Kharkiv Petro Vasylenko National Technical University of Agriculture
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Furman Illia
Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor,
Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Higher Education of Ukraine,
Excellent education of Ukraine,
Member of the Research Council of the American Biographical Institute (ABI),

Furman Illia


  • 1968 – diploma of the electrical engineer in the specialty “Automation and Telemechanics”. The National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”.
  • 1976 – defended the PhD thesis at the Institute of Cybernetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
  • 1989 – defended the doctoral dissertation on the topic “Scientific and technical foundations of the creation and the industrial application of the parallel logic controllers based on programmable BIS with a matrix structure” at the Institute of Cybernetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Specialty 05.13.05 – elements and devices of computer equipment and control systems.
  • 1992 – was awarded the academic title of Professor in the specialty “Elements and devices of computer technology and control systems”.
  • 2001 – was elected as an academician of the Academy of Sciences of higher education of Ukraine.


  • 1958 -1961 – electrician in the association “Turboatom”.
  • 1961-1964 – served in the military.
  • 1965 – 1970 – worked at the Design Institute “Yuzhgiproshakht” as a technician, senior technician, senior engineer of the integrated automation department.
  • 1970 – 1991 – worked in the All-Union Research and Design Institute “VNDITelektromash” as a design engineer of the II category, leading engineer, leading designer, head of the laboratory, head of the sector, head of the department, chief designer of the Institute and was engaged in the scientific research and the development of the software control systems for robotic technological complexes.
  • Since 1991 has held the positions of Professor of the Department of cybernetics, Head of the Department of Automation and computer-integrated technologies, Professor of the Department Automation and computer-integrated technologies.

Scientific activity

  • Author and co-author of more than 250 scientific articles, 8 monographs, 11 course books, 5 textbooks marked by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, 15 author’s certificates and 18 patents of Ukraine.  Professor I. A. Furman pays great attention to the education of the scientific personnel: in total he has trained 8 candidates and 3 doctors of technical sciences.
  • The main directions of the scientific research:
  • development of theoretical foundations for the construction of programmable logic control automata of parallel action, based on regular (matrix) microelectronic structures;
  • development and research of the architecture of parallel programmable logic controllers for various functional purposes;
  • development and research of programming languages and technologies for parallel programmable logic controllers, including visual programming technologies;
  • development and research of a family of universal translators of technological user languages into standard programming languages of programmable logic controllers;
  • development of architecture and technology for using secure programmable control automata of parallel action;
  • development and research of methods and tools for parallel implementation of relay protection algorithms based on PLD-technologies;
  • development of theoretical foundations for the construction and technology of using ultra-fast universal means of independent diagnostics of parallel action for control devices and systems of various functional purposes and made on different element bases.
  • Outstanding results of research work (developments that have no analogues in the world practice and are protected by the Ukrainian patents):
  • PLD – a parallel action controller that, unlike controllers with a classical architecture, processes the flow of input states not sequentially one after the other, but in parallel in one clock cycle and is programmed in the technological language of users.
  • Safe PLD – a parallel action controller – guarantees a safe parallel management of the objects in critical application systems (railway automation systems, subways, NPP emergency protection systems).
  • Technological visual programming system TVP – provides automatic creation of control programs based on the technological description of the control process and practical exclusion of professional programmers from the programming process.


  • 2004 – Certificate of Honour by Ministry for Education and Science of Ukraine.
  • 2005 – winner of the regional competition “Higher education of Kharkiv region – the best names” in the nomination “Head of the Department”.
  • 2005 – award “Excellence in education of Ukraine”.
  • 2006 – by the resolution of the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of higher education of Ukraine the Yaroslav the Wise award was handed over.