Dr. Illya Chaikovsky was born in Kyiv, USSR in 1965. He graduated in general medicine in 1989, in internal medicine in 1991, in functional diagnostic in 1994, in medical cybernetics in 1997. He received his PhD in Medicine from University Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and PhD in medical and biological cybernetics and informatics from International Research and Training Center for Information Technologies and Systems of National Academy of Science (Kyiv, Ukraine). In 2000-2005 he was working as lead researcher in high-tech companies SQUID AG and MagScan GmbX (Germany). Currently, he is senior staff scientist in the field of medical cybernetics at International Research and Training Center for ITandS of NAS of Ukraine. He combines clinical work with research, focusing on advanced methods for analysis (including pattern recognition) of electrocardiogram , magnetocardiogram , heart rate variability and implementation of such approaches in clinical routine. His research in these areas has been presented at international congresses (ESC, AHA, ACC and many others) and has appeared in academic journals such as PACE, Clinical Cardiology, Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology, European Heart Journal, Biophysics etc. He is the author of the book (together with L. Fainzilberg) , devoted to analysis of ECG in phase space.