Andrey Kostogryzov is the Chief Researcher at the Computer Science and Control Federal Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. He obtained his doctorate of engineering in 1994 and was appointed a professor in 1999. He is deputy chairman of the Committee on Business Safety and chairman of the Information Technologies Subcommittee of the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also chairman of the Special Expert Council of the Higher Attestation Commission, and a Certified Expert of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Ministry of Education, and Gazprom. Dr. Kostogryzov was named an Honored Science Worker of the Russian Federation and received a Laureate of the Russian Government Award in the field of science and engineering in 2015. He is the author of more than 100 probabilistic models and more than 200 scientific works, including 21 books.