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Victor A. Skormin

Distinguished Service Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


During his time at Binghamton University, Victor Skormin established the Control Systems curriculum, pioneered laser communication research, pioneered cyber security research, established strong lasting ties with researchers of the Air Force, initiated important international exchanges, hosted national and international dignitaries representing the NSF, the Pentagon, the USAF and the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Skormin is known as an excellent lecturer and prolific educator who sets very high standards for his students. Over the years he received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (1990), University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching (1990), the IEEE Award "For Leadership in Establishing University Industry Links" (1991), the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research (2004), and Book of the Year Award for his book on IMMUNOCOMPUTING from the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Baden-Baden, Germany (2004). He has been elected an International Member of the Russian Academy of Navigation and Motion Control Sciences (2002) and an Honorary Professor of the Kazakh National Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan (1999). In compliance with his motto "practice what you teach and teach what you practice" Professor Skormin provided consulting services to the Air Force and several major industries.

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  • MSEE, Polytechnic Institute, Alma-Ata
  • PhD, Moscow Institute of Steels and Alloys

Research Interests

  • Modern control theory and applications
  • Motion control
  • Pointing-acquisition-tracking systems in laser communication
  • Advanced process control
  • Computer network/information security
  • Behavioral approach to intrusion detection in cyber-physical systems