Vyacheslav Kalashnikov is Professor and Researcher at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey. He has 270 publications including four monographs and textbooks. Among his best known achievements are the introduction and development of topological degree tools and the concept of consistent conjectural variations equilibrium, as well as their applications to broad classes of problems in variational analysis, optimization, equilibrium, control, economics, engineering, and other fields. Kalashnikov is a regular member of AMS, AMC, SMM, SIAM, INFORMS, and SMIO. He is included in the National Roster of Researchers of Mexico (S.N.I.) of level III in Physics, Mathematics, and Geosciences.