Nikolay V. Kuznetsov graduated from St. Petersburg State University, Department of Mathematics and Mechanics with Specialist degree (diploma with honors) in applied mathematics and informatics. In 2004 he received Candidate of Science degree from St. Petersburg State University (supervisor Prof. G. Leonov), in 2008 — Ph.D. degree from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland (supervisor Prof. G. Leonov, Prof. P. Neittaanmäki), in 2016 — Doctor of Science degree (Habilitation) from St. Petersburg State University.
From 2003 till now Nikolay Kuznetsov has been working in St. Petersburg State University. Now he is Professor, Head of the Department of Applied Cybernetics. N. Kuznetsov is the coordinator of the Russian-Finnish Educational & Research program organized by St. Petersburg State University (Russia) and University of Jyväskylä (Finland). From 2014 he is Adjunct Docent and from 2017 – Visiting Professor at the University of Jyväskylä. N. Kuznetsov supervised 15 doctoral theses.
Nikolay Kuznetsov is a member of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) Policy Committee (2017-2019), member of the editorial boards of a number of international journals.
N. Kuznetsov is author and co-author of more than 200 articles and monographs (https://scholar.google.ru/citations?user=EjseyeQAAAAJ). His interests are now in dynamical systems stability and oscillations, chaos, Lyapunov dimension of attractors, nonlinear control systems, phase-locked loop.
In 2009 Gennady Leonov and Nikolay Kuznetsov introduced the classification of attractors as being hidden or self-excited and started to develop the theory of hidden oscillations, which reflects the modern stage in the development of Andronov’s theory of oscillations.