Dr. Vladimir Riabov, Computer Science & Mathematics
Faculty: Professor of Mathematics & Computer ScienceDr. Riabov’s career began in Russia where he was a Senior Research Scientist for the Central Aerohydrodynamics Institute (TsAGI), one of the largest scientific research centers in the world and Russia’s counterpart to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
In 1999, Dr. Riabov became a professor at Rivier University. Teaching fulfills his life’s mission—to continuously search for knowledge, enjoy its discovery, and share it with colleagues, students, and the global community—and fuels his intellectual curiosity. “I cherish a rapport with my students, and consider them the continuation of my mission and also contributors to the progress of the global community,” says Dr. Riabov.
He brings this spirit of inquiry to his classroom and challenges his students to exceed their own expectations of achievement. He urges them to never stop questioning, to embrace the demands of their studies, and to share their knowledge with others through publication and presentations. Dr. Riabov published his first article as a graduate student at Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology, and he has authored more than 130 articles and papers during his career. In addition to teaching and advising, Dr. Riabov serves as the editor-in-chief of the Rivier Academic Journal.
With his mentorship, several of his students have completed research projects that have been successfully implemented at local businesses, engaged Mars researchers at NASA, contributed to other scientists’ research through academic publishing and presentations, and continued on to doctoral studies at highly respected colleges and universities.