Prof. Yuri Shoukourian is the Vice-President of the National Academy
of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (NAS RA) and head of the department of the Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems (IIAP).
He obtained a PhD in theoretical cybernetics and Doctor of Science in Computer Engineering at the Institute of Cybernetics of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kiev. He was Chief of the Department of Software Engineering of Yerevan Computer Research and Development Institute and Director of IIAP during 1986-2006. Yuri Shoukourian is a professor of Yerevan State University and Full member of NAS RA. He participated in many international conferences and projects in association with EU FP, NATO, ISTC, INTAS etc. The number of his publications is more than 100.