Prof. Krassen Stefanov, Ph. D.
Krassen Stefanov Stefanov
Professor, Department of Information Technologies
Education and scientific degrees
2003 – 2004: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Instructor, International Training Centre Birmingham (UK), Cisco Networking Academy Program
2002: Euro Innovation Manager (Business skills, Project management, Financial management, Technology Transfer Policies,
Specialist in Transfer of technologies), Brno University of Technology, in connection with EC training project IPS-2000-00056
2000-2001: Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI and CCNA - Instructional skills, Computer Networks – how to design, build, maintain, and manage) , Cisco Networking Academy Program
1996 – 1997: MSc in Educational and Training Systems Design (Magister in Organisation and Management Perspectives on the Planning of Education, Models and Strategies of Curriculum Development, Principles of Learning and Instructional Design, Instrumentation for Instruction and Training, Evaluation and Research as Tools of the Educational Technologist, Design Methodology for Education and Training Systems), University of Twente
1987 – 1990: PhD in Computer Science (Application of Artificial Intelligence in Education), Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (SU), Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (FMI)
1977 – 1982: MSc in Mathematics and Computer Science (Magister), Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (SU), Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (FMI)
I have strong background in Technology Enhanced Learning, Network Businesses and Governments, Applications and services for the mobile user and worker, Open Development Platforms for Software and Services, Semantic Based Knowledge Systems, Computer Networks Design, Development and Management. I am member of the IFIP TC8 as Bulgarian national representative. I have long experience in participating in about 15 EC RTD projects as a co-ordinator and WP leader. I have more than 30 publications. I was involved in the Program committee of 8 International conferences.
I have rich experience in designing educational programs in various domains, as well as modeling Social processes and activities. I was involved in consulting Small and Medium size Enterprises in areas of: using Information and Communication Technologies in their business, innovations technology transfers, designing and performing educational and training programs, etc.
2006 – till now: IST Integrated Project TENCompetence: Building the European Network for Lifelong Competence Development, Contract Number 027087, Scientific coordinator for Bulgaria
2004 – till now: FP6-NoE-IST-507838/2004 KALEIDOSCOPE Project, Work package leader, Design, implementation and management of Technology Enhanced Learning
2002 – 2004: 5 FP IST-2001-33358 Project “DIOGENE: A Training Web Broker for ICT Professionals”, Scientific coordinator for Bulgaria, Development of brokering environment supporting life-long learning and training
2002 – 2004: World Bank Project “Modernisation of Bulgarian Higher Education”, Work package leader, Design and development of integrated Web-based management information system for Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
2000 – 2002: 5 FP IST-1999-21148 Project “IWOP”, Scientific coordinator for Bulgaria, Best Practice Pilot for the Implementation of Integrated Internet Based Remote Working Places for Virtual Teams developing Their Work at SMEs
2000 – 2002: 5 FP IST-1999-20852 Project “PROTELEUSES”, Work package leader, Best Practice Pilot for the Promotion and Implementation of Teleworking Tools at European SMEs of the Service Sector
1999 – 2001: INCO Copernicus 977041 MALL2000: Mall for on-line business beyond the year 2000, Work package leader,
Development of E-commerce brokering platform supporting East-West business collaboration
1999 – 2001: PHARE TEMPUS IB_JEP-14047-1999 “Centre of Excellence in Information Society Technologies”, Scientific coordinator, Training of Government Administration in IST, HRD, e-commerce, etc.
1998 – 2000: INCO Copernicus PL961125 MATEN, Scientific coordinator, Development of Multimedia Applications for Educational Telematics Networks
Logic Programming, AI Programming, Multimedia Systems and Technologies, Human-Computer Interactions, Web-based Databases, Business on the Internet, Computer Networks, Cisco Network Academy, Internet Programming