Yury Polyanskiy received the B.S. and M.S. degrees (both with honors) in applied mathematics and physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2003 and 2005, respectively. In 2010 he obtained Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University, where he is currently a postdoctoral research associate, working with Prof. Sergio Verdú.
In 2000-2005, he was with the Department of Surface Oilfield Equipment, Borets Company LLC, where he rose to the position of Chief Software Designer. His research interests include information theory, coding theory and the theory of random processes.
Mr. Polyanskiy won a silver medal at the 30th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO), held in Padova, Italy. He was a recipient of the Best Student Paper Awards at the 2008 and 2010 IEEE International Symposiums on Information Theory (ISIT).