Viktor Mikhailovich Glushkov

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Glushkov, Viktor Mikhailovich


Born Aug. 24, 1923, in Rostov-on-Don. Soviet mathematician. Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1961; corresponding member, 1958) and vice-president (since 1962) of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR. Hero of Socialist Labor (1969). Member of the CPSU since 1958.

Glushkov graduated from the University of Rostov in 1948. He has been working at the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR since 1956 and since 1962 has been the director of the academy’s Institute of Cybernetics, an important scientific center of cybernetics research founded by him. He began his scientific work in the field of abstract and topological algebra, subsequently engaging in working out theoretical and applied problems in cybernetics. He has obtained important results in the theory of digital automations, in the automation of computer programming, in the application of computer technology to the management of production processes and economics, and in the development of new principles in the construction of the structures of small computers for engineering computations. A member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Ukraine, Glushkov was a deputy to the seventh convocation of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR and the eighth convocation of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. He received the Lenin Prize in 1964 and the State Prize of the USSR in 1968. He has also been awarded two Orders of Lenin and various medals.


Sintez tsifrovykh avtomatov. Moscow, 1962.
Vvedenie v kibernetiku. Kiev, 1964.
Vychislitel’nye mashiny s razvitymi sistemami interpretatsii. Kiev, 1970. (Coauthor.)


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