Here is some basic personal information about me. I am originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, where I graduated from PTHS (ФТШ) highschool (no. 566) in 1990. I emigrated together with my family to San Francisco Bay Area same year, 1990 - they still live there, so I visit there often. I went to college at UCLA (guess what was my major), to graduate school at the University of Texas, Austin, then did a postdoc in the math department of Texas A&M University, and now am on the faculty at the math department of Claremont McKenna College. Oddly enough, my brother Roma studied at USC, but we do not fight over this - we have better reasons. My wife Eugenia also was a math graduate student at the  University of Texas, Austin, and now works as an actuary. Here are some of my family pictures.