Vladimir Shikhin received the Engineer degree with highest distinction in Automation from Moscow Power Engineering Institute (National Research University) and Ph.D in Control in 1982, and served as Associate Professor until 1994. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with Queen Mary College, University of London in 1985/86. In 1994-99 he was the Professor of Electrical engineering with Frederick University (Cyprus). In 1999-2013 he served for engineering companies at the positions of Technical Director, Engineer in Chief. He joined “General Electric RU” in 2009 as Technical Solutions Director and left in 2013 for the position Head of the Dept. Control&Informatics at National Research University “MPEI”. He is currently a Director of R&D Lab, member of CIGRE (Russian section), member of IEEE. His research interests include control systems design and cyber-physical systems analysis.