Ivanov studied Physics and Applied Mathematics at the Novosibirsk State University, Russia and graduated as MS in 1973. He reseived Ph.D degree in 1975 at the Computing Center in Novisibirsk, Prof. degree in 1991 at the. St.-Petersburg Institute of Analytical Instrumentation of Russian Academy of Sciences. Then he worked at the Institute of Nuclear Physics, Russia; Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, US; FNAL, US; ANL, US as physicist. He published more than 250 research articles and 6 monographs.