Department of Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM)
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Vladimir Gontar

IEM Building 16, Room 253, Phone: (8) 647 9786,  Fax: (8) 647 2958

Office hours for students: Monday 9:00 - 11:00.

Ph.D. in Physico-Chemistry, Moscow State University, 1977.

Director of the International Group for Chaos Studies (IGCS).

Editor in Chief of the International Multi-Disciplinary Research and Review Journal Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society.

Main scientific interests:

Chaos theory,  multiagent discrete chaotic  dynamics (DCD) and its application to the  mathematical modeling of complex [1-3], living [4] and thinking systems [5]. Special numerical methods for non-linear estimation, data mining and soft computing [8]. Signals and image processing [8], mathematical physiology and psychology [7]. Artificial intelligent systems ("artificial brain”) [6] ,  neural networks and biofeedback systems.

Courses taught:

Introduction to chaos theory
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Discrete Chaotic Dynamics and Applications
Computational Methods in Artificial Intelligence


1. V. Gontar, Calculus of Iterations and Dynamics of Physico-Chemical reactions. (1995) Mathematics and Computers in Simulations, 39 (5).
2. V. Gontar, Discrete Dynamics for Mathematical Simulation of Living Systems, (1997), Int. Journal Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, 8 (4).
3. V. Gontar, Theoretical Foundation for the Discrete Dynamics of Physicochemical Systems (Chaos, Self-Organisation, Time and Space in Complex Systems), (1997), Int. Journal Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society,1(1).
4. V. Gontar, Entropy as a Driving Force for Complex and Living Systems Dynamics, (2000) Int. Journal Chaos, Fractals and Solitons, 11.
5. V. Gontar, Theoretical Foundation of Jung’s “Mandala Symbolism” based on Discrete Chaotic Dynamics of Interacting Neurons, (2000) Int. Journal Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, 5 (1).
6. V. Gontar, Artificial Brain Systems based on Discrete Chaotic Dynamics of Interacting Agents, (2003), Proceedings of the Int.  Conference on Computer Science and its Applications, National University, San Diego, CA.
7. V. Gontar, (2004), The Dynamics of Living and Thinking Systems, Biological Networks and the Laws of Physics, Int. Journal Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, 8 (1).
8. V. Gontar, O. Grechko, (2006), Generation of Symmetrical Colored Images via Solution of the Inverse Problem of Chemical Reactions Discrete Chaotic Dynamics, Int. J. Bifurcation and Chaos, 16 (5).