Prof. Juozas Augutis is a Lithuanian engineer, technologist, mathematician, Habilitated Doctor of Sciences of Technology, and rector of Vytautas Magnus University. Currently, he is a member of VMU Senate and Council. His research priorities include probability theory, risk analysis, system reliability, energy safety. He has published more than 150 scientific publications. He is also a member of editorial boards of 2 prestigious scientific periodicals.

In 2005, Prof. Augutis was awarded the Lithuanian National Scientific Prize. In 2010, Prof. Augutis received the Zigmas ┼Żemaitis Medal, which is awarded to persons who have contributed significantly to Lithuanian education, science and national spiritual culture. In 2012, he was awarded a prize by the Lithuanian Member Committee of the World Energy Council. Other awards received by Prof. Juozas Augutis include the Honorary Doctorate from the National Mining University of Ukraine (2017), Insignia of Knight in the Order of Academic Palms of France (2019), 2nd degree Kaunas Santaka Badge of Honor (2021), and Kaunas District Badge of Honor (2021). In 2022, he was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas by the President of the Republic of Lithuania for an outstanding performance in civil and public office.