History of the Faculty of Cybersecurity, Computer and Software Engineering
The Faculty of Cybersecurity, Computer and Software Engineering of the National Aviation University was established in 2012 by the order of the Rector of the University in 30.11.2012 №307 / un in order to concentrate the processes related to the training of IT-specialists and conducting scientific researches in the field of computer technologies.
The faculty includes departments of the Faculty of Computer Sciences (Applied Informatics, Software Engineering, Computer Information Technologies) and the Faculty of Computer Systems (Computer Systems and Networks, Computerized Management Systems, Computer Multimedia Technologies, Higher and Computational Mathematics), and also two leading departments specializing in training of information security professionals: Security of Information Technologies and Computerized Systems of Information Security.
Faculties of Computer Sciences (FCN) and Computer Systems (FCS) were established in 2003 by order of the Rector of the University in 21.03.2003 №44/un based on the Faculty of Automation and Computer Engineering (FACE), which was founded in 1965 with for the purpose of preparation for civil aviation highly qualified specialists in the field of automation of production-economic and management activity of aviation transport enterprises.
Foundation of FACE was caused by the beginning of rapid development in the country of computer engineering, its widespread introduction in civil aviation units and practically absence at that time of specialists with higher education, capable to set and solve specific tasks of the aviation transport industry with the use of computing.
In 1965, FACE was consisted of five departments: Computer Engineering (Head of the department was Professor G.E. Pukhov), Theory of Automatic Control (Head of the department was Professor O.I. Kukhtenko), Airborne Control Systems and Autopilots (Head of the department was Associate Professor G.Smenkovsky), Computational Mathematics and Programming (Head of the Department – Professor P.Solomin), Higher Mathematics (Head of the Department – Professor K.G. Valeev).
Since 1998 to 1999, FACE was headed by the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of NAU, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Ph.D, Professor Polukhin A.V.
In 2005, the Institute of Computer Technology (ICT) was established, based on the Faculties of Computer Sciences and Computer Systems. ICT since its creation until 2010 was headed by Doctor of Science (Engineering), Professor, Honored Inventor of Ukraine Igor Zhukov.
With the advent of new technologies and in accordance with the needs of the air transport industry the composition of the departments at the faculty has been constantly changing. At different times new profile departments were opened: Electronic Digital Computers, Technical Cybernetics, Automated Production Control Systems, Automated Air Traffic Control Systems, Exploitation of Aviation Automated and Computing Systems, Software of Computer Systems and others.
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Subsequently, scientific schools were formed at the faculties under the guidance of Professors O.I. Kukhtenko and G.E. Pukhov, who set up research laboratories: modeling of flight dynamics, on-board systems of civil aviation aircraft, operation of aviation simulators, air traffic control, and electronic modeling.
The history of the faculty consists of the history of its departments.
The Department of Applied Informatics (AI) was founded by order of the Rector of the University in 2001, February 17, №17/units. The origins of the department begin with the Department of Computer Science and On-Board Computing, established in 1982. The faculty consisted of 23 teachers, including one corresponding member of NAS of Ukraine, three doctors of science, professors, 10 candidates of sciences, associate professors. They provided basic training in computer science and modern computer technology at all faculties of the University.
In 2001–2006 the department was headed by V.A. Fabrichev, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, expert of drafts of national standards harmonized with international DSTU ISO / IEC 10022 – Information Technologies. In 2003, the Department of Applied Informatics graduated and began training bachelors in Computer Science, specialists and masters in the specialty “Information Technology of Design”. Since the end of 2006 the Head of the department has been Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Senior Researcher M.M. Glazunov. Now the chair is headed by Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Gamayun V.P.
The first Software Engineering Department (SED) in Ukraine was established in 2000 on the basis of the Department of Computer Systems Software, founded in 1967 under the name of Computational Mathematics and Programming. The first head of the department was Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Nazarov T.I. Subsequently, the department was headed by Doctors of Sciences, Professors P.S. Solomin (1968-1970), Maksimov V.S. (1970-1979), Minaev Yu.M. (1980-1987), Candidates of Sciences, Associate Professors Samus V.M. (1979–1980), Guziy M.M. (1987-1999). Since January 2000 the Department has been headed by Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Sidorov M.O.
