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Honors and Awards

“John Atanasoff” Award, 2013
Awarded by the President of Bulgaria for scientific excellence and contributions to the development of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in Bulgaria and abroad. The award bears the name of Prof. John Atanasoff (who is of Bulgarian descent) – the inventor of the first electronic digital computer. More info here

Japanese Research Fellowship, 2006 – 2009
Awarded by the Japanese Government (MEXT/Monbukagakusho) and Tokyo Institute of Technology, to finance my doctoral research in robotics in Japan.

The “St. Kliment Ohridski” Award, 2005
Awarded by the Rector of Sofia University Prof. Boyan Biolchev, for exceptional academic achievements and extracurricular activities, in the category “Master student”. More info here

“John Atanasoff” Scholarship, 2002
Awarded by Eureka Foundation in 2002 for outstanding achievements in Computer Science. This was the first “John Atanasoff” scholarship. It was dedicated to the 100th birthday of Prof. John Atanasoff – the inventor of Bulgarian origin, who created the first electronic digital computer. Later in 2003, the President of Bulgaria created another, presidential award by the same name of “John Atanasoff”.

3rd place in the Bulgarian National Programming Competition, 2001
Awarded by Musala Soft and PC Magazine Bulgaria http://konkurs.musala.com