Interviews

Anatolii Pashko

What school did you graduate from?

I graduated from the Physics and Mathematics Lyceum of the T. Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

What courses do you teach?

“Stochastic Processes,” “Data Analysis.”

Why did you choose to become a lecturer?

Dan Tavrov

Born 21 February 1991 in Kyiv. Graduated from the Kyiv specialized school 135 with advanced study of English. The school didn’t specialize in math and physics, so the choice of applied mathematics shocked many, especially family, where there was no member with technical background. The only person with a rather remote connection to math is the granny, who has worked all her life in commerce.

Graduated from the Applied Mathematics Department in 2013.

Ludmila Kovalthouk

When and where were you born?

17/06/1956, Novoselenginsk, Russia.

What school did you graduate from?

School 197, Kyiv.

What university did you graduate from and with what major?

Taras Shevchenko State University of Kyiv, the Faculty of Cybernetics.

How long have you been teaching at KPI?

Since 1992.

Nataliia Liubashenko

What courses do you teach?

“Programming,” “Computing Methods,” “Artificial Intelligence Methods.”

Why did you choose to become a lecturer?

Frankly speaking, I did not choose to be a lecturer. It just happened.

Do you regret expelling students?

I do very very very much.

Oleg Chertov

What courses do you teach?

“Calculus,” “Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable,” “Machine Learning,” “Project Management.”

Where were you born, what school did you attend?

Oleksandr Drozdenko

Born 13 March 1976 in Kyiv.

Received elementary education at school 131, then studied at school 281. After finishing 10 grades and military service, joins the Applied Mathematics Faculty as an external student, where studies from 1998 to 2004 in group ЗКМ-81.

Since 1997, works at the department as a laboratory technician; since 2006, works as a lecturer (instructor at the department).

What courses do you teach?

Olena Temnikova

Born 18 September 1962 in Sevastopol. Graduated from the regular Kyiv school 29, where, due to the efforts of the great mathematician and teacher Yevhen Halitsiian, a strong math class was created. Therefore, I became a programmer already at the school. We practiced on the Mir-2 computer. In 1985, I graduated from the Applied Mathematics Department (AMD) in KPI with honors, and remained at the institute.

Olexandr Olefir

Finished school in Poltava region, majored at KPI in Cybernetics of Electric Systems. Finished KPI in 1972, after that, worked for 3 years in industry. In 1975 enrolled on a postgraduate course, in 1980 defended PhD thesis. 2–3 years worked as a scientific associate, then became a lecturer.

Used to read such courses as Numerical Methods, Programming Languages, Complex Systems Modeling. Now teaches “Programming,” “Application Software.”

Pavlo Maslianko

What university did you graduate from and with what major?

KPI, Control Systems Faculty.

How long have you been teaching at KPI?

Since 1977.

What courses do you teach?

“Computer Networks,” “Complex Systems Modeling,” “Foundations of Scientific Research and Organization of Science,” “Computer-Aided Systems Design.”

Sergiy Kopychko

First be a student, the rest is secondary!

What courses do you teach?

“Computing Systems Architecture,” “Operating Systems.”

Where were you born, what school did you graduate from?

Sergiy Syrota

Born 1968 in Kyiv. Graduated from physics and math school 145. Entered KPI, Control Systems Faculty, Applied Mathematics Department. Graduated from KPI in 1992. At that time, the department was at the Faculty of Informatics and Computer Science. Defended PhD thesis in 2006. Has been teaching at KPI since 2008.

What courses do you teach?

Tetiana Ladohubets

Which courses do you teach?

“Optimization Methods,” “Operations Research,” “Mathematical Modeling.”

Which school did you graduate from?

I finished Kyiv school 177.

Why did you choose applied math as your major?

Volodymyr Malchykov

What courses do you teach?

“Calculus,” “Theory of Functions of a Complex Variable,” “Algebra and Geometry,” “Differential Equations,” “Machine Learning.”

According to the widely accessed information from the social media, you mention two native cities, Tbilisi and Kyiv. Why so?