Information Sciences and Technology

Volgenau School of Engineering

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Ioulia Rytikova

Ioulia Rytikova is an Associate Professor and an Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Information Sciences and Technology. She received a B.S./M.S. degree in Automated Control Systems Engineering and Information Processing and her Ph.D. in Automated Control Systems from National University of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia.

In over 15 years of her career in higher education both in the US and Europe, Dr. Rytikova acquired significant work experience in providing leadership in the areas of innovative teaching and learning, instructional design, and distance education in a variety of STEM disciplines, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Rytikova designed and developed multiple interdisciplinary programs, concentrations, and courses in the emerging areas of data sciences and big data analytics, computer and information technologies, health information technologies, and statistical analysis.

Dr. Rytikova founded a Personalized Learning in AIT lab (PLAIT) and organized various workshops, as well as published and presented on the topics of cognitive and learning sciences, innovative teaching and learning, data sciences and big data analytics, and decision-support and expert systems for large industrial complexes.

For her exceptional efforts in the classroom and her contributions to the educational process, Dr. Rytikova received recognition not only from her outstanding students, colleagues, and industry partners, but also from the GMU Volgenau School of Engineering when she received the 2008 Outstanding Teaching Award, one of the most prestigious VSE awards.

Research Interests

Cognitive and Learning Sciences
Data Science and Big Data Analytics
Health Information Technologies
STEM Education
Operations Research and Engineering


Current CV (pdf)


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