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Award of the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of BAS for high achievements for 2020

With the Award for Excellence in Mathematics for 2020, the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics of BAS (IMI) honors Greta Panova, Associate Professor at the University of Southern California. The award will be presented during the international conference “Mathematics Days of in Sofia” in 2021. The winner of the award is determined by an international jury of prominent world experts in the field of mathematics. The IMI Mathematics Prize is awarded to Bulgarian citizens up to the age of 40. For the first time, the winner is a woman. So far, the award has been presented in 2014 and 2017 at the conference “Mathematics Days in Sofia” (MDS). The third edition of the forum was supposed to take place this year but the organizers are [...]

2020-07-07T14:41:43+03:00Wednesday, 1 July 2020|Categories: Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies|

A robot for disinfection of premises was invented by scientists from the Institute of Robotics of BAS

Scientists from the Institute of Robotics of BAS have created a robot for disinfection of premises which can be used to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The innovation is applicable to automated biological decontamination of homes and health facilities, kindergartens and schools as well as all floor surfaces contaminated with multi-resistant bacteria and superbacteria, fungi, spores and viruses. The invention is registered with the Patent Office and is applicable to all areas requiring highly effective disinfection procedures. […]

Cyber risks, threats and security measures related to COVID-19

The ten most current risks and threats of techno-social type related to COVID-19 for 2020 are analyzed by scientists at the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies of BAS (IICT). Practical protective measures are also proposed. Summarized data from the analysis of Assoc. Prof. Zlatogor Minchev and Assistant Professor Ivan Gaydarski of the “Information Technologies for Security” department of IICT-BAS give current priority to threats and risks related to attacks on key online services and vulnerabilities in the Home Office working organization. Other important ones at the moment are: phishing threats and malware attacks. Growth in significance, but to a lesser extent, is also expected in terms of crypto-virus attacks, vulnerabilities in popular applications, robocall scams, fake applications and news, gray-market scams and malicious domains. [...]

2020-05-03T19:49:35+03:00Thursday, 30 April 2020|Categories: Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies, Selected|

European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel visited the QUASAR Center of Competence

A working meeting with the participation of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel was held by the scientists at the QUASAR Center of Competence "Quantum Communication, Intelligent Security Systems and Risk Management". Academician Chavdar Roumenin and Assoc. Prof. Lachezar Georgiev presented the research activity on the project. Mariya Gabriel got acquainted with the newly constructed laboratory complex equipped with the highest class of specialized equipment which is located at the Institute of Robotics of BAS. Among the highlights of the meeting were Bulgaria's participation in the European Euro QCI initiative and the related challenges. "Quantum technologies are increasingly central to the digital world we live in. I am proud that Bulgaria has also made a major contribution to their development through the QUASAR Center of Competence,” said Commissioner [...]

2020-02-18T17:58:42+02:00Monday, 3 February 2020|Categories: Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies, Selected|

Talented pupils present projects at the jubilee science fair “150th Anniversary of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences”

Young talents present 15 projects in the field of natural sciences within the jubilee science fair “150 Years of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences”. The two-day event is organized by the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science and is being held in the conference hall of the Ancient Cultural and Communication Complex “Serdika” (Sofia Largo). […]

President Rumen Radev: IICT – BAS has created a system at a high world level

The Institute of Information and Communication Technologies of BAS has created a high world-level system that has all the elements: scientific infrastructure, proven progressive ideas and methods of scientific research. This was said by the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Rumen Radev during his visit to the Institute on 10 of December. He pointed out that the most important capital is the people – highly prepared, motivated and committed to success. That is why Bulgaria, with what you have done, is positioned on the world innovation map, the President addressed the scientists. […]

2020-01-21T14:31:39+02:00Tuesday, 10 December 2019|Categories: Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies, Selected|