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Gennady Leonov as foreign member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters

last modified Sep 13, 2017 12:42 PM
Gennady Leonov as foreign member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters

From the left: Secretary General Pekka Aula, Academician of Science Risto M. Nieminen, Professor Gennady Leonov, President Kirsi Tirri and Professor Pekka Neittaanmäki (photo by Nikolay Kuznetsov)

Gennady Leonov, Professor of the Saint-Petersburg State University and Adjunct Professor of the University of Jyväskylä, became the foreign member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.

Gennady A. Leonov received his candidate degree in 1971 and Dr.Sci. degree in 1983 from Saint-Petersburg State University, USSR. He has been the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics at Saint-Petersburg State University since 1988 and the Head of the Department of Applied Cybernetics since 2007. He is a member (corresponding) of the Russian Academy of Science. Gennady Leonov has more than 300 scientific papers received more than 2000 citations (indexed in Scopus), 15 books on dynamical systems and their applications. In 2016, he became one of the two most cited mathematicians in Russia, according to the citation data from the Web of Science, and got the Russian Highly Cited Researchers Award from Clarivate Analytics Thomson Reuters.

In 2007, the Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology Professor Pekka Neittaanmäki (University of Jyväskylä) and the Dean of Mathematics & Mechanics Faculty Professor Gennady Leonov (Saint-Petersburg State University) organized the Finnish-Russian Educational & Research program in Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies. In total 11 Ph.D. theses have been prepared and defended during last 10 years in the framework of the program, three of these works were supported by the Scholarship of the President of Russia.