Georgi Smirnov was born in 1961 in Moscow, USSR. His PhD is from the Moscow State University (1988). Now he is full professor at the University of Minho, Portugal. Georgi Smirnovâ€™s research interests lie in applied mathematics and space flight dynamics and control. He is the author of the books â€˜Stabilization Problems with Constraints: Analysis and Computational Aspectsâ€™ (Gordon and Breach, 1997, with V.Bushenkov) and â€˜Introduction to the Theory of Differential Inclusionsâ€™ (Graduate Studies in Mathematics, vol. 41, American Mathematical Society, 2002).