Boris Cogan received in 1972 the Master of Science (MSc) degree in Automatic Control Systems, by the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University). In 1986 he received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Computer Science at the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet Union (AS of USSR). Later on he received a Senior Research Fellow title from AS of USSR, and Assoc. Prof. (Docent) one from the Russian Ministry of Higher Education (RM of HE, 1990). In 1993 he received the Doctor of Science degree from AS of USSR. From 1994 he is a professor at the Far-Eastern State University (FESU); in 1996 he received the life-time title of Professor from RM of HE. He is the author of 150+ publications including a book, two edited books and an IEEE standard. Prior to becoming a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Computing (London Metropolitan University) in 2001, he was Head of Software Engineering Laboratory at the Institute for Control Processes and Professor of Software Engineering at FESU, Vladivostok, Russia.