About myself

I come from Bulgaria (although I've spent most of my life outside; I've lived in Germany for 18 years and in Canada and Japan for 3-4 years each).

Some information on our book about my father and its presentation event (in Bulgarian). Here is also a recodring of the event.

I studied math between 1990 and 1995 at the Department of Mathematics at the Humboldt University Berlin, and defended my thesis in 95 at the chair of differential geometry.

Between 1996 and 1998 I graduated from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at the Free University of Berlin.

Here is my thesis and this is a photo of my advisor Elmar Vogt. Here is the german abstract of my disputation (PhD thesis defence) talk.

During that time, I was also student at the Department of Computer Science, Humboldt University Berlin and obtained a bachelor's degree in CS. Temporarily, I worked there as a student assistant, in charge of the web pages of the chair of Prof. Reisig.

Between Jun 98 and Apr 99, I had a postdoc position at the Mathematics Institute of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.

I was then between Apr 99 and Feb 03 research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik, Bonn, including, between 2001 and 2003, a grant from DFG for habilitation.

In Nov 2001 I was at the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Kyoto University, for the program "Low-dimensional topology in the twenty-first century".

After my failed attempts to obtain a habilitation in Bonn, I was between 2001 and 2003 at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Toronto, visiting (at my own expenses) Professor Murasugi.

After another almost 2 years without employment, finally I got a JSPS postdoc at the Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Tokyo. My host was Prof. Toshitake Kohno. (A good place where I learned some japanese.)

Between Apr 2006 and Nov 2007 I was employed at the 21COE Program "Formation of an International Center of Excellence in the Frontiers of Mathematics and Fostering of Researchers in Future Generations", at the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences (photo), Kyoto University (photo). My host was Prof. Kashiwara. I had my office in the Yugawa physics bldg (photo).

For a brief period (12/07-3/08) I was employed at the 21st Century COE Program Constitution of wide-angle mathematical basis focused on knots, led by Professor Akio Kawauchi, at the Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University (Advanced Mathematical Institute, Media Center 5F).

After being enforced to move out of Japan, I was employed between 6/08-2/10 at the BK21 Project at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, KAIST, in Daejeon, Korea. My informal contact person was Professor Gyo Taek Jin.

I also worked as part-time lecturer at the College of Engineering, Information and Communications University (now KAIST Information and Communications Campus).

For about 4 years, between 2010 and 2014, I was employed at the Department of Mathematics, Keimyung University, Daegu.

Now I am employed at the GIST College, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju.

Here is my
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