Professional Background

  • ICT in education
  • Technology enhanced learning
  • Computer Science;
  • Web Science
  • Innovation, innovative services and products;
  • E-business and e-government
  • Mathematics


  • 1987 PhD in Computer Science, Thesis: A Learning Environment in Informatics, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia
  • 1980 M.Sc. (Software Engineering), Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia


  • 1996 Train the Trainers in Distance Education Course, PHARE Multi-Country Project in Distance Education, European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (nine modules)
  • 1993/94 Visiting fellow at the University of Twente, the Netherlands, Division of Educational Instrumentation (a three month EC COST Program grant)
  • 1992/93 Specialisation on Artificial Intelligence (AI in Education), University of Edinburgh, UK (a six month British Council grant)
  • 1992/93 European Higher Education Training Course, Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies, University of Twente, The Netherlands (eight modules).


  • 2009: Award of the Ministry of Education, Science and Youth for a best quality project in Life Long Learning (team award);
  • 2007: Award of the State Agency of Information Technology and Communications for a contribution to development of the Information Society in Bulgaria
  • 2005: Award of the Minister of Education and Science for managing a successful research team in FP5
  • 2002: Bruce Street Visiting Scholar Award, University of North Texas, USA
  • 2000: IDG Award for Contribution in IT Training, 1991-2000


  • Member of the EC ETP NESSI Member State Committee, MSC enabler for Bulgaria
  • Member of Management Board, Knowledge4Innovation, Brussels
  • Member of Management Board, Informatics Europe, Zurich
  • Member of the Technical Committee 3 of the International Federation of Information Processing
  • Member of the Research Committee, EC FP6 IP TENCompetence (2005-2009)
  • Member of the Executive Committee, EC FP6 NoE Kaleidoscope (2004-2007)
  • Member, Advisory Council, Ministry of Transport, Communications and IT, Bulgaria
  • Member of the Project Evaluation Committee “Information Society”, Ministry of Educ & Science
  • Member of the Commission for Nominations of Young ICT Researcher for the Award “John Atanasov” of the President of Republic of Bulgaria   
  • Member of the Steering Board, Phare Project “Support of Development  of National Strategy for Innovation in Bulgaria, Agency of SMEs, Ministry of Economy and Energy
  • Member of the Management Board, National Research Network (part of GÉANT)
  • Member of the Management Board of  the Union of Automation and Informatics
  • Member of the Management Board, Research and Development Department (NIS), Sofia University
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Informatica, An International Journal of Computing and Informatics, ISSN 0350-5596
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Automatics and Informatics, International Journal