Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science was founded on March 11, 2003, and 7 Lecturers along with 5 Laboratory Assistants led by the Head of the computer laboratories joined the staff.

The first Head of the Department was B. M. Liashenko, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor. After May 2012 the Department was run by Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences A. A. Pohorui and Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences O. M. Spirin. Nowadays the Head of the Department is Associate Professor, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences Sikora Yaroslava Bohdanivna.

There are 22 professionals working at the Department today, including: 1 Doctor of Education, Professor; 9 Candidates of Sciences, Associate Professors; 1 Candidate of Sciences, Senior Lecturer; 7 Assistants; 4 Laboratory Assistants led by the Head of the computer laboratories.

The current scientific direction of the Department is «Using of modern Information Technologies in education and science».

The list of defended theses:

  • Doctoral theses:
    • B. M. Liashenko. Models and numerical methods of investigation of multiparametrical singular spectral problems (2003);
    • O. M. Spirin. Theoretical and methodological bases of the credit-modular system in training Computer Science teachers (2009).
  • Candidate’s dissertations:
    • V. M. Milkevych. Mathematical modeling of landscape substance transfer process (2006);
    • O. Yu. Usata. Training the Computer Science teachers to implement learner-centered teaching techniques (2009);
    • S. O. Karpliuk. Technology of future Mathematics teachers training to organize secondary school pupils mutual learning (2009);
    • Ya. B. Sikora. Formation of future Computer Science teacher professional competence by means of modeling (2010);
    • S. M. Horobets. Formation of Economics students professional competence by using the computer-oriented teaching technology (2012);
    • T. A. Vakaliuk. Training the future Computer Science teachers to develop the seniors’ logical thinking (2013);
    • S. S. Zhukovskyi. Pedagogical conditions of gifted pupils training to Olympiads in Computer Science (2013);
    • A. L. Fedorchuk. Training the future Computer Science teachers to work in Physical and Mathematical oriented classes (2013);
    • О. M. Kryvonos. Formation of information and communication competencies of future Computer Science teachers while teaching programming (2014).

The list of postgraduate students:

  • N. O. Zahatska. Using of specialized software for information resources security in Cryptology teaching process;
  • O. V. Slovinskyi. Using of cloud technologies in teaching Computer Networks and Telecommunications of Bachelors of Computer Science;
  • Yu. A. Slovinska. Didactic conditions of using of Mathematical Pedagogical software in teaching process of future Computer Science teachers;
  • Yu. I. Minhalova. Using of information-analytical systems for teaching and research work of higher education institutions’ students;
  • T. L. Novytska. Formation of university’s electronic library resources in Pedagogical education;
  • D. S. Antoniuk. Using of computer simulation systems as a tool of Economic competence formation of Technical specialties students.

Scientific and technological projects developed and implemented by scientists of the Department:

  • «Electronic library of higher education institution integrated into the European educational and scientific library systems» ranks among top five largest libraries in Ukraine and serves more than 400 users from all over the world every day (2007-2008);
  • E-OLYMP «The Internet portal of organizational and methodological support of programming competitions for gifted youth of Ukraine’s educational institution» is constantly used by more than 7000 students and teachers from more than 100 countries (2009-2010);
  • Information system «Magister» for applicants’ pre-registration and documents reception;
  • Educational Portal «ZDU Project» devoted to educational materials and distance learning in all their kinds.

Annually the scientific and methodological base is updated with new training manuals, scientific developments, which reflects the Department members’ professionalism. During the years of the department’s existence, our teachers prepared more than 400 publications, including — 70 training handbooks, including 5 which were approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Students are involved in research life within the task groups. The current students’ task groups are:

  1. Development of electronic resources and learning tools (Associate Professor T. A. Vakaliuk);
  2. Using of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in high school educational process (Associate Professor S. M. Horobets);
  3. Technologies of electronic educational resources development for support of academic subjects learning (Associate Professor O. Yu. Usata);
  4. Technologies of software development (Associate Professor Ya. B. Sikora);
  5. Using of ICT in educational process of Physics and Mathematics faculty (Associate Professor S. O. Karpliuk).

