Institute of Cyber Intelligence Systems

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Valentin Klimov


Valentin Klimov
Executive Director

ICIS strategic objective:

Provide profound training through generating necessary knowledge and competences in cybernetics, information and financial security and elaborate world-class research to resist to modern IT and technological threats.

The ICIS’s Strategic Goal

The strategic goal of ICIS is to achieve a leadership in Russia and in the world in science and education and innovation in the field of artificial intelligence, applied mathematics, information technology, cybernetics, information and financial security by conducting the advanced research and the commercialization of scientific and practical developments and training on the basis of their highly qualified staff, having all the necessary competences to solve the problems of modern science and technology.

The ICIS’s Contribution to the University’s Development in 2016-2018

  • 1-2 position in the Superjob rating among the Russian universities in the level of salaries of graduates working in IT.
  • The share of projects (pcs.), which are funded by the private entities - 45% by 2018.

ICIS structure

  • Department of Computer Systems and Technologies
  • Department of Cybernetics
  • Department of Cryptology and Cybersecurity
  • Department of Strategic Information Researches
  • Department of Information Security and Banking Systems
  • Department of Competitive Systems Analysis

ICIS main research directions:

  • Cybersecurity;
  • Platform technologies;
  • Artificial intelligence;
  • Neurotechnology;
  • Modeling and processing of physical data;
  • Cryptographic methods of information protection.
  • Research
  • Education
  • Faculty
  • Collaboration
  • Publications


  • Creation of a comprehensive protection technology for information systems of critical objects
  • Development of the immune antiviruses for secure cloud computing
  • Development of intelligent systems for Big Data
  • Development of secure systems for banking and e-business
  • Creation of the hybrid intelligent decision-making systems. Integrated and hybrid intelligent systems
  • Development of neural human-computer communication systems
  • Development of control system for mobile robots groups
  • Development of lightweight cryptographic tools for robotics and RFID systems

Development of new software and hardware protection tools and cyber-physical systems, development of unique software, product and technologies development and commercialization, getting international patents, having students engaged in research and innovative activity right from the first year of studies.


  • Development and implementation of electronic and distance МООСs (еdX, Coursera) in order to maintain individual educational tracks based on LMS and knowledge management
  • Attraction to cooperation of the foreign partner universities, development and implementation of joint international programs; students’ mobility (practice and internship)
  • Development and implementation of postgraduate programs (PhD) with foreign partners
  • Engaging leading international researchers and academics
  • Development and implementation of programs stemming from the Institute’s research outcomes and global scientific breakthroughs
  • Increased masters and post-graduate students’ percentage
  • Increased foreign masters/post-graduate students’ percentage

Program track


Bachelor's degree programs

09.03.01 Informatics and Computer Engineering

09.03.04 Software engineering

10.03.01 Information security

Specialist's degree programs

09.05.01 Specialized Automated Data Processing and Control Systems


Master's degree programs

09.04.01 Informatics and Computer Engineering

09.04.04 Software engineering

10.04.01 Information security

Post-graduate's degree programs

09.06.01 Informatics and Computer Engineering

10.06.01 Information security

Masters/Post-graduate students

Leading scientists:

Golovko V.A. - MEPhI Professor, H-index=5

Korotkova M.A. - MEPhI Associate Professor, H-index=7

Burtchev M.S. - MEPhI Associate Professor, H-index=3

Pavlov M.V. - MEPhI Associate Professor, H-index=13

Bogdanov A.G. - MEPhI Associate Professor, H-index=36

Korotkov E.V. - MEPhI Professor, H-index=11

Nagornov O.V. - MEPhI Department Head, H-index=6

Mandzhirov A.V. - MEPhI Professor, H-index=4

Kudryashov N.A. - MEPhI Associate Professor, H-index=24

Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation, Rostec Сorporation, OJSC Gazprom, OJSC Sberbank of Russia, IBM, NVIDIA, JSC FCS&HT SNPO Eleron, General Radio Frequency Centre FSUE GRFC, JSC TVEL, PWC, KPMG, Audit and Consulting Group FBK, Deloitte, XILINX
Russian Science and
Education Partners
Institute of Control Sciences of Russian Academy of Sciences, NRU MPEI, National Research Center Kurchatov Institute, Federal Research Center of Institute of Informatics Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences, Brook Institute of Electronic Control Machines, International Training and Methodology Center for Financial Monitoring
Foreign Partners
Delft University of Technology (Netherlands), University of Twente (Netherlands), George Mason University (USA), Pennsylvania State University (USA), Carnegie Mellon University (USA), University College London (UK), Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy), University of Turin (Italy), University of Skövde (Sweden), University of Palermo (Italy), Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (Spain), University of Leuven, Department of Electrical Engineering (Belgium), University of Surrey, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Dept. of Computer Science (UK), Brest State Technical University (Belarus)
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