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Curriculum Vitae

Name: Ivelina Mircheva Nikolova
E-mail: iva@lml.bas.bg
Home Page: http://www.lml.bas.bg/~iva

Education

January 2011 – January 2015
Linguistic Modelling Department
Institute for Information and Communication Technologies
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
PhD in Computer Science
Topic of the PhD thesis: Application of Natural Language Processing to the Creation of Semantic Systems

October 2006 – March 2009
University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”
Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics
MSc in E-Learning

October 2005 – November 2008
University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
MSc in Economics

October 2000 – October 2004
University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski”
Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics,
BSc in Computer Science

September 1995 – July 2000
High School of Economics, Dobrich
Profile: Economics, Management and Finances of the Commerce

Professional Experience

June 2015 – present
Assistant Professor,
Linguistic Modelling and Knowledge Processing Department,
Institute of Information and Communication Technologies,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Jan.2015 – June 2015
Assistant,
Linguistic Modelling Department,
Institute of Information and Communication Technologies,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Oct.2005 – Jan. 2015
Programmer,
Linguistic Modelling Department,
Institute for Parallel Processing,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Dec. 2007 – Jan. 2008
Programmer,
ADISS Ltd. Sofia
PHP & MySQL & web development

Jan. 2006 – Oct. 2007
Instructional Designer,
Prosveta Ltd. Publishing House, Sofia

Feb. 2004 – Oct. 2004
Programmer,
Linguistic Modelling Department,
Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Aug. 2003 – Sept. 2003
System administrator,
Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment of Endocrinology and Gerontology “Acad. Ivan Penchev”, Sofia

Nov. 2001 – Dec. 2002
Programmer,
Linguistic Modelling Department,
Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Projects

  • AComIn: Advanced Computing for Innovation, funded by the EC under the FP7 Capacity Programme during 2012–2016 at the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Recognition of risk factors for development of Diabetes Type 2 from patient records in Bulgarian. Data mining in help of the education at the educational portal Ucha.se.
  • EVTIMA: Effective Search of Conceptual Patterns with Applications in Medical Informatics - research and programming at the Linguistic Modelling Department, Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
  • OpenTox (http://www.opentox.org/) - programming and testing at IdeaConsult. Ltd, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • ToxCast - data mining at IdeaConsult. Ltd, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • GEANT 3 (http://www.geant.net/) - programming for perfSONAR network monitoring tool (http://www.perfsonar.net/) at BREN, Bulgaria.
  • BALRIC-Ling project IST-2000-26454 - maintenance and support of BULRIC-Ling Web site- (http://www.larflast.bas.bg/balric) at the Linguistic Modelling Department, Institute for Parallel Processing, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Trainings

