Program Coordinator of MSc and PhD Programs
Besik is an expert in declarative programming and constraint solving. He got his PhD degree from the University of Porto in computer science. Afterwards, he has been a postdoc and visiting researcher in Brazil (University of Brasilia), Austria (Johannes Kepler University Linz), and Germany (The University of Stuttgart). His work concerns various aspects of declarative programming, computational logic, and formal languages: foundational formalisms, computational mechanisms, and implementation ideas. He has published more than 20 papers on those topics with collaboration Austrian, Brazilian, Georgian, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish researchers. His work has been presented at more than 30 conferences.
He has been involved in several nationally and internationally funded research projects and has often been the principal investigator. He has been awarded two special grants for young scientists: the Presidential Award in 2010 and the Rustaveli Foundation grant in 2015. He often reviews for conferences and journals in his field, is involved in the university teaching in Georgia, and works with bachelor, master, and PhD students.