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TOMSK, Sep 23 – RIA Tomsk. A
memorial plaque in honor of Vladimir Yampolsky, a renowned Tomsk
scientist and founder of the Cybernetics Center of Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), who worked at the university for 60 years, has been
installed on the facade of the Center, the university's press service
said on Thursday.
Vladimir Yampolsky was born in the
Odessa region. In 1960, he graduated from TPU and remained at the
university, rising through the ranks from a graduate student to a
professor, director of the Computing Center of the university. Yampolsky
managed large-scale projects of industry and regional significance in
the field of information technologies. He initiated the creation of the
university's Cybernetics Center. The professor passed away at the age of
82 in July 2020.
"On Thursday (September 23), a
commemorative plaque was unveiled in honor of Vladimir Yampolsky, a
famous Tomsk scientist in the field of cybernetics and informatics and
creator of the Cybernetics Center of Tomsk Polytechnic University. The
granite plaque is installed on the facade of the TPU Cybernetics
Center", – the TPU press service said.
It is noted that the
ceremony was attended by TPU Acting Rector Dmitry Sednev and the Speaker
of the Regional Duma Oksana Kozlovskaya, Yampolsky's associates and
colleagues – professors of TPU Engineering School of Computer Science
& Robotics, who worked under the leadership of Yampolsky for many
"Polytechnics are people who can look into the
future. And Vladimir Zakharovich was one of them. Everything around us –
digitalization and cybernetic systems – was his brainchild. His ability
to combine science, organization and artistry will serve as an example
to future generations", – Sednev is quoted.
It is added that
the memorial plaque to Yampolsky is made of granite, with a portrait of
the scientist and a memorable text engraved by laser. After the
unveiling of the memorial, guests of the ceremony paid their respects to
the scientist by laying flowers.