  • AIMSA 2014, September 2014, Golden Sands, Bulgaria. Oral presentation.
  • ICCS 2013, January 2013, Mumbai, India. Oral presentation.
  • EACL 2012, April 2012, Avignon, France. Demonstration.
  • NAACL 2012, June 2012, Montreal, Canada. Poster presentation.
  • 6th South East European Doctoral Student Conference (DSC) 2011, September 2011,
    Thessaloniki, Greece. Oral presentation.
  • RANLP 2011 and the associated workshops, Sempember 2011, Hissar, Bulgaria. Organisation
    and attendance.
  • ICCS 2011 and the associated workshops, July 2011, Derby, UK. Oral presentation.
  • 23rd ESSLLI European Summer School for Logics, Languages and Information, August 2011,
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Bio-Ontologies 2010: Semantic Applications in Life Sciences, SIG in conjunction with ISMB 2010, Boston, MA, USA, July 2010. Poster presentation.
  • LREC 2010, Valetta, Malta, May 2010. Oral presentation at the 2nd Int. Workshop on Building and Evaluating Resources for BioMedical Text Mining, associated with the conference.
  • RANLP-2009, Borovets, Bulgaria (http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2009/) and the associated workshops; assistance in the organisation - technical management and correspondence; oral presentation at the workshop Multilingual resources, technologies and evaluation for central and Eastern European languages.
  • 20th ESSLLI European Summer School for Logics, Languages and Information in Hamburg, Germany 4-15 August 2008 (http://www.illc.uva.nl/ESSLLI2008/). Poster presentation at the ESSLLI Student Session
  • RANLP-2007, Borovets, Bulgaria (http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007/) and the associated workshops; assistance in the organisation - technical management and correspondence; oral presentation at the workshop A Common Natural Language Processing Paradigm For Balkan Languages.
  • 12th ELSNET Summer School on Language and Speech Communication, dedicated to Information Fusion in Natural Language Systems  in Hamburg, Germany, 3 - 14 July 2006 (http://nats-www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/view/Main/ELSNET06 ) ; oral presentation at the Student Session.
  • RANLP-2005, Borovets, Bulgaria (http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2005/) and the associated workshops; presentation at the Poster Session at the Student Corner.
  • Participation in the XIV UEC International Mini-Conference for Exchange Students, August 2005, National University of Electro Communications, Japan; oral presentation.
  • RANLP-2003, Borovets, Bulgaria (http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2003/) and the associated workshops; participation in the Poster Session at the Student Corner.
  • International Conference on Conceptual Structures ICCS 2002, Borovets, Bulgaria (http://www.lml.bas.bg/iccs2002/).

Grants & Awards

September 2014
Awarded with the Best Paper prize at AIMSA 2014 for the paper
Nikolova, Ivelina and Dimitar Tcharaktchiev, Svetla Boytcheva, Zhivko Angelov, Galia Angelova: "Applying Language Technologies on Healthcare Patient Records for Better Treatment of Bulgarian Diabetic Patients". In Proceedings of Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems and Applications (AIMSA 2014), September 2014, Golden Sands, Bulgaria. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 8722, 2014, pp 92--103.

May 2012
A personal grant given by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education, Youth and Science for 1 month studies abroad to high-tech infrastructure complexes, spent in the group of Biomedical Text Mining at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, USA, working with Dr Kevin Bretonnel Cohen.

October 2004 – September 2005
Exchange student for one academic year in the University of Electro-Communications (http://www.uec.ac.jp/), Tokyo, Japan under the JUSST (Japanese University Studies in Science and Technology) program (http://www.fedu.uec.ac.jp/ISC/JUSST/), with a scholarship provided by the AIEJ (Association of International Education, Japan). Member of Ozeki Research Laboratory of Speech Recognition, doing “Term Weighting in order to improve Text Summarization”.

March 2003 – July 2003
International practice in corpus linguistics by the Leonardo Da Vinci mobility programme under the project “New Computer Technologies for Access to Vast Arrays of Multilingual Information” in FCT, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. My task was alignment of parallel texts and extraction of translation equivalents. (http://terra.di.fct.unl.pt/~gpl/leonardo.html).

Professional Interests

  • Natural Language Processing (Computational Linguistics)
  • Quality and Reliability, System Reliability

