Sultan Zhankaziev was born in Nalchik on August 30, 1968. In 1992 Sultan graduated from the Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University with a major in Automobiles and Automotive Sciences. In 1995 Sultan successfully defended his thesis to get his Ph.D. From 1996 to 2001 he taught at the Department of Motor Transport and Car Service Operations, MADI. From 2001 to 2012 he was a deputy head of the MADI Department of Transport Telematics. In 2012 Sultan successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled “The Scientific Basis and Methodology of Forming Intelligent Transport Systems in Road Traffic Complexes of Cities and Regions”. From 2012 to the present, he is a head of the MADI Department of Traffic Planning and Safety. From June 2016 to March 2018 he was a vice-rector in scientific work at MADI.
Sultan is in charge of a large number of areas of ITS development. Now he is a member of the working group of the Moscow Transport Hub Directorate on introducing ITS and ensuing traffic safety; NIAT Strategic Development Committee; Scientific and Technical Council of the Federal Road Agency of the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation; Avtodor Scientific and Technical Council.
Also Sultan is a deputy head of the ITS Committee of the Transport Workers Union of Russia; a head of IBM Academic Competence Center for ITS; a head of the Smart Road training area on MADI training grounds; a deputy head of Rosstandart TC57; an official delegate from Russia to ТС204 ISO; an official representative of ATTRussia in ERTICO ITS Platformв; a board member of OJSC RusTACHNET, which is an authorized official body responsible for implementing norms and requirements of the European Agreement concerning the Work of Crews of Vehicles Engaged in International Road Transport, as well as introducing and applying digital tachographs into internal freight transportations; CEO of NII ITS. The main activity is traffic planning and safety scientific research and introduction, ITS; a member of the Science and Science-Based Technologies Expert Group of the State Duma Committee; a member of IGIP International Society for Engineering Pedagogy.