
Zubov Vladimir Ivanovich
(14.04.1930 – 28.10.2000)
Founder of the ScienceEducation Center of Applied Mathematics of
SaintPetersburg state university, Corresponding Member of Russian
Academy of Sciences, laureate of the State Prize, Honored Science Worker
of Russian Federation, doctor of physicalmathematical sciences,
professor, head of department of control theory.

General Characteristics of Scientific and Organizational Work
From 1955 till 1962 V.I.Zubov – senior research worker of the science research
institute of mathematics and mechanics of LSU, since 1962 – head of laboratory
of control devices, since 1967 and till the end of his life – head of the
department of control theory of the faculty of applied mathematics and control
processes of SPbSU.
V.I. Zubov made a valuable contribution to development of quality theory of
differential equations, theory of solid body movement, theory of optimal
control, theory of electromagnetic fields. He headed the development of wide
variety of questions connected with theory of controlled systems: questions of
movement stability, nonlinear oscillations of the controlled systems, navigation
and reliability of the control devices, theory of oscillations and orbits
quantizing.
He published more than 170 scientific works, including – 20 monographs and
educational supplies, three of which were republished abroad in English and
French. Works of V.I. Zubov gained high appraisal by remarkable Russian and
foreign scientists, and his works connected with the development of methods of
M. Lyapunov in movement stability were marked by the University Prize in
1962.
During all his 43years scientificteaching work V.I.Zubov constantly headed the
scientific research in most actual areas.
V.I. Zubov systematically realized active work in training and advancing of the
scientific staff in the area of applied mathematics and control processes, and
the main attention was paid on the training of candidates and doctors of
science. By the apprentices of V.I. Zubov 20 doctor and about 100 candidate
dissertations were protected. Scientific group of the highqualified scientists
and research engineers was created, which continues to work effectively in the
area of solving different applied problems. “Control processes and stability”
scientific school of V.I. Zubov is the laureate of the 1996 competition of the
state support of the leading Russian schools. In the 1962 for the fundamental
research in the area of mathematical theory of control processes and movement
stability and in 1996 for the series of works “Problems of control processes
stability” V.I. Zubov was rewarded with the University Prizes.
Side by side with the active scientific and teaching work V.I. Zubov leaded huge
social work, was the President of SaintPetersburg charitable fund for the blind
and hard seeing children, member of American fund of doctorsortopractical.
V.I. Zubov kept up the contacts with several scienceresearch and industrial
enterprises, realized the direction of the faculty methodical commission and
specialized council of doctor dissertations protection. V.I. Zubov was the
chairman of the International seminar “Dynamics of pencils and optimization”,
International symposium “Hydrogen power engineering, theoretical and engineering
solutions”, XI International seminar IFAC “Control Applications of
Optimization”.
Based on deep research in the area of applied mathematics – control processes
under the leadership of V.I. Zubov the next institutions were founded:
laboratory of the theory of controlling devices and mechanisms (1962),
department of control theory (1967), faculty of applied mathematics – control
processes (1969) and science research institute of calculating mathematics and
control processes (1971). V.I. Zubov was the creator of Center of AMCP, by the
solution of the Government of USSR in 1969 he was assigned as the duty executor
of the dean of faculty of applied mathematics – control processes.
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