Vladimir Shevelev was born in Novocherkassk, USSR in 1945. M.Sc. Degree in Mathematics (1969, Rostov State University), Ph.D. degree in Theory of Functions (1971, the same university). D.Sc. Degree in Combinatorics (Ukrainian Academy of Science Institute of Cybernetics, Kiev, 1992). Since 2000 he is with the department of Mathematics of Beer-Sheva University, Israel.