He graduated from Rostov State University in 1948, and in 1952 proposed solutions to Hilbert"s fifth problem and defended his thesis in Moscow State University.
In 1956 he began working in computer science and worked in Kiev as a Director of the Computational Center of the Academy of Science of Ukraine. He made contributions to the theory of automata. He and his followers (Kapitonova, Letichevskiy and other) successfully applied that theory to enhance construction of computers.
His book on that topic "Synthesis of Digital Automata" became well known.
He greatly influenced many other fields of theoretical computer science (including the theory of programming and artificial intelligence) as well as its applications in Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics. He published nearly 800 printed works. This ambitious project was ahead of its time, first being proposed and modeled in 1962.
lieutenant received opposition from many senior Communist Party leaders who felt the system threatened Party control of the economy. By the early 1970s official interest in this system ended.
Glushkov founded a Kiev-based Chair of Theoretical Cybernetics and Methods of Optimal Control at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1967 and a Chair of Theoretical Cybernetics at Kiev State University in 1969.
The Institute of Cybernetics of National Academy of Science of Ukraine, which he created, is named after him.
One of his great practical goals was the creation of a National Automatized System of Administration of Economy (OGAS), which included the establishment of a network of computers to manage the allocation of resources and information among organizations in the national economy, which would represent a higher form of socialist planning than the extant Stalinist command economy. Hero of Socialist Labor, 1969.
German Academy of Sciences at Berlin. German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. Russian Academy of Sciences.
Academy of Sciences of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics. National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
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In 1958 he became a member of the Communist Party.
Member of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine since 1961. Member of the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Academy of Sciences since 1964.