Publications

  • Nikolova, I., Zamanov, I., Kraeva, M., Hateva, N., Yovcheva, I., Angelova, G.. Voltron: A Hybrid System For Answer Validation Based On Lexical And Distance Features. Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2015), Association for Computational Linguistics, 2015, ISBN:ISBN 978-1-941643-40, 242 - 246
  • Tcharaktchiev, D., Boytcheva, S., Angelov, Z., Nikolova, I., Angelova, G.. Towards Integrated Analysis of Risk Factors and Diabetes Prevention using Big Data and Natural Language Processing. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine (eTELEMED 2015), 1, IARIA XPS Press, 2015, ISBN:978-1-61208-384-1, ISSN:2308-4359, 124 - 129
  • Ivelina Nikolova, Dimitar Tcharaktchiev, Svetla Boytcheva, Zhivko Angelov and Galia Angelova. Applying Language Technologies on Healthcare Patient Records for Better Treatment of Bulgarian Diabetic Patients. In: G. Agre et al. (Eds.): AIMSA 2014, Springer Int. Publ. Switzerland, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 8722, 2014, pp. 92-103. (AIMSA'14 Best Paper Award)
  • Irina Temnikova; William A. Baumgartner Jr.; Negacy D. Hailu; Ivelina Nikolova; Tony McEnery; Adam Kilgarriff; Galia Angelova; K. Bretonnel Cohen. Sublanguage Corpus Analysis Toolkit: A tool for assessing the representativeness and sublanguage characteristics of corpora. In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14), May 2014, Reykjawik, Iceland. ISBN 978-2-9517408-8-4, pp. 1714--1718
  • Temnikova, I., Nikolova, I., Jr. Baumgartner, William A., Angelova, G. & Cohen, K. B. (2013). Closure Properties of Bulgarian Clinical Text. In Proceedings of Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP) 2013, Hissar, Bulgaria, pp. 667-675
  • Nikolova, I., Temnikova, I. & Angelova, G. (2013). Enriching Patent Search with External Keywords: a Feasibility Study. In Proceedings of Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP) 2013, Hissar, Bulgaria, pp. 525-531
  • 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, India, Conceptual Structures for STEM Research and Education, Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 7735, 2013, pp 106-120.
  • Boytcheva, Svetla and Angelova, Galia and Nikolova, Ivelina, Automatic Analysis of Patient
    History Episodes in Bulgarian Hospital Discharge Letters, In Proceedings of the
    Demonstrations at the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for
    Computational Linguistics, April 2012, Avignon, France, pp.77-81
  • Nikolova, Ivelina, Svetla Boytcheva, Galia Angelova and K. Bretonnel Cohen. Temporal expressions in clinical text: Event recognition and time expressions. Presented at The Sixth i2b2 Shared Task and Workshop Challenges in Natural Language Processing for Clinical Data: Temporal Relations, 2 November, 2012, Chicago, USA. Workshop Program. Poster
  • Nikolova, Ivelina, Unified Extraction of Health Condition Descriptions, Proceedings of the
    NAACL HLT 2012 Student Research Workshop, June 2012, Montreal, Canada, pp. 23--28
  • Nikolova, I. and Angelova, G., Identifying Relations between Medical Concepts by Parsing
    UMLS Definitions. In Proceedings of The International Conference on Conceptual Structures
    (ICCS) 2011, 25- 29 July 2011, Derby, UK, pp. 173-186. ISSN 0302-9743, ISBN 978-3-642- 22687-8, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-22688-5
  • Proceedings of the Second Student Research Workshop associated with RANLP 2011, Irina
    Temnikova and Ivelina Nikolova and Natalia Konstantinova (Eds), September, 2011, Hissar,
    Bulgaria, www.aclweb.org/anthology/R11-2 . ISBN 987-954-452-016-8
  • Ivelina Nikolova, Paraphrase Identification in Biomedical Terminology in Proceedings of the
    6th Annual South-East European Doctoral Student Conference, 19-20 Sept 2011, Thessaloniki,
    Greece, pp. 326-333. ISBN 978-960-9416-04-7, ISSN 1791-3578.
  • Tcheremenskaia O., Benigni R., Nikolova I., Jeliazkova N., Escher S., Batke M., Baier T., Poroikov V., Lagunin A., Rautenberg M., Hardy B., OpenTox predictive toxicology framework: toxicological ontology and semantic media wiki-based OpenToxipedia, J Biomed Semantics, 2012; 3(Suppl 1): S7.
  • Boytcheva, S., Nikolova, I., Paskaleva, E., Angelova, G., Tcharaktchiev, D. and Dimitrova, N.
    Obtaining Status Descriptions via Automatic Analysis of Hospital Patient Records. Journal
    Informatica (Slovenia) 34(3): 269-278 (2010)
  • 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 proceedings of The International Conference AIMSA 2010, September 2010, Varna, Bulgaria.
