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Full Name:

Stefka Stoyanova Fidanova

Date of Birth:

February 14 1964



Home Address:

"Rachka" Str. №36, ap.23, 1618 Sofia, Bulgaria

Office Address:

Acad. G.Bonchev Str., bl.25A, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria


BSc. degree: 1982-1986 Student in Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of Sofia University.

University Degree: 1988 - Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of Sofia University, Mathematics - M. Sc. in Mathematical Modeling.

Ph.D.: 1999 - "St Kliment Ohridski" University of Sofia, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science - PhD in Computer Science and Applied mathematics. - Thesis title:"Synthes of Systolic Array" - Thesis supervisor: "Prof. DR. Raytcho Lazarov, Texas A&M University, USA - Thesis adviser: Prof. Hristo Djidjev, University of Warwick, Coventry, England.

Languages: Fluently English, fluently French, fluently Russian, Bulgarian (native language).

Computational skills: Fortran, C/C++, MPI.

Operation systems: UNIX, Linux, MSDOS, Windows.


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Professional Record

  • 1988 - 1989 - Specialization at the Laboratory of Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Parallel Algorithms and Applications - adviser prof. Hristo Djidjev.
  • 1989 - 1992 - Ph. D. student, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of Sofia University.
  • 1993 - 1998 - Researcher,Central Laboratory of Parallel Processing.
  • 1995 - 6 month specialization, Institute of Applied Mathematics and IMAG - Centre National de Recherche Scientifique - LMC, Grenoble, France, supported by French Ministry of Education - Parallel Architectures - responsible - prof. Denis Trystram..
  • 1999 - 1 year Post.Doc at Institute National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique,Sophia-Antipolis, France - Automatic Differentiation - responsible - prof. Laurent Hascoet.
  • 2000 - 2002 - Marie Curie Fellow of EC at IRIDIA Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium - Combinatorial Optimization Problems - responsible - prof. Marco Dorigo.
  • 2003 - 2005 - Assistant Professor, Central Laboratory for Paralel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • 2005 - 2016 - Associate Professor, Institut of Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Sofia, Bulgaria..
  • 2007 - 3 months invited professor, University of Malaga, Spain - Metaheuristics for optimization problems..
  • 2016 - present - Professor, Institut of Information and Communication Technologies (former Institut of Parallel Processing), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences..
  • Fields of Research

  • High-Speed Computing and Parallel Algorithms.
  • VLSI systems and algorithms.
  • Parallel structures (Systolic Arrays, de Bruijn, Grid).
  • Optimization problems, dynamic programming, metaheuristics, ants algorithms, tabu search, simulated annealing, genetic algorithm.
  • Automatic differentiation.
  • Publications

    List of recent publications.