Academic degree and current position in TSI: Professor, Dr.sc.ing. Dr.hab.sc.ing, leading researcher of the Engineering Faculty, Director of PhD Programme “Telematics and Logistics”.
Previous Experience: Founder and President of Transport and Telecommunication Institute for over 15 years, Vice-rector for Research and Development Affairs for more than 10 years
Membership: Member of the Joint OECD/ITF Transport Research Committee (OECD – Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, ITF – International Transport Forum), Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Corresponding Member of Latvian Academy of Science, President of Latvian Transport Development and Education Association, President of Latvian Operations Research Society, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal “Transport and Telecommunication”, Member of the board of the Journals “Transport”, “Technological and Economic Development”, “Journal of Aviation Technology and Engineering” etc.
Academic experience: Author of more than 600 academic and research publications, author of 68 patents. Expert of the Latvian Council of Science in Civil and Transport Engineering, Chairman of promotion council for PhD degree in Civil and Transport Engineering, Chairman of Professor Council in Telematics and Logistics.
Teaching at post- and graduate level: 45 years of pedagogical experience in university; courses: Research Methodology (PhD programme); New Trends of Telematics and Logistics Development (PhD programme), Research Methodology (MSc programme), Theory of Systems and System Analysis (MSc programme), Transport Policy (MSc programme), Intelligent Transport Systems (MSc programme), Reliability Engineering (BSc programme) etc.
Participation in projects: has participated in 37 international projects (in 26 projects as national coordinator of the projects) and 26 Latvian research projects and programs (in 23 as head of the projects) within the frame of COST Activities, Horizon 2020, Framework Programs, INTERREG etc.
Research Interests: Transport Telematics and Logistics, Smart Cities, Analysis and Modelling of Transport Systems, Intelligent Transport Systems, Reliability of Electronics Systems, Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, Information Technology Applications, Electronics and Telecommunication, Decision Support Systems, Avionics, Air Traffic Control Systems and others.
Supervised Doctoral, Master and Bachelor Theses: Supervisor of 9 PhD theses and more than 200 Master and Bachelor theses.
Awards: 2 Gold and 5 Silver Medals of International Research and Innovation Exhibition of Innovators (1985-1990); Honorary title “Latvian Honored Inventor”, Latvian Parliament (1989); Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Technology, USA (1998); Award and memorial medal for outstanding research in computer science and informatics, Latvian Academy of Sciences (2001); Award and memorial medal for outstanding performance of research in air navigation, communication and radar technology, Latvian Academy of Sciences (2002); Certificate of Recognition as a significant contribution to the research and educational work in the transport, logistics and information technology, as well as on the international success in science, Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia (2014); Certificate of Honor of the Latvian Academy of Sciences for research in the field of transport and logistics (2019).
Programme aim is to create the bases for the development of the intelligent transport in the Latvian Republic, as well as for the implementation of the scientific research to assist the competitiveness of branches on the regional and global level and to perform the forming of the efficient and ecologically friendly multimodal transport systems.
1. to join the national, regional and international transport and general branch research, development, innovation and education programmes and projects;
2. to implement research, harmonzation of the higher education and qualification studies, transport and related branches, integration on the national and international level.
a) Transport Telematics and Logistics this direction encloses the Latvian transport, including the elaboration of the multimodal, telecommunication and information supply by the methodological base for the creation of the transport information and telecommunication supply intergated system on its base.For the development of transport multimodal system integrated model and its utilization to analyze the sources of data obtaining. With the aim to update the information to develop data reception and constant actualization methodology.
b) Transport Quality Management Systems this direction contains process (technology) management, reliability, safety and environment harmonization supply united methodological elaborations, agreed and optimized separate transport areas full value systems, efficient methods and rational principles, realizing the performance of the research in the direction of the education and qualification training integration and implementation of the multimodal and interregional transport corridor highly efficient harmonized management and quality system.
c) Transport Research and Education Harmonization it is foreseen to elaborate transport profession, speciality and professional qualification harmonized scheme and qualification descriptions, as well as education establishment quality system methods and pilot-projects.On the basis of the elaborated methods to create qualification profession and qualification education establishment accreditation system. The conformity of students of the Latvian higher school learning various specialities of the transport directions to the forecasted needs of the Latvian national economy will be modelled, and the model of the forecast of the demand of transport specialists will be elaborated.