Dr. Natalia A. Barkova is the Scientific Director in VibroAcoustical Systems and Technologies, Inc. and Assistant Professor in the St. Petersburg Marine Technical University. She is the leader in the research works and preparation of the specialists in machine vibroacoustical diagnostics. She has received her doctors degree from the Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute in 1979 and is the author of more than 50 publications in machine vibration diagnostics.