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Laboratory of Algorithms and Technologies for Networks Analysis (LATNA)

About the laboratry

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Grant Agreement No.: 11.G34.31.0057

Name of the institution of higher learning:
Federal state autonomous educational institution of higher professional education "National Research University "Higher School of Economics"

Fields of scientific research:
Information technologies and computer systems

Project goal:
To establish a world-class scientific research and education laboratory specializing in fundamental and applied research in information technologies and computer systems.

Key project objectives:
To design new effective computation algorithms and rigorous mathematical theories required to analyze and optimize graph structures (known as grids) characterized by large dimensions and high density brought about by natural and artificial complex grid structures. The project will generate publications in highly ranked international journals, master's and doctorate degree dissertations, and new scientific research projects.

Anticipated scientific outcomes:
The project will help establish a spin-off company to commercialize research results and software products designed at the laboratory to analyze and optimize solutions in applied sectors of telecommunication networks, utility grids, business networks, social networks, and neural networks.

Leading scientist

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Leading scientist's full name: Panagiot (Panos) Miltiad Pardalos

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Academic degrees and titles:
Ph.D. in Computer and Information Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1985, Distinguished Professor

Job title:
University of Florida, Distinguished Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida,
Director, Center for Applied Optimization, University of Florida

Areas of scientific interest:
Global optimization and its applications, development and analysis of computational algorithms, computational neurology, biological informatics, parallel computations in mathematical programming, applied theory of extremely large graphs and grid structures, optimization in biomedical engineering, telecommunications, control over supply chains, electronic commerce and financial engineering, information and management theory, intellectual analysis of large data sets, cooperation systems, scientific programming, data analysis in agriculture.

Scientific recognition:
2013 – Elizabeth Wood Dunlevie Honors Term Professor award for 2013-2014, University of Florida, USA.
2013 – Medal (for significant contribution to science and engineering) from the University of Catania, Italy.
2012 – Honorary Doctorate of Sciences from the Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada).
2011 – Recipient of an RF Government grant under the program designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning and research centers; scientific director of the Laboratory of Algorithms and Grid Structure Analysis Technologies (LAGSAT) at the National Research University "Higher School of Economics" (Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod).
2010 – Honorary professor at the Higher School of Information Technologies and Mathematical Sciences, University of Ballarat, Australia.
2010 – President of the International Society for Global Optimization.
2009 – UF 2009 International Teachers Prize.
2009 – Roberto D. Galvao Prize for the best article ("A hybrid genetic algorithm for road congestion minimization" at the XLI symposium of the Brazilian Society for Operational Research, Porto Seguro, Brazil, September 2009.
2008 – Honorary doctorate, Institute of Cybernetics named after V. M. Glushkov of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
2008 – Term Professor award from the University of Florida Research Fund.
2007 – Fulbright award (July 2007).
2007 – Councillor for doctorate dissertations award.
2006 – Member of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences).
2005 – Honorary doctor, Nizhniy Novgorod State University named after N. I. Lobachevsky, Russia.
2005 – Honorary member of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences.
2004 – Member of AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science).
2004 – William Pierskalla Best Paper Award for advanced research in health care, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS).
2003 – Foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, May 2011
2003 – Outstanding professional and scholarly titles in 2002, Reference book on applied optimization, incentive award from the Association of American Publishers.
2003 – Outstanding achievements award, ISE Department.
2002 – Outstanding achievements award, ISE Department.
2001 – Национальная премия Греции 2001 и золотая медаль по исследованию операций.
2001 – Outstanding achievements award, ISE Department.
2000 – Foreign member of the Petrovsky Academy of Arts and Sciences, Russia.
1999 – Foreign member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.
1998 – Foreign associate member of Reial Academia de Doctors, Spain.
1998 – Term Professor award from the University of Florida Research Fund.
1999 – Outstanding achievements award, ISE Department.
1994 – Oberman faculty scholarship, University of Iowa, Center for Advanced Research.
1991 – IBM Achievement award.
1984 – Doctorate dissertations award.
1983 – "Excellent Performance in Ph.D. Qualifying Exam" award from the Department of Computer Sciences of the Science Department for outstanding results in the PhD written pre-qualification examination.
1972-77 – Government of Greece scholarship.

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