Dr. Vladimir Vasilyev has been the rector of ITMO University since 1996. He is an active corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Education. Since 2004, he has been the head of the Council of St. Petersburg Rectors and is an advisor to the Governor of St. Petersburg.
Dr. Vasilyev is a prominent scientist in the fields of computer telecommunications and mathematical modeling of information systems and multifunctional equipment complexes. He is one of the creators of Russia’s joint scientific educational information environment and the "Electronic Russia" program. In 2012, he joined the Government of the Russian Federation Expert Council, established by President Dmitry Medvedev, and in 2013 he was appointed deputy chair of the Russian Higher Attestation Commission.