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CURRICULUM VITAE of Dr Galia Angelova

 


PERSONAL RECORD:
  • Full name: Galia Mladenova Angelova

  • Office Address: Linguistic Modeling Department, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 25A Acad. G. Bonchev Str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

  • Telephone: (+3592) 979 6607, fax (+3592) 870 7273

  • E-mail: galia[followed by AT]lml(followed by DOT)bas(followed by DOT)bg


EDUCATION:

  • 1978 - M. Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Sofia

  • 1988 - Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer and Automation Institute of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA SZTAKI) (Query optimization in relational databases)


PROFESSIONAL RECORD:

  • January 2012 - present - Full Professor, Doctor of Sciences (more details in Bulgarian available here) and Head of the Linguistic Modelling Department, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

  • 2010 - 2011 - Doctor of Sciences, Associate Professor and Head of the Linguistic Modelling Department, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

  • 1987 - 2010 - Senior Researcher and Associate Professor at the Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

  • 1980 - 1987 - Research Associate at the Institute of Mathematics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


TEACHING:

  • 2013-2014 (winter semesters) - Lecturer. University of Sofia, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Courses taught: "Approaches to Natural Language Processing" (for M.Sc. students).

  • 2002-2010 (winter semesters) - Lecturer. University of Sofia, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Courses taught: "Introduction to Computational Linguistics" (for B.Sc. and M.Sc. students).

  • 1997-2002 (summer semester) - Lecturer. University of Sofia, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Courses taught: "Natural Language Processing" (for M.Sc. students in AI).

  • December 1997 - Lecturer. University of Aalborg (Denmark), Department of Communication. Courses taught: "Conceptual Graphs and Natural Language Processing".

  • 1989 - Lecturer. University of Sofia, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Courses taught: "Query Optimisation in Relational databases".

  • 1987 - 1989 - Lecturer. University of Sofia, Faculty of Classical and Western Languages, Courses taught:"Computational Linguistics".

  • 1979- 1984 - Teaching Asistant. University of Sofia, Faculty of Mathematics, Courses taught:"Discrete Mathematics".


OTHER ACTIVITIES:

  • Scientific Advisor of MSc students from the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia (in average one per year after 1996, specialisation AI).

  • Scientific Advisor of PhD students in Computer Science.

  • Member of PhD Commissions abroad: University of Skopje (2007) and Aalborg University (2008).

  • Reviewer for the European Commission (in FP4-Copernicus, FP5, FP6, eContent, FP7) and the Bulgarian National Science Fund.

  • National Contact Person in IST FP6 (2002-2006) and ICT FP7 (2007-2013).

  • Member of the Specialised Scientific Council in Informatics and Mathematical Modelling, associated to the High Attestation Commission (2007-2010).

  • Member of the Board of EACL (the European Chapter of the Association of Computational Linguistics), 2003-2006.

  • Member of the Expert Commission in Computer Science of the Bulgarian National Science Fund, 2002-2004 and 2013-present.


PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC EVENTS

  • Chair of the Organising Committees and Member of the Programme Committees of the International Conferences RANLP-2001, RANLP-2003, RANLP-2005, RANLP-2007, RANLP-2009, RANLP-2011 and RANLP-2013.
  • After 2000, member of the Editorial Board of all annual ICCS events (the International Conference of Conceptual Structures, with Proceedings published by Springer in LNAI). General Chair of ICCS-2002.
  • One of the Organisers of the International Workshops 'Biomedical Natural Language Processing' and 'Biomedical Information Processing', held in conjunction with the International Conferences RANLP-2011 and RANLP-2009 in Bulgaria.
  • One of the Chairs of the International Workshop SENSE-09 'conceptual Structures for Extracting Natural language SEmantics', held in conjunction with the International Conference on Conceptual Structures ICCS-09 at 26 July 2009 in Moscow, Russia.
  • Member of the Programme Committee of the 6th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2009) and the 5th European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2008). Member of the Programme Committee of the 6th International Semantic Web Conference and the 2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference 2007 (ISWC+ASWC'07).
  • Member of the Programme Committee of the International Conference "AI in Education" 2009 (AIED-2009).
  • Member of the Programme Committees of conferences organised by IASTED (The International Association of Science and Technology for Development):
    • Artificial Intelligence and Applications (AIA) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009,
    • Intelligent Systems and Control (ISC) 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009,
    • Computational Intelligence (CI) 2005, 2007 and 2009.
  • Member of the Programme Committee of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing - IDC2007 (Craiova, Romania), IDC2008 (Catania, Italy) and IDC2009 (Agia Napa, Cyprus).
  • Member of the International Programme Commitee of the 2nd-6th South East European Doctoral Student Conferences 2007-2011, hosted by SEERC in Thessaloniki.
  • Member of the International Programme Commitee of the NLP-track of the 6th International Conference on Informatics and Systems INFOS 2008, Cairo, Egipt.
  • Member of the International Programme Commitee of the Student Research Workshop at ACL-2007, Prague.
  • Member of the Programme Commitee of the International Workshop on Semantically Aware Document Processing and Indexing SADPI 2007, Montpellier, France.
  • Member of the International Programme Commitee of the 2nd Balkan Conference in Informatics (BCI 2005, Ohrid) and the 3rd Balkan Conference in Informatics (BCI 2007, Sofia).
  • Member of the International Programme Commitee of the Doctoral Consortium at EUROLAN-2007.
  • Reviewer for the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT) in 2005-2011.
  • Reviewer for the International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA'05, EISTA'06, EISTA'07, EISTA'08 and EISTA'09.

 


LANGUAGES

  • Bulgarian (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • Russian (fluent)
  • German (basics)


PROJECTS:

  • October 2012 - March 2016 - Coordinator of AComIn "Advanced Computing for Innovation", a 3,2 MEuro grant with the European Commission, FP7 Capacity, Research potential (REGPOT-1);

  • 2010-2011 - Principal investigator in PSIP+, ICT Call 5 extension of the FP7 ICT project PSIP "Patient Safety through Intelligent Procedures in medication", grant 216130;

  • 2009-2012 - Project Leader of EVTIMA "Efficient Search of Conceptual Patterns with Applications in Medical Informatics", grant DO-02-292 with the Bulgarian National Science Fund;

  • 2005-2007 - Steering Committee Member and Principal investigator in the project BIS-21++ Center of Competence FP6-2004-ACC-SSA-2, dealing with Knowledge-Based Systems;

  • 2005 - Coordinator of MLCF-CT-2004-013233, a FP6 Marie Curie Large Conference Grant for RANLP-2005, with the European Commission;

  • 2001-2004 - Principal investigator in the project BIS-21 Center of Excellence ICA1-2000-70016, dealing with HLT for German and Bulgarian in WP4;

  • 2003 - Coordinator of the IST Conference Grant for RANLP-2003, with the European Commission;

  • 2001-2003 - Coordinator of Balric-Ling (IST-2000-26454);

  • 2001 - Coordinator of HPCF-2000-00329 EuroConference RANLP-2001, with the European Commission, DGXII, Human Potential Programme, High Level Scientific Conferences;
  • 1999 - Project leader of "Internet technologies for document classification", with Bulgarian fund "Structural and Technological Policy", Call'98 for projects oriented to the 5FP of EC;
  • 1998 - 2001 - Scientific coordinator of Copernicus'98 JRP 977074 LARFLAST "Learning Foreigh Language Scientific Terminology" (as an associated member of the Faculty of Mathematic and Informatics, University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski");

  • 1996 - 1998 - Principal investigator in DBR-MAT: a Joint German-Bulgarian-Romanian Project in Knowledge Based Machine Aided Translation, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (Germany), second phase of DB-MAT (1992-95). The Bulgarian team was engaged with a sophisticated modul for generation of natural language explanations in Bulgarian from an underlying knowledge base of conceptual graphs.

