Zhenisbek Assylbekov

School of Sciences and Humanities, Mathematics
Assistant professor


2002 – 2007 Specialist* Applied mathematics Moscow State University
2007 – 2008 PhD Mathematical statistics Hiroshima University

*In the countries of the former USSR the specialist degree was the first degree conferred, and it required five years of study.

Employment History

2017 – present Assistant Professor School of science and technology, Nazarbayev University
2013 – 2016 Instructor School of science and technology, Nazarbayev University
2011 – 2013 Teaching assistant School of science and technology, Nazarbayev University
2011 – 2011 Senior Manager Oil transportation projects management department, KazMunayGas
2009 – 2011 Manager Projects management department, KMG-Transcaspian LLP (subs. of KazMunayGas) 

Teaching Experience

MATH 161 – Calculus I: Summer’13, Fall’13, Spring’14, Spring’15, Fall’15, Spring’16, Fall’16.
MATH 162 – Calculus II: Spring’17.
MATH 310 – Applied statistical methods: Fall’16, Fall’17.
MATH 321 – Probability: Fall’14, Summer’15.
MATH 322 – Mathematical statistics: Spring’14, Summer’14, Spring’15, Spring’16.
MATH 440 – Regression analysis: Fall’17.
MATH 446 – Time series analysis: Fall’15.
MATH 425 – Stochastic Processes: Fall’13, Fall’14.
MATH 540 – Statistical analysis: Fall’17


Syllable-aware neural language models: https://github.com/zh3nis/lstm-syl
Morphological disambiguation tool for Kazakh: http://svn.code.sf.net/p/apertium/svn/branches/kaz-tagger

Research interests

Statistics, machine learning, natural language processing.