My resume

AI / Knowledge Management / R&D Management


Adaptable, highly trained convincing leader and creative problem solver with deep perception and human consideration displaying the following qualifications:

  • Maintaining relationships in corporate, public and academic circles, presenting complex contents
  • Recruiting professional personnel in linguistics, engineering and computational linguistics
  • Managing, mentoring and shaping international multidisciplinary R&D organization
  • Driving, defining, managing the engineering of innovative products based on NLP and AI
  • Strong academic record, and realization of commercial products
  • Managing relationships with vendors, and academic institutions, negotiation
  • Initiating and developing product/project ideas, delivering regular version releases
  • Strong operational skills, strategic thinking, entrepreneurial drive, and engineering innovation
  • Planning, budgeting, budget management


2013-present: CEO, Mozaika, Sofia, Bulgaria
2009-present: Lecturer, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2014-2019: Lecturer, Sofia University, St. Kliment of Ohrid, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2007-present: Reviewer, Computing Reviews, ACM, Columbus, OH, USA.
2014-present: Reviewer, European Commission, Luxemburg.
2016-2019: National Contact Point Horizon 2020 ICT
2009-2013: Business Development Manager and Knowledge Management Expert, Ontotext, Sofia, Bulgaria.
2007-2008: Associate Director Speech Recognition Technologies, Bell Canada, Montreal, Canada.
2007 Consulting, McGill University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Montreal, Canada.
Synopsis for Project: Indexing MEDLINE with PICO Evidence-Based Medicine Elements.
2003-2007: Chief Linguistic Officer, Delphes Technologies Intl , Montreal, Canada.
2000-2002: Senior Solution Designer, Novator Systems, Ltd. , Toronto, Canada.
1999-2000: Post-Doctoral Fellow and Part-time Instructor at the Computer Science Department of Concordia University , Montreal, Canada.
Subject: Theoretical Computer Science ; Introduction to Expert Systems ;
Artificial Intelligence (tutor)
Project: Predication and Modification.
1998-1999: Consultant in Artificial Intelligence and Multilingual Engineering, Sogique, Quebec, Canada.
Project: Performance Support System for Child Protective Services (Evaluation).
July 1998: Ph.D. Defense, Institute for Computational Linguistics , University of Stuttgart , Stuttgart, Germany.
1998-1999: Part-time research and teaching assistant at the Computer Science Department of Concordia University , Montreal, Canada.
Subject: Artificial Intelligence .
Project: Aetna. Subproject: ERS System.
1997: Teaching at the Linguistics Department of the University of Uppsala, Uppsala, Sweden. Language Technology Program.
Subjects: Discourse, Computational Discourse, Computational Semantics.
1997: Reviewer for the Students’ Session of the ACL/EACL 97 Conference, Madrid, Spain 1997.
1996: Research and project coordinator. Linguistic Modelling Laboratory; Center for Information and Computer Technologies , Bulgarian Academy of Sciences , Sofia, Bulgaria.
1994-1996: Research Assistant, Institute for Computational Linguistics , University of Stuttgart , Stuttgart, Germany.
Project: VerbMobil . Subproject: Transfer. Responsibility: Transfer of Adverbs.
1992-1994: Ph.D. studies, Graduiertenkolleg, Institute for Computational Linguistics, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.
February 1992: Post Master’s Degree: Diplome en Ingenierie Multilingue.
1990-1992: Advanced studies, Centre de recherche en ingenierie multilingue, Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales and Maison des Siences de l’Homme Paris, France.
1988-1990: Research assistant, Linguistic Modelling Laboratory, Center for Information and Computer Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria.
1988-1989: Part-time Teacher for Latin language at National Gymnasium for Ancient Languages and Cultures, Sofia, Bulgaria.
September 1988: Master’s Degree in Classical Philology, Sofia University “Climent of Ochrid”, Sofia, Bulgaria.
1983-1988: Studies in Classical Philology (Major), Bulgarian Language and Computational Linguistics (Minor) at the Department of Classical Studies, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria.
1978-1983: National Gymnasium for Ancient Languages and Cultures, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Introduction to Data Science
University of Washington, Seattle, USA, 2014 (via Coursera)

Semantic Web
Semsphere, Innsbruck, Austria, 2009

Finance and Accounting for Non Financial Managers
International Business Institute , McGill University , Montreal, Canada, 2008

Executive Development Course
International Business Institute , McGill University , Montreal, Canada, 2004

Development Course in Management of Technical Staff
School of High-Technology , Montreal, Canada, 2004

Development Course in Communication
Groupe CMG, Montreal, Canada, 2004

Courses within Certificate Program in Business Communication
Ryerson University , Toronto, Canada, 2002

Certificate in Sun Programming
Xincon Technology Institute , Toronto, Canada, 2000


Semantic Web Technologies: RDF, RDFS, OWL, SPARQL
Operational Systems: UNIX, Linux, Windows, DOS, Macintosh, AIX
Programming Languages: JAVA, CLIPS, LISP, Swing, JSP, WordBasic, PROLOG
Encoding Standards: XML, SGML, TEI, CES, HTML
Word Processing: Emacs, LaTex, Microsoft Office applications, Microsoft Project


Association for Computing Machinery, IEEE, ACL, LT-Innovate, BDVA, Europeana network


  • Project proposal evaluation and project execution monitoring for the European Commission
  • Reviews regularly for for the Association of Computing Machinery, NY, U.S.A.
  • Reviews for Semantic Web Journal and for Intelligent Systems IEEE
  • Programme committee member for several international conferences, such as AAAI, ICIST, IESD, MSW3, S3T, SoWeDo, MMM.

See section Academic Work of this website.


  • won a scientific competition for young researchers (Bulgaria), scholarships (France, Germany), ‘Woman of the Year’ (USA), biography published in ‘500 Leaders of Influence’ (USA)
  • French Government and German Forschungsgesellschaft scholarships for advanced studies
  • “Unsung hero” in category aggregate for the high quality of images and metadata Ontotext provides and for efforts to establish a Bulgarian national aggregator at Europeana AGM 2012 (Holland)