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Nitusov Alexander Yurjevich

(born 1951 Moscow)

Permanent member of the Virtual Computer Museum's scientific council, translator and editor of the museum's english section.

1974 graduated from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI) with diploma “Engineer electrician and mechanician”, after that, in 1974-1975 graduated from the special MPEI department of foreign languages, with diploma “Russian-English Translator”.

1975-1976 engineer-translator of the USSR project and construction team at the steel melting plant in India (Bokaro Steel Sity).

1977 military service; 1978-1980 Moscow, testing engineer on industrial electronics.

1981-1984 postgraduate at the MPEI (with dissertation subject “computer modelling methods for welding power generator research”.

1981-1984 simultaneously conducted practical seminars “Electric Motors”, at MPEI.

1985-1988 chief of computer laboratory at the Institute for Qualification Upgrading (IQU) in the USSR electrotechnical industry.

1988-1992 founded at the institute, and headed research and development group of computer based complex educational technologies.

1990 г. Sydney, Australia, participated in the world congress – WCCE-90 “Computers in Education”. Invited there by the WCCE board for the results of his “Educational technologies” group.

1985-1992 lectured at the IQU on the subject “Foundations of Informatics and practical Implementation of Computing”, also was teaching the courses developed by the educational technologies group.

1992 after closing the institute (IQU) – technical interpreter of the digital editorial technologies department at the publishing house “Independent Newspaper” Moscow.

End of 1992 moved to Germany. 1993 courses of German language.

1993-1994 studied/graduated from the Institute of Qualification Upgrading – ICOM in Cologne (Köln). Among other subjects there was the course “Business English” of the British Chamber of Trade and Commerce London – (CTC). Received certificate of the CTC-London interpreter.

1995-1997 scientific collaborator of the Academia Media Arts Cologne, Germany (Kunsthochschulle für Medien Köln – KHM); research subject “The History of Computing in the USSR and Countries of the East Europe”).

1997- 2001 scientific coordinator of the international project “Arifmometer” (history of computer development in the East Europe) at the KHM-Köln and the Ministry of education of the federal land North-Rhine-Westphallia.

Co-author, composer and editor of the book “Computing in Russia” (Dr. G. Trogemann, A. Nitussov, Dr. W. Ernst eds. Springer Wiesbaden 2001 – in Engl.) – the first ever written – systematised description of the main stages in Russian (and East european) computer development, from the beginning until the 1990s.

Reports at computer-related thematic conferences:

1996 International symposium “Data Conflicts: Eastern Europe and the Geopolitics of Cyberspace”, Einstein Forum, Potsdam.

1998 Kiev. European congress “Computers in Europe: past, present and future”.

2000 Munich/München. Annual joint conference of the “Gesellschaft für Technikgeschichte” – GTG (Germany) and the “Society for the History of Technology” – SHOT (USA).

2002 Moscow. Russian Academy of Sciences International conference “Academician Sergey Lebedev – 100 years jubilee”.

2003 The author of S. Lebedev's biography; joint (with Dr. F. Dittmann) publication in IEEE.

2003 Berlin. International scientific festival of digital and media culture “Die transmediale 2003

2005 Report for the computer history conference SoRuCom 2006. Petrozavodsk, Russia.

Author of numerous publications, and thematic translations (English and German) on the history of computing and computations.

Runs the historic column in the computer periodical PCWeek Moscow. Cooperates with educational journal “Informatics” (Moscow) and some others.

Partner of the Virtual Computer Museum since 1999, member of the Museum since 2005.

Since 1979 also independent translator and teacher of English language.

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