Dr. Paul Safonov

Dr. Paul Safonov

Professor of Information Systems
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics
Centennial Hall 434 – (320) 308-4990
safonov@stcloudstate.edu
http://web.stcloudstate.edu/pisafonov

 

 

Prior to joining SCSU in 2002, Dr. Paul Safonov had over 16 years of international scholarly experience with main focus on computer modeling in economic and ecological-economic systems. He worked as Senior Researcher in Russian Academy of Sciences; Free University of Brussels, Belgium; Center for European Economic Research, Mannheim, Germany; University of Warsaw, Poland. Dr. Safonov was Visiting Professor at University of Campinas, Brazil, University of Versailles, France, gave guest lectures and seminars in over 40 universities worldwide. He has over 100 publications and conference presentations, and a record of leadership in professional academic societies.

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Institute of Control Sciences, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1995
  • Master of Science in Economics and Mathematics, Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics, 1986
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics and Statistics, Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics, 1984

Area of Teaching:

  • IS 250 Applications Program Development I
  • IS 340 Management Information Systems
  • IS 350 System Analysis and Design I
  • IS 351 Systems Analysis and Design II
  • IS 459/559 Socio-Ecological-Economic Information Systems
  • MBA 632 Management Support Systems

Advisor of IS Club

IS Club

Advisor of Students for Sustainability Club

Description: SCSU Students for Sustainability

Research Interests:    

  • Computer simulation modeling and optimal control
  • Design and applications of modeling systems in economics, ecology, energy, transport; urban development
  • Dynamic input-output models, ecological economics and sustainable development; integrated environmental-economic accounting; air pollution and climate change
  • Computer internetworking and web-based information systems.

Recent Publications:

Refereed Journal Articles

Guster, D. C., Brown, C., & Safonov, P. I. (2012). CPU Scheduling with Thermal Sensors: A Computer Simulation for a Web-Based Distributed Data Base Application. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (LNEE).

Safonov, P. I., Hemminger, C., & Guster, D. C. (2011). Employing Host Virtualization And Symmetric Multi-Processing As A Strategy For Improving Performance In Computationally Intense Problems. Issues in Information Systems, XII(1), 357-365.

Safonov, P. I., Hemminger, C., Guster, D. C., Meunier, J., & Schroeder, C. (2009). The Advantages of Virtualizing a University Computing Instructional/Research Domain. Issues in Information Systems, 10(2).

Guster, D. C., Safonov, P. I., Brown, C., & Jansen, B. (2008). An Analysis of Distributed Database Indexing Method in Regard to performance of extract/transform/load (ETL) processes. Issues in Information Systems, 9(1).

Weber, J. E., Guster, D. C., & Safonov, P. I. (2008). Password security and weak passwords: A developmental perspective. Journal of Information Technology Management, 19(3).

Weber, J. E., Guster, D. C., Safonov, P. I., & Schmidt, M. (2008). Weak Password Security: An Empirical Study. Information Security Journal, 17(1), 45-54.

Guster, D. C., Safonov, P. I., Sultanov, R., & Nordby, M. (2007). The Effects Of Cluster Size On Packet Inter-Arrival Patterns And Intensity In A Distributed System. Issues in Information Systems, 8(2).

Safonov, P. I., Guster, D. C., Sultanov, R., & Podkorytov, D. (2006). Processor Type and its Relationship to Performance in the Application of Distributed Processing to Determine Vulnerabilities in Password Files. Issues in Information Systems, 7(2).

Guster, D. C., Sundheim, R. A., & Safonov, P. I. (2005). Analysis of End-User Services and their Potential Load on the Network. Journal of the Academy of Business and Economics, 5(3).

Safonov, P. I., Guster, D. C., Sultanov, R., & Krivulin, N. (2005). Is Deployment of Distributed Processing for Business Applications a Sound Management Decision: Performance Analysis and Simulation. Journal of Information Technology Management, 16(3), 9-17.

Safonov, P. I., Guster, D. C., Parnerkar, A., & Hall, C. (2005). Management of LAN Design for Business Applications Using Hierarchical Switching: Simplicity Versus Added Delay. Issues in Information Systems, 6(2).

Guster, D. C., Sohn, C., Safonov, P. I., & Robinson, D. (2003). A Comparison of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and High Speed Ethernet: The Network Design Implications to a Business Organization. International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, 2(4), 683-692.

Safonov, P. I., Frenay, P., Favrel, V., & Hecq, W. (2003). Urban Transport Policies and Greenhouse Gases Emissions in Brussels. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 3(6), 21.

Guster, D. C., Safonov, P. I., Hall, C., & Sundheim, R. A. (2003). Using Simulation to Predict Performance Characteristics of Mirrored WWW Hosts. Issues in Information Systems, 4(2), 479-485.

Guster, D. C., Al-Hamamah, A., Bachman, E., & Safonov, P. I. (2003). Computing and Network Performance of a Distributed Parallel Processing Environment Using MPI and PVM Communication Methods. The Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 18(4), 246-253.

BooksModelling in Ecological Economics

Proops, J., & Safonov, P. (eds.) (2004). Modelling in Ecological Economics. U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing, 213 pp., ISBN 1843762226.

Book Chapters

Guster, D. C., Robinson, D., & Safonov, P. I. (2005). Packet-Inter-Arrival Distributions in Computer Network Workloads. In Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology.

Cruz, L., Proops, J., & Safonov, P. I. (2004). Input-Output Analysis. In Modelling in Ecological Economics. U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Proops, J., & Safonov, P. I. (2004). Introduction. In Modelling in Ecological Economics. U.K.: Edward Elgar Publishing.

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