Over time, there was a gradual shift in emphasis in computer science training to the engineering and support of various types of software. In the 2000–2001 academic year, the Department for the first time in Ukraine started training specialists in the specialty 7.080403.01 “Internet Software”, in the 2001–2002 academic year – in the specialty “Project Management” and specialization 7.080403.02 “Software in Business, Management and entrepreneurship”. In 2000, the department first started teaching in English.
Since 2006, the department has been training specialists in the new area of Software Engineering. The training is carried out on a modern computer base of institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, enterprises of the Association “Information Technologies of Ukraine”.
Department of Computer Information Technologies (CIT) was established on the basis of the Department of Aviation Automatic and Computer Systems (later renamed the Department of Aviation Computerized Management and Control Systems), which was founded in 1970 to prepare for civil aviation enterprises engineers, required to put into exploitation automated flight control systems (AMS).
Since the latest 1970s, the department has focused its efforts on addressing a wide range of computerized aircraft flight control issues based on information from flight data recorders – the so-called “black boxes”. From 1980 to 1992 (until the collapse of the USSR), the Department was the main training and production unit of the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Appliance and Ministry of Aviation Industry of the USSR in the field of gathering, processing and analyzing flight data to prevent aviation events and ensure the safety of aircraft. In a short time, the staff of the department performed a large amount of organizational, scientific, methodological and engineering work, including the development of training plans and training of aviation specialists in computerized systems and information technologies of aircraft flight control, the study of modern on the time of systems of computerized processing of flight information of type “Luch 74” and “Luch 84”.
After the independence of Ukraine, the staff of the department took an active part in the creation of the state system of control over the safety of aircraft flights under the conditions of the new structure of the air transport system. The aviation rules of Ukraine for collecting, processing and practical use of information of onboard registrars were developed by the staff of the department and leading experts of operational aviation enterprises of Ukraine. On the basis of the department a training and scientific-production complex was created, which by the order of the chairman of Ukrainian Air Transport was assigned the functions of the Main Unit for Computerized Control of Aircraft Flight. On its basis the methods and technologies of use of information of onboard registrars were worked out, scientific researches on investigation of the causes of aviation events with Ukrainian aircraft and a number of foreign airlines were carried out.
The first head of the department was Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor Yatkov M.O. During 2000–2002 the department was headed by Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor O. Kharchenko, who is a specialist in the certification of aircraft flight control software and computer network operations. Since 2001 the department has been headed by Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Ziatdinov Yu.K.
The scientific-production activity in the field of computerized flight control is performed by the Department of Main Flight Information Processing, created by the students of the department, headed by the first deputy director of the National Bureau of Investigation of Aviation Events and Incidents with Civil Aircraft I.V. Misharin.
Department of Computer Systems and Networks (CSN) continues the tradition of the first civil aviation Department of Electronic Digital Computers (later renamed in Department of Computer Engineering), which was founded in 1963 by G.E. Puhov, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, later Academician of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Honored Worker of Science and Technology. G. Pukhov is a prominent organizer and talented educator, founder of the Institute of Modeling Problems in Energy of NAS of Ukraine. He has made a major contribution to the development of applied and computational mathematics, electrical engineering, energy, modeling theory, computing and computer science. In June 1969 the department made the first graduation of engineers, specialists in electronic computers.
Later the department was headed by Professor L.A.Nahornyi, a head of scientific school for modeling and automation of designing complex systems on computers, organization of parallel computing processes for solving large-scale problems. Since 2000 the Head of the CSN Chair is Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Honored Inventor of Ukraine I.A. Zhukov, graduate of the Department in 1972.
Since 1999, the Department has been providing bachelors in Computer Engineering, Specialists and Masters in Computer Systems and Networks with full teaching in English.
The main directions of scientific activity of the CSN department are the development of methodology for the construction of computer systems and networks, methods of improving the productivity of information processing by parallelization of computing processes, creation of effective multiprocessor computers, modeling of processes in complex systems based on neural networks, development of algorithms for identification and control of complex systems study of aerodynamics of aircraft.
Department of Computerized Control Systems (CCS) was created in 2000 through the merger of three leading departments of the faculty: the departments of theory of automatic control and aviation simulators, the department of technical cybernetics, the department of automated systems of air traffic control.
