Dr. Paul Safonov
CURRICULUM VITAE
 
 

June 2003



Education | Professional Experience | Teaching Experience | Research Interests | Research Activities
Professional Societies | RSEE (ISEE Russian Chapter) | Conferences Organizer | Scientific Committees
Editing and Reviewing | Publications | Contact me | SMS me


Download a version of this CV to print: 

Education::

1995 Ph.D. in Engineering (Applied Sciences)
(Specialization: Control in Socio-Economic Systems, and Application of Computer Science and Mathematical Modeling in Scientific Research),
Institute of Control Sciences (ICS), Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Moscow
(Thesis:: "A Computer System for Simulation and Optimization of Economic Development and Ecological-Economic Interactions with Input-Output Models").
1986 M.Sc. in Economics and Mathematics
(Specialization: Mathematical Modeling and Algorithmization of Macroeconomic Processes),
Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics  (MESI),
Department of Applied Mathematics and Economic Cybernetics,
Honors Diploma
1981  High School Diploma
(Specialization: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Programming),
Moscow Mathematical School N 444 (class 10B),
Diploma with excelence

Professional Experience:
1999- recently, Senior Research Scientist, Free University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium
(Center for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment - CEESE)
2002, spring semester, Visiting Professor, University of Versailles-Saint Quentin en Yvelines (UVSQ), France
(Centre for Economy and Ethics for Environment and Developement - C3ED)
2001, spring semester, Visiting Professor, St. Cloud State University (SCSU), Minnesota, USA
(Statistics Department)
1997-1998, spring semesters, Visiting Professor, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
(Laboratory of Environmental Engineering and Informatics - LEIA, Food Engineering Department)
1997 Senior Researcher, Catholic University of Mons (FUCaM), Belgium
(Group Transport & Mobility - GTM)
1996, October, Visiting Scientist, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
(Mathematical Ecology Workshop)
1996, spring, Visiting Fellow, Warsaw Ecological Economics Center (WEEC), Warsaw University (UW), Poland
1996 Associate Consultant, Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID), Harvard University, USA
(Central and Eastern Europe and CIS Division, Moscow, Russia)
1995, spring, Guest Researcher, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, Germany
(Department of Environmental and Resource Economics, Logistics)
1992, September, Invited Scientist, Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI), Sweden
(International School on Climate Change and Sustainable Development)
1986-till recently (permanent position, on leave since 1999),
Senior Researcher (since 1996), Researcher, Junior Researcher, Engineer,
Institute of Control Sciences (ICS), Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Moscow, Russia
(Dynamic Systems and Optimal Control Laboratory)

Teaching Experience:
1993-2002, Invited lectures, seminars, short courses:
Austria: University of Graz (KFUG); Technical University of Vienna (TUWien); International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg;
Belgium: Free University of Brusslels (ULB), Catholic Univeristy of Louvain (UCL); Catholic University of Mons (FUCaM); University of Namur (FUNDP);
Brazil: State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), a 6 months visiting professor position, 30h course of lectures, post-graduate;
France: University of Versailles-Saint Quentin en Yvelines (UVSQ), C3ED;
Germany: Universities of Augsburg, Bayreuth, Eichstädt, Dortmund, Heidelberg, Karlsrohe, Siegen; Technical University of München (TUM); Ifo-Institute, München; FAW-University of Ulm; Potsdam Institute for Climate Research (PIK); International School for General Management (ISGM), Bad Waldsee; Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim; Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), Karlsruhe; Karlsruhe Research Center (FZK) - former Karlsruhe Center for Nuclear Research (KFK); Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment & Energy (WI); Federal Statistical Office of Germany (Statistisches Bundesamt), Berlin & Wiesbaden;
Italy: University of Rome I "La Sapienza", University of Venice;
Luxembourg: Eurostat (European Commission);
The Netherlands: Free University of Amsterdam (VU); National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven; Technical University of Eindhoven (TUE); National Nuclear Center (ECN), Petten; Catholic University of Brabant (KUB), Tilburg; Center of Mathematics & Computer Science (CWI), Amsterdam;
USA: University of Maryland Institute for Ecological Economics (IEE), Solomons; New York University (NYU); United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), New York; California State University San Bernandino (CSUSB), St. Cloud State University (SCSU), Minnesota.
1987-2003, Courses and supervision of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students:
2002-2003, academic year, Asst. Professor, St. Cloud State University (SCSU), Minnesota, USA,
(Business Computer Information Systems Department, G.R.Herberger College of Business)
2002, spring semester, Visiting Professor, University of Versailles-Saint Quentin en Yvelines (UVSQ), France
(Centre for Economy and Ethics for Environment and Developement - C3ED)
2001, spring semester, St. Cloud State University (SCSU), Minnesota, USA,
Department of Statistics (undergraduate course and research on computer internetworking and network modeling);
1997-1998, spring semesters, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Sao Paulo, Brazil,
Department of Environmental Engineering and Applied Informatics,
(post-graduate course and research in systems theory and modelling and applications to ecological systems);
1988-1996, Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics (MESI), Moscow, Russia
Department of Applied Mathematics, and Economic Cybernetics
(undergraduate and graduate:  students’ research and theses supervisor in  modeling and computer simulation of economy and ecological-economic interactions);
1989-1993 Moscow Mathematical College (MMC), Computer Science Department, Moscow, Russia
(undergraduate: course in mathematical modeling and computer programming, theses supervisor);
1987-1991 Moscow Industrial College (MPT), Moscow, Russia
Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Department
(undergraduate: course in computer programming, theses supervisor);