  • 1995 - 1996 - Principal investigator in DOC-GEN: Generation of NL Hypertext Documentation from the Internal Specifications of the OO CASE-Tool OBLOG (performed for the Portuguese company OBLOG Software S.A.);

  • 1992 - 1995 - Principal investigator in DB-MAT: a Joint German-Bulgarian Project in Knowledge Based Machine Aided Translation, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (Germany);

  • 1995 - 1997 - Project leader of CGLex: A Natural Language - Based Tool for Conceptual Graph Acquisition, funded by the Bulgarian National Science Fund under contract I- 420/94.


Editor of Proceedings of (major) International Conferences:

  • N. Nicolov, G. Angelova and R. Mitkov (Editors). Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing V. Selected papers from RANLP-07. Volume 309 in the series "Current Issues in Linguistic Theory", John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 2009.

  • N. Nicolov, K. Bontcheva, G. Angelova and R. Mitkov (Editors). Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing III and IV. Selected papers from RANLP-03 and RANLP-05. Volumes 260 and 292 in the series "Current Issues in Linguistic Theory", John Benjamins, Amsterdam.

  • G. Angelova, K. Bontcheva, R. Mitkov, N. Nicolov, and N. Nikolov (Editors). Proceedings of the International Conferences RANLP-01, RANLP-03, RANLP-05, RANLP-07, RANLP-09, RANLP-11 and RANLP-13 Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, Borovets and Hissar, Bulgaria, Published by Incoma Ltd., Shoumen. The proceedings of RANLP-09, RANLP-11 and RANLP-13 are freely available at the ACL Anthology and are indexed by SCOPUS.

  • U. Priss, D. Corbett, and G. Angelova. (Editors) Conceptual Structures: Integration and Interfaces. Proc. of the 10th Intern. Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS-2002), Borovets, Bulgaria. Springer, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 2393, July 2002.


Selected recent publications in English:

  • Nikolova, I., G. Angelova, D. Tcharaktchiev and S. Boytcheva. Medical Archetypes and Information Extraction Templates in Automatic Processing of Clinical Narratives. In Proceedings of ICCS 2013, 10-12 January, Mumbai, Indiа, Conceptual Structures for STEM Research and Education, Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 7735, 2013, pp 106-120.

  • Dichev, C., D. Dicheva, G. Agre, and G. Angelova. Current Practices, Trends and Challenges in K-12 Online Learning. Cybernetics and Information Technology, Vol. 13 No. 3, ISSN 1311-9702, pp. 91-110, DOI 10.2478/cait-2013-0028.

  • Temnikova, I., N. D. Hailu, G. Angelova, and K. B. Cohen. Measuring Closure Properties of Patent Sublanguages. In: Angelova, G., K, Bontcheva, and R. Mitkov (Eds.), Proc. of the Int. Conf. on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 2013), September 07-13, 2013, Hissar, Bulgaria, published by Incoma Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria, ISSN 1313-8502, 2013, pp. 659-666.

  • Temnikova, I., I. Nikolova, W. A. Baumgarther, G. Angelova, and K. B. Cohen. Closure Properties of Bulgarian Clinical Text. In: Angelova, G., K, Bontcheva, and R. Mitkov (Eds.), Proc. of the Int. Conf. on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 2013), September 07-13, 2013, Hissar, Bulgaria, published by Incoma Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria, ISSN 1313-8502, 2013, pp. 667-675.

  • Boytcheva, S., G. Angelova, and I. Nikolova. Automatic Analysis of Patient History Episodes in Bulgarian Hospital Discharge Letters. In: Proceedings of the Demonstrations at EACL 2012, April 2012, Avignon, France, pp.77-81. http://www.aclweb.org/anthology-new/E/E12/E12-2016.pdf.

  • Boytcheva, S. and G. Angelova. CA workbench for temporal event information extraction from patient records. Proc. 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, and Applications, AIMSA 2012, Springer, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Volume 7557, 2012, pp. 48-58.