Department of Theory of Automatic Control and Aviation Simulators is one of the oldest in the university. It was established in 1957 under the name of the Department of Aviation Automation. The founder and the first head of the department was O.I. Kukhtenko, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, later Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, twice winner of the State Prize of Ukraine, Honored Worker of Science and Technology. Alexander Ivanovich Kuhtenko is a prominent scientist in the field of non-holonomic mechanics, theory of automatic control and technical cybernetics.
Scientific-pedagogical staff of the department performed world-class scientific work. For example, in 1967-1971, under the State program for the creation of a spacecraft for the manned flight of the Soviet crew to the moon, landing on its surface, and the subsequent return to Earth, a spacecraft lander module was developed. The simulator was installed at the Cosmonaut Training Center and was used by astronauts to work out a visual landing on the surface of the moon, launch from its surface and dock with the main ship in orbit of the moon. Later, the lander simulator was retooled and trained to train Soviet astronauts and US astronauts under the Soyuz-Apollo program. They worked on the rapprochement and docking of these spaceships for a joint flight. In 1978, the department was headed by Professor A.G. Shevelyov is a well-known scientist in the field of automatic control theory.
Department of Technical Cybernetics was founded in 1971 due to the need to train specialists in a new specialty at that time, Automated Control Systems. Organized and headed by the department is a well-known scientist, Doctor of Technical Sciences Professor, Academician of the Ukrainian Technical Academy OA. Wolves. The basic scientific direction of work of the department is modeling, research and designing of complex control systems based on computer technologies, development of methods and decision-making systems. In 1971–1980, by the state order, the department developed the scientific and theoretical foundations for the construction of the AEROFLOT control system. The development of automatic control system of higher education, as well as various management and information processing systems for civil aviation enterprises were carried out. The results of the department’s scientific research have been implemented in many CIS countries and foreign countries.
Professor Volkov O.A. created a scientific school, trained 10 doctors and more than 60 candidates of sciences.
Department of Automated Air Traffic Management Systems was established in 1977 due to the increasing need for training for UDM automated systems that have been widely deployed. The first head of the department was appointed Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor V. Ushankin. In 1979–1988 the department was headed by the candidate of technical sciences, associate professor SG Unguryan. Since 1988 the department has been headed by Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor V.S. Demianchuk is a well-known specialist in the theory of construction and operation of the UPR.
The basic scientific direction of activity of the department and its research laboratory was carrying out basic and applied researches in the field of automation of air traffic service and computer information technologies. Back in the 80’s, work began on the creation and implementation of a complex of automated workplaces (AWP) for air traffic service. In particular, AWP were created for ATC dispatchers, regular navigators of airports, complexes of dispatching simulators. In 1994, for the first time in Ukraine, the training of customs and software specialists began.
Since 2001, Department of Computerized Management Systems has been headed by Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor O.E.Lytvynenko.
Currently, the CCS department prepares bachelors in Computer Engineering and Information Systems and Technologies, and masters in the specialty “System Programming”.
The main directions of the scientific activity of the department are the further development of decision theory, design of computerized control systems and diagnosis of complex objects, development of methods and algorithms for solving extreme problems, research in the field of artificial intelligence, creation of computer technologies of linguistic analysis, etc.
Department of Higher and Computational Mathematics (HCM) was established in 1933. N.I. Akhiezer, Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, became the first head of the HCM Department. At that time and later at the department worked such distinguished mathematicians as academician of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences M.P. Kravchuk, corresponding members of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR I.Ya.Stayerman, M.O.Kilchevsky, Mikhail Orlov. In communication with them were formed scientific views and interests of V.M. Chelomey, the future academician, twice the Hero of Socialist Labor, the laureate of Lenin and State awards, the chief designer of rocket and space technology, one of the creators of the rocket system “Proton”. In 1956–57, the professor of the department was Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor O.I. Kukhtenko, later Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Since 2002, the chairman of the chair of the HCM is Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor V.P. Denysyuk, specialist in the field of numerical methods.
