Associate Professor, Ph.D. Department "Informatics" NEW BULGARIAN UNIVERSITY 
Associate Professor, Ph.D. Operations Research Department Institute of Mathematics and Informatics BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES 
Mailing address: 

Department "Informatics" New Bulgarian University 21 Montevideo Str., 1618 Sofia, Bulgaria Phone: (+359 2) 811 0611 Email: 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 Email: 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 vectorvalued convex
mappings" 
19781982  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 
19992003  Visiting Professor (computer science), Bourgas
Free University 
19982005  Visiting Professor (computer science), SouthWest
University "Neofit Rilski", Blagoevgrad 
19962000  Head of Extremal problems department, IMI, BAS 
1995  Associate Professor, IMI, BAS 
19931994  Visiting Professor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA 
19821995  Assistant Professor, IMI, BAS 
1978  Research assistant in the Math department of "Energyproject" (a company for developing and design of power stations and distribution of electric energy), Sofia 
2010 

2009 
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 
Scientific project "Astroinformatics", funded under
contract DO02275 with National Science Fund of Bulgarian Ministry of
Education and Science 
2008 
Scientific project "WideField Plate Database: Development and Internet Access", funded under contract DO02273 with National Science Fund of Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science 
2005 
Visiting Researcher in a
KTDigiCultBG 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 
20052008 
NATO SfP 981149: Operations Research Support to Force and Operations Planning in the New Security Environment 
20042008 
Marie Curie
Fellowship of the EC
programme "Knowledge Transfer for
Digitization of Cultural and
Scientific Heritage in 
19982003  Award MM807/98 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 VWProject "Iterative Techniques for ConvectionDiffusion Problems on locally refined meshes", Institut fuer Analysis und Numerik, OttovonGuericke Universitaet Magdeburg, Germany. Developing algorithms and writing codes (in Matlab environment) for two and three dimensional meshes and finite element solvers. 
19931994  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 twodimensional image compression based on Haar, Daubechies and biorthogonal wavelet transformations. 
19911994  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" 
19871992  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 
ObjectOriented 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 
20002005  Operating systems, lectures, SWU 
20002004  Programming and Data Structures: C++, lectures, SWU and BFU 
19992004  Object oriented programming: C++, lectures, SWU and BFU 
19992004  Introduction in Programming: C++, lectures, SWU and BFU 
1999  Programming and Data Structures, lectures, SWU 
19981999  Introduction in Programming, lectures, SWU 
19961997  Programming and numerical methods, lectures and labs, Technical University of Sofia 
19941995  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 
19911992  Introduction to Chaotic Dynamical Systems (primarily for graduate students), lectures and labs, FMI, SU 
19891991  Optimization Interface (graduate), lectures, FMI, SU 
19831986  Calculus (undergraduate), lectures, Faculty of Geography, SU 
19801982  Mathematical Programming (graduate), labs, FMI, SU 
19781979  Calculus (undergraduate), labs, Faculty of Geography, SU 
19871997  Supervision of M.Sc. theses (10 students), FMI, SU 
2004 
Qt — Trolltech: a C++ class library and tools for crossplatform 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 
19781988  Programming on IBM360 computer (VM, TSO) in FORTRAN and PL1; using optimization package MPSX 
19741978  Programming on Minsk2 and Minsk32 computers in Machine language and FORTRAN 
20062007 
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 Reviewsvol.1), textbooks, etc. (using mainly TeX, LaTeX, AMSTeX). 
19851989  Optimization software (methods and interface) for decision support systems and education 
19851986  Simulation models in steel production 
19801989  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. 
19781980  Optimization the parameters of cryogenic superconductors 