Avram Eskenazi, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Personal Records
 
Full Name Avram Mois Eskenazi
 
Date of Birth 14.05.1946
 
Telephone ++359 2 979 2873
 
Email eskenazi@math.bas.bg

Education
 
1964-1969 Faculty of Mathematics, University of Sofia

Academic qualifications
 
1969 MSc, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Sofia
 
1978 PhD in Computer Science, University of Sofia, Thesis: "Computer assisted test generation"

Languages
 
English Good
 
French Good
 
Russian Good
 
German Good

Professional record
 
1969-1983-2010 Researcher and Senior Researcher, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
 
1985-2012 Head, Software Engineering Dept. with the same organization
 
1999-present Professor, University of Economics, Varna (part time)

2014-present Professor, associate member of IMI

Participation in projects
 
1986-1988 Intl. project with the Institute of Informatics Problems, Moscow, on new software technologies (head of the Bulgarian staff)
 
1986-1990 UNESCO project Bul/003 on computer assisted education (head of subproject)
 
1987-1998 Four projects funded by the Ministry of Education and Science on software processes, software marketing, software quality - evaluation and assurance (head of the staff)
 
1992-1994 Payroll software development project with Val Informatique (France) (head of the staff)
 
1993-1997 Research and software development projects with Dornier (Germany) on CAL and software development technology (head of the staff)
 
1997 Development of the Bulgarian Strategy for Information and Communication Technologies in Secondary Education (head of the staff)
 
1998 Development of the Bulgarian Strategy for the Information Society (member of the staff)
 
1997-2000 Joint project with the Faculty of Management, University of Tel Aviv - Evaluation of information systems and their development technologies (head of the Bulgarian staff)
 
2000-2003 "Multiversum" - SOCRATES Comenius 3.1 No. 87522-CP-1-2000-1-IT intl. research project "Multimedia as an epistemological resource: towards multifaceted rather than linear knowledge" (coordinator for one of both Bulgarian partners)
 
2002-2003 EC IST 34488 eXPERT on Application of the eXPERT Approach (XP + PSP) in SME (member of the staff)
 
2003-2006 Joint project with the Faculty of Management, University of Tel Aviv - Development of information systems by means of advanced technologies (head of the Bulgarian staff)
 
2005-2007 EU Erasmus 114046-CP-1-2004-1-BG ETN DEC Head, Software Engineering expert group
 
2005-2007 EU Project 027287 SSA : ELOST
e-Government for LOw Socio-economic sTatus groups Bulgarian coordinator
 
2006-2011 Joint project with the Faculty of Management, University of Tel Aviv Evaluation and Selection of Complex Software Systems (head of the Bulgarian staff)
 
2008-2010 TRICE 142399-LLP-1-2008-1-BG-ERASMUS-ENW - Teaching, Research, Innovation in Computing Education
 
2010-2013 Doctoral students from industry, a project funded by the Bulgarian National Science Fund
 
2011-2014 Joint project with the University of Tel Aviv High Level Semantic Analysis of Bulgarian and Israel Collections
 

Teaching activities
 
1972-1989

University of Sofia, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics
Major courses: Introduction to computer science, Data structures and organization, Computer assisted learning, Software engineeringg
 

1992-1997

International University, Sofia
Major courses: Data structures and organization, Software engineering, Advanced software engineering
 

1997-present

University of Economics, Varna
Major courses: Software Engineering, E-Commerce, Extreme Programming
 

2002-2004,
2010-present

New Bulgarian University, Sofia
Major courses: IT Project Management, Software Engineering, E-Commerce, Extreme Programming
 

2003-2015

Varna Free University
Major courses: Software Engineering
 


Other positions and activities:
 
1986-2012 Bulgarian representative to IFIP TC 2 on Software
 
1993-present Member of the Council of ACMBUL (Bulgarian chapter of ACM)
 
1995-1999 Bulgarian representative to the UNESCO Program of Informatics
 
1998-present Member of the Council of the International Foundation "St Cyrillus and St Methodius"
 
1999-present Member of ACM, since 2009 - Senior Member
 
2001-present Chairman of the Auditing Council of the International Foundation "St Cyrillus and St Methodius"
 
2003-2007 Member of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, Moscow
 
2006-present Publishing editor of Serdica Journal of Computing

1991-1999,
2011-2012

Member of the General Assembly of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
2011-present Chairman of the Advisory Council on Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

2012-present Member of the Jury of the Presidents John Atanasov award


Recent publications (total number: 84)
 
  1. E. Delinov, A. Eskenazi, An Approach for a More Objective Evaluation of Practical Projects Used in the Training Process, Serdica Journal of Computing, vol.8, No.4, 2014

  2. M. Galabova, A. Eskenazi, An attempt to apply Lean principles and practices to Scrum, Proc. of 9th Annual Intl. Conf. on Computer Science and Education in Computer Science 29 June - 2 July 2013, Fulda/Würzburg, Germany, p.33-36.

  3. A. Eskenazi, Business Software or Software Business, invited talk, Mathematics and Mathematical Education, Proc. of the 41th Conf. of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 2012, p.83-92

  4. I. Pavlova, D. Petrova-Antonova, A. Eskenazi, S. Ilieva, A. Dimov, An Analysis and Forecast of Software and Services Research in Bulgaria Comparing the Situation Two Years Later, Proc. S3T Intl. conference, Burgas, 1-2 September 2011, Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, Springer 101, 2011, p.103-110

  5. N.Todorov, A.Eskenazi, Specifics in applying agile software methodologies in portal solutions, Serdica Journal of Computing, vol.5, No.1, 2011 (ISSN 1312-6555), p.65-78

  6. S. Ilieva, A. Eskenazi, A. Dimov, I. Pavlova, An Analysis and Forecast of Software and Services Research in Bulgaria, Serdica Journal of Computing (ISSN 1312-6555), vol.4, No.2, 2010, p.133-158

  7. Ts. Kovacheva, A.Eskenazi, Optimizing Formalized Processes for Software Development by Adapting the Practices of Agile Methodologies. Proc. of Intl. Conf. Automatics and Informatics09, Sofia, 2009

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