  • Tcharaktchiev, D., G. Angelova, S. Boytcheva, Z. Angelov, and S. Zacharieva. Completion of Structured Patient Descriptions by Semantic Mining. In: Koutkias, V., J. Niès, S. Jensen, N. Maglaveras, and R. Beuscart (Eds.), Patient Safety Informatics - Adverse Drug Events, Human Factors and IT Tools for Patient Medication Safety, IOS Press, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics series, Volume 166, 2011, pp. 260 - 269.

  • Boytcheva, S., D. Tcharaktchiev and G. Angelova. Contextualization in automatic extraction of drugs from Hospital Patient Records. In A. Moen at al. (Eds) User Centred Networked Health Case, Proc. of MIE-2011, the 23th Int. Conf. of the European Federation for Medical Informatics, Oslo, Norway, 28-31 August 2011, IOS Press, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics series, Volume 169, 2011, pp. 527-531. The paper was awarded the Rolf Hansen Memorial Award for best scientific paper on Electronic Health Records.

  • Nikolova, I. and G. Angelova. Identifying Relations between Medical Concepts by Parsing UMLS Definitions. In: Andrews, S., S. Polovina, R. Hill and B. Akhgar (Eds.), Conceptual Structures for Discovering Knowledge, Proceedings of ICCS-2011, the 19th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, Derby, UK, 25-29 July 2011, Springer, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 6828, pp. 173-186.

  • Boytcheva, S., G. Angelova, Z. Angelov, D. Tcharaktchiev, and H. Dimitrov. Integrating Patient-Related Facts using Hospital Information System Data and Automatic Analysis of Free Text. In Tjoa, A., G. Quirchmayr, L. Xu and I. You (Eds.), Availability, Reliability and Security for Business, Enterprise and Health Information Systems, Proceedings of the Workshop on Massive Information Sharing and Integration and Electronic Healthcare, Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6908, 2011, pp. 89-101.

  • Boytcheva S., I. Nikolova, E. Paskaleva, G. Angelova, D. Tcharaktchiev and N. Dimitrova. Obtaining Status Descriptions via Automatic Analysis of Hospital Patient Records. In: V. Fomichov (Ed.), Special Issue on Semantic IT of Informatica, an Int. J. of Computing and Informatics (Slovenia), Print ISSN: 0350-5596, Web ISSN: 1854-3871, vol. 34, Issue 4, Dec. 2010, pp. 269-278.

  • Boytcheva, S., G. Angelova, I. Nikolova, E. Paskaleva, D. Tcharaktchiev and N. Dimitrova. EVTIMA: a system for IE from hospital patient records in Bulgarian. In: Dicheva, D. and D. Dochev (Eds.): Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on AI: Methodology, Systems, Applications (AIMSA-2010), September 2010, Varna, Bulgaria. Springer, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 6304, pp. 231-240.

  • Boytcheva, S., G. Angelova, I. Nikolova, E. Paskaleva, D. Tcharaktchiev and N. Dimitrova. EVTIMA: a system for IE from hospital patient records in Bulgarian. In: Dicheva, D. and D. Dochev (Eds.): Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on AI: Methodology, Systems, Applications (AIMSA-2010), September 2010, Varna, Bulgaria. Springer, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 6304, pp. 231-240.

  • Angelova, G. Use of Domain Knowledge in the Automatic Extraction of Structured Representations from Patient-Related Texts. In: Croitoru, M., S. Ferre, and D. Lucose (Eds.): Proceedings of the 18th Int. Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS'2010), July 2010, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Springer, Lecture Notes in AI 6208, pp. 14-27.

  • Angelova, G.Ontological Approach to Terminology Learning. Comptes rendus de l'Academie bulgare des Sciences, Vol. 62(10), 2009, pp. 1319-1326.

  • Boytcheva, S. and G. Angelova. Towards Extraction of Conceptual Structures from Electronic Health Records. In: Rudolph, S., F. Dau, and S. O. Kuznetsov (Eds.): Proceedings of the 17th Int. Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS'09), July 2009, Moscow, Russian Federation. Springer, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 5662, pp. 100-113.

