Master of Science, Novosibirsk State University, Russia, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Computer Center Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, 1985. Doctor of Science, Institute Informatics Systems, Novosibirsk, 1997.
Senior research fellow Computer Center Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, 1987—1990. Head artificial intelligence laboratory Institute Informatics Systems, since 1992, deputy director, since 1998. Professor computer science Novosibirsk State University, 1997—1999, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir, Turkey, since 1998.
Member of Russian Association Artificial Intelligence, European Association Artificial Intelligence.
Married Valery Yakhno, July 12, 1971. Children: Ekaterina, Anton Yakhno.