BIOGRAPHYMaxim Fedorov — Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Vice-president for Artificial Intelligence and Mathematical Modelling, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology.
Main areas of Prof. Fedorov’s research interests are high-performance computing (HPC) and Data Analytics with a focus on applications of HPC and Big Data in computational chemical physics, physical chemistry and molecular biophysics. A large part of this research focuses on energy-related applications covering a large range of topics from using molecular modelling methods for optimizing properties of ionic liquid-based super-capacitors to development of enhanced oil and gas recovery techniques. Another area of interest is in silico predicition of physical-chemical properties of bioactive molecules with use of modern HPC and chemical informatics techniques.
Maxim holds a Ph.D. (Candidate of Science) degree in Physics and Mathematics and a D.Sc. (Doctor of Science) degree in Physical Chemistry from the Russian Academy of Sciences. Maxim has significant experience in coordinating international projects in scientific computing, applications of modelling techniques to real-world tasks and development of sustainable large-scale e-infrastructure for computational science and engineering. Maxim’s track-record includes leading the West of Scotland Academia-Industry Supercomputer Centre based in the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Under his strong leadership since 2012, the Centre has formed effective relations with the regional universities and local and international academic and industrial partners, underpinned a significant amount of the research base in the West of Scotland that resulted in some ~200 research publications and supported of ~100 postgraduate student projects. The Centre has established itself as a leading HPC center in UK in terms of real-world applications of this emergent technology.
Maxim’s track-record includes other appointments in leading international research and academic organisations such as Full Professorship (Chair) in Physics in the Department of Physics, University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK), Research Group Leader at Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences (Leipzig, Germany) and research positions at different levels at the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics (Pushchino Biological Centre of RAS), National Research Centre “Kurchatovskyi Institut”, University College Dublin and the Unilever Centre for Molecular Science Informatics of Chemistry Department at University of Cambridge (UK).
Maxim Fedorov is the first representative of the Russian Federation for UNESCO Ad Hoc Expert Group nominated to create the Recommendation on the ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI). He is the Executive Secretary of the AI Ethics Committee at the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO. Since 2020, he is a representative of the Russian delegation to the Organization for Economic Co- operation and Development (OECD) and a member of the Russian delegation to Ad hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI) of Council of Europe (CoE). He is an expert of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) subcommittee “Artificial Intelligence”.
To date, Maxim has published over 80 peer-reviewed publications and gave over 100 invited talks and lectures. Several of these publications became top 1% cited papers in corresponding areas. Maxim is an active member of several international research and scientific societies.