Volodymyr Lysenko earned a Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Lysenko has published research in peer-reviewed journals on the use of ICT for socio-political transformations, particularly in the former USSR countries. He conducted research as a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford (UK) and Columbia University (USA). Previously he served as an Expert for the Directorate General on Education and Culture of the European Commission and was a Member of the Council of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE). Dr. Lysenko speaks Ukrainian and Russian, and understands and reads Belarusian.