The title “Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences” was set up in 2015. With this title the RAS expresses gratitude for the contribution to the development of science. The RAS elects the candidates for the title from scientists under the age of 50 who hold "Doctor of Sciences" degree obtained in Russia or a doctoral degree obtained in a foreign state, have significant scientific achievements and international recognition and are not members of the RAS.
Professors of RAS have right to take part in various scientific councils and commissions of the Academy, be involved in solving scientific and administrative issues, problems of high technology development, as well as other issues related to their academic qualification.
Leading Scientific Researcher at the Department of Function Theory Bochkarev Sergei Viktorovich received A.A. Markov award of Russian Academy of Sciences for his works on «Trigonometic and orthogonal series».