ICS RAS L.7 V.A. Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences
Laboratory 7
Adaptive and Robust Systems

Last modified Oct 20, 2008.

Alexander V. Nazin

A. Nazin Position:
Leading Researcher (since 1992),
Trapeznikov Institute of Control Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences.

Office Address:
Institute of Control Sciences RAS
65 Profsoyuznaya str., 117997, Moscow, Russia
Tel: (+7-495) 334 7641
Fax: (+7-495) 420 2016, (+7-495) 334 9331
E-mail:  nazine ipu.ru, anazine rambler.ru

Professional Membership:
  • Associate Editor for the Journal "Automation and Remote Control", since 2003.
  • Associate Editor for the Conference Editorial Board, IEEE CSS; since July 1, 2002.
  • Member of IEEE, Control Systems Society (CSS); since 1998.
  • Member of the Scientific Council for Doctoral Thesis Defences, since 2001.
  • Member of the Control Theory Section of the Institute of Control Sciences Scientific Council, since 2003.
  • Member of Several Program Committees of the International Conferences and Workshops.

PhD Students Supervised: 3 of them received a Degree of Candidate of Science

Former Full-time Positions:
  • 1982 Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Adaptive Systems in the Institute of Control Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; (till 1992).
  • 1977 Junior Researcher at the Laboratory of Adaptive Systems in the Institute of Control Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow; (till 1982).
  • 1974 Post-graduate student, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia; (till 1977).

Former Part-time Positions:
  • 1996 0.5-time Professor,
  • 1987 0.5-time Associate Professor (till 1994), and
  • 1982 0.5-time Assistant Professor (till 1987), - all at the Department of Theoretical Mechanics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Moscow, Russia;
  • 1997 Professor (0.25-time, till 2003) at the Department of Probability and Statistics, Moscow State Aviation Technical University, (MAI); Moscow, Russia
  • 2001 Professor (0.25-time, till 2007), the Department of Technical Cybernetics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University); Moscow, Russia.

Visiting Positions:
  • 2006-2008 Visiting Professor (6 months) in the Laboratory of Probability and Modelling of Stochastic Processes, University Paris-6; Visiting Professor (2 visits for 2 months each) in the laboratories SABRES and LMAM, University UBS, Vannes, France; Visiting Professor (2 visits for 2 and 3 months each) in the laboratory CMLA, ENS de Cachan, France.
  • 2005 Visiting Professor (1 month) in the Laboratory of Probability and Modelling of Stochastic Processes, University Paris-6, Visiting Professor (1 month) in the Applied Statistics Team, the City of Paris Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher Educational Institution, (ESPCI), Paris, and 3+3 weeks of working visits to the Laboratory of Statistics and Stochastic Modelling (LMC), University Grenoble-I; all in France.
  • 2004 Visiting Professor (1 month) in the Applied Statistics Team, the City of Paris Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher Educational Institution, (ESPCI), Paris, France.
    Two working visits to France in January and May-June: 2+2 weeks to the Laboratory of Probability and Modelling of Stochastic Processes, University Paris-6, and 2+2 weeks to the Laboratory of Statistics and Stochastic Modelling (LMC), University Grenoble-I.
  • 2003 Guest Researcher (1 month) in the Division of Automatic Control, Engineering Department, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
  • 2002 Visiting Professor (2 months) in the Applied Statistics Team, the City of Paris Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher Educational Institution, (ESPCI), Paris, France.
  • 2002 Guest Researcher (1 month) in the Division of Automatic Control, Engineering Department, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
  • 2001 Visiting Professor (3 months) at the Department of Automatic Control, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico D.F., Mexico.
  • 2001 Guest Researcher (2 visits, each for 1 month) in the Division of Automatic Control, Engineering Department, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
  • 1999 Visiting Professor (2 months) in the LMC, (Statistique et Modelisation Stochastique), Grenoble I University, (Université Joseph-Fourier), Grenoble, France.
  • 1998 Visiting Professor (1 months) in INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Grenoble, France.
  • 1998 Guest Researcher (3 weeks) in the Division of Automatic Control, Engineering Department, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
  • 1997 Visiting Professor (1 months) in INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Grenoble, France.
  • 1996 Visiting Researcher (1 month) in the Division of Automatic Control, Engineering Department, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
  • 1996 Visiting Professor (1 months) in IRISA/INRIA, Rennes, France.
  • 1995 NATO Fellowship for 9 months in the Laboratory of Dynamic Meteorology, (LMD/CNRS), Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France.
  • 1995 Visiting Professor (3 months) in the Electronics Laboratory, the City of Paris Industrial Physics and Chemistry Higher Educational Institution, (ESPCI), Paris, France.
  • 1994 Visiting Professor (2 months) in IRISA/INRIA, Rennes, France.
  • 1994 Royal Society Fellowship for 3 months at the Department of Cybernetics, the University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom

