Head of Department,
candidate of technical sciences, associate professor of the department of automated systems and cyber security
Personnel of the department
The Department of Information Technologies conducts educational, research, organizational, methodological and educatory work, aiming to train highly qualified specialists in the agricultural field at the initial (short cycle), first (bachelor), second (master) and third (educational-scientific) levels of higher education, for all specialties available at the University. Today, information technologies play a significant role in any sphere of human life and in every sector of the national economy, including the agricultural sector. The development of information technologies has led to global changes not only in learning process for schoolchildren and students, especially in the context of the pandemic, but also in the processes of production, exchange and consumption, which are basic for the economy of every enterprise and country.
The mission of the Department of Information Technologies is to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities to use modern information technologies in the professional sphere by each graduate of the Agrarian University, as well as integration and interaction of information technologies – cloud technologies, virtualization, software-defined networks and artificial intelligence systems with professional knowledge.
Our core values:
- respect for the personality of all educational process participants;
- professionalism and personal development;
- decency, academic integrity, ethics;
- patriotism and social responsibility;
- partnership and teamwork.
The main tasks of the Department:
- training of highly qualified staff in agricultural specialties, with fundamental knowledge of information technologies;
- formation of personality through patriotic, legal and ecological education;
- providing an organic combination in the educational process of academic, scientific and innovative activities;
- implementation of research work, increasing the intellectual potential of the Department;
- introduction of innovative methods for the educational process organization and the use of advanced educational technologies;
- cooperation in the field of science and education with domestic and foreign higher education institutions, research institutions, state administration and local government bodies.
The highly qualified teaching staff of the Information Technologies Department include specialists with scientific degrees of Doctor of Technical Sciences, Doctor of Public Administration, Ph.D. of Technical, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and the academic titles of Professor and Associate Professor, considerable academic and practical experience, which ensures effective teaching and high level of educational, methodical and educatory work. The Department’s teaching staff improve their professional skills, participate in various trainings and seminars, and undergo internships at foreign universities.
HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Scientific-pedagogical and methodical activity of the Economic Cybernetics Department, in 2009 renamed the Department of Information Systems and Technologies, and in 2021 restored under the name of the Department of Information Technologies is inextricably linked with the history of the Faculty of Economics and Odesa State Agrarian University in general. The formation of future professionals begins with the study of economic and mathematical methods and information systems as well as technologies for information processing.
The existence of the modern Department is connected with the long-term activity of the outstanding scientist-economist, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Honored Scientist of Ukraine Matvii Braslavets. He was the first to work on the problem of implementing economic and mathematical methods and electronic computers in agriculture. In 1960, this highly respected professor initiated the creation of the Faculty of Economics in Odesa Agricultural Institute and became its first dean. He was a pioneer in the implementation of economic and mathematical methods of data processing and the use of electronic computers in agricultural production. In 1962, a problem laboratory for the application of economic and mathematical methods and computer technologies was organized and a computer center was established, in which planning and economic problems were solved according to the developed models.
In 1965, M. Braslavets created the first among the agricultural universities in the USSR Department of Economic Cybernetics, the Head of which he remained until the last days of his life.
In total, the scientist wrote and published more than 60 research papers on economics. He prepared 9 doctors and 67 Ph.D. of Economics.
From the day of the creation of the Economic Cybernetics Department until the last days of life (1976) M. Braslavets headed the Department. Later he was replaced by Professor V. Sukhorukov, Associate Professor V. Lushchuk and Senior Lecturer V. Bobyk.
Senior Lecturer I. Milan, A. Zhurzhenko, Associate Professor M. Syzonenko and Associate Professor H. Tykhomyrova headed the Department of Mechanized Information Processing.
The computer center as an educational and scientific-technical base of the Department and the Faculty of Economics was also constantly enriched with new models of computer equipment. O. Demets, Yu. Kudriavtsev, M. Pomohaiev headed the computer center at different times.
In 1988, by order of the Odesa Agricultural Institute rector, the Departments of Economic Cybernetics and Machine Processing of Information were merged into one under the name “Economic Cybernetics”. Professor V. Sukhorukov, one of the most talented students of the outstanding M. Braslavets, was elected the head of the department. He worked at the Department of Economic Cybernetics from its very formation until August 2009.
Since September 2007, the Department of Economic Cybernetics was headed by Professor T. Tintulova, who enjoyed a high reputation among the University teaching staff and students.
Subsequently, the Department was headed by Professor Vasyl Popovych (2013) and Associate Professor Oleksii Diachenko (2014-2016).
After the restoration of the Department of Information Technologies in 2021, Professor Oleksii Diachenko was elected the Head of the Department.
From left to right: (first row) S. Barabash, V. Kasianova, L. Vikulina, O. Martynova, A. Kleibatenko, O. Diachenko (second row) P. Pavlishyn, M. Sakun, V. Yeromin, O. Diachenko, S. Kosterin
The Department staff conduct research on the problem of improving the information technologies system, economic and mathematical models for planning and programming, organization and management of production in the conditions of dynamic development of productive and organizational processes in agriculture. The research provides an opportunity to identify the main areas for increasing the efficiency of production in the agricultural sector, and rising productivity of management staff with the use of computer technologies.