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prof. habil. dr. Antanas Čenys

Member of the Board of the Lithuanian Science Council from 23 November 2022

Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, professor at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VILNIUS TECH).

In 1978, he graduated from the Faculty of Physics of Vilnius State University. In 1983, he defended his candidate’s thesis in physics and mathematics at Vilnius University. In 1999, he defended his PhD thesis in physics at the Institute of Semiconductor Physics. In 2008, VILNIUS TECH awarded him the title of professor of technological sciences.

Engineer of the Institute of Semiconductor Physics (1978–1983), Junior Research Associate (1983–1986), Research Associate (1986–1991), Senior Research Associate (1991–2001), Chief Research Associate (2001–2006). Since 1999 VILNIUS TECH Associate Professor of Physics Department, since 2000 Professor of Information Systems Department. VILNIUS TECH Dean of the Faculty of Fundamental Sciences (2006–2011), Vice–Rector for Science and Innovation (2011–2021).

Čenys was the Chairman of the Senate of the Institute of Semiconductor Physics (2000–2003), the Head of the Information Systems Laboratory (2001–2004), the Head of the Information Technology Safety Laboratory of VILNIUS TECH (2006–2014), Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Rectors’ Conference of Lithuanian Universities (2016–2017 and 2020–2021), he is the founder of the Public Enterprise “Institute of Applied Research of Perspective Technologies”.

Research interests – security of information technology and systems, cryptography, blockchain technology, financial technology, cryptocurrencies, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, chaos theory.

Čenys worked and interned at the scientific center NORDITA in Copenhagen (Denmark) (1992), the Scientific Center KFA in Julich (Germany) (1993 and 1994), the ENS (Ecole Normale Superrieur) University in Paris (1995), five times at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki (1996– 1999), at the Institute for Prospective Technology Studies of the European Union Joint Research Center in Seville (2002).

He represented Lithuania in international organizations – the INCO–2 Committee of the 5th General Program of the European Union, the INTAS General Assembly, the Board of the Joint Research Center of the European Union, the Board of the NATO Research and Technology Organization. He was a member of the European Commission’s expert group that assessed the results of the EU 6 General Program (2008–2009).

In 2000, A. Čenis was awarded the Lithuanian National Science Prize.