Kęstutis Kriščiūnas (Lithuania) is a professor, habilitated doctor of science in technology, KTU Rector (1992–2000).
Kriščiūnas was leading KTU (former KPI) Department of Radiotechnics and Electronics in 1977, and from 1985 he was the head of the Department of Industrial Automation, in 1990–1992 – KTU Vice-Rector for Research.
Kriščiūnas played a major role while reforming Kaunas Polytechnic Institute into Kaunas University of Technology, integrating the best traditions of the European higher education into KTU research and study areas.
From 2000, Kriščiūnas was the head of KTU Institute of Europe, from 2002 he was leading this Institute’s Department of Jean Monnet, from 2003 – head of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and member of the council of the European University Association.
The main areas of his scientific activities are: automated control systems, technical cybernetics, management of higher education, knowledge economy. Kriščiūnas is the author of more than 50 inventions and more than 200 scientific papers, co-author of 100 publications.
Kriščiūnas is the author of monographs “Theory of Two-dimensional Alternating Current Sequence Systems” (Russian language, with P. Kemėšis, 1975 m.), “Transformation of Ergatic Information” (Russian language, 1981), he is the co-author and composer of the monograph “Science, Technology and Society: Search for Sustainable Development” (with L. Rinkevičius, A. Targamadze, 2002), he prepared the textbook “Electric Gearbox Control Systems (with V. Geleževičius, V. Kubilius, 1990).
Kęstutis Kriščiūnas was awarded the 4 class Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas in 2001.