Nodari Vakhania studied at the faculty of applied mathematics and cybernetics and graduated from the Tbilisi State University, Georgia in 1983 with honors. From 1989 he has entered to the Ph.D. program in computer science in Moscow at the Russian Academy of Sciences and has obtained his degree in 1991 in mathematical cybernetics. From 1992 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences, and had a short-time visiting position at the University of Saarbrucken, Germany. From 1995 he is a professor at the Centro de Investigación en Ciencias at the State University of Morelos, Mexico. He also has an honorary position at the Institute of Computational Mathematics of the Georgian Academy of Sciences, and has received his doctoral degree in mathematical cybernetics at the Georgian Academy of Sciences in 2004. His research interests include design and analysis of algorithms, discrete optimization, computational complexity and scheduling theory. He is an author of nearly 100 refereed research papers including over 60 publications in highly-ranked international journals. He has been worked in different scientific committees including those at Mexican Science Foundation CONACyT. Dr. Vakhania is a member of editorial board and a referee of a number of international scientific journals and has obtained research grants and honors in Germany, France, the Netherlands, USA, Russia and Mexico and had over 40 invited talks throughout the world.