History of Russian Computer Science
Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics,
Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
Unfortunately, the history of Computer Science in Russia (USSR), due to some specific reasons, was almost unknown in the West till the recent time. During several past years, the author of this report has designed, edited, and published a series of books on the Russian history:
1. Essays on the History of Computer Science in Russia / – Novosibirsk, 1998. – 664 pp.
2. Kolmogorov and Cybernetics / – Novosibirsk, 2001. – 159 pp.
3. Aleksey Andreevich Lyapunov / – Novosibirsk, 2001. – 524 pp.
4. Leonid Vital’evich Kantorovich: a Man and a Scientist. Vol. 1 / – Novosibirsk, 2002. – 544 pp.
5. History of Computer Science in Russia: the Scientists and Their Schools / – Moscow, 2003. – 488 pp.
6. Leonid Vital’evich Kantorovich: A Man and a Scientist. Vol. 2 / – Novosibirsk, 2004. – 614 pp.
7. From the History of Cybernetics / – Novosibirsk, 2006. – 301 pp.
8. Aksel Ivanovich Berg / – Moscow, 2007. – 518 pp.
9. Ya.I. Fet. Novels on Cybernetics / – Novosibirsk, 2007. – 178 pp.
10. Aleksey Andreevich Lyapunov. 100th Anniversary of the Birth / – Novosibirsk, 2011. – 587 pp.
Our books contain a collection of authentic essays, reminiscences, interviews and other historical documents amassed by the author. We will narrate here different events, as well as biographical sketches of famous Russian scientists from the early times of the history of Russian (Soviet) Computer Science.
Naturally, our books are printed in Russian. However, the author has published a booklet containing brief descriptions of all mentioned books. In this booklet, each description presents (in English) the Summary, the Foreword, and the Contents of corresponding book. During our Session, these booklets will be given handout to the interested participants.