Institute of Automation and Electrometry of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IA&E SB RAS) was founded in 1957 among the first institutions of the Siberian Branch.

The Institute is a research institution of physical and technical profile. General scientific and methodological guiding of the Institute is provided by the Departments of physics and nano- and information technologies of RAS together with the Presidium of SB RAS. Coordination for the Institute’s research activities is provided by the Joint Scientific Council of SB RAS on physical sciences, and partly by the Joint Scientific Council of RAS on nano- and information technologies.

Research directions of the Institute comprise actual problems of optics and laser physics, including physical processes in gaseous and condensed media induced by a radiation, nonlinear phenomena at the interaction of the radiation with structured materials; fundamental as well as applied research and development in the field of laser and optical technologies; architecture, system solutions, mathematical models and software for data processing and computing systems of recognition, analysis and representation of information and control systems for complex dynamic processes.

The Institute cooperates with many foreign universities, institutes and research institutions of the USA, Germany, France, Sweden, China, Korea and other countries.

IA&E SB RAS serves as a base for three specialized departments of the Novosibirsk State University (NSU):

  • Automation of Physical and Technical Research
  • Quantum Optics
  • Informational-measuring Systems.

Based on these departments and Institute’s laboratories the Scientific Educational Centers are established to facilitate training of highly qualified young professionals.

The Institute is a publisher of the periodical (6 times per year) journal “Avtometriya”, which is republished in the U.S. under the name "Optoelectronics, Instrumentation and Data Processing".