5 October 2005, Institute for Parallel Processing
Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 25 A, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
The general objective of the project BIS-21++, which is carried out by the Institute for Parallel Processing at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IPP-BAS) within the 6th Framework programme is to reinforce the excellence in education, science, and technology. The project integrates a number of interconnected activities amongst which improving the research training of young scientists and active networking between the BIS-21++ team and leading partners from Europe. BIS-21++ topics include several IST priority areas - computer architectures (distributed and parallel computing), environmental mathematics, large-scale computations, computer networks, human language technologies, text compression technologies. The BIS-21++ project supports high quality training of PhD students within Work package 2 (WP2) - called Strengthening the scientific potential. One of the activities of WP2 is to organize numerous internal and national seminars where the results of the young researchers are presented.
The Steering Committee of the project has selected and approved 6 PhD students from several fields, to present the state of their work on a seminar. It was carried out on October 5th, 2005 in IPP-BAS. Several international scientists attended this seminar, most of which from partnership organizations. Those eminent scientists have an affluent experience in supervising and examining students.
The IPP-BAS PhD internal seminar was held in connection with BIS-21++ Project and gave opportunity to the PhD students to present, discuss and exchange their research views.
The six PhD students, who took part in the seminar and made presentation, were as follows:
- Albena Strupchanska – Knowledge Representation and Semantic Capturing
- Aleksandar Dimov – Towards Simplification of The Development of Large-scale Software Systems
- Aleksandar Kazandzhiev – Multi-Agent Architecture for Telecommunication and E-Learning Systems
- Sofiya Ivanovska - Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods for Integrals and Integral Equations
- Todor Tashev – PIM (Processor-In-Memory) in Parallel Architectures, Based on FPGA.
- Valentin Pavlov – Massive Quantum Computing Simulation
- Vladimir Getov - Professor and Director of Research Centre, Harrow School of Computer Science, University of Westminster, London, UK.
- Olli Martikainen - Professor at the University of Oulu, Associate Research Fellow in the Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) and Docent in Helsinki University of Technology and Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
- Adolfy Hoisie - Staff Scientist, the Leader of the Parallel Architectures and Performance Lab (PAL), and the Leader of the Modeling, Algorithms and Informatics Group at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA.
- Carl K. Chang - Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Iowa State University, USA
They discussed on PhDs' presentations and made terms of references and recommendations for their future development.