Youry Khmelevsky, Ph.D.

Chair, Computer Science


Computer Science Department

Science, Technologies, and Health

Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC V1Y 4X8, Canada


Email: YKhmelevsky (at) okanagan bc ca

Ph.: +1 250 762 5445 ext. 4741

Fax: +1 250 862 5632

Affiliate Associate Professor, Computer Science

Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences

The University of British Columbia

Okanagan Campus, BC, Canada


Email: Youry.Khmelevsky at


  1. 08/2010–07/2011 Visiting Scientist and Special Student
    MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA

  2. 04/1997–11/1997 Postdoctoral Study, Harvard University
    Cambridge, MA, USA (IREX and USIS Grant)

  3. 1992. Ph.D. in Computer Science, The Institute of Simulation Problems in Power Industry
    Thesis: Parameterization and Statistical Analysis of the Stochastic Signals within Biological Experiments
    Advisor: Dr. Yuri P. Zurakovski, KPI University
    Advisor: Dr. Vitaliy P. Zamostian, Experimental Inst. of Radiological Medicine

  4. 1988–1991 Ph.D. Study, Computer Science
    School of Computer Science and Computation Engineering
    Technical University “Kiev Polytechnic Institute” (KPI)

  5. 1981–1987 MSc in Electrical Engineering (Dean’s List, GPA 4.98/5.00 or 99.6%)
    School of Computation Engineering and Informatics, KPI

Grants (more here):

2015–2018 (February). NSERC CCI ARD2 (477506-14): - $750,000.00

2015 NSERC CCI Engage (48544-15): GUAGE — $25,000.00

2015–2016. AWS in Education Research — $3000.00 USD

2015 NSERC CCI ARD1 (472109-14): UnityDB — $25,000.00

2014 NSERC CCI ARD1 (465659 - 14): GPNPerf — $24,990.00

2011–2015 Awards total: ~ $9,600 USD

2013 Professional development of small/medium size enterprises (SMEs) business managers, (Discovery Parks and OC) — $65,500.00

2013 A coursework grant in AWS credit, Amazon — $5,600.00 USD

Honours & Awards

  1. 2016 IEEE Vancouver Section Award: Outstanding Small Technical Chapter Award — IEEE Okanagan Subsection.

  2. 2016 IEEE Vancouver Section Award: Outstanding Volunteer Award.

  3. 2015 IEEE Senior Member Award (Oct 24th).

  4. 2015 NSERC CCI ARD2 (477506-14): GPN-Perf2 — $750,000.

  5. 2015 NSERC CCI Engage (48544-15): GUAGE — $25,000.

  6. 2014 The best conference research paper award at VisioGame2014, November 2014:
    Trevor Alstad, J. Riley Dunkin, Rob Bartlett, Alex Needham, Gaetan Hains, and Youry Khmelevsky. Minecraft computer game simulation and network performance analysis. In Second International Conferences on Computer Graphics, Visualization, Computer Vision, and Game Technology (VisioGame 2014), Bandung, Indonesia, 2014.

  7. 2014 NSERC College and Community Innovation Program (CCI) Applied Research and Development Grant (ARD) Level 1: UnityJDBC: Improving Application Performance with Intelligent Database Drivers: The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), November 2014 — $25,000.

  8. 2014 NSERC College and Community Innovation Program (CCI) Applied Research and Development Grant (ARD) Level 1: GPN-Perf: Investigating performance of game private networks, The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), May 2014 — $24,990.

  9. 2012 Innovation Fund Award. iRAPP Terminal Server for the Apple’s iOS Developer University Program Support. $4,117.00 CAD

  10. 2010 ACM Senior Member, ACM, USA, June 2009, ACM Senior Member

  11. 1997 Postdoctoral Study, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, IREX, USIS, January 1997, Research Project: “Information Revolution and Management of Universities”, 7 months.

  12. 1987 MSc. in Electrical Engineering with Distinction, Kiev Polytechnic Institute, February 1987, GPA 4.98 out of 5.0.

  13. 1982–1987 Dean’s List, Department of Automation and Remote Control, School of Computational Engineering and Informatics, Kiev Polytechnic Institute.