Main Research Interests: (In the chronological order of respective research activities, see the list below)

Membership and Posts in Professional Societies and Standing Committees: 

Conferences Principal Organizer:

Member of Scientific Advisory and Steering Committees:

Research Activities:
Main expertise: mathematical models and computer systems development and application for economic and ecological-economic simulation and optimization.
Methods used: input-output and macroeconomic analysis, mathematical programming, optimal control, differential equations, mathematical statistics, general systems theory, emergy analysis and modelling, geographical information systems (GIS), four-step transportation modeling (using TRIPS package).
Software systems development experience: since 1979 in FORTRAN, ALGOL, Assembler, PL/1, Pascal, C, Visual Basic, for IBM OS/370, VM/SP CMS, VAX/VMS, MS DOS, MS Windows 95/98/NT, UNIX.
 
Main projects:
2000-2001 (recentlyIntegrated Modeling of Urban Planing, Mobility and Air Pollution:
A Case Study for the Brussels-Capital Region.
A research grant within a program  “Research in Brussels”, funded by the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, Free University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium. (Continuation of the previous project - see below). Software used: TRIPS, Visual-Basic, Excel. Publication: [24]
1999-2000 Impacts of mobility on greenhouse gases emissions in the Brussels-Capital Region.
A case study with dynamic ecological economic modeling for regional planning.
A research grant from Belgian Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs (OSTC), Free University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium. (Continuation of the previous project - see below). Software used: TRIPS, Visual-Basic, Excel. Publications: [22, 23], Report
1998-1999  Dynamic Ecological Economic Modeling of Regional Planning:
A case study of environmental impacts of mobility induced by major policy option in the Brussels-Capital Region.
A research grant within a program  “Research in Brussels”, funded by the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, Free University of Brussels (ULB), Belgium. Software used: TRIPS, Visual-Basic, Excel. Publications: [19, 20], Report
1997-1998 Analysis of Ecological-Economic Interactions using General Systems Theory:
Emergy Analysis and Modeling,
Invited lectures course and research project at State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), funded by Foundation of Scientific Research of São Paulo State (FAPESP), Brazil. (Visual-Basic, Excel). Publications [18, 21]
1997 European Multi-modal Freight Transportation Network Analysis with GIS modeling,
Research project "TERMINET" for European Commission DG-VII, Catholic University of Mons, Belgium, (MS Windows, UNIX).
1997-1998, Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development in Russia:
Renewables, New Technologies and Policy Issues,
A contribution to the Cross-European TERM project "Environmental Quality in European Space", organized by Free University, Amsterdam, funded by European Science Foundation. Included three workshops (Amsterdam, January 1997, London, January 1998, Milano, June, 1998), Publication: [17]
1996 Economic Valuation of Natural Resources and SEEA Implementation in Russia,
Feasibility study of Integrated System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA) development at national and regional level in Russia, Harvard Institute for International Development, associate consultant on environmental policy, CIS division, Moscow. Publications: [10, 13]
1995 Dynamic Input-Output Modeling for German Air Emissions Analysis and Forecasting,
Guest research project, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW, Mannheim, Germany). (Statistica, Excel for MS Windows; NESSY for MS DOS). Publications: [15, 16]
1989-1995 Development of Nature-Economy Simulation SYstem (NESSY) and its applications,
Project for Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Control Sciences (ICS), (a continuation of the DIOS MER project - see below), project leader, models, software and applications developer. The main components of the NESSY system are: Models Building Subsystem, providing models specification, identification and linking with mathematical and service packages; Data Base Management Subsystem; Scenarios Setting and Processing Subsystem; Computational Subsystem, providing interactive simulation & optimization experiments with the complex of models using original methods and computer algorithms; Information Visualization Subsystem, including special graphics and tables generators; Dialogue Monitor and Hypertext Help Service.
Case studies for former USSR, Russia and its regions, and Germany. (FORTRAN, C, DiaCon for MS DOS). Publications: [6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14]
1989-1993 System for Interactive Optimization (SIO) of controlled processes,
Project for Russian Academy of Sciences, ICS, software design leader, (FORTRAN, C, DiaCon for MS DOS). Publications: [5, 9]
1988-92 Optimal Stabilization of Processes in a Nuclear Reactor at Critical Modes,
Within project of the Institute of Control Sciences, USSR Academy of Sciences on CAD/CAM System development for technological processes at nuclear power plants, National program "Security" for USSR Ministry for Nuclear Energy, algorithms design and software developer, (FORTRAN, C, for MS DOS).
1988-89 Optimal Control in Flight Dynamics: Algorithms of Optimal Take-off Run of a Fighter,
Project of the Institute of Control Sciences, USSR Academy of Sciences for Central Research Institute of Aviation, software developer, algorithms design and calibration, FORTRAN for IBM VM/SP.
1987-1988 Interactive System for Analysis and Forecasting of the World Energy Market,
Project for Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, (Turbo-PASCAL for MS DOS).
1986-1989 Dialogue System for Analysis of Industrial Enterprise Financial Activities,
Project of the Institute of Control Sciences, USSR Academy of Sciences for USSR Ministry of Machinery, analyst and software developer (VS FORTRAN, PL/1, Assembler for IBM VM/SP and OS/370). Publication: [4]
1986-89 Multilevel Dialogue Monitor for Interactive Computer Systems Design ,
Project for the USSR Academy of Sciences, Institute of Control Sciences, project leader and main developer (VS FORTRAN, Assembler for IBM VM/SP and OS/370). Publication: [4]
1985-89 Dialogue Simulation-Optimization System for Economic Development Modeling (DIOS MER),
Project for USSR Academy of Sciences, Institute for Systems Analysis, ICS, project leader and main developer (FORTRAN, Assembler for IBM VM/SP and VAX/VMS). Publications: [1, 2, 3]
1984 Quadratic Programming Computer Algorithms for Balanced Matrix Aggregation,
Project for Research Institute of the Russian Committee for Statistics, software developer (PL/1 for IBM OS/370).
 

