Yuriy Kharin

Director of the Research Institute for Applied Problems of Mathematics and Informatics,
head of the Department of Mathematical Modeling and Data Analysis at the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Belarusian State University

Honored Scientist of the Republic of Belarus (2010),
Laureate of the State Prize of the Republic of Belarus (2002),
Sevchenko Prize Laureate (1997),
Honored Professor of the Republic of Belarus (1999).


  • PhD degree (1974г.),
  • Doctor of Sciences (1986г.).

Academic titles

  • Associate professor (1978),
  • Professor (1990),
  • Correspondent member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (2004)


In 1976 in connection with the formation of Department of Probability Theory and Mathematical Statistics at the Belarusian State University, Yu. Kharin was invited to work at the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science at first as a lecturer, then a professor.
In 1988, he became the head of the new department of Mathematical Modeling and Data Analysis.
In 2000 he took an active part in the establishment of the National Research Centre for Applied Problems of Mathematics and Informatics, and is the director of the center since its foundation.
In 2008, the Centre was transformed into the Research Institute for Applied Problems of Mathematics and Informatics.

His research fields are applied mathematics and statistics, computer science and information technology.
The subject of his research interests is related to the actual direction of applied mathematics and computer science: the development
of mathematical models, methods, algorithms and software for robust pattern recognition and statistical data analysis to create computer
systems and information technologies.

On the base of the developed theory of robust statistical pattern recognition and data analysis
a new minimax robust (with respect to distortions of hypothetical models) algorithms for pattern recognition, identification and forecasting,
that guarantee the least deviation of risk for the given family of distortions, are built and implemented in software packages and allow to solve important practical problems of implementing information technologies in industry, medicine, economics, and other fields.

As an invited professor, he gave lectures at the University of California (Berkeley, USA), Bayreuth University, University of Dresden (Germany),
University of Leicester (UK) and other leading research centers. As a co-director with his PhD students he was involved in international projects of the INTAS (2 projects), ISTC, SCOPES, REAP programs.

Prepared 24 PhDs and 1 Doctor of Sciences.

He is the founder of the Belarusian school of "Statistical modeling of complex systems, processes and computer data analysis".

He is a member of the editorial boards of nine scientific journals, organizer of more than 15 international scientific conferences.
He is a member of the Belarusian Mathematical Society, the Belarusian Association of Pattern Recognition, the American Mathematical Society,
the International Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the International Association of Computer Science, the European Association of signal processing,
an academician member of the International Academy of Higher Education.


The results are published in more than 450 scientific publications, including 4 books, one of which was published abroad
(by Kluwer Akademic Publishers, Dordrecht / Boston / London), 12 textbooks, each of whom received a certificate of the Ministry of Education.
Papers are published in prestigious international journals: "Lecture Notes in Computer Science", "Pattern Recognition Letters",
"Cybernetics and Control", "Applied Stochastic Models and Data Analysis", "Journal of Classificatoin", "Lecture Notes in Statistics",
"Mathematical Methods of Statistics", "Theory of probability and its Applications", "Automation and Remote Control", "Problems of Information Transmission",
"Applied Econometrics", "Discrete mathematics", "Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference", "Communications in Statistics".
Has more than 150 reports at international conferences.