Lectures of visiting professors in computer science, transport and aviation for the Fall semester 2020

From October 2020 online classes of visiting lecturer Rathan Babu Athota (India) are going on in the study course “Theory of Heat Engines”. This is the first Transport and Telecommunication Institute’s cooperation experience with this lecturer. Rathan Babu Athotahas a master’s degree in technology in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (Kerala, India), and he is pursuing PhD in Aerospace Engineering in Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain). He got academic work experience as an assistant professor in Aeronautical Engineering department in Institute of Aeronautical Engineering (Hyderabad, Telangana, India). He has been actively participating in international scientific projects since 2014. He is specialized in computational fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, aircraft propulsion, aircraft performance and flight dynamics. Regarding his scientific work – the project “Trajectory and Aerodynamics of Spacecraft in Combined Aerocapture and Aerobraking” (2015 –2016) deals with the effect of aerodynamic models on the aerocapture and aerobraking maneuvers for an Earth entry mission. Currently his research work is based on the investigation of natural energy resources through computational techniques, and he is the member of European Institute of Innovation and Technology. He has authored scientific publications in the field of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

This year TSI continues cooperation with other foreign academic staff in the field of computer science and transport – Neil Rubens (USA/Japan), Dr Shahabboddin Shamshirband (Norway), Yasser Moustafa Kamal Abdelmonem Omar Youssef (Egypt/USA), Berdymyrat Ovezmyradov (Japan/Turkmenistan), Harald Kitzmann (Estonia/Germany).

From October 2020 till January 2021 online lectures in computer science led by guest professor Neil Rubens (USA/Japan) are going on. Dr Rubens is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, visiting professor and leading project manager at Stanford University (USA) on projects, related to applications of artificial intelligence for industry analysis, was working as assistant professor at University of Electro-Communications in Tokyo (Japan), has excellent work experience in business sector as software engineer, as well as founder of own startup sectormap.net in Japan. Dr Neil Rubens will deliver study courses “Big Data Project: From Data to Product” and “Big Data Life Cycle”.

Guest lecturer from Norway Dr Shahabboddin Shamshirband is invited to deliver online study course “Data Structures and Algorithms”. Dr Shamshirband has PhD degree in Computer Science, he is a PostDoc researcher in Data and Artificial Intelligence (DART) group in Norwegian University of Science and Technology, as well as visiting professor at Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU), Vietnam. Dr Shamshirband is a senior researcher at OPEN AI Lab of NTNU to work on StartIoT Telenor projects (developing prototypes of future IoT solutions), and Head of Machine learning lab (Iran), which is a data analytics consulting company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in enterprise transformation using the data science technologies.

Guest profesor from Egypt Yasser Moustafa Kamal Abdelmonem Omar Youssef is working with computer science students delivering online two study courses – “WEB Development Tools” and “Cloud Computing”. Dr Omar Yasser is currently working at the Arab Academy of Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, researcher and researchers’ mentor, a top-ranked specialist in Database management and other fields of computer science.

During all Fall Semester guest lecturer Berdymyrat Ovezmyradov will deliver lectures in the courses “Management of Sustainable Supply Chains and Multimodal Transportation” and “Transport Systems”. Dr. Ovezmyradov has got PhD degree in Policy and Planning Sciences in University of Tsukuba (Japan), has got Master degree in Science, Management of Trade and Technology in Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Dr Ovezmyradov is a specialist in supply chain management, industrial engineering and transport planning, and has teaching experience in universities in Turkmenistan and Japan.

This semester, transport and logistics students are also offered an online lectures by Visiting Professor Harald Kitzmann on the Transport Economics course. The course aims to provide knowledge of how to evaluate economically the establishing of transport systems, and how to manage transport systems in an effective and efficient way. Harald Kitzmann is a professor of TTK University of Applied Science, Institute of Circular Economy and Technology in Tallinn, Estonia. He got PhD degree in Moscow State Technical University, Bauman University. Along with academic activities, he is a researcher with focus on the development of holistic and sustainable systems for production and regional areas; especially the ecological, technological, social and economic feasibility with considering interests of all stakeholders and targets in circular economic and management of flexibility. Prof.Kitzmann has a long experience in business sector as consultant and CEO. He is a Member of the Board of Estonian Operational Research Society (EstORS), as well as founder and Member of the Board of Estonian Renewable Energy Association.

More information about TSI quest professors you can find here.

Guest professors areinvited to cooperate with Transport and Telecommunication Institute in the frame of the European Union Social Fund project “Strengthening Transport and Telecommunication Institute Academic Staff in the Areas of Strategic Specialisation” (No The total cost of the project is 676 052,35 euro, of which the European Social Fund supports 574 644,50 euro (85%), and the state budget amounts to 101 407,85 euro (15%).

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