Vadim Kulikov was born in 1986 in Soviet Russia. He obtained his PhD in mathematics at the University of Helsinki in 2011 after which he worked as a researcher in Vienna, Helsinki and most recently as a lecturer at Aalto University. During his stay in Vienna he also studied cognitive science and obtained a second master's degree. His research interest is in set theory, model theory, foundations of mathematics, philosophy and cognitive science of mathematics as well as mathematics and philosophy of artificial intelligence. Outside of academia Vadim is a member of the team developing children's mathematics app NoBoxToday.