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Eloge: Victor Mikhaylovich Glushkov, 1923-1982

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129386D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-05
Document File: 2 page(s) / 17K

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Academician Victor M. Glushkov, vice president of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, director of the Institute for Cybernetics in Kiev, and holder of the IFIP Silver-Core, died on January 30, 1982, after a long and severe illness.

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Eloge: Victor Mikhaylovich Glushkov, 1923-1982

HEINZ ZEMANEK

  (Image Omitted: © 1982 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Permission to copy without fee all or part of this material is granted provided that the copies are not made or distributed for direct commercial advantage, the AMPS copyright notice and the title of the publication and its date appear, and notice is given that copying is by permission of the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. To copy otherwise, or to republish, requires specific permission. Categories and Subject Descriptors: A.0 [General] -- biographies V. M. Glushhov; K.2 [History of Computing] -- people, V. M. Glushkov. General Terms: Theory. Additional Key Words and Phrases: IFIP, Soviet Union. Author's Address: IBM Fellow, P. O. Box 251, A-1011 Vienna, Austria. © 1982 AFIPS 0164- 1239/82 /020100- 101

Eloge: Victor Mikhaylovich Glushkov, 1923-1982

HEINZ ZEMANEK .00/00)

Academician Victor M. Glushkov, vice president of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, director of the Institute for Cybernetics in Kiev, and holder of the IFIP Silver-Core, died on January 30, 1982, after a long and severe illness.

Glushkov was born on August 24, 1923, in Rostov on the river Don. After graduating from Rostov University he began his career as an assistant at the Ural Timber Institute. His first scientific contributions were in the field of modern algebra, where he obtained some fundamental results in the theory of graphs; they provided the basis for his doctoral dissertation (1955).

In 1956 he came to Kiev. From that moment all his activities were closely connected with the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. In the same year, a Computing Center was established within the academy, in whose organization Glushkov played an essential role and of which he was appointed director. Under his leadership the scientific developments of the Computing Center progressed at an amazing pace, and its excellent international reputation was established.

In 1962 the Computing Center was transformed into the Institute of Cybernetics of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. Glushkov became its director, a position he held until his death. The institute was of primary importance for the development of the theory and application of computers and informatics in the Soviet Union. Many well-known scientists have worked and are still working there -- among others N. M. Amosov (medicine and biology) and V...