UNN Professor Yaroslav Sergeyev receives the Khwarizmi International Award
On February 13, at a ceremony in Tehran (Iran), Yaroslav Sergeyev, Professor of Lobachevsky University and University of Calabria (Italy) was awarded the highly prestigious Khwarizmi International Award, which is given annually by the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) under the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran to individuals who have made outstanding achievements in research, innovation and invention. According to Yaroslav Sergeyev, this award is often called the "Iranian Nobel Prize" and is awarded in recognition of scientific achievements in a wide range of disciplines. "Actually, the word "algorithm" comes from the name of one of the largest medieval Persian scholars Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi (783-850), in whose honor the prize was named. And my work is devoted to the development of numerical algorithms", Yaroslav Sergeyev explained. Professor Sergeyev’s achievements in the development of "infinity computers" and his research in the field of global optimization have been noted by the authoritative scientific community. Yaroslav Sergeyev is considered one of the leading experts in these fields. He is Vice-President of the International Society for Global Optimization.
Yaroslav Sergeyev teaches and conducts Russian Science Foundation (RSF) projects on supercomputer computing and global optimization at Lobachevsky University. The Khwarizmi International Award is not the first prize on his record. In 2010, he was honored with the International Pythagoras Prize in Mathematics. Under his leadership, the student design bureau "Analyst" of Lobachevsky University twice won the All-Russian competitions for the best software product in the field of education. Yaroslav Sergeyev also received the awards of international congresses in the USA (2008, 2010), and the prizes of Izmir University (Turkey, 2009) and University of Turin (Italy, 2010).