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St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation
research institute in Saint Petersburg, Russia
The St. Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SPIIRAS) (Russian: Санкт-Петербургский институт информатики и автоматизации Российской академии наук) is a federal state budgetary institution of science located in St. Petersburg, Russia. It was founded on December 19, 1977 by a Decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR. The official foundation date is January 19, 1978, according to a Decree of the Presidium of the USSR Academy of Sciences. The main research fields of the institute are computer science, intelligent automation systems and information technologies.
The Institute is located in the building of the former gymnasium of K. May, built in 1909–1910 by G.D. Grimm.
The current director of the institute is Rafael Midhatovich Yusupov.
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