Professor of Computer Science
Veselka Boeva is Professor of Computer Science at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. She received a M. Sc. degree in Mathematics with specialization in Computer Science at the Plovdiv University, Bulgaria in 1985. She was awarded a Ph. D. degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia-branch Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 2000. Veselka has a long teaching experience in Computer Science and research experience in the field of Data Mining, Machine Learning, Data Analysis, Bioinformatics, Decision Making and Expertise Retrieval. She is a co-chair of Bioinformatics Special Interest Group (BI SIG), an initiative that was conceived at the Technical University-Plovdiv in 2004. The BI SIC was the first research group in the field of bioinformatics founded at that time in Bulgaria. Her research has been partly funded by successful research projects (e.g., a Bulgarian National Science Fund project and a KKS project) and a string of different research fellowships: a Post-Doc Research Fellowship supported by a Swedish Institute grant; a Post-Doc Research Fellowship supported by a NATO grant; a Post-Doc Research Fellowship supported by a Belgian Federal Science Policy Office grant and a Research Fellowship of German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). As a result she has visited and worked at different European universities in Slovakia, Belgium, Germany and Sweden. She is also very actively engaged as an external expert for evaluating research and higher education projects for FP7 and H2020 programmes of EU.