Sergey Yekhanin received a Specialist Diploma from Moscow State University in 2002, and PhD from MIT in 2007. In 2007-2008 he was a Member of the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. In 2008 Yekhanin joined Microsoft Research at their Silicon Valley Lab where he is currently a Researcher. Sergey Yekhanin's research interests lie in algebraic coding theory, combinatorics, and computational complexity theory. Yekhanin is a recipient of the ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award (2007) and the IEEE Communications Society and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award (2014). He was an invited speaker at the 2014 International Congress of Mathematicians.