Akop G. Mamikonov

Akop G. Mamikonov


Thursday, July 14, 1921

Passed away: 

Saturday, September 11, 1993

Akop Mamikonov, in full Akop Gasparovich Mamikonov, Honored Man of Science of the Russian Federation, was born in Baku. In 1943, he graduated from Azerbaijan Industrial Institute.

In 1958, Mamikonov was transferred from the Institute of Oil to the Institute of Automation and Remote Control (IARC), the USSR Academy of Sciences (further referred to as the Institute).

In 1961, Mamikonov became Head of Laboratory No. 20 (Industrial Automation) of the Institute. From 1961 to 1966, he guided the development and implementation of several industrial automation and remote control systems in the oil processing industry.

In 1966, Mamikonov defended his doctoral dissertation.

Mamikonov was among the Soviet pioneers of theoretical and applied principles of creating automated control systems, also called measurement information systems (MISs) in the Western literature. He published several textbooks on the development and implementation of MISs.

In 1967, Mamikonov led a large group of Institute’s employees to develop an MIS for national metal supply planning and control (MIS Metal). The first series of this system was put into operation in 1969.

From 1971 to 1978, he managed another big project of the Institute, i.e., the development and implementation of an MIS for the exchange of accommodation units (MIS Obmen).

From 1979 to 1993, Mamikonov supervised the development and implementation of MISs for subways, including logistics (MIS MTS Metro) and the repair of rolling stock (MIS Remont).

From 1989 to 1992, he supervised the development and implementation of a regional MIS for logistics (in the Tula Region).

Mamikonov was awarded the USSR State Prize, the Order of the Badge of Honor, and several medals of the All-Union Exhibition of Economic Achievements (VDNKh).

As Head of a department and Professor, he taught at the Moscow Institute of National Economy, the Moscow Institute of Transport Engineers, and the Mining Institute.

Mamikonov’s main books are as follows:

  1. Optimizatsiya struktur raspredelennykh baz dannykh v ASU (Structural Optimization of Distributed Databases in MIS), Moscow: Nauka, 1990. — 240 p. (coauthors V.V. Kul’ba, S.A. Kosyachenko, and I.A. Uzhastov);
  2. Tipizatsiya razrabotki modul’nykh sistem obrabotki dannykh (Typical Development of Modular Data Processing Systems), Moscow: Nauka, 1989. — 165 p. (coauthors V.V. Kul’ba and S.A. Kosyachenko);
  3. Optimizatsiya struktur dannykh v ASU (Structural Optimization of MIS Data), Moscow: Nauka, 1988. — 256 p. (coauthors A.A. Ashimov, V.V. Kul’ba, S.A. Kosyachenko, and V.O. Sirotyuk);
  4. Proektirovanie ASU (MIS Design), Moscow: Vysshaya Shkola, 1987. — 303 p.;
  5. Modeli sinteza sistem baz dannykh v vychislitel’nykh setyakh (Models to Design Database Systems in Computing Networks), Kishinev: Shtiintsa, 1987. — 268 p. (coauthors V.V. Marasanov, V.V. Kul’ba, and V.B. Korobko);
  6. Sintez optimal’nykh modul’nykh sistem obrabotki dannykh (Design of Optimal Modular Data Processing Systems), Moscow: Nauka, 1986. — 275 p. (coauthor V.V. Kul’ba);
  7. Dostovernost’, zashchita i rezervirovanie informatsii v ASU (Information Reliability, Protection, and Reservation in MIS), Moscow: Energoatomizdat, 1986. — 304 p. (coauthors V.V. Kul’ba and A.B. Shelkov);
  8. Prinyatie reshenii i informatsiya (Decision-Making and Information), Moscow: Nauka, 1983. — 184 p.;
  9. Osnovy postroeniya ASU slozhnymi tekhnologicheskimi protsessami (Foundations of Building MIS for Complex Industrial Processes), Moscow: Vysshaya Shkola, 1981. — 248 p.
  10. Optimal’nye modul’nye sistemy obrabotki dannykh (Optimal Modular Data Processing Systems), Alma-Ata: Nauka, 1981. — 188 p. (coauthors A.A. Ashimov and V.V. Kul’ba);
  11. Avtomatizatsiya proektirovaniya ASU (Automated Design of MIS), Moscow: Energoatomizdat, 1981. — 328 p. (coauthors A.D. Tsvirkun and V.V. Kul’ba);
  12. Universal’naya sistema modelirovaniya dlya diskretnoi i nepreryvnoi imitatsii. Opisanie sistemy (A Universal System for Discrete and Continuous Simulation. Description of the System), Moscow: Institute of Control Sciences, the USSR Academy of Sciences, 1980. — 200 p. (coauthors A.D. Tsvirkun, V.K. Akinfiev, and V.A. Filippov);
  13. Modeli i metody proektirovaniya informatsionnogo obespecheniya ASU (Models and Methods to Design the Information Support of MIS), Moscow: Statistika, 1978. — 221 p. (coauthors A.N. Piskunov and A.D. Tsvirkun);
  14. Upravlenie i informatsiya (Control and Information), Moscow: Nauka, 1975. — 184 p.;
  15. Proektirovanie podsistem i zven’ev avtomatizirovannykh sistem upravleniya (Design of Subsystems and Elements of Measurement Information Systems), Moscow: Vysshaya Shkola, 1975. — 248 p. (coauthors V.V. Kul’ba, A.D. Tsvirkun, and S.A. Kosyachenko);
  16. Metody razrabotki avtomatizirovannykh sistem upravleniya (Methods to Develop Measurement Information Systems), Moscow: Energiya, 1973. — 336 p.;
  17. Osnovy telemekhanizatsii neftyanoi i gazovoi promyshlennosti (Foundations of Telemechanization of Oil and Gas Industry), Moscow: Nedra, 1967. — 280 p.;
  18. Telemekhanika (Remote Control), Moscow: Gostoptekhizdat, 1961. — 359 p. (coauthor M.G. Geshelin);

