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This is a summary of my recommendations.

Recommendations For Petar

Software Engineering Intern


“Petar was a highly motivated, hard-working and very sociable intern at Google. He passionately worked on his project and successfully completed it, which raised many interesting discussion points and gave us many insights. He also loved communicating with people, always exchanging his thoughts and ideas, not only on his project but also about various topics. I always enjoyed his ideas, opinions, questions and humor.” February 15, 2009

Kinuko Yasuda, Software Engineer, Google Japan Inc
worked with Petar at Google

“Petar demonstrated excellent software engineering skills during his internship at Google. He was able to deliver in a short time of period a working demo of a generic search query classifier. His humbleness and enthusiasm allowed him to quickly strike a conversation with other engineering teams and cross-pollinate ideas – a well appreciated quality at Google. I highly recommend Petar for his work and personality beyond work.” January 7, 2009

Xinmei Cai, Software Engineer, Google
worked with Petar at Google

“I had a pleasure of hosting/mentoring Petar during his internship at Google Japan. During three months at Google, Petar methodically learned basic infrastructure and generated interesting ideas which resulted in significant improvement of the product he worked on. He provided energy and excitement and quickly made friends with other engineers.” December 20, 2008

Slaven Bilac, Software Engineer, Google Japan
managed Petar at Google

“He is sociable and professional/hard-working. I found it very comfortable working with him.” December 13, 2008

Jun Nakano, Software Engineer, Google
worked with Petar at Google

Software Project Manager


“I know Petar from his starting working for Kontrax in 2000 till his leaving to Japan in 2007 for his specialization. In fact he has built the software department in the company, which counts to more than 20 developers today. Petar is extremely talanted person, who combines both professionalism and capabilities to organise and manage teams. Also being one of the smartest people I know, reliable partner and a good friend at the same time” April 23, 2009

Jordan Jordanov, Owner, Kontrax
managed Petar indirectly at Kontrax

“I have known Petar Kormushev since 1999 when he joined Kontrax as a young specialist. During the following 7 years he grew in experience and made an astonishing progress in his career. He worked his way up to the position of Software Project manager. I can always rely on his sound decisions and professional attitude to work. Petar has university degree in mathematics. I have earnestly admired his constant aspiration for acquiring knowledge, his desire to excel in his professional sphere. I am deeply convinced that Petar Kormushev will make a brilliant career. In a few brief years only he has managed to organize Software department with more than 15 developers. The software products developed under his management are still working and profitable. I consider this to be a unique deed. As a person Petar is unostentatious, honest, loyal, well-mannered, steady and ambitious. He sets himself realistic tasks and attains his end following a fixed schedule. He is permanently educating himself and is very good at organizing people around an idea. However, he is sometimes too shy. Petar has the gift for understanding the people he is in contact with. He is always considerate and thoughtful in his attitude and never loses his temper. He is exacting but just towards his subordinates and makes serious efforts to support them in their professional development.” April 22, 2009

Jacko Pillossof, Owner, Kontrax
managed Petar at Kontrax

“For almost two years I worked in a team of young and eager students in one of the significant projects in Bulgaria’s health care system. Peter managed our efforts and during that time he showed to be perfectly prepared in technical aspect, but most importantly – easy going and always ready to discuss ideas with an open mind. I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to work with him, as he always had the right answers when we needed such.” May 15, 2008

Ivaylo Spasov, Software Developer, Power Partner Ltd.
reported to Petar at Kontrax

Software Developer

Power Partner Ltd.

“Petar Kormushev is one of the best team mates I ever had. He worked with every colleague in friendly but strict manner, gaining their trust and loyalty. His work style combined effectiveness for the company and high quality of the product in a balanced and successful way. Working with him was very helpful for my personal improvement as developer. Although we both had the same education, he introduced me to many interesting approaches, tools and best practices and thus helped for my personal development.” May 14, 2008

Angel Velikov, Software Engineer, Power Partner Ltd.
worked indirectly for Petar at Power Partner Ltd.


Tokyo Institute of Technology

“Petar is very knowledgeable and passionate about his area of research; and very fun to be around.” April 24, 2009

Neil Rubens, Assitant Professor, University of Electro-Communications
studied with Petar at Tokyo Institute of Technology

“Petar is motivated and eager to learn. We’re always bouncing ideas off of each other, looking for different and more interesting approaches to all kinds of problems, many times just for the fun of it. Definitely the kind of person to have on your R&D team.” April 23, 2009

Guilherme Ramos, Ph.D. Candidate, Tokyo Institute of Technology
studied with Petar at Tokyo Institute of Technology (PhD, Robotics and Machine Learning)

“Petar is very sharp and exceptionally passionate about what he is doing. He comes up with many nice ideas in AI, so it is really interesting to talk to him.” April 23, 2009

Vera Sheinman, PhD student, Tokyo Institute of Technology
studied with Petar at Tokyo Institute of Technology (PhD, Robotics and Machine Learning)


Sofia University (MSc, Artificial Intelligence)

“I have known Petar Kormushev since 2001-02 academic year in his capacity of one of my students at Sofia University, Bulgaria. I could rank him among the top one percent students I have taught for more than 20 years. Petar has a very good experience both in individual and collective project activities. In this sense I could emphasize on his excellent results (in successive collaboration with other students) in some course projects within the framework of the AI M.Sc. programme as well as his brilliant AI M.Sc. thesis in the field of Semantic Web Services. Petar was the winner of the “St. Kliment Ohridski” Foundation student award for outstanding achievements in 2005.” April 24, 2009

Maria Nisheva, Assoc. Professor, Sofia University
taught Petar at Sofia University (MSc, Artificial Intelligence)


Sofia University (BSc, Computer science)

“Petar Kormushev was one of my best students – diligent and active in the classroom. He finished the exam in Discrete Mathemathics (that I’m teaching) with excelent grade. He was also a member of one of the best programming teams that I’m training in Sofia University – many times he and his teammates represented Sofia University in national and international programming contests.” April 29, 2009

Krassimir Manev, Associated professor, Sofia University
taught Petar at Sofia University (BSc, Computer science)

“I have known Petar since the time we were in high school. As far back as then he has been manifesting his outstanding abilities in information technologies. After that he further developed as an excellent IT specialist in the university and in the companies he worked at. Besides that, he has also shown keen interest and understanding in various fields different from computer science, like physics or chemistry, and I have enjoyed many interesting discussions with him. He has easy-going nature and is always a good company and friend.” April 25, 2009

Marco Kostadinov, student, Sofia University
studied with Petar at Sofia University (BSc, Computer science)