Acad. Krassimir Atanassov, DSc, DSc | CV

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Born on 23.03.1954 in Burgas, Bulgaria.

Educational and scientific degrees and titles

  • 2021 – Academician (Full Member) of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2012 – Corresponding Member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2000 – DSc degree in Mathematics, code 01.01.12 “Informatics”
  • 1997 – DSc degree in Technical Sciences, code 02.21.04 “Computer Systems and Networks”
  • 1986 – PhD degree in Mathematics
  • 1978 – Master degree from the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Academic positions

  • Chairman of the Scientific Council of IBPhBME-BAS
  • Head of Department “Bioinformatics and Mathematical Modelling” (July 2010 – July 2022)
  • Head of Department “Biomedical Informatics” – Centre of Biomedical Engineering – BAS (November 2007 – July 2010)
  • Scientific secretary of Centre of Biomedical Engineering (June 1994 – November 2007)
  • Full Professor (Senior researcher І deg.), code 02.21.04 “Computer systems, complexes and networks” (1998)
  • Associate Professor (Senior researcher ІI deg.), code 01.01.13 “Mathematical modelling” (1991)

Honorary titles and awards

  • Honorary Badge of the President of the Republic of of Bulgaria (2021)
  • Bulgarian Academy of Sciences’ Award for Exceptional Individual Contribution to the formation of the Academy’s H-index (2020)
  • Commemorative Medal for the 40th anniversary of the Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2019)
  • IEEE Senior Member (since 2018)
  • Award “Pythagoras” of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science of Bulgaria for established researcher in the area of Technical sciences (2013)
  • Fellow of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (since 2013)
  • Adjunct Professor of Raffles KvB Institute, Sydney (since 2007)
  • Honorary Fellow of the KvB Institute of Technology, Sydney (since 2004)
  • Honorary Associate of the University of Technology, Sydney (since 1995)

Research interests

  • In the area of Petri Nets: developed theory of Generalized Nets and found its applications in the fields of artificial intelligence, medicine, transportation, economy, telecommunications, systems theory, etc.
  • In the area of Fuzzy Sets: developed theory of Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets and found its applications in the fields of artificial intelligence, systems theory, medicine, etc.
  • In the area of Number Theory: generalized the Fibonacci Sequence, researches properties of arithmetic functions, formulates and solves extremal and combinatorial problems.

Scientific and expert activities

Editor-in-Chief of journals

  • “Notes on Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets” (since 1995, Bulgaria)
  • “Notes on Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics” (since 1995, Bulgaria)
  • “Issues in Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets and Generalized Nets” (since 2001, Poland)
  • “Advanced Studies in Contemporary Mathematics” (since 2004, South Korea)

Member of Editorial boards of journals

  • “AMSE Press – Modelling, Measurement & Analysis”(1994-2007, France)
  • “Smarandache Notion Journal” (1999-2002, USA)
  • “Analele Universitatii din Oradea-Fasc. Matematica” (since 2001, Romania)
  • “Italian Journal on Pure and Applied Mathematics” (since 2002, Italy)
  • “Proceedings of the Jangjeon Mathematical Society” (since 2002, South Korea)
  • “International Review of Fuzzy Mathematics” (since 2006, India)
  • “Annual of ‘Informatics’ Section of Union of Scientists in Bulgaria” (since 2008, Bulgaria)
  • “Bioautomation” (since 2008, Bulgaria)
  • “New Mathematics and Natural Computation” (since 2009, USA)
  • “ISRN Artificial Intelligence” (since 2011, India)
  • “Bulletin of International Mathematical Virtual Institute” (since 2011, Serbia)
  • “Journal of International Mathematical Virtual Institute” (since 2011, Serbia)
  • “Journal of Mathematics” (since 2012, India)


  • “Mathematical Reviews” (since 1989)
  • “Zentralblatt fuer Mathematik” (since 1991)

Expert activities

  • Member of the Accreditation Council of the National Evaluation and Accredication Agency (since June 2021)
  • Member of the Commission  for monitoring and evaluation of the scientific research activity of higher education institutions, at the Ministry of Education and Science (2020 – 2021)
  • Member of the Academic Council at the Centre of Education at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (2006 – June 2018)
  • Member of the Commission in Mathematical Sciences at the High Testimonial Committee (2007-2010)
  • Member of the Specialised Research Council in Informatics and Mathematical Modelling (former: Informatics and Applied Mathematics) (1998-2007)
  • Secretary of the SRC in IMM (2000-2007)
  • Member of the SRC in Automation and Control Systems (2004-2007)
  • Member of the Expert Commission in Informatics at the Bulgarian Science Fund (1998-2005), Head of the Commission (2003-2005)
  • Member of the SRC in Electronic and Computer Technology (1998-2004)


  • University “Prof. Dr. Assen Zlatarov”, Burgas (since 1998)
  • Technical University of Sofia (1998-2017)
  • Burgas Free University (2006-2017).
  • New Bulgarian University (2005, 2007-2009)
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Sofia University (1988-1993, 2004-2008),
  • Faculty of Physics at Sofia University (1994/5),
  • Technical University of Varna (1988/9),
  • Supervisor of 41 successfully defended PhD students

Membership in scientific associations

  • Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians (since 1979)
  • American Mathematical Society (since 1989)
  • Union of Scientists in Bulgaria (since 2006) and Head of the “Informatics” Department at USB (since 2007)
  • IFAC (since 2010)
  • IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society (since 2011)
  • EUSFLAT (since 2013)

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