Brief history of the department
The department “ Applied Mathematics” was set up in February 1971 although the training of engineers-mathematicians majored in “Applied Mathematics” in SRSTU (NPI) began in September 1970.
Erio Viktorovich Kolesnikov, Doctor of Sciences (Technology), Professor became its organiser and the first head of the department. Within the period of 1972–1973 the department was headed by Vladimir Alexandrovich Plaksin, Candidate of Sciences (Technology), Associate Professor and in 1973 – by Gennady Semenovich Yudaev, Candidate of Sciences (Technology), Associate Professor . Within the period 1974 – 1999 the head of the departmnent was Yury Alekseyevich Bakhvalov, Doctor of Sciences (Technology), Professor, now Honoured Master of the RF Science, Full Member of Higher School International Academy of Sciences and the RF Academy of Transport.
Since 1999 года the department has been headed by Alexander Nikolayevich Tkachyov, Doctor of Sciences (Technology), Professor, Full Member of the RF Academy of Transport.
The department today
Since its foundation the department “Applied Mathematics” was a part of electrical engineering faculty. Over a long period of time the department formed a part of the faculty of Physics and Mathematics. At present due to the university reorganisation the department is a part of the Faculty of Information Technologies and Control.
The department is the key publisher (as well as the departments of electrical engineering faculty) of scientific and technical, teaching and training journal “Proceedings of Higher Educational Establishments. Electrical Engineering”. The founder member is the RF Ministry of Education. The editor –in-chief is Yu. A. Bakhvalov. Professor B.I. Astakhov is an editorial board member.
The department is the key department of the Southern Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (laboratory of power engineering and electrical engineering). The laboratory staff as part-time teachers give lectures, supervise course and graduation works at the department “Applied Mathematics”.
The department is a part of the Corporate Research Department of Mathematical Modelling and Applied Mathematics of the Southern Federal Universityand SRSPU(NPI).