  • Angelova, G. Efficient Computation with Conceptual Graphs. Book chapter in Hitzler, P. and H. Scharfe (Eds.), Conceptual Structures in Practice. Chapman & Hall/CRC Studies in Informatics Series, Boca Raton FL, May 2009, ISBN 978-1-4200-6062-1, pp. 73-98.

  • Angelova, G. and S. Mihov. Conceptual Information Compression and Efficient Pattern Search. Serdica Journal of Computing, ISSN 1312-6555, Vol. 2 (2008), pp. 369-402.

  • Angelova, G. and S. Mihov. Finite State Automata and Simple Conceptual Graphs with Binary Conceptual Relations. In: Eklund, P. and O. Haemmerle (Eds.), Supplementary Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS'08), Toulouse, France, CEUR Workshop Proceedings 2008. (Available at http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-354/).

  • Dobrev, P., O. Kalaydjiev and G. Angelova. From Conceptual Structures to Semantic Interoperability of Content. In: U. Priss, S. Polovina and R. Hill (Eds.), Conceptual Structures: Knowledge Architectures for Smart Applications, Proc. of the 15th Int. Conceptual Structures Conference, Springer, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4604, July 2007, pp. 192-205.

  • Angelova, G. Language Technologies Meet Ontology Acquisition. In: F. Dau, M.-L. Mugnier, G. Stumme (Eds.): Proc. of the 13th International Conference on Conceptual Structures ICCS 2005, Springer, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 3596, pp. 367-380. pdf (207 KB)

  • Angelova, G., O. Kalaydjiev, and A. Strupchanska. Domain Ontology as a Resource Providing Adaptivity in eLearning. In Proc. "On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2004", OTM 2004 Workshops, Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3292, pp. 700-712. pdf (166 KB)

  • Dobrev, P., A. Strupchanska, and G. Angelova. Towards a Better Understanding of the Language Content in the Semantic Web. In Proc. of The 11th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications - Semantic Web Challenges, AIMSA 2004, Springer, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 3192, 2004, pp. 267-276.

  • Angelova G., A. Strupchanska, O. Kalaydjiev, M. Yankova, Sv. Boytcheva and I. Vitanova. Towards deeper understanding and personalisation in eCALL. In Proc. "eLearning for Computational Linguistics and Computational Linguistics for eLearning", Workshop at COLING 2004, Geneva, 2004, pp.45-52.

  • Angelova G., A. Strupchanska, O. Kalaydjiev, Sv. Boytcheva and I. Vitanova. Terminological Grid and Free Text Repositories in Computer-Aided Teaching of Foreign Language Terminology. In Proc. "Language Resources: Integration & Development in e-learning & in Teaching Computational Linguistics", Workshop at LREC 2004, Lisbon, 2004, pp.35-40.pdf (302 KB)

  • Boytcheva Sv., I. Vitanova, A. Strupchanska, M. Yankova, G. Angelova. Towards the assessment of free learner's utterances in CALL. In Proc. "NLP and Speech Technologies in Advanced Language Learning Systems", InSTIL/ICALL Symposium 2004, Venice, pp.187-190.pdf (132 KB)

  • Nakov P., E. Valchanova and G. Angelova. Towards deeper Understanding of the LSA Performance. In Proc. of the Int. Conference RANLP-03 "Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing", Borovets, Bulgaria, 10-12 September 2003, ISBN 954-90906-6-3, pp. 311-318. pdf (164 KB). Abridgement in: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing III, Vol. 260 in the series "Current Issues in Linguistic Theory", John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 2004, pp. 297-306.

  • Nakov P., Y. Bonev, G. Angelova, E. Gius and W.v. Hahn. Guessing Morphological Classes of Unknown German Nouns. In Proc. of the Int. Conference RANLP-03 "Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing", Borovets, Bulgaria, 10-12 September 2003, ISBN 954-90906-6-3, pp. 319-326. pdf (233 KB) . Abridgement in: Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing III, Vol. 260 in the series "Current Issues in Linguistic Theory", John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 2004, pp. 347-355.

 

A longer list of publications is available here.


 

Last Revised: January 2014

Galia Angelova