Mikhail Burtsev is a head of Neural Networks and Deep Learning Laboratory at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. He is also a founder and leader of open-source conversational AI framework DeepPavlov. Mikhail had proposed and co-organize a series of academic Conversational AI Challenges (including NIPS 2017, NeurIPS 2018, EMNLP 2020). His research interests are in the fields of Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Complex Systems. Mikhail Burtsev has published more than 20 technical papers including – Nature, Artificial Life, Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, and other peer-reviewed venues.