The Department provides training of Computer Science Bachelors, Specialists and Masters. The graduates meet the increasing needs of Zhytomyr Region in developers and users of modern Information Technologies and computer products. Some Computer Science graduates successfully work in other regions of Ukraine and abroad.

The Department also provides Computer Science and Information Technologies training of all Zhytomyr State University students.

The educational process is based on modern material and technical facilities. In 2003 the Computer centre was run. There are 9 computer classes served by 4 Laboratory Assistants led by the Head of the computer laboratories (Ye. Kuzmenko).

The third round of the All-Ukrainian Competitions in Programming and Information and Communication Technologies for school students is organized by teachers of the Department. The Department members also take part (as jurors) in The Minor Academy of Sciences second round Competitions in Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Modeling.

The Department cooperates with the Faculty of Cybernetics of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Institute of Information Technology of National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Institute of Information Technologies and Learning Tools of National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, National University of «Kyiv-Mohyla Academy», Zhytomyr State Technological University, Zhytomyr Regional Institute of Postgraduate Pedagogical Education, Ukrainian Physical and Mathematical Lyceum of Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, «School of the Future» experimental educational complex (Yalta), Zhytomyr local office of The Minor Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Zhytomyr Regional Pedagogical Lyceum of Zhytomyr Regional Council, Zhytomyr Lyceum of Zhytomyr State Technological University, Zhytomyr Mykola Shchors Lyceum № 25, Berdychiv specialized school of I-III levels № 17 with in-depth study of Computer Science.

Department staff is carrying out educational working with students. Teachers meet engagements of academic groups’ mentors, keep in touch with graduates of last years.

Academic staff of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

Sikora Yaroslava Bohdanivna

Position, scientific degree, academic rank: The Head of the Department, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor.

Academic Awards: Diploma from the Education and Science Department of Zhytomyr Regional State Administration (2013).

Courses: Computer Science, Personal Computer User, Algorithms and Technologies of Parallel Computing, Operations Research.

Research interests: Formation and develop of students’ Mathematical and Information culture, Office Computer Technology, Modeling and optimization of Economic processes.

Spirin Oleh Mykhailovych

Position, scientific degree, academic rank: Doctor of Education, Professor.

Courses: Intellectual Internet Technologies, Basics of Internet-programming.

Research interests: Computer Science, Information and Communication Technologies in Education.

Kryvonos Oleksandr Mykolaiovych

Position, scientific degree, academic rank: Associate Professor, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences.

Academic Awards: Diploma from Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University (2004), Diploma from the Zhytomyr Regional Council (2007), Diploma from the Education and Science Department of Zhytomyr Regional State Administration (2011, 2013), Gratitude from Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University (2012), Gratitude from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (2014), Breastplate «Glory of ZDU».

Courses: Programming, Computing Methods, Theory of Programming, Basics of Scientific Research, Computer Algebra.

Research interests: Methodology of Computer Science Teaching, Cloud Technology.

Karpliuk Svitlana Oleksandrivna

Position, scientific degree, academic rank: Associate Professor, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences.

Courses: Using of Educational Software in Professional Activities, Computer Software, Information Analytical Web-based Systems of Educational Management, Applied Packages of Statistical Analysis, Mathematical Methods of Data Processing in Pedagogics and Psychology, Computer Science.

Vakaliuk Tetiana Anatoliivna

Position, scientific degree, academic rank: Associate Professor, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences.

Academic Awards: Young Scientist of Zhytomyr Ivan Franko State University (2013).

Courses: Programming, Visual Programming, Information Security in Computer Systems, Program Testing Technologies, Computational Methods.

Research interests: Cloud Technology, Information and Communication Technologies in Education, E-learning.

Zhukovskyi Serhii Stanislavovych

Position, scientific degree, academic rank: Associate Professor, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences.

