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Photo of R. Gabasov Welcome to the site of Rafail Gabasov, professor, Department of Optimal Control Methods, Belarusian State University, Minsk; corresponding member of the Petrovskaya Academy of Sciences, Saint Petersburg.

Major dates

  • Born on December 17, 1935, in the city of Magnitogorsk, Russia
  • M.S. – Ural Polytechnic Institute, Ekaterinburg (ex-Sverdlovsk), Russia (1958)
  • Ph.D. – Kazan State University, Kazan, Russia (1963)
  • Doctor of Sci. in Physics and Mathematics – Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus (1970)
  • Professor in Applied Mathematics – Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus (1971)

Professional experience

  • Senior Research Worker, Department of Power Engineering and Automation of the Ural Polytechnic Institute, Ekaterinburg (Sverdlovsk) (1964-1967)
  • Head of the Department of Optimal Control Methods, Fac-ulty of Applied Mathematics, Belarusian State University, Minsk (1968-2000)
  • Professor of the Department of Optimal Control Methods (2000-present)


  • Merited Scientist of Belarus (1981)
  • Award of the National Academy of Sciences of Republic of Belarus for elaboration of constructive methods of extremal problems (1995)
  • Honorary Doctor of Sci. of the Irkutsk State University, Russia (1995)
  • Award of Education Ministry of Vietnam for "Merits in Education and Training" (2001)

Ph.D. Supervised

62 theses dealing with the qualitative and the constructive theory of optimal control, fast algorithm of optimization, optimal observation, linear and nonlinear programming, feedback controls, stabilization and applications.

Invited talks

Stefan Banach International Mathematical Center, Poland (1979), Irkutsk State University, USSR (1976, 1990, 1999, 2002), Vilnius State University, USSR (1977), Samarkand State University USSR (1978), Petrazavodsk State Univer-sity, USSR (1985), Cheljabinsk State University, USSR (1991), ETH-Zentrum, Zurich, Switzerland (1992, 1994), Universita'di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy (1994), Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (1992, 1994), Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands (1994), Oberwol-fach Mathematical Institute, Germany (1994), University of Illinois at Urbana-Shampain, USA (1995), University of Iowa, USA (1995), University of Science and Technology, China (1990, 1996, 1999), Greifswald University, Germany (1997), Technical University of Tokyo, Japan (1998), Weierstrss Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastic, Berlin, Germany (2000), Ford Company (USA, SABIT Program) (2001), Military Technical Academy (Hanoi, Vietnam, 2001).


9 monographs (13 books) and over 400 papers in the field of optimal control, linear and nonlinear programming, software of optimization problems, stabilization and amortization problems, economical cybernetics (dynamical models of the firm: control, optimal policy).