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Hrachya Astsatryan
Position: Director,
Head of Center for Scientific
Computing Department

Phone: (+374 10) 282050

  Titles, Degree

PhD in technical sciences

PhD   Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of NAS RA

MSc   Diploma of Mathematics,
Yerevan State  University
  Professional Experience

Head of Scientific Computing Center   Institute for Informatics and Automation Problems of NAS RA
(2014-at present)

National Contact Point   European Research Infrastructures from
Armenia (2014-at present)
Acting Executive Director   “Armenian National Grid Initiative”
Foundation (2010-at present)
Head of Parallel
Computing Lab.
  Institute for Informatics and Automation 
Problems of NAS RA (2007-2014)
Post Doctoral Researcher   Institut de Recherche en Informatique de
Toulouse, Toulouse, France (2006-2008)
Early Stage Researcher   KFKI Research Institute for Particle and 
Nuclear Physics of the Hungarian Academy of
Sciences, Budapest, Hungary (2006-2006)
Junior-Senior Researcher   Institute for Informatics and Automation
Problems of NAS RA (1995-2007)
  Research Interests

Computational Science, Scientific Computing, e-infrastructures (HPC, Grid, Cloud), Scientific gateways and Portals, Green ICT
  Selected Publications

Georges Da Costa, Thomas Fahringer, Juan Antonio Rico Gallego, Ivan Grasso, Atanas Hristov, Helen D. Karatza, Alexey Lastovetsky, Fabrizio Marozzo, Dana Petcu, Georgios L. Stavrinides, Domenico Talia, Paolo Trunfio, Hrachya Astsatryan, Exascale machines require new programming paradigms and runtimes, Journal of Supercomputing Frontiers and Innovations, 2015 (in print).

Hrachya Astsatryan, Andranik Hayrapetyan, Wahi Narsisian, Shushanik Asmaryan, Vahagn Muradyan, Yaniss Guigoz, Gregory Giuliani, Nicolas Ray, An Interoperable Cloud-based Scientific Gateway for NDVI Time Series Analysis, Elsevier Computer Standards & Interfaces, 2015, 31(40), pp. 79–84, doi: 10.1016/j.csi.2015.02.001.

Sh. Asmaryan, A. Saghatelyan, H. Astsatryan, L. Bigagli, P. Mazzetti, S. Nativi, Y. Guigoz, P. Lacroix, G. Giuliani, N. Ray, Paving the way toward an environmental National Spatial Data Infrastructure in Armenia, South-Eastern European Journal of Earth Observation and Geomatics, Vo3, No3S, pp. 53-62, e-ISSN: 2241-1224, 2014.

Hrachya Astsatryan, Wahi Narsisian, Andranik Hayrapetyan, Albert Saribekyan, Shushanik Asmaryan, Vahagn Muradyan, Yaniss Guigoz, Gregory Giuliani, Nicolas Ray, Springer Earth Science Informatics, vol. 8, no. 2, June 2015, pp. 453-460, DOI: 10.1007/s12145-014-0165-3.

H. Astsatryan, A. Hayrapetyan, W. Narsisian, V. Sahakyan, Yu. Shoukourian, G. Neagu, and A. Stanciu, Environmental Science Federated Cloud Platform in the BSEC Region, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, vol. 1, no.1, pp. 1130-1133, January 2014, ISSN 2229-5518.

P. Bogatencov, M. Dombrougov, V. Galagan, V. Shkarupin, E. Martynov, H. Astsatryan, A. Aliyev, R. Kvatadze, A. Tuzikov, E-infrastructures and e-services in the Eastern Partnership Countries, IEEE Proceedings of the RoEduNet Conference 13th Edition: Networking in Education and Research Joint Event RENAM 8th Conference, DOI: 10.1109/RoEduNet-RENAM.2014.6955298, pp. 1-6, 2014.

Yu. Shoukourian, V. Sahakyan, H. Astsatryan, E-Infrastructures in Armenia: Virtual Research Environments, IEEE Proceedings of the Conference Computer Science and Information Technologies (CSIT), 2013, pp. 1-7, DOI: 10.1109/CSITechnol.2013.6710360

H. Astsatryan, V. Sahakyan, Yu. Shoukourian, Recent Developments of e-Science Infrastructures in Armenia, Reports of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, Volume 113, No 4, 2013, pp. 352-356, ISSN 0321-1339.

A.H. Poghosyan, H.V. Astsatryan, A.A. Shahinyan, Parallel Peculiarities and Performance of GROMACS Package on HPC Platforms, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, vol. 4, no.12, pp.1755-1761, December 2013, ISSN 2229-5518.

Armen Poghosyan, Levon Arsenyan, Hrachya Astsatryan, Dynamical Features of Complex Systems: A Molecular Simulation Study, HP-SEE User Forum 2012, Belgrade, Serbia, Springer Modelling and Optimization in Science and Technologies, volume 2, 2014, pp. 117-122, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-01520-0_14.

Hrachya Astsatryan, Vladimir Sahakyan, Yuri Shoukouryan, Michel Daydé, Aurelie Hurault, Ronan Guivarch, Arutyun Terzyan, Levon Hovhannisyan, Services Enabling Large-Scale Linear Systems of Equations and Algorithms  based on Integrated P-Grade Portlal, Springer Journal of Grid Computing, 2013, Volume 11, Issue 2, DOI: 10.1007/s10723-013-9254-7, pp. 239-248

H. Astsatryan, T. Gevorgyan, A. Shahinyan, Web Portal for Photonic Technologies Using Grid Infrastructures, Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 5 No. 11, 2012, pp. 864-869, doi: 10.4236/jsea.2012.511100.

A.H. Poghosyan, L. H. Arsenyan, H.V. Astsatryan,  Comparative NAMD Benchmarking of Complex System on Bulgarian BlueGene/P, IEEE Proceedings of 35th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics, ISBN: 978-1-4673-2577-6 , Opatija, Croatia, pp. 319-321.

A. Poghosyan, L. Arsenyan, H. Astsatryan, M. Gyurjyan, H. Keropyan and A. Shahinyan, NAMD Package Benchmarking on the Base of Armenian Grid Infrastructure, Journal of Communications and Network, Scientific Research Publishing, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2012, pp. 34-40, doi:10.4236/cn.2012.41005.

Hrachya Astsatryan, Vladimir Sahakyan, Yuri Shoukourian, Michel Dayde and Aurelie Hurault, Enabling Large-Scale Linear Systems of Equations on Hybrid HPC Infrastructures, September 4-16, Skopje, Macedonia, Springer, Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, 2012, Volume 150/2012, 239-245, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-28664-3_22.

We are pleased to announce that in the frame of the All4R&D project's second open call 26 courses in 6 categories are offered, as well as 4 innovative practices, free of charge. The courses are tailored-made, based on the assessed needs of students and professionals, and trends in the industry. The courses are co-created and are offered in joint collaboration of academic and business organizations from 6 countries (Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Germany, Finland, and Austria).

All courses will be in English and employ innovative teaching methods.
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Open Call for the participation of Young Researchers and Companies in Research projects

We are pleased to announce that the NPUA/IIAP Cooperative R&D Unit has open calls for researchers, MS/Ph.D students, and companies in two new international research projects:
  • Astronomical Objects Classification
  • Performance Optimization System for Hadoop and Spark Frameworks.
We are inviting all the interested parties to participate in these projects.
For more information please follow the link:

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