Associate Professor Department of Informatics NEW BULGARIAN UNIVERSITY |
Associate Professor Department of Operations Research, Probability and Statistics Institute of Mathematics and Informatics BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES |
Mailing address: | |
Department of Informatics New Bulgarian University 21 Montevideo Str., 1618 Sofia, Bulgaria Phone: (+359 2) 811 0611 E-mail: nkirov<at>nbu.bg |
Institute of Mathematics and
Informatics Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Akad.G.Bonchev Str., bl.8 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria Phone: (+359 2) 979 2850 E-mail: nkirov<at>math.bas.bg |
URL: http://nikolay.kirov.be | URL: http://www.math.bas.bg/or/nkirov |
1982 | Ph. D. in Mathematics
(supervisor Prof. P. Kenderov) thesis: "Generalized monotone
mappings and differentiability of vector-valued convex
mappings" |
1978-1982 | Postgraduate student at Faculty of Mathematics
and Informatics of Sofia
University "St.Kliment Ochridski" |
1977 | Master of Sciences in Mathematics, FMI of SU "St.Kliment Ochridski" |
2004- | Associate Professor (computer science), NBU |
1999-2003 | Visiting Professor (computer science), Bourgas Free
University |
1998-2005 | Visiting Professor (computer science), South-West University
"Neofit Rilski", Blagoevgrad |
1996-2000 | Head of Extremal problems department, IMI, BAS |
1995- | Associate Professor, IMI, BAS |
1993-1994 | Visiting Professor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA |
1982-1995 | Assistant Professor, IMI, BAS |
1978 | Research assistant in the Math department of "Energy-project" (a company for developing and design of power stations and distribution of electric energy), Sofia |
2010-2012 |
Bilateral project STE 710/6-1, 2009-11-20,
between BAS/Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG),
"Digitization of astronomical plates", Astrophysical
Institute of Potsdam, Germany |
2009-2013 |
Head of the scientific
project "Information
technologies
for
presentation of Bulgarian folk songs with music, notes and
text in a digital library", funded under contract DTK
02/54/17.12.2009 with National
Science Fund of Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science |
2008-2012 |
Scientific project "Astroinformatics",
funded under contract DO-02-275 with National Science Fund
of Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science |
2008- |
Scientific project "Wide-Field Plate Database: Development and Internet Access", funded under contract DO-02-273 with National Science Fund of Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science |
2005 |
Visiting Researcher in
a KT-DigiCult-BG project "Knowledge Transfer for
Digitisation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage in
Bulgaria" at National
Center of Scientific Research "Demokritos", Institute
of Informatics Telecommunications, Athens, Greece |
2005-2008 |
NATO SfP 981149: Operations Research Support to Force and Operations Planning in the New Security Environment |
2004-2008 |
Marie
Curie Fellowship of the EC programme "Knowledge Transfer for
Digitization of Cultural and Scientific Heritage in |
1998-2003 | Award MM-807/98 of the National Science Fund of the Bulgarian Ministry of Science and Higher Education: "Reachable sets of differential equations" |
1998 | Visiting professor in a research VW-Project "Iterative Techniques for Convection-Diffusion Problems on locally refined meshes", Institut fuer Analysis und Numerik, Otto-von-Guericke Universitaet Magdeburg, Germany. Developing algorithms and writing codes (in Matlab environment) for two and three dimensional meshes and finite element solvers. |
1993-1994 | Visiting professor in a research project "Image compression using wavelets" at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA: Developing algorithms and writing codes (on C language) for two-dimensional image compression based on Haar, Daubechies and biorthogonal wavelet transformations. |
1991-1994 | Award No 58/91 of the National Science Fund of the Bulgarian Ministry of Science and Higher Education: "Computer modeling of dynamical systems and strange attractors" |
1987-1992 | Joint research project of the International Institute of Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria and BAS: "Interactive Optimization Systems". Developing algorithms and codes for solving various optimization problems and optimization interactive interface. |
2005- |
Data Structures, lectures, NBU (in English) |
2004- |
Object-Oriented Programming (C++), lectures, NBU (in English) |
2004- |
Introduction
in Programming (C++), lectures, NBU (in English) |
2001- | Programming for Advanced, lectures and labs, NBU |
2000 | Chaotic Dynamical Systems, lectures and labs, FMI, SU |
2000-2005 | Operating systems, lectures, SWU |
2000-2004 | Programming and Data Structures: C++, lectures, SWU and BFU |
1999-2004 | Object oriented programming: C++, lectures, SWU and BFU |
1999-2004 | Introduction in Programming: C++, lectures, SWU and BFU |
1999 | Programming and Data Structures, lectures, SWU |
1998-1999 | Introduction in Programming, lectures, SWU |
1996-1997 | Programming and numerical methods, lectures and labs, Technical University of Sofia |
1994-1995 | Chaotic Dynamical Systems (graduate), lectures and labs, NBU |
1993 | Discrete Dynamical Systems: Theory and Computer modeling (with Mathematica package), lectures and labs, Summer Workshop on Computer Aided University Mathematics Instruction, organized by Athens University, supported by ERASMUS and TEMPUS, Athens, Greece. Participants: graduate students and lecturers from Italy, Czech Republic, Spain, Bulgaria and Greece |
1991-1992 | Introduction to Chaotic Dynamical Systems (primarily for graduate students), lectures and labs, FMI, SU |
1989-1991 | Optimization Interface (graduate), lectures, FMI, SU |
1983-1986 | Calculus (undergraduate), lectures, Faculty of Geography, SU |
1980-1982 | Mathematical Programming (graduate), labs, FMI, SU |
1978-1979 | Calculus (undergraduate), labs, Faculty of Geography, SU |
1987-1997 | Supervision of M.Sc. theses (10 students), FMI, SU |
2004- |
Qt: a C++ class library and tools for cross-platform development |
2002- |
Databases MySQL and
PostgreSQL |
1993- | Using INTERNET tools: browsers, ftp, telnet and SSH, html |
1991- | Programming on UNIX OC (HP, DEC, IBM, Sun, Silicon) in C/C++ |
1986- | Using IBM PC computers (DOS, Windows), programming on Pascal and C/C++; using dBase, TeX, MS Office - Access, Excel, CorelDraw, etc. and math packages Mathematica (Wolfram Research), Maple (Waterloo) and MATLAB (MathWorks) |
1985 | Working on Apple computers in USCD Pascal |
1978-1988 | Programming on IBM360 computer (VM, TSO) in FORTRAN and PL1; using optimization package MPSX |
1974-1978 | Programming on Minsk2 and Minsk32 computers in Machine language and FORTRAN |
2006-2007 |
National health register of
persons in places with potential occupational exposure to
ionising radiation |
1991- | Software for creating and processing the databases produced the elections in Bulgaria (used in Parliamentary elections 1991, 1994, 1997 and 2001; Presidential election 1992 and Municipal elections 1995 and 1999) |
1990- | Supervision of groups dealing with keyboarding, editing and "camera ready" preparing scientific journals (including "Comptes rendus de l'Academie bulgare des Sciences") and mathematical journals (including Math Reviews-vol.1), textbooks, etc. (using mainly TeX, LaTeX, AMSTeX). |
1985-1989 | Optimization software (methods and interface) for decision support systems and education |
1985-1986 | Simulation models in steel production |
1980-1989 | Problems on the high voltage electricity net of Bulgaria - distribution of electric power, optimization of placement of new electric devices, software systems for visualization and multivariate analysis, etc. |
1978-1980 | Optimization the parameters of cryogenic superconductors |