Alexey Gvishiani

Alexey Gvishiani

Keywords : Earthquakes Geophysics Geoinformatics magnetic activity evaluation

Country : Russia

Organization : Russian Academy of Sciences

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Biography :

Alexey Dzermenovich Gvishiani is a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the European Academy of Sciences (Academia Europaea), an expert in the field of mathematical geophysics, geomagnetism, seismic hazard study, geoinformatics and system analysis of geophysical data, author of 349 scientific papers, including 13 monographs and 7 author's certificates. He was awarded the Order of Friendship, Medal "In commemoration of the 850th anniversary of Moscow", Medal "50 Years of the Mongolian People's Revolution". He supervised two post-doctoral researchers and 14 PhD students.

The main scientific results of A. D. Gvishiani: stability theory of dynamic classifications for limited geological and geophysical imaging problems, new discrete methods of clustering and anomalous sections recognition in space and time series of observations, discrete mathematical approach to magnetic activity evaluation, algorithmic zoning system for recognizing the places of possible earthquakes, which allowed determining in advance the places of several destructive earthquakes in our country. He initiated an active development of the Russian segment of INTERMAGNET, the highest quality standard world magnetic observation system.

A. D. Gvishiani is Director of the Geophysical Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of the FASO Scientific Coordination Council, member of the expert council of RSF, Deputy Academician-Secretary of the RAS Earth Sciences Department, Chairman of the RAS National Geophysical Committee, Deputy Chairman of the RAS Committee for System Analysis, Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Romanian Academy of Engineering Sciences, Member of the expert commission for the award of the gold medal named after V.I. Vernadsky for outstanding scientific work in the field of Earth sciences, Professor of the Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Paris Institute of Physics of the Earth, member of the National Committee of Geologists of Russia, Vice-Chairman of the Scientific Council and Acting Chairman of the Governing Council of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

Under the direction of A. D. Gvishiani (since January 2005) GC RAS has become one of the international leaders in the field of geophysics and geoinformatics, having obtained scientific results of world significance. Today, more than a third of the staff of the Institute are young scientists under the age of 39.