Prof. Imants Freibergs, Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA), Latvia


Prof. Imants Freibergs, Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA), Latvia



Dr. Freibergs is an IT consultant. He is a member of board of the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA) and was its president 2001-2009. He has served as adjunct director of the IT Department, University of Latvia, and IT advisor at the Chancery of the President of Latvia (2000-2007). He is a member of board of VVF Consulting, Riga, and an advisor to Imprimatur Capital Ltd., UK.


From 1976-99, he was professor of Informatics at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), Canada, and Director of Informatics study programs, and he has been guest professor at the University of Montpellier, France, and Oxford University, England. He began working as a computer systems specialist with IBM in Montreal, Canada, in 1961, and then in 1963, as assistant professor at McGill University, Montreal.


His research and professional consulting activities focus on software engineering. He has collaborated in the development of several large-scale software systems and in the computer-assisted research of Latvian folk songs.


He has been a member of various academic, governmental and non-governmental committees and working groups in Latvia, 2000-2009. He was the Latvian representative at the Intergovernmental Council of the UNESCO IPDC program, and is a member of the Latvian UNESCO Committee’s advisory board. He served as expert to the ESF EQUAL project (2005-2007) for teaching computer skills.


Dr. Freibergs holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (1975) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and an Honorary doctorate from the Latvian Academy of Sciences. He is the author of technical reports, lecture notes, book chapters, scientific and popular articles, and presentations at conferences and seminars, in English, French and Latvian. Member of the international professional associations ACM and IEEE Computer Society.






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