Editorial and Reviewing Activities:
Co-editor, A book on "Integrating Environment and Economy", (selected papers of ISEE/RC conferences - in progress for Edward Elgar, UK)
Co-editor, "Introduction to Ecological Engineering with Emergy Analysis of Brazilian Case Studies", UNICAMP, Brazil, 1999
Associate Editor, "Modeling and Optimization of Dynamic Systems", 1989, "Applied Optimal Control Problems", 1990, "Complex Control Systems", 1992, Inst. of Control Sciences Works (in Russian)
Contributing Editor, "Ecological Economics Bulletin", ISEE, Solomons, MD, USA (1996-1999)
Reviewer, International Journal "Ecological Economics", Elsevier Science, Amsterdam (since 1993),
Reviewer, International Journal "Environmental Values", The White Hors Press, Cambridge (2000)

Selected Publications:
  1. Dialogue Simulation-Optimization System for Economic Development Modeling (DIOS MER), in "Methods for Complex Systems Analysis", Institute for Systems Studies, Moscow, 1987, in Russian.
  2. Algorithm for Material Costs Forecasting in the Dynamic Input-Output Model, Journal of State Planning Committee Computing Center, Vol.87, Moscow, 1988, in Russian.
  3. Synthesis of the Dynamic Input-Output Model within DIOS MER, in "Modeling and Optimization of Dynamic Systems", Institute of Control Sciences, Moscow, 1989. (with O.Dementiev and E.Burzhivalova), in Russian.
  4. Computer Modeling of Financial Activities of an Industrial Enterprise, in "Modeling and Optimization of Dynamic Systems", Institute of Control Sciences, Moscow, 1989. (with B. Saveliev), in Russian.
  5. Global Methods for Controlled Processes Optimization. Computer Methods and Algorithms, in Proc. of the Intern. Conf. on "Nondifferential and Discontinuous Problems of Optimization and Control", NODPOC'91, Vladivostok, USSR, 1991. (with V.Krotov and A.Alexandrov).
  6. Nature-Economy Simulation SYstem (NESSY), in Proc.of the Intern.Conference on "Decision Support Systems in Resource Management", Texas A&M University, College Station, USA, 1991.
  7. Ecology-Economy Interactions Modeling: A Study of the USSR Development, a paper at the 2nd ISEE Meeting on "Investing in Natural Capital: A Prerequisite for Sustainability", Stockholm, August, 1992.
  8. Dynamic Computer Simulation of the Ecological-Economic Regional Development, in Proc.,12th European Meeting on Control and Cybernetics, R.Trappl (ed.), Vienna: World Scientific, April, 1994.
  9. Interactive System for Dynamic Simulation and Optimal Control. Applications to Ecological-Economic Development Modeling, in Proc. of IFIP Conference on Optimization-Based Computer Aided Modeling and Design, J.Dolezal, J.Fidler (eds.), UTIA, Prague, May, 1994.
  10. Approaches to Integrated Economic and Ecological-Economic Management in Russia, a paper presented at the XXXII TIMS Conference "National Resources, Economic Development, and the Environment: The Role of the Management Science", Anchorage, Alaska, USA, June, 1994
  11. Simulation and Analysis of the Former Soviet Union's and Russian Ecological-Economic Development, a paper at the EAERE Meeting, Dublin, June, 1994.
  12. NESSY - The Interactive System for Ecological-Economic Modeling. Practical Applications and Perspectives of Development, a paper at the 3rd ISEE Meeting, San Jose, Costa Rica, October, 1994.
  13. Approaches to Integrated Industrial and Environmental Management for Sustainable Development in Russia, "Industry and Environment", UNEP ID Journal, Paris, Volume 18, No.2-3, April-September, 1995, pp. 73-77. (with R. Perelet)
  14. A System of Dynamic Models for Ecological-Economic Regional Development, in "Models of Sustainable Development", S. Faucheux, D. Pearce, and J.L.R. Proops (eds.), Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 1996, pp. 302-218.