They are presented in the Institute’s database:

The list of journal papers by Mamikonov is available at Math-Net.Ru:

1. O. S. Bagaturova, A. G. Mamikonov, Mathematical Models in Marketing: An Analytical Survey, Avtomat. i Telemekh., 1991, 8,  3—35    Autom. Remote Control52:8 (1991), 1035—1060.
2. V. V. Kul’ba, A. G. Mamikonov, B. Yu. Natkovich, A. B. Shelkov, Data Base Reservation in MIS, Avtomat. i Telemekh., 1991, 1,  131—141.  
3. S. A. Kosyachenko, V. V. Kul’ba, A. G. Mamikonov, I. A. Uzhastov, Models and Design Procedures of Distributed Databases, Avtomat. i Telemekh., 1989, 7,  3—58    Autom. Remote Control50:7 (1989), 855—897.
4. S. A. Kosyachenko, V. V. Kul’ba, A. G. Mamikonov, E. B. Sokolova, Using Petri Nets for Error Localization in Debugging of MIS Software, Avtomat. i Telemekh., 1988, 5,  165—177    Autom. Remote Control49:5 (1988), 680—689.
5. V. V. Kul’ba, A. G. Mamikonov, B. Yu. Natkovich, A. B. Shelkov, Generalized Model of Program Module and Data File Backup in Automatic Data Management Systems, Avtomat. i Telemekh., 1986, 11,  133—141    Autom. Remote Control47:11 (1986), 1576—1583.
6. V. N. Burkov, M. B. Katsnel’son, A. G. Mamikonov, Resource Exchange Mechanism in a System Consisting of Two Owners and One Intermediary, Avtomat. i Telemekh., 1985, 8,  81—88    Autom. Remote Control46 (1985), 994—1001.
7. V. V. Kul’ba, A. G. Mamikonov, V. P. Pelikhov, A. B. Shelkov, Methods of Increasing Integrity and Security of Information in MIS, Avtomat. i Telemekh., 1985, 2,  5—33    Autom. Remote Control46 (1985), 143—166.
8. V. V. Kul’ba, V. V. Lipaev, A. G. Mamikonov, A. B. Shelkov, Choice of a Method to Protect Data Recorded in Magnetic Media, Avtomat. i Telemekh., 1985, 1,  139—147.  
9. V. V. Kul’ba, A. G. Mamikonov, S. K. Somov, Analysis of Program Module and Data File Reservation Strategies in Computer Networks, Avtomat. i Telemekh., 1984, 2,  149—159    Autom. Remote Control45:2 (1984), 267—276.
10. V. N. Burkov, A. G. Mamikonov, M. B. Katsnel’son, Advanced Resource Exchange Mechanisms, Avtomat. i Telemekh., 1983, 1,  140—149    Autom. Remote Control44:1 (1983), 115—122.
11. V. V. Kul’ba, A. G. Mamikonov, Methods for Analysis and Design of Optimal Modular Data Processing Systems (Survey), Avtomat. i Telemekh., 1980, 11,  152—179.  
12. V. V. Kul’ba, A. G. Mamikonov, V. P. Pelikhov, Determining the Probabilistic Characteristic of Feedback Control for a Markov and Semi-Markov Processes of Error Generation, Avtomat. i Telemekh., 1980, 10,  54—60    Autom. Remote Control41:10 (1981), 1375—1379.
13. M. B. Katsnel’son, A. G. Mamikonov, Models for Integrating Flat Allocation Systems, Avtomat. i Telemekh., 1978, 6,  99—104    Autom. Remote Control39:6 (1978), 861—865.
14. V. K. Akinfiev, A. G. Mamikonov, V. N. Novikov, A. D. Tsvirkun, On Reasonable Function Allocation in a Hierarchic Control System of a Vehicle, Avtomat. i Telemekh., 1978, 5,  141—153.  
15. V. K. Akinfiev, A. G. Mamikonov, M. M. Solov’ev, A. D. Tsvirkun, Statement and Solution of Investment Program Problems, Avtomat. i Telemekh., 1976, 1,  127—135    Autom. Remote Control37:1 (1976), 67—75.


The list of his papers in Avtomatika i Telemekhanika can be found at:

For their English versions, see the microfilm collection of Automation and Remote Control:

Browse the Institute’s database as well:

Many inventions by Mamikonov are available at:

Scopus Author ID: 6603615934