Sergei Ovchinnikov



Mathematician with specialty in functional analysis and algebra. Current research interests include ordered sets, decision analysis, fuzzy logic, and knowledge-based systems.

Professional History:

2017-date: Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, San Francisco State University.
1983-2017: Professor of Mathematics, San Francisco State University.
1981-1983: Lecturer, Mathematics Department, San Francisco State University.
1980-1981: Research Associate, Computer Science Division, UC Berkeley.
1975-1980: Associate Professor of Mathematics, Institute of Business and Economics, Moscow, USSR.
1972-1975: Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Integrated Automation, Moscow, USSR.
1970-1972: Research Scientist, Institute of Control Science, Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR.

Representative Professional Experience:

Over 35 years teaching mathematics on all levels from secondary school to graduate courses. Supervised a doctoral dissertation. Carried out research in the areas of functional analysis, group representation theory, ordered sets, mathematical social sciences, fuzzy set theory, and decision analysis. Developed Expert Algebra Tutor Software. The software has been used as a supplement to over 20 college algebra textbooks.


1971: Ph.D. in Mathematics, Moscow University, USSR.

1969: M.S. in Mathematics, Moscow University, USSR.



Editorial Affiliations:


Presented papers at more than 90 international and domestic conferences.


Over 90 publications in English, Spanish, and Russian. List of recent publications.

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