Sergei Semakov is a Professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Moscow Aviation Institute. He received his MSc in Flight Dynamics and Control from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1986 and his PhD in Physics and Mathematics from the Computing Center of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1988. He received his academic title of Professor in Mathematics from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation in 1998. His research focuses on the theory of stochastic systems, the theory of control and its applications. He is also the author of three books, and has published more than 30 papers in various journals and proceedings.