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information technology educator

Yuri Merkuryev, Latvian information technology educator. Research grants Latvian Council of Science, since 1994; recipient Best Paper award 1992 European Simulation Symposium, 1992, Excellence award Lattelecom, Latvian Academy of Sciences and Latvian Education Foundation, 2006.


Merkuryev, Yuri was born on April 30, 1954 in Riga, Latvia. Son of Anatoly and Anastasia (Shalina) Merkuryev.


Electrical engineer, Riga Polytech. Institute, 1976; Doctor of Engineering, Riga Polytech. Institute, 1992; D.Habil. in Engineering, Riga Polytech.

Institute, 1997.


Research assistant Riga Polytech. Institute, 1976-1978, 81-82, teaching assistant, 1982-1985, lecturer, 1985-1991. Associate professor Riga Technology University, 1991-1997, professor, since 1997.

Director Latvian Center McLeod Institute of Simulation Sciences, Riga, since 1995. Head department modeling and simulation Riga Technology University, since 1993. Honorary visiting professor University Ljubljana, Slovenia, since 2005.

Editorial board member Simulation, International Journal Simulation and Process Modelling, Simulation and Gaming.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to 300 publications including 6 books.


Member Latvian Simulation Society (president since 1992), Latvian National Organization Automatics (board directors 1994-1999, award 1997), Baltic Operations Research Society (president 2000-2003), Society Modeling and Simulation International (senior. Board directors European council 1995-2006), National Geographic Society, Latvian Academy of Sciences (correspondent since 2004), Federation European Simulation Societies (board member since 2007), British Computer Society(chartered Information Technology profl fellow, since 2005).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, fishing.


Married Galina Korneyeva, June 16, 1953. 1 child, Lena.

Anatoly Merkuryev

Anastasia (Shalina) Merkuryev

Galina Korneyeva

Lena Merkuryev