Ivan received his Bachelor's (2009) and Master's (2012) degrees in Physics from St. Petersburg State University. While studying, Ivan was working as a teacher of computer science in high school and conducted advanced mathematics courses for Abitur students. After receiving his Master's degree, Ivan completed internships in Microseismik s.r.o. (Czech Republic) and Shell (The Netherlands). From 2012 till 2015, Ivan has participated with Shell in a research project aimed at characterizing of velocity anomalies in time-lapse seismic. Since the fall of 2013, Ivan was working on a PhD thesis related to multidimensional stacking and CRS in the University of Hamburg, Germany (2013-2017). After the graduation, Ivan has worked for short-term research projects in Trofimuk Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics (Novosibirsk, Russia) and in the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim, Norway). Since September 2017, Ivan is working as a research scientist at Freie Universität Berlin. He is currently working on imaging of hydraulic fractures. Ivan is also interested in development and collection of open-source seismic software. He is a member of EAGE, SEG and DGG.