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Alexey Grigorevich Ivakhnenko

Alexey Grigoryevich (Olexiy Hryhorovych) Ivakhnenko (Ukrainian: Олексíй Григо́рович Іва́хненко; 30 March 1913 – 16 October 2007) was a Soviet and Ukrainian mathematician most famous for developing the Group Method of Data Handling (GMDH), a method of inductive statistical learning, for which he is sometimes referred to as the "father of Deep Learning".[1]

Olexiy Hryhorovych Ivakhnenko
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Born (1913-03-30)30 March 1913
Kobeliaky, Russian Empire
Died 16 October 2007(2007-10-16) (aged 94)
Kiev, Ukraine
Nationality Soviet Union, Ukraine
Alma mater Leningrad Institute of Electric Engineering
Known for Group Method of Data Handling
Awards Two State Prizes of the USSR,
Medal "For Distinguished Labour",
Order of Friendship of Peoples,
Medal "For Valiant Labour in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945"
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics, Computer Science, Machine learning
Institutions Glushkov Institute of Cyberneticsuk, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Ivakhnenko graduated in 1938 from the Leningrad Institute of Electric Engineering. In 1944 he joined the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences in Kiev. From 1964 he was Head of the Combined Control Systems Division of the Glushkov Institute of Cyberneticsuk at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He was an Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Selected worksEdit

  • Ivakhnenko, A.G. (1971). "Polynomial theory of complex systems". IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. IEEE (4): 364–378. doi:10.1109/TSMC.1971.4308320. 
  • Ivakhnenko, A.G.; Ivakhnenko, G.A. (1995). "The review of problems solvable by algorithms of the group method of data handling (GMDH)". Pattern Recognition And Image Analysis (5): 527–535. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  • Ivakhnenko, A.G. (1968). "The group method of data handling-a rival of the method of stochastic approximation". Soviet Automatic Control. 13 (3): 43–55. 
  • Ivakhnenko, A.G. (1970), Heuristic Self-Organization in Problems of Engineering Cybernetics. Automatica, 6, 1970


  1. ^ [Jürgen Schmidhuber. Critique of Paper by "Deep Learning Conspiracy" (Nature 521 p 436), June 2015.]