Education and Degrees:
  • 1995 Doctor of Sciences degree in Physics and Mathematics from the Institute of Control Sciences, Moscow. Thesis title: "Information approach to the problems of optimization and adaptive control for discrete-time stochastic systems"
  • 1979 Ph.D. in Technical Sciences from the Institute of Control Sciences, Moscow. Thesis title: "Design, study and application of automata type algorithms for adaptive choice of variants" (supervisors Ya.Z.Tzypkin and A.S.Poznyak)
  • 1977 Postgraduate degree in Technical Cybernetics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia (supervisors Ya.Z.Tzypkin and A.S.Poznyak)
  • 1974 M.S. in Automatic Control Systems from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia (supervisors Ya.Z.Tzypkin and A.S.Poznyak)

Areas of Interest:
  • Parametric and Nonparametric Estimation;
  • Information Lower Bounds and Optimal Estimation Techniques;
  • Classification Techniques, Support Vector Machines;
  • Stochastic Optimization;
  • Identification, and Stochastic Adaptive Control (in discrete time);
  • Stochastic Approximation and Recursive Algorithms;
  • Learning Automata;
  • Neural Networks for System Identification and Stochastic Adaptive Control.

Grants:
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Grant No. RFBR 06-08-01474, "Identification and control methods for nonlinear stochastic systems and networks", 01/2006-12/2008.
  • INTAS, Grant No. 93-0894, "Nonparametric Identification of Dynamical Systems : Optimal and Adaptive Algorithms", 12/1995-11/1997;
    0.25-time participation as responsible for the Institute of Control Sciences team. (Coordinator A. Bensoussan, France).
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Grant No. 96-15-96144, "Theory of Adaptive and Robust Control", 01/1996-12/1998;
    0.1-time participation, responsible Ya.Z. Tsypkin.
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Grant No. 98-01-00431, "Algorithms of Statistical Estimation with Averaging: Convergence Rate and Information Bounds", 01/1997-12/1999;
    0.25-time participation as responsible.
  • Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Grant No. 00-15-96018, "Theory of Robust and Optimal Control", 01/2000-12/2002;
    0.15-time participation, responsible B.T. Polyak.
  • Combined Program of Russian Academy of Sciences Presidium, "Robust and Optimal Control under Uncertainty", 06/2001-12/2002;
    0.15-time participation, responsible B.T. Polyak.
  • Grant from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, "Direct Weight Optimization (DWO) Approach to Nonparametric Regression Estimation and System Identification", 01/7/2003 - 31/12/2003;
    0.25-time participation as co-investigator, responsible L. Ljung.

Teaching Experience:
  • Department of Technical Cybernetics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University); Moscow, Russia:
    • Graduate course "Identification and Adaptive Control for Discrete-Time Stochastic Systems", (Sept. 2001 - June 2007; 64 academic hours per year).
  • Department of Automatic Control, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico D.F., Mexico
    • Postgraduate optional course "Adaptive Stochastic Control: Information Approach", (Oct. - Dec. 2001; 24 hours duration).
  • Department of Probability and Statistics, Moscow State Aviation Technical University, (MAI); Moscow, Russia.
    • Graduate course "Stochastic Approximation Techniques",
      (Feb. 1997 - May 2003; 36 academic hours per year)
    • Postgraduate course "Kalman Filtering and ELS Parameter Estimation for Discrete-Time Stochastic Systems"
      (Feb. 2002 - May 2003; 36 academic hours per year)
    • Postgraduate course "Topics in Stochastic Control"
      (Feb. - May 2001; 36 academic hours per year)
    • Postgraduate course "Recursive Parameter Estimation for Linear Discrete-Time Stochastic Systems"
      (Feb. - May 2000; 36 academic hours per year)
    • Undergraduate seminar course "Elements of Probability Theory",
      (Feb. 1997 - May 1999; 36 academic hours per year)
  • Department of Theoretical Mechanics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University), Moscow, Russia:
    • Undergraduate seminar course "Theoretical Mechanics",
      (Feb. 1982 - June 2008; 2*64 academic hours per year)
    • Graduate course "Robust Control",
      (Feb. - May 1993; 36 academic hours per year)

Publications: 1 Monograph and 1 Manual, 38 Papers in Refereed Journals, 32 Papers in International Conference Proceedings.

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