  15. Dynamic Ecology-Economy Interactions Modeling: Some Experience and Perspectives of Application in Russian and German Context, in Proceedings of the International Conference "Ecology, Society, Economy", Versailles, France, May, 1996.
  16. Input-Output Model for Air Pollution Analysis in Germany, a paper presented at the 4th ISEE Meeting "Designing Sustainability", Boston University, USA, August, 1996.
  17. Energy Efficiency for Sustainable Development in Russia: Renewables, New Technologies and Policy Issues, in International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2001, pp. 251-256, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd., ISSN: 1466-2132, (with V. Busarov and T. Fedorova).
  18. Emergy-Based Dynamic Modeling of Brazil: Conceptual Considerations and Scenarios for Sustainable Development, in "Introduction to Ecological Engineering with Brazilian Case Studies", E.Ortega, P.Safonov, V.Comar (eds.), Unicamp, SP, Brazil, 1998, (with V.Comar, E.Ortega)
  19. Modeling Impacts of Mobility on Urban Air Quality: Scenario Analysis for the Brussels-Capital Region, a paper presented at the ISEE/RC'99 International Conference, Saratov, Russia, July 1999, (with V. Favrel and W. Hecq)
  20. Environmental Impacts of Mobility and Urban Development: A Case Study of the Brussels-Capital Region,  in "Managing for Healthy Ecosystems", D. Rapport, W. Lasley, D. Rolston, O. Nielsen, C. Qualset, and A. Damania (eds.), CRC/Lewis Press, 2002  (with V. Favrel and W. Hecq).
  21. Systems Modelling of Brasilian Sustainability with Emergy Flows Diagrams, in "Implementing Ecological Integrity: Restoring Regional and Global Environmental and Human Health", Philippe Crabbé, Alan Holland, Lech Ryszkowski and Laura Westra, (eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000, pp. 185-189, ISBN 0-79236351-5, (with V. Comar and E. Ortega)
  22. Sustainable Mobility Scenarios for the Brussels-Capital Region: Socio-Economic Factors and Air Pollution Analysis, a paper presented at the 3rd European Society for Ecological Economics Conference (ESEE 2000), Vienna, Austria, May, 2000 (with V. Favrel and W. Hecq)
  23. Urban Transport Policies and Greenhouse Gases Emissions in Brussels, first presented at the 6th International Society for Ecological Economics Meeting (ISEE 2000), Canberra, Australia, July, 2000, (with V. Favrel, P. Frenay, and W. Hecq), published in the International Journal for Sustainable Development  (Vol. 3, No 6, 2003)
  24. Policies toward sustainable regional development: Integrated modeling of economy, mobility and air pollution, a paper presented at the 4th Biannual  Conference of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics "Ecological Sustainability of the Global Market Economy" CANSEE 2001, August 23-25, 2001, McGill School of Environment, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, (with V. Favrel and W. Hecq)

  25.  

Personal Data and Contact Information:
Full name:
Born:
Pavel (Paul) Igorevitch SAFONOV 
March 22, 1964 in Moscow, Russia
Office address: Center for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment (CEESE
Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB
Avenue Jeanne 44, CP 124, Brussels, 1050, Belgium
Telephone:
Telefax:
E-mail: 
Home page:
+32 2 650-35-88 
+32 2 650-46-91
PSafonov@ulb.ac.be
http://www.ulb.ac.be/ceese/safonov
Home address: Domaine des Bruyères 3/6,  Mons, 7000, Belgium
Click to send an SMS - short  text message to my mobile phone +32 477 32 9992 
 Send an SMS (short text message) to my mobile phone

 
Download a version of this CV to print: