Tallinn University of Technology alumnus, researcher and long-time rector Andres Keevallik will be 80 years old on February 24. To mark the outstanding contribution of the rector emeritus to the development of Tallinn University of Technology, the alma mater has established the Andres Keevalliku Foundation in addition to the development fund of Tallinn University of Technology. The purpose of the fund is to support Tallinn University of Technology students, lecturers and initiatives important for the development of the university.
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“Rector Andres Keevallik has been associated with the Tallinn University of Technology practically his entire professional life. He has completed an academic career from engineer to professor and has managed structural units at various levels. In the years 2000-2005 and 2010-2015, Andres Keevallik was the rector of the Tallinn University of Technology. It is difficult to overestimate his contribution to the development of the university.” – Tiit Land
The initial capital of the fund is made up of a contribution from the University of Technology in the amount of 8,000 euros. Everyone who respects the work of Andres Keevallik and his invaluable contribution to the development of Tallinn University of Technology is invited to contribute to the fund with additional contributions.
“I received an education from Tallinn University of Technology, which I have been proud of in the wider world. The joys and sorrows of our alma mater will stay with me till death. Since I was the first digital engineering (hardware) professor in Estonia, I would like the scholarship in my name to go to a talented and ambitious IT doctoral student.” – Andres Keevallik
The first scholarship from the Andres Keevallik Fund will be given out at the autumn 2023 scholarship competition that is organized by Tallinn University of Technology Development Fund.
Andres Keevallik was born February 24 in 1943.
Education and continuing education
Rapla Middle School 1961. Automation and Telemechanics at TPI Faculty of Electrical Engineering in 1966 (cum laude and Mente et Manu medal). Further education in Estonia and elsewhere: Linköping University 1976-77; Karlsruhe University 1886-87; University of Grenoble 1993; Darmstadt University of Technology 1992 and 1994.
Candidate of technical sciences 1974 (ENSV TA Institute of Cybernetics); associate professor’s appointment in 1976; professor’s call in 1992.
At TUT 1966-2016; engineer, assistant, senior teacher at the Department of Automation and Telemechanics 1967-1971; senior teacher of the automation department 1974-1975; senior teacher of the department of electronic computers 1975, associate professor 1976, head 1976-1987; head of the digital systems design and diagnostics laboratory in 1987-1992; Professor of Digital Engineering at the Institute of Computer Engineering 1992-2000; director 1992-1995; Dean of the Faculty of Information Technology 1995-1997; Eesti Ühispank (EÜP) head of information technology, vice president 1997-1999, at the same time professor of digital engineering with 0.25 load; rector 2000-2005, development vice-rector 2005-2010, rector 2010-2015, professor of digital technology 2015-2016, emeritus rector 2016-.
Main directions of research
Development of decomposition synthesis methods for the realization of digital control systems of high complexity on a microelectronic basis, creation of automated design systems for the synthesis of digital control systems. Technical cybernetics among the top five research works of the USSR in 1985 and 1986. Member of the Council of the Automation and Digital Systems Theory of the Technical Cybernetics Committee of the USSR Academy of Sciences 1982-1988. Published more than 70 scientific publications, 4 author certificates. Under his guidance, 8 candidate or doctoral theses have been defended.
Scientific organizational and administrative activities
Chairman of the republican computer engineering section of the Scientific Technical Association named after A. S. Popov Radio, Electronics and Communications 1980-1992; Vice President of the Estonian Engineers Union and Estonian representative in the Federation of European Engineering Associations (FEANI) 1996-1999; President of the Estonian Electrical Engineers Union 1992-1998; EITSA (HITSA) council member 2000-2015; Member of the Estonian Research and Development Council 2002-2005, 2010-2015; Member of the Council of the Estonian Development Fund 2010-2015; Member of the Estonian Informatics Council, vice-chairman 2001-2010; Chairman of the Committee on Culture, Education and Science of the President’s Academic Council 2002-2005; Chairman of the Research Council of the Ministry of Defense 2002-2005; President of BALTECH 2003-2005; Member of the Council of the Tallinn Technology Park Development Foundation 2005-2010; Member of the Council of the Social Agreement Foundation 2003-2007; Member of the Council of the Estonian Cooperation Council 2007-2010.
Member of IEE, CEng (member of the Union of Electrical Engineers of Great Britain, chartered engineer) 1992; Estonian Licensed Engineer, Euroengineer EUR ING 1998; Science Award “Thinking Man” 2002; Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland 2002; Letter of Honor of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine 2002; Valgetähe III kl medal of merit 2003; TUT Student Life Leader title 2004; Fidelis Studiosus gold mark 2005; ICT Maker of the Year 2005; Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 1st Class Medal of Honor 2005; TUT medal of merit “Mente et manu” (1966, 1993, 2005); Special Merit Cross of the Estonian Defense Forces 2005; Helsinki University of Technology honorary doctorate 2007; Academician of the Georgian Academy of Engineering 2007; Honorary Doctor of the University of the Caucasus 2001; Estonian Engineers Union Lifetime Achievement Award 2015; Saare County Government merit plate 2015; Estonian Maritime Academy Merit Medal 2015.
Sports (four-time Estonian champion and USSR student champion with the TPI basketball team), music.
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