Viktor IvannikovBio: Viktor Ivannikov is an academician of Russian Academy of Sciences, director of the Institute of Systems Programming, Head of the Department of Systems Programming at the Moscow State University and Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology, chief editor of the Programming magazine. Viktor is a member of the international scientific community ACM, IEEE Computer Society; also he heads the Russian Branch of IEEE Computer Society.

Viktor Ivannikov has been a director of the Institute of Systems Programming (Russian Academy of Sciences) since its founding in January 1994. Ivannikov has published more than 100 scientific papers in the field of development of the architecture of computers and computer systems, interoperability of distributed object-oriented systems. Victor made a fundamental contribution to development of operating systems for processing information in real time for the space flight control centers.