Frunze Polytechnic Institute, School of Energy Engineering, USSR
  • Bachelor’s – electrical engineering, technical cybernetics track – diploma with honors – Frunze Polytechnic Institute, School of Energy Engineering, USSR

All diplomas above have been evaluated in the US and found equivalent to similar degrees awarded by accredited American universities.

Academic Interests

  • Information technologies and simulation
  • Efficiency assessment for various types of information systems
  • Information systems development
  • Database systems
  • Artificial intelligence

Publications

Selected recent publications include:

  • A. Kurkovsky. Dynamics of Campus Parking Lots (work in progress paper). Proceedings of "The 47th Annual Simulation Symposium (ANSS 2014)." Sponsored by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) in cooperation with ACM SIGSIM. Tampa, Fla., USA. ISBN: 978-1-63266-213-2, Simulation Series Volume 46, Number 2. Pages 97-102. April 13-16, 2014.
  • A. Kurkovsky. Interdisciplinary Systems and Simulation Studies for an Innovative Undergraduate Program. Proceedings of “Emerging M&S Applications in Industry and Academia (EAIA 2013) Symposium.” Sponsored by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) in cooperation with ACM SIGSIM. San Diego, CA, USA. ISBN 1-56555-350-0, Book 5. Pages 580-588. April 7 – 10, 2013.
  • A. Kurkovsky. Simulation-Based Approach for Interdisciplinary Systems Studies within an Innovative Undergraduate Program. Proceedings of “The 5th International Conference on Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation (GCMS 2012).” Sponsored by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) in cooperation with ACM SIGSIM. Genoa, Italy. ISBN 978-1-61839-983-0, Simulation Series Vol. 44, No 11. Pages 120-126. July 8-11, 2012.
  • A. Kurkovsky. An Approach to Formalize the Dynamics of Complex Computer Systems for Subsequent Simulation and Sustainability Analysis. Proceedings of “Emerging Applications of M&S in Industry and Academia (EAIA 2012) Symposium.” Sponsored by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS) in cooperation with ACM SIGSIM. Orlando, FL, USA. ISBN 978-1-61839-787-4, Vol. 44, No 5. Pages 40-46. March 26 - 29, 2012.
  • A. Kurkovsky. Sustainability and Local Community: a Simulation Approach to Analyze Transportation System Dynamics of a Growing Higher Education Institution. Proceedings of “The IEEE 2010 International Conference on Management Science and Information Engineering (ICMSIE 2010).” Zhengzhou, China. ISBN: 978-1-4244-9076-9, Vol. 1, pages 62-67. 2010.
  • A. Kurkovsky, T. Mundie, and D. Pursell. Sustainable Development: Educational Programs Assessment as a Component of Simulation-Based Technology. Proceedings of “The 2010 International Conference on Frontiers in Education: Computer Science and Computer Engineering (FECS 2010).” Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. ISBN: 1-60132-143-0. 116-122. 2010.
  • A. Kurkovsky and T. Mundie. “Simulation Approach to Sustainable Development of an Innovative Institution of Higher Education.” Journal of Educational Technology & Society. Published by Eastern-Europe Subgroup of the International Forum of Educational Technology & Society with IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology. ISSN 1436-4522. Volume 11, Number 1, pages 435-448. 2008.
  • A. Kurkovsky. “Hierarchy of Formal Descriptions for Architectural Analysis and Design of Complex Computer Systems.” The International Journal of Computers and Applications. ACTA-Press. Anaheim, Calgary, Zurich. ISSN: 1206-212X. Issue 4. Pages: 346-352. 2007.
  • A. Kurkovsky. “Developing a Simulation Course for Bioinformatics Program.” The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges (affiliated with ACM). Vol. 22, Number 3, pages 66-73. 2007.
  • A. Kurkovsky. Simulation Technologies for Health Sciences Curriculum. SIMULATION: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation International. Special Issue “Modeling and Simulation in Teaching and Training.” ISSN: 0037-5497. DOI: 10.1177/0037549706075541. Volume 82, Number 11, pages 785-794. November 2006.

Distinctions

  • Member of the Technical Committee on Modeling and Simulation of the International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) and committee member responsible for advising and providing professional expertise for IASTED activities such as international conferences, symposiums and publications in the area of modeling and simulation. The appointment awarded for the term 2011-2014.
  • PI for the GGC-USA industry grant program Arena Simulation Software for Educational Purposes. Rockwell Automation Co., USA. $1,515,000. Awarded 2011-2015.
  • Scientific supervisor of the GGC Senior IT Student Research Project, Information Technology to Support the Analysis of the College Growth and its Influence on the Traffic Dynamics that was awarded second place at the Student Research Contest at the 24th Annual USA Southeastern Regional ACM Computing Conference, Atlanta, 2010.
  • Scientific supervisor of the GGC Senior IT Student Research Project, Information Technology to Support Student Enrollment for an Innovative College Sustainability that was recognized as a finalist from 10 of the best student research projects submitted to the Student Research Contest at the 24th Annual USA Southeastern Regional ACM Computing Conference, Atlanta, 2010.
  • Investigator and scientific supervisor at USP for the Federal TRIO Program, US Department of Education grant “Short-range student projects and long-range research goals for the students future education in systems simulation area,” awarded 2006.
  • Patricia Leahy Award for Learning Innovation at USP, “Models and Software for Sustainable Development Systems Analysis,” Certificate of Recognition, awarded 2006.
  • PI for grant “Design and development of automated complex for real-time evaluation of atmospheric air pollution by emissions of industry, power engineering and transportation for the city of Moscow.” In the framework of the Joint Program of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Government of Moscow “Science for Moscow,” awarded 1992-1996.
  • PI for grant “Methodology of Environmental and Geophysical Automated System Effectiveness Assessment Based on Simulation Approaches.” Russian Foundation for Basic Research according to the grant (93-01-12244), awarded 1993-1995.