Doctor of Science, Professor, member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Chair of ergonomics at Moscow State Technical University of Radiotechnics, Electronics and Automatics, honor member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Descendant of a line of renown psychologists, he is the founder of engineering psychology in Russia. He is the author of over 400 published works, including books on child development, psychology of perception, memory, activity and action, thinking, engineering psychology and ergonomics, education, history of Russian psychology.

Lecture topic: Cultural-historical theory and its suburbs.