  • Tcharaktchiev, D., G. Angelova, N. Dimitrova, S. Boytcheva, E. Paskaleva, I. Nikolova, H. Dimitrov. Novel Trends in Medical Research Using Automatic Processing of Text Based Hospital Patient Records. In electronic proceedings of The 8th International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Health, Samos, Greece, July 2010.
  • B. Hardy, N. Douglas, C. Helma, M. Rautenberg, N. Jeliazkova, V. Jeliazkov, I. Nikolova, R. Benigni, O. Tcheremenskaia, S. Kramer, T. Girschick, F. Buchwald, J. Wicker, A. Karwath, M. G├╝tlein, A. Maunz, H. Sarimveis, G. Melagraki, A. Afantitis, P. Sopasakis, D. Gallagher, V. Poroikov, D. Filimonov, A. Zakharov, A. Lagunin, T. Gloriozova, S. Novikov, N. Skvortsova, D. Druzhilovsky , S. Chawla, I. Ghosh, S. Ray, H. Patel, S. Escher, Collaborative Development of Predictive Toxicology Applications, Journal of Cheminformatics 2010, 2:7doi:10.1186/1758-2946-2-7.
  • Tcheremenskaia, O., R. Benigni, I. Nikolova, N. Jeliazkova, S. Escher, H. Grimm, V. Poroikov, A. Lagunin and B. Hardy, Collaborative Ontology Design and Implementation for the OpenTox Predictive Toxicology Framework. In proceedings of Bio-Ontologies 2010: Semantic Applications in Life Sciences, held in conjunction with ISMB 2010, Boston, July 2010.
  • Nikolova, I., Dimitrov, H., and Tcharaktchiev, D. 2010. Ethics and security in text mining of patient records in Bulgarian: the EVTIMA solution. In Proceedings of the 11th international Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies and Workshop For PhD Students in Computing on international Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies (Sofia, Bulgaria, June 17 - 18, 2010). B. Rachev and A. Smrikarov, Eds. CompSysTech '10. ACM, New York, NY, 515-520. DOI= http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1839379.1839472
  • Boytcheva, S., I. Nikolova, E. Paskaleva, G. Angelova, D. Tcharaktchiev and N. Dimitrova. Structuring of Status Descriptions in Hospital Patient Records. In the Proc. 2nd Int. Workshop on Building and Evaluating Resources for BioMedical Text Mining, associated to the 7th Int. Conf. on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2010), Malta, May 2010, pp. 31-36.
  • Tcharaktchiev D., Boytcheva S., Nikolova I., Paskaleva E., Angelova G., Dimitrova., N. Generating Structured Patient Data via Automatic Analysis of Free Medical Text, In Jordanova M., Lievens F. (Eds) Electronic Proceedings Med-e- Tel 2010: The International eHealth, Telemedicine and Health ICT Forum for Education, Networking and Business, Publ. ISfTeH, Luxembourg, 2010, ISSN 1818-9334, pp. 198-201
  • Boytcheva, S., I. Nikolova and E. Paskaleva. Context Related Extraction of Conceptual Information from Electronic Health Records. In: Priss, U. and G. Angelova (Eds) Conceptual Structures for Extracting Natural language SEmantics, Proceedings of the International Workshop SENSE-09 held in conjunction with the 17th Int. Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS'09), CEUR Workshop Proceedings ISSN 1613-0073, Volume 476, July 2009, available online at http://CEUR-WS.org/Vol-476/, pp. 38-49.
  • Boytcheva, S., I. Nikolova, E. Paskaleva, G. Angelova, D. Tcharaktchiev and N. Dimitrova. Extraction and Exploration of Correlations in Patient Status Data. In: Savova, G., V. Karkaletsis and G. Angelova (Eds). Biomedical Information Extraction, Proceedings of the International Workshop held in conjunction with RANLP-09, Borovets, Bulgaria, 18 September 2009, pp. 1-7.
  • Boytcheva, S., E. Paskaleva, I. Nikolova, and G. Angelova. Extracting Patient-Related Description from Medical Records in Bulgarian. In Proc. of the International Conference on Software, Services & Semantic Technologies S3T-2009, 28-29 October 2009, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Ivelina Nikolova, New Issues and Solutions in Computer-aided Design of MCTI and Distractors Selection for Bulgarian, In Proceedings of the International Workshop: Multilingual resources, technologies and evaluation for central and Eastern European languages associated with the international conference RANLP-09, 17 September 2009, Borovets, Bulgaria
  • Ivelina Nikolova, Language Technologies for Instructional Resources in Bulgarian, In proceedings of 13th Student Session at ESSLLI, 4-15 August, Hamburg, Germany
  • Ivelina Nikolova, Supporting the Development of Multiple-Choice Tests by Language Technologies, in Proceedings of the international workshop CNLPPBL, in conjunction with RANLP 2007, Bulgaria
  • Ivelina Nikolova, Kazuhiko Ozeki, “A Comparative Study of Term Weighting Methods”, XIV UEC International Mini-Conference for Exchange Students, August 2005, UEC, Tokyo, Japan

