Andrey Akinshin has a PhD in computer science, and he received a Microsoft MVP award in 2015. He works as a lead .NET Developer at Perpetuum Software and as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He is also the author and main contributor of the Knockout MVC library and has a wealth of experience in Knockout.js. He has experience in various IT areas, from competitive programming (silver medal at ACM ICPC 2009) to teaching (senior lecturer and the school coach of competitive programming and mathematics teams).
You can find more information about Andrey on his home page, http://aakinshin.net.