Petr I. Sosnin, 1945, Ph.D (since 1974), Doctor of Science (since1994)., Professor (since 1995), the Head of Computer department (since 1980) of Ulyanovsk State Technical University.


Since 1968 Petr Sosnin has been employed at the Ulyanovsk polytechnical institute, holding in sequence all academic positions from teaching/research assistant to professor (1995). In 1979-80 he spent 10 months in the Belgium as a scientific researcher at the Liege University. Since 2000 till 2005 Petr Sosnin has worked as a vice-rector of Ulyanovsk state technical university.

 P. Sosnin’s research interests focus on Artificial Intelligence Applications (Software Engineering, Computer Aided Design, Experiential Learning). He is the author and co-author of about 300 publications, 4 patents and 13 monographies. He has been supervisor of over 100 B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses, as well as 19 Ph.D. dissertations and 2 Dr. dissertations. List of papers in Russian (till 2005), list of papers in English.

 Professor P.Sosnin is a member of Russian and Europian Association of Artificial Intelligence (since 1999), a chair of the Ulyanovsk affiliate of the Russian Artificial Intelligence Association (since 1999), an active member of 3 dissertation boards. He is Member of IEEE, Computer Society and ACM.

 He has been a Member of TPC and Steering Committees of numerous foreign and national conferences in the field of software engineering and Artificial Intelligence. Nine times he was a Chairman of the International Conference on Interactive Systems (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011) which were held in Russia (Ulyanovsk).