A.P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems is a part of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences and is located in one of the best scientific environments in Russia, namely in Akademgorodok (Academy Campus), 25 km south of Novosibirsk, the "capital" of Siberia, the vast and rising territory with many natural resources and growing industry.
A. P. Ershov Institute of Informatics Systems (IIS) was founded in April 1990.
IIS was nominally inaugurated in April 1990. However, it has a long history of reincarnation which started in 1958 when the Department of Programming was organized at the Institute of Mathematics in Novosibirsk and the late Academician Andrei P.Ershov was appointed to be its head. The first project of the Department was a design and implementation of the Algol-like algorithmic language ALPHA.
In 1964 the Department was transferred to the newly organized Computing Center headed by Academician Gury I. Marchuk, former (and the last) President of the USSR Academy of Sciences. During the 60's and 70's the Department was growing, extending research areas from the compiler design to broader aspects of system programming, theoretical computer science, artificial intelligence and experimental computer architecture. As a result, the Siberian school of the system and theoretical programming has been formed. Now this school has leading positions in many research areas.
In the 80's experimental and application projects aimed at the validation and implementation of previously developed theoretical concepts and methods were initiated. These projects were related to modern problems of concurrent programming languages, program verification and synthesis, program optimization, new computer architecture and VLSI design.
Now the work performed in the IIS covers each of the following research areas:
- theoretical background of computer science;
- methods and tools of constructing reliable and efficient programs;
- artificial intelligence systems;
- software and application packages for new computers, systems and networks.
The Institute consists of six laboratories and a number of supporting divisions, the information service with A.P.Ershov Memorial Library including.
IIS is in close cooperation with the Novosibirsk State University, the main source of students and young researchers for IIS. Most professors and assistants teaching computer science are members of the Institute working at the University part-time.