The department provides basic mathematical training for university students. The main directions of scientific activity of the department are mathematical modeling of physical processes in problems of gas and hydrodynamics, theory of elasticity; methods of processing experimental information; development of actual problems of modern mathematics; technology of parallel calculations of resource-demanding tasks.
The history of the Information Security industry and directly the Departments of Computerized Systems of Information Security (CSIS) and Security of Information Technologies (SIT) began in 1993 when, at the initiative of management and professors of the faculties of aviation electronic equipment (FAEE) and FACT, Specialists in information security specializations in various educational specialties.
Thus, by the hard work of FAEE professors Konakhovich G.F., Khoroshko V.A. At the Department of Automation of Reception and Information Processing (Head – Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor EA Kornilyev), for the first time in Ukraine, the specialization “Radioelectronic Devices for Information Protection” was opened in Ukraine.
At the Department of Computer and On-Board Computing (Head – Professor Petkin G.S.), FAOT trained in the fields of protection of information with restricted access and automation of its processing, protection of information in computer systems and networks.
In 1997 through the efforts of the teaching staff of the departments and departments of the faculties: Dean of FAEE Konakhovich G.F., Deputy Dean of Yudin O.K., Dean of FACT Pyatkin G.S. and Professor Korchenko O.G., for the first time in Ukraine in 1997, was opened and licensed specialty in information security by the KIUCA.
Since 1997 to 2000, the training of information security specialists was conducted at 2 faculties: aviation computing technology (ACT) on the basis of the department of computer engineering and on-board computing devices and on the faculty of FAEE on the basis of the radio electronics department. The mentioned educational and scientific units of the university with double subordination, for the first time in Ukraine, began training of specialists in the specialties “Systems of protection of information from unauthorized access” – curated by Professor Yudin OK. and “Protection of information in computer systems and networks”, “Protection of information with limited access and automation of its processing” and “Administrative management in the field of protection of information with limited access”, curator Professor O. Korchenko.
In 1998 a new line of education 1601 “Information Security” was introduced to the list of directions and specialties of specialist training with new educational specialties.
In order to train information security specialists in 2000, a joint Institute of the three departments: Information and Measurement Systems was created by a joint decree of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Security Service of Ukraine No. 4040/177 of 23.08.2000. (Head was Doctor of Technical Sciences Professor Babak VP), Information Security (Head was Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Khoroshko V.A.) and Computerized Systems of Information Security (Head was Doctor of Technical Scianeces, Professor Shcherbak L.M.).
In 2003, a specialized Faculty of Telecommunications and Information Security was created, to which the Department of Telecommunication Systems was added, and the dean was appointed by its head Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Konahovich G.F.
The same year saw the first graduation of 314 information security professionals, one-third of whom received honors degrees. The initial tradition remains the same: in each graduation of the Institute’s students, there is a high percentage of graduates with honors.
In 2004, the Department of Telecommunications and Information Protection organized the Chair of Information Security, headed by Doctor of Engineering, Professor O. Korchenko.
The department prepares in the direction of “Information Security Management”, as well as specialists and masters in the specialties “Administrative Management in the field of information security” and “Consolidated Information”.
The main directions of the scientific activity of the department are expertise in the field of information security, complex information security systems, information security management systems, methods and models of cyberattack detection systems, the latest technologies of cryptographic information protection, legal and technical information security, etc.
In 2005 the Head of the Department of Computerized Systems of Information Security became Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Yudin O.K.
The department is a graduation course for bachelors, specialists and masters in the field of preparation of “Security of information and communication systems”. Future specialists study professional disciplines that will allow them in the future to master in detail the modern information and communication systems and networks, the principles of functioning of software and hardware protection of information resources, to perform the functions of administrators of information networks, databases and knowledge, etc. Professionally oriented disciplines taught at the department provide a wide range of knowledge on all aspects of training highly qualified specialists in the security of information and communication systems.
The basic directions of scientific activity of the department are structural coding of data in automated control systems, protection of information in computer systems and networks, complex systems of protection of information of corporate networks, methods of protection of operating systems, cryptographic methods of protection of information, protection of software of computer systems.
During the years of its existence, the Institute’s departments have trained tens of thousands of qualified IT specialists for Ukraine, CIS countries and foreign countries: Bulgaria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Vietnam, India, Cuba, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Morocco, Algeria etc.
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