About the Author
Dmitry Tarkhov, born 14 Jan 1958 in St. Petersburg. In 1981 graduated with honors from the faculty of physics and mechanics of Leningrad Polytechnic Institute, majoring in Applied Mathematics and entered graduate school at the Department "Highermathematics". After graduation, heworked at the Department as an assistant, then associate Professor and continues to work presently as a Professor. In 1987 he defended the thesis "the Straightening of the trajectories on the infinite dimensional torus", for which he was awarded the degree of Ph.D. of physical and mathematical Sciences. In 1996, while working as a part-time chief systems analyst at the St. Petersburg Futures exchange he began studying neural networks. He has published more than 200 scientific papers on this topic. In 2006 he defended doctoral thesis "Mathematical modeling of technical objects on the basis of structural and parametrical adaptation of artificial neural networks", for which he was awarded the degree of doctor of technical Sciences. Alexander Vasilyev was born in St. Petersburg (Leningrad) on 10 August 1948. After graduating mathematical school 239 with a gold medal and the Physics Faculty of Leningrad State University (LSU) with honors, he defended the Ph.D. thesis: New boundary value problems for ultrahyperbolicand wave equations, in the Leningrad branch of the Steklov Mathematical Institute in 1978.Working since 1980 at the Department of higher mathematics of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University as an Associate Professor and since 2007 as a Professor, he read advanced courses and electives in various areas of modern mathematics, led seminars.He prepared and in 2011 defended his doctoral thesis: Mathematical modeling of systems with distributed parameters based on neural network technique, for the degree of Doctor of Technical Sciences in the specialty 05.13.18 - "Mathematical modeling, numerical methods, and software." Professor Vasilyev's scientific interests are in the field of differential equations, mathematical physics, ill-posed problems, meshless methods, neuro-mathematics, neural network modeling of complex systems with approximately specified characteristics, heterogeneous data, digital twins, deep learning, global optimization, evolutionary algorithms, big transport system, environmental problems, educational projects.He is the author and co-author of three monographs, chapters in the reference book, chapters in two collective monographs, textbook (with the Ministry of Education stamp) - in Russian; he published about 180 works devoted to neural network modeling; he has Honors Diploma ofthe Ministry of education of the Russian Federation, the Diploma and Awards of Polytechnic University Board. Professor Vasilyev is the Chairman, the member of the Organizing Committee of the conferences; he is the head, the central executive and participant of projects supported by grants of RF, a member of the editorial board of the "Journal Mathematical Modeling and Geometry."He is fond of painting and graphics.The book "Semi-empirical neural network modeling" (with co-authors) is the first monograph in English.