Academic Awards: Diploma from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (2002, 2008, 2012), Certificate of Honour from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for participation in the International exhibition «Modern educational establishments — 2011», The High Achiever of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Courses: Programming, Programming Technology, Software Engineering, Java-programming, Formal Methods for The Specification, Verification and Optimization of Programs.

Research interests: Competitions in Programming (developer and coordinator of E-olymp.com.

Horobets Serhii Mykolaiovych

Position, scientific degree, academic rank: Associate Professor, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences.

Courses: Information and Communication Technologies, Database and Knowledge, Database and Information Systems, Social and Professional Issues of Computer Science, Basics of Computer Graphics, Basics of Computer Design.

Research interests: Distance Education, Using of multimedia technology in education, Psychology of perception.

Usata Olena Yuriivna

Position, scientific degree, academic rank: Associate Professor, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences.

Courses: Computational Systems Software, Computer Science, Basics of Scientific Research, Organizational Computer Science.

Research interests: Implementation of learner-centered teaching technologies in training the Computer Science specialists, E-learning.

Shchekhorskyi Anatolii Yosypovych

Position, scientific degree, academic rank: Associate Professor, Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

Courses: Data Analysis, Theory of Management, Optimization Methods, Optimization Methods and Operations Research.

Research interests: Statistics, Modeling in Economics.

Fedorchuk Anna Leonidivna

Position, scientific degree, academic rank: Senior Lecturer, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences.

Courses: Information Technology, Personal Computer User, Programming, Computer Science, Information Systems and Technologies.

Research interests: Implementation of Information Technologies in educational process, Web-technologies.

Yatsenko Oksana Ivanivna

Position, scientific degree, academic rank: Assistant.

Academic Awards: Diploma from the Zhytomyr Regional Department of Education (2012), Diploma from the Zhytomyr Regional State Administration (2013).

Courses: New Information Technologies and Technical Learning Tools, Basics of Computer Science with Programming Elements, New Information Technologies.

Research interests: Using of free software in teachers training, Cloud Technology in Education.

Semenchuk Serhii Petrovych

Position, scientific degree, academic rank: Assistant.

Courses: Technical Learning Tools, Basics of Computer Science with Programming Elements, New Information Technologies.

Research interests: Knowledge management systems.

Postova Svitlana Anatoliivna

Position, scientific degree, academic rank: Assistant.

Courses: Functional and Logic Programming, Theory of Systems and Mathematical Modeling, Systems and Methods of Decision-making, General Systems Theory, Intellectual Systems, Basics of Mathematical Modeling and System Analysis.

Zahatska Nataliia Oleksandrivna

Position, scientific degree, academic rank: Assistant.

Courses: Cryptology, Programming, New Information Technologies and Technical Learning Tools, Systems and Methods of Decision-making, Basics of Mathematical Modeling and System Analysis.

Research interests: Information and Communication Technologies in Education, Cryptographic methods of information resources security.

Holovnya Olena Serhiivna

Position, scientific degree, academic rank: Assistant.

Courses: Operating Systems and System Programming, Computer Modeling, Intellectual Systems, Systems and Methods of Decision-making.

Research interests: Information and Communication Technologies in Education, Training the Bachelors of Computer Science, Virtualization of Unix-like operating systems in training of Bachelors of Computer Science.

Minhalova Yuliia Ihorivna

Position, scientific degree, academic rank: Assistant.

Courses: Computer Networks and Telecommunications, Theory of Information and Coding, Computer Science, Personal Computer User.

Research interests: Content management system, Cryptographic methods of information security, Systems of organizational Management, Information-analytical system.

Kryvonos Myroslava Petrivna

Position: Secretary of the Department, Laboratory Assistant.

Kuzmenko Yevhenii Volodymyrovych

Position: The Head of the computer laboratories.

Kulikovska Oksana Volodymyrivna

Position: Laboratory Assistants.

Kuzmenko Svitlana Vasylivna

Position: Laboratory Assistants.