Ivan Tyukin

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Ivan Tyukin, Ph.D., Dr.Sc., 


Tel: + 44 (0) 116 252 5106,

 e-mail: I.Tyukin@le.ac.uk



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Research Interests

The area of my research interests contains the problems of analysis, modelling and synthesis of fragile, nonlinear, chaotic, meta-stable dynamics; control theory; adaptation in presence of unstable target dynamics, nonlinear parametrization; state and parameter estimations for systems of ODEs with nonlinear in parameter right-had sides; synchronization (stable and critical), biologically-inspired systems for processing of the visual information; specific networks with spiking neurons; analysis of dynamics of the spiking neuron models, their properties and possible functions. More recently I became interested in fundamentals of machine learning for problems with high-dimensional feature spaces, computer vision, and intelligent image processing.  

They can be characterized by five major topics which are connected to each other by general idea of complex systems approach to understanding, analysis and synthesis of natural and artificial, intelligent systems.


  • Processes and Mechanisms of Adaptation in Complex Nonlinear Systems. Systems with nonlinear parametrization, unstable target dynamics, non-dominating (non-majorating, gentle, non-dominating) adaptation 

  • Machine Learning. Applications to data analytics and modelling, measure concentration effects for high-dimensional data, computer vision and security systems.

  • Synchronization in Nonlinear Dynamical Systems. Global, partial, intermittent  synchronization in the ensembles of linearly and nonlinearly  coupled nonlinear oscillators. Study of connectivity-dependent synchronization. Adaptive and unstable, multi-stable, alternating synchrony 

  • Optimization algorithms for nonconvex and nonlinear problems. Parameter estimation of superpositions of nonlinear parameterized functions (with applications to the problem of learning in multilayered pereceptrons) 

  • Neuroscience and physics of neuronal cells. Principles of neuronal processing of  information. Study of properties of the biological cells, analysis of their functions. Structural organization of the visual system, models system for robust  and adaptive processing (w.r.t modelled uncertainties) of visual information.


Current grants

Dr I. Tyukin is the Principal Investigator (Knowledge Base Supervisor) in two Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) grants funded by Innovate UK :

  • £ 179,135. KTP009890 between Apical Ltd and the University of Leicester (Visual Intelligence), 2015-2017, Knowledge Base Academic Leader: Prof. A.N. Goran, Company supervisor: Dr. Ilya Romanenko. 
  • £ 206,176. KTP010522 between Visual Management Systems Limited and the University of Leicester (Security and Visual Intelligence), 2017-2019, Knowledge Base Academic Leader: Prof. A.N. Gorban. Company Supervisor Mr. G. Campbell.


Selected Publications


I. Tyukin. Adaptation in Dynamical Systems, Cambridge University Press, 2011

(ISBN-10: 0521198194 | ISBN-13: 9780521198196)

Published February 2011 | 428 pages | 247 x 174 mm

Adaptation book cover



[1] I.Yu. Tyukin, E. Steur, H. Nijmeijer, and Cees van Leeuwen. Adaptive Observers and Parameter Estimation for a Class of Systems Nonlinear in Parameters.  Automatica, 49(8), 2409-2423, 2013, preprint available at  http://arxiv.org/abs/0903.2361

[2] A.N. Gorban, I.Yu. Tyukin,  E. Steur, H. Nijmeijer. Lyapunov-like Conditions of Forward Invariance and Boundedness for a Class of Unstable Systems. SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 51(3): 2306-2334, 2013 (preprint available at http://arxiv.org/abs/0901.3577).

[3] E. Steur, I. Tyukin, and  H. Nijmeijer. Semipassivity and synchronization of diffusively coupled neural oscillators. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 2009. doi:10.1016/j.physd.2009.08.007. (preprint available at http://arxiv.org/abs/0903.3535)

[4] I.Yu. Tyukin, T. Tyukina, and C. van Leeuwen. Invariant template matching in systems with spatiotemporal coding: a matter for instability.  Neural Networks, 22(4): 425-4492009 (full text pdf, preprint available at http://arxiv.org/abs/cs.CV/0702082).

[5]  I.Yu. Tyukin, E. Steur, H. Nijmeijer, and C. van Leeuwen. Non-uniform small-gain theorems for systems with unstable invariant sets. SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 47(2): 849-882, 2008 (full text pdf, preprint).

[6]  I.Yu. Tyukin, D. V. Prokhorov, and C. van Leeuwen. Adaptive classification of temporal signals in fixed-weights recurrent neural networks: an existence proof. Neural Computation, 20(10):2564-2596, 2008 (full text pdf, preprint available at http://arxiv.org/abs/0705.3370v1).

[7] I.Yu. Tyukin, D. V. Prokhorov, and C. van Leeuwen. Adaptation and parameter estimation in systems with unstable target dynamics and nonlinear parametrization. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 52(9):1543-1559, 2007 (full text pdf, preprint).


Extended list of publications is available here


Other Projects


Mathematical Modelling of Adaptation and Decision-Making in Neural Systems

Adaptation in Presence of Nonlinear Parameterization

Non-uniform Small-gain Theorems and Convergence to Lyapunov-Unstable Invariant Sets



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Press Releases

Brain power- breakthrough in mathematical modelling , University of Leicester Press Release, September 2007;  Alpha Galileo, The world's leading resource for European research news, September 2007.

Vision requires flexibility, Special Feature of RIKEN  (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research),  Brain Science Institute  News, Qarterly Leaflet on the Research Highlights, Vol. 36, 2007



MA2021 (20 credit module), Differential equations and dynamics

MA2022 (10 credit module), Differential equations and dynamics

MA3077 (20 credit module), Operations Research

MA7077 (15 credit module), Operations Research 

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