Our team, with about 40 employees, is a synergy of academic expertize and youthful endeavor. It groups prominent mathematicians and scientists with PhD and Doctor degrees in physics and mathematics, young and experienced programmers, engineers and IT scientists.

Executive Team

Sergey Morozov, President of DATADVANCE SAS & General Director of DATADVANCE LLC
Sergey Morozov received PhD degree in physics and mathematics with specialization in theoretical physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He was awarded the Telegdi Award and Leonard Euler Award of the Humboldt University (Berlin). In 2007 was the awarded the Russian Federation Government‘s Science and Engineering Award for young scientists. He is an author of more than 30 papers in refereed journals and proceedings and he has consulted with various companies and international organizations.
Laurent Chec, General Director of DATADVANCE SAS
Laurent Chec has more than 20 years experience in the Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) business. He graduated from Evry-Val-d’Essonne University in 1995 with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and started his career as application engineer in the simulation software business. He worked with major European aerospace companies as simulation expert consultant before orienting his career towards sales. Over the past 10 years, Laurent has held various sales management positions including key account manager for a worldwide organization. Prior to joining DATADVANCE, he was serving as EMEA Sales Director for a U.S. based company operating in the optimization software market. He joined Datadvance in 2016 to guide its expansion in Europe and Asia by heading DATADVANCE SAS French branch created on the same year.


R&D Team

Alexander Prokhorov, Head of Software Development
Alexander Prokhorov has graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 2005 with master's degree in applied mathematics and physics. He has more than ten years experience in software development and management of software development processes. He has worked in wide range of domains including development of highly loaded internet services, development of electronic design automation software and development of engineering tools for tuning embedded software for automotive industry. He has been working for DATADVANCE since company's foundation.
Dmitry Golubkov, Deputy Head of Software Development
Dmitry Golubkov graduated from the Moscow Technological University (MIREA) in 2005 with degree in "Engineering computer complexes and systems". He has more than ten years experience in designing IT systems and management of IT departments. Since 2006, he is engaged in software development, including highly loaded web solutions, optimization and automation of business processes, systems integration and end-user solutions. Since 2008 he leads the software development. He joined the company DATADVANCE since its foundation.
Svetlana Chernova, Head of Software Testing
Svetlana Chernova graduated from Moscow State University (Department of Applied Mathematics and Cybernetics). She has received PhD degree in applied mathematics, she is an author of more than 30 papers in refereed journals and proceedings. She has large experience in data analysis, algorithms and software development. She has been working for DATADVANCE since company's foundation.
Dmitry Khominich, Project Manager
Dmitry Khominich graduated from Moscow State Technical University (MSTU) named after Bauman (diploma with honors). During education he was involved into research and development of a pipeline pumping station. He worked in aviation industry in such companies as Russian Central Institute of Aviation Motors (CIAM) and SMARTEC (design office of Snecma) where he conducted calculations on static, low-cycle fatigue and dynamics analysis of composite blades and titanium stator parts of aircraft engines. Dmitry is a certified specialist of Ansys software and author of his own computer program for non-linear finite element analysis of elastic parts.
Evgeny Burnaev, Scientific Advisor
Evgeny Burnaev has graduated from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technologyin 2006 with master's degree (diploma with honors) in applied mathematics and physics. He has received PhD degree in mathematics with specialization in theoretical statistics from The Institute for Information Transmission Problems (Kharkevich Institute) in 2008. He is an author of more than 50 papers in refereed journals and proceedings and he has consulted various companies and international organizations. He has more than eight years experience in development of various data mining procedures. He has been working for DATADVANCE since the company's foundation. Along with the work in the company Evgeny Burnaev — teaches courses on applied statistics and machine learning at the department of Surrogate Modeling and Optimization of Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and сonducts theoretical research (in the field of regression estimation and disorder detection) as a senior researcher in PreMoLab.
Dmitry Yarotsky, Scientific Advisor
Dmitry Yarotsky has obtained his PhD in mathematics from Moscow State University in 2002. Since then, he has worked as a researcher at Dobrushin Mathematical Laboratory, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, and University of Munich. He has experience with a wide range of topics in pure and applied mathematics and has publications in leading journals on quantum statistical mechanics, stochastic processes, optimization and approximation theory.


Sales & Marketing Team

Stephane Alestra, Head of Customer Applications
Stephane Alestra has received a PhD in Mathematics on Inverse Problems at Université Paris Nord in 1997, joined ALTRAN and AEROSPATIALE (1998) in Numerical Simulation Department on Electromagnetism problems.In 2000, he worked for EADS Innovation Works (Research Center)  in Paris and Toulouse, as specialist in Inverse Problems and Optimization in the Applied Mathematics Department, leading various engineering projects in acoustic, vibration and electromagnetism with AIRBUS and ASTRIUM and being involved in various R&D national and international projects (European Projects, Japan, Russia). He has also published 5 papers in refereed journals, participated to around 30 conferences and give some training courses at College de Polytechnique. He is now Head of DATADVANCE customer applications.
Alexey Antonov, Commercial Director
Alexey has more than 10 years of successful experience of heading the sales and business development. He graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (National Research Nuclear University MEPhI) with a degree in Computer Engineering and completed several international sales and business development courses in Austria, Germany and Russia. Prior to joining DATADVANCE Alexey succeeded in sales while working for several worldwide IT Software companies, like IBM and Kryon Systems.
Dmitry Frolov, Marketing Director
Dmitry Frolov graduated from the Ural Federal University in 2010 with a degree in Computer Aided Design and Engineering. After graduation he worked in the technical support of ANSYS software for mechanical analysis and optimization. He participated in the development of a new family of engines in the Ural Diesel-Motor Works LLC as a leading design engineer. He has extensive experience as a marketing director in the largest Russian distributor of ANSYS software, where he was also the chief editor of two engineering / technical journals. He is the author of several articles, including optimization studies.