Professional Skills

Computer Skills Profile:

Computer Skills Profile:
Operating Systems (as user and basic administration): Windows, UNIX, Linux, Mac OS.
Networking: Fair knowledge in TCP/IP and network security.
Databases: MySQL Server, Access.
Technologies: OOP, WEB, AJAX.
Programming and Script Languages: C/C++, JAVA, PHP, Perl, JAPE, ASP , SQL, UML,
XML, HTML, CSS, Prolog, Lisp, Java Script, Bash, LaTeX.
Development Tools: Eclipse, MS Visual Studio .NET, SICStus Prolog, Scheme, MiKTeX.
Others: MS Office, Adobe products (Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop).
Language acquaintance:

Language acquaintance:

• Bulgarian: native
• English: fluent
• Italian & French: good
• Japanese & Portugues & Russian: basic knowlege

Organising activities:

• Organiser of the Student Research Workshop
http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2011/ranlpStud2011)
in conjunction with the International Conference RANLP 2011 (http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2011), 12-14 September 2011, Hissar, Bulgaria.
• Programme Committee coordinator, technical support and correpondence of the
International Conference RANLP 2011 (http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2011) 12-14 September
2011, Hissar, Bulgaria.
• Organiser of the Student Research Workshop (http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2009/stud-ranlp09/)
in conjunction with the International Conference RANLP'09
(http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2009) , 14-15 September 2009, Borovets, Bulgaria.
• Programme Committee coordinator, technical support and correpondence of the
International Conference RANLP'09 (http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2009) 14-16 September 2009,
Borovets, Bulgaria.
• Programme Committee coordinator, technical support and correpondence of the
International Conference RANLP'07 (http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2007) 27-29 September 2009,
Borovets, Bulgaria.
• Assistent of the local orgnisers of the International Conference RANLP'05
(http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2005), 21-23 September 2005, Borovets, Bulgaria.
• Technical support and correpondence of the International Conference “Present et Avenir
du Dossier de Sante Informatise“ Sofia, 13 October 2003 (http://www.medicalnet-
bg.org/prorec-bg/prorec.html)
• Assistent of the local orgnisers of the International Conference RANLP'03
(http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2003), 10-12 September 2003, Borovets, Bulgaria.
• Technical support and correpondence of the International Conference on Conceptual
Structures ICCS 2002, Borovets, Bulgaria (http://www.lml.bas.bg/iccs2002/).

Other activities and skills:

  • Building and maintenance of web pages.
  • Active work with the proposal submission tool in FP6 and FP7 of the European Commision.
  • Experience with the EC submission documents: guides for proposers, cost statements, etc.
  • Support of the cost statement of Balric-Ling IST-2000-26454 as a technical assistant to the
    project coordinator (2001-2003).
  • Making multimedia MS PowerPoint and Adobe Flash presentations.
  • Teaching basic English and Bulgarian to foreigners.
  • Driving License: Yes
  • Typewriting: Yes
  • Sports: Volleyball, Swimming
  • Smoking: No

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