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about me

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Im currently assistant professor at Nazarbayev University in the Department of Computer Science. My research area is Computer Vision using Artificial Intelligence such as reasoning ad verification, decision making, bio-physical processing.

My secondary interests are in Quantum Logic Synthesis, Quantum finite State Machines and Quantum Decision Making and Quantum Computing used as simulation for Artificial Emotions.


Sept. 2001 - Jan. 2009 - PhD in Computer Engineering Portland State University, Portland, USA
September 1998 - September 1999 - DEA in Sciences Cognitives, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France
September 1997 - June 1998 - Maitrise Science Cognitives University Bordeaux II
September 1996 - June 1997 - Licence Science Cognitives University Bordeaux II
September 1994 - June 1996 - DEUG Biology et Physiology Cellulaire University Bordeaux I

Work Experience

August 2014 - current - Computer Vision as AI, Quantum Computing, assistant professor Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan
2009 - August 2014 - Emotional Robotics, assistant professor Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
2004 - 2008 - HPC computing, GA Portland State University, Portland, USA
September 2002 - April 2003 - NSF Grant, Application of Decomposition to Data Mining, Freiberg Technical University, Freiberg, Germany
May 2003 - September 2003 - Intel Grant, Development of Robotic Head, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea
June 2000 - September 2001, Research Assistant, Institute of Informatics, Comenius niversity Bratislava
December 1999 - june 2000, Research Assistant, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Summer 1995, Laboratory of marine biology , University Bordeaux I

Teaching Experience

2001 - June 2003
TA for LAB 2001, TA for EAS 102, TA for ECE 271/ ECE 272, ECE 572 TA for ECE 478/578


Student of the year 2007

Recipent of the Maseeh Student Scholarship 2008

Work Areas

Algorithms, Search, Planning, Decision Making:

Evolutionary Computation, Application of Genetic Algorithms to various engineering and non-engineering related domains, Robotics (humanoid, social robotics), algorithms, Quantum simulator

Logic Synthesis, Quantum Computing:

Future Technologies and Computing Paradigms: Quantum Computing, Evolutionary synthesis of Quantum Circuits, Synthesis of Quantum algorithms specified by n-local Hamiltonians, Synthesis and optimizationof Quantum Circuits, biologically Inspired Hardware and Use of Biological Properties in Hardware, Measurement Based Computing
VLSI Design: Emotional Robotic Controllers on Chip
Logic Synthesis, Algorithms, Heuristics: Decomposition, Reversible Logic synthesis, Heuristics for Logic Synthesis, Technology dependent Quantum Logic Synthesis


Bioinformatics, Dynamic Systems, Multi-agent systems, Genetic Algorithms, Neural Networks, Software engineering, Parallel programming, Data analysis etc.

Emotional Robotics, Artificial Life, Behavioral Representations:

Intelligent Humanoid Robotics: Robotic emotions, Emergent emotional behaviors, Quantum emotions and Quantum behaviors, Human-Robot interaction, Robot-robot interaction, formal languages and system, Robotic theater
Multi-agent based approach: Cellular Automata (CA), Edge of the Chaos, Classification fo CA's, Neural Networks, Quantum CA, Distributed Intelligence and Storage, Visual processing and algorithms
Complex agent-like approach: Adaptive Autonomous Dynamic Agents, Game theory, Hedonic functions, Internal Representations, Perceptual-Motor Relations and articulations, Robotic agents


Emergence of Life, Emmergence of Sens and Logic, Consciousness, Fast Decision Making, Cognition, Emotion and Decison making, Emotion and problem Solving - Aritifical Knowledge Representation, Knowledge acquisition, Synthetic Silicon Life, Non-causal digital reasoning, Digital non-determinism.