Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia

Egils Ginters is the leader of Sociotechnical Systems Engineering Group at Department of Modelling and Simulation of faculty of Computer Science and Information Technologies. He is full time professor of Riga Technical University. Graduated with excellence from Riga Technical University Department of Automation and Telemechanics in 1984 and holds Dr.Sc.Ing. in 1996. He is a Senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), European Social Simulation Association (ESSA) and Latvian Simulation Society.

He participated and/or coordinated EC funded research and academic projects:
FP7 FLAG-ERA JCT 2016 FuturICT 2.0 (2017-2020), FP7 FUPOL project No. 287119 (2011-2015), FP7-ICT-2009-5 CHOREOS project No. 257178 (2010-2014), FP6 e-LOGMAR-M project No.511285 (2004-2006), EC LdV project SocSimNet LV/B/F/PP-172.000 (2004-2006), EC LdV LOGIS MOBILE LV/B/F/PP-172.001 (2004-2006), FP5 project BALTPORTS-IT (2000-2003), EC LdV project LOGIS LV-PP-138.003 (2000-2002), EC INCO Copernicus project DAMACHP PL976012 (1998-2000) and EC INCO Copernicus Project AMCAI 0312 (1994-1997) and others.

His interests in science are related with sociotechnical systems modelling and simulation, logistics information systems, visualization and systems sustainability research. He has more than 170 scientific articles related with the research fields.

Riga Technical University (RTU) is the largest science-based university in the Baltic States established in 1862. RTU has over 150 years of history as a centre of scientific excellence and has Nobel Prize winners, Presidents and Prime Ministers as former professors and students. Latvia has long been recognised as a country of high educational standards. RTU Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees are recognised across the globe. RTU has been awarded European University Quality Mark and EU Diploma Supplement Label. RTU is a modern internationally recognized university. It is the only polytechnic university in Latvia, and the largest university in the country – it educates and trains almost 15 thousand students. RTU is focused on becoming a third generation university that not only provides high quality education, but also conducts advanced research and ensures innovation and technology transfer, practically implementing scientific discoveries. In the nine faculties of RTU it is possible to obtain high quality education not only in engineering, but also in social sciences and humanities. The Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology  leads in education and research in IT sector, which is one of the most rapidly developing industries in the world – integration of technology in almost all spheres of human activity ensures that this tendency will continue and that there will be a constant demand for IT professionals in the labour market. Department of Modelling and Simulation activities are involved in research of simulation technologies for engineering systems, but Sociotechnical Systems Engineering Group research object are relationships and interoperability between engineering and society.