Dr. Victor Skormin, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Binghamton University, was promoted to the rank of Distinguished Service Professor in 2006, the highest faculty rank in the SUNY system. This rank is given to a very small number of professors who make extraordinary contributions to the State University of New York. During his 29 years of service at Binghamton, Professor Skormin established the Control Systems curriculum, pioneered laser communication research, pioneered cyber security research, established strong lasting ties with researchers of the Air Force, initiated important international exchanges, hosted national and international dignitaries representing the NSF, the Pentagon, the USAF and the Russian Academy of Sciences. He graduated 22 PhD students, some of whom currently occupy positions of high visibility in industry. Dr. Skormin is known as an excellent lecturer and prolific educator who sets very high standards for his students. Over the years he received the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (1990), University Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching (1990), the IEEE Award "For Leadership in Establishing University Industry Links" (1991), the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research (2004), and Book of the Year Award for his book on IMMUNOCOMPUTING from the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Baden-Baden, Germany (2004). He has been elected an International Member of the Russian Academy of Navigation and Motion Control Sciences (2002) and an Honorary Professor of the Kazakh National Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan (1999).