The National Technical University of Ukraine - Kyiv Polytechnic Institute - NTUU-KPI is one of the oldest and largest technical universities in Europe. It was founded in 1898. 40500 students study at 29 University faculties and institutes while there are approximately 10000 staff members at the University. NTUU “KPI” offers a possibility of obtaining the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as well as the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. NTUU KPI is famous for its academic excellence and leading innovative research. NTUU KPI ranks first nationally, and is world recognized in the number of graduate academic and research programs in the top ten in their field.
In the EduMEMS project the NTUU “KPI” will be represented by the following departments:
The Computer Aided Design Department - CADD at NTUU-KPI was the first in Ukraine and one of the first in former USSR which began training specialists on computer design systems at 1985. The CAD Department’s way to Computer Science was led not from applied mathematics but from a specialization “Electronic control system devices” which was at Electronics Faculty from 1964 and which dynamically changed together with Electronics development resulting in establishing a specialty “Information technologies in design” with applied implementation in VLSI (Very Large Scale Integration) and Microsystems Design. The CADD is headed by Prof. Anatolii Petrenko. The members of the department staff give lectures and run laboratory courses at the Institute of Applied System Analysis and the Interuniversity Medical Engineering Faculty. CAD department cooperates with a wide range of research organizations and academia from all around the world. Four Laureates of the USSR and Ukraine State Prizes in the field of science and techniques as well as four Honoured Science and Techniques Workers of Ukraine were working at the department.
Several research projects funded by the European Union were realized in CAD department. The CADD took part in such international programs as European Commission CALMAP-TACIS and Сopernicus-INCO projects, projects of Scientific and Technology Centre of Ukraine (STCU) which were successfully concluded. Also there was a long-term collaboration with Digital Equipment, Compaq and Intel companies involving more than 30 projects successfully accomplished during 13 years. The CADD has direct contracts with Panasonic, General Electric and SeoduLogic (Korea) companies.
A large number of publications at international and national conferences as well as papers published in many scientific journals result from research activities in the following areas of Computer Science:
· numerical algorithms and optimizations;
· modeling of complex electronics systems;
· 3D computer graphics;
· parallel computing;
· distributed systems in time consuming computations;
· circuit simulation and optimization;
· large-scale systems;
· MEMS and VLSI design and layout;
· web-based design;
· grid technologies;
· distance learning.
About 60 PhD dissertations have been carried on in CAD department. From the day of its foundation, in the department over 200 projects financed by the State Committee for Science and Techniques of the USSR, Ministry of Education, Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine and other government and non-government programs have been completed.
The CAD Department carries on fundamental and applied researches on computer-aided design mathematic tools, namely: methods of automatic forming of an object mathematical models in the form of algebra-differential equations or state variables equations on the base of their netlists and components description; implicit numerical methods of integration, order of which is changed automatically from 1st to 6th; methods of solving of ill-conditional linear tasks even with zero ’piloting’ elements of their matrices without rearrangement; new methods of parametrical optimization of variable order; methods of solutions’ ‘centring’ in the multi-dimensioned space which raise objects’ viability at their parameters changing; methods of combine modelling of several physical effects in the object (for instance, electrical condition and heat output); methods of parallel solution of mathematical model equations on supercomputers, etc. In the USSR times, powerful design tools for electronics (named SPARS, PRAM-01, PRAM-PK, PRANS for EC and SM computers), developed by the CAD Department under special Government Programs were used in the former Soviet Union for circuit design automation. Now on the basis of original methods the development of a CAD system for different purposes, for instance, for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) design, is carried out.