Sergey Maidanov leads a team of software engineers working on the optimized Intel® Distribution for Python. He has 15+ years of experience in numerical analysis with a range of contributions to Intel software products such as Intel®MKL, Intel® IPP, Intel compilers, and others. Among his recently completed projects was the Intel® Data Analytics Acceleration Library. Sergey received a master’s degree in Mathematics from the State University of Nizhny Novgorod with specializations in the Number Theory, random number generation, and its application in financial math. He was previously a staff member of the International Center of Studies in Financial Institutions at the State University of Nizhny Novgorod.