Dr. Irina Jackiva (Yatskiv) is a professor of Mathematical Methods and Modelling Department and Vice-rector for Research and Development, Transport and Telecommunication Institute (TTI). Irina Yatskiv defended Doctor Degree in Engineering at 1992 in Riga Aviation University. She is founder and scientific director of the Laboratory of Applied Systems and leading researcher in field of transport modelling, statistical data analysis and data mining. She has great experience in coordinating different kind of projects in frame of FP, INTERREG, BSR programmes. Irina has participated in more than 20 European and Latvian research projects and more than 10 national transportation studies, and was scientific coordinator in more than 5 of them.
She was national representative and management committee member of COST Actions TU1306 (CYBERPARKS) (2013 – present), TU1004: “Modeling Public Transport Passenger Flows in the Era of Intelligent Transport Systems” (2010-2014), TU0903 “Methods and Tools for Supporting the Use, Calibration and Validation of Traffic Simulation Models” (2009-2013), TU0804 “Survey Harmonization with New Technologies Improvement” (2008-2012) and TU0801 “Semantic enrichment of 3D city models for sustainable urban development”(2008-2012). Now, she is the Coordinator of Horizon 2020 project “Enhancing excellence and innovation capacity in sustainable transport interchanges” (ALLIANCE).
She is a member of association and research societies: Latvian Simulation Society, Classification Society of North America, etc. She is from January 2017 Member of ECTRI Board, an external scientific expert in Association of Paneuropa Coach Terminals from 2009. She has been chair or member of the organizing committee and the programme committee of the International Conference on Applied Statistics (4 events), Transportation Research (15 events), Complex Systems (3 events), etc. and reviewer in transportation journals and conference proceedings.
Authors more than 130 publications, including 9 books and textbooks, as well as 108 scientific papers, including chapters in the books “From Transit Systems to Models: Purpose of Modelling”. In book: Modelling Public Transport Passenger Flows in the Era of Intelligent Transport Systems” (Springer Verlag, 2016), “3D City Models and urban information: Current issues and perspectives” (edpsciences, 2014), papers in International Journal of Transport, Transport and Telecommunication, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, etc.
Promoted 5 Doctoral and 49 Master theses.