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Prof. Stoyan Denchev one of the pillars of Bulgarian spirituality and enlightenment celebrates his birthday today


Prof. Stoyan Georgiev Denchev is a public figure, a well-known Bulgarian Scientist, a long-time rector of the University of Library Science and Information Technology, and currently chairman of the Board of Trustees, as well as a member of IFLA - International Federation of Library Associations, ALA - American Library Association, and many others. etc.

Prof. Denchev is an Honorary President of the Bulgarian People’s Union of “Chitalishta” (Municipality Cultural Centers) and a former high-level politician. Founder and Chairman of the University Youth Knowledge Academy (UNYKA) – a new and perspective unit at ULSIT.


 EDUCATION & SCIENTIFIC DEGREES:

 

Prof. Denchev has a BSc Degree in Mathematics (1973) from the Faculty for Informatics and Mathematics of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, an MSc Degree in Computer Science - Fundamentals of Cybernetics and Management Theory, (1978) from the same faculty at Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’, a Ph.D. Degree in Informatics, from the Specialized Scientific Council (SSC) for Informatics in the Military Sphere, of the Higher Attestation Commission (HAC) to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria (1984) and a D.Sc. in Economy (2004) SSC National Security, HAC-Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria.

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION:

 

In 1987, Prof. Denchev acquired the Scientific Title Assoc. Prof. (1987) Theory of Scientific Information, SSC Technical Sciences, HAC-Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria. In the same year, he leaves for the United States of America, where he works as a visiting assoc. professor & a senior researcher at the California University of Berkeley. Prof. Denchev acquired his Scientific Title Prof (2005) in Information Resources Management, Specialized Scientific Council (SSC) Informatics in the Military Sphere,) HAC(-Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria.

 

FIELD OF EXPERTISE:

 

Prof. Denchev has skills and competencies in the fields of Public Administration; Human Resources Management; Information Resources Management (Automated Systems for Information Processing and Information Management); Political Management; System Analysis; Informatics; Information Systems; Information Technologies; Theory of  Information; Informing Science; General & Team Management; Theory and Practice of Consulting; Information Security (methods, algorithms and systems); Corporate Communications; Administrative and Business Communications; Information environment analysis and management: uncertainty and complexity.

 

SUMMARY OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:

 

During his career path, Prof. Denchev has consequently held the following positions: Head of Research Laboratory in Automated Information Technologies at the Central Institute on Mechanical Engineering, Sofia, Bulgaria; Deputy R&D Director General at the Information Centre for Technology Transfer "INFORMA"- Sofia, Bulgaria; Secretary General of the Council of Ministers of Republic of Bulgaria; Ambassador of Republic of Bulgaria to Helsinki, Finland, appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Bulgaria (with the special decree from the President of the R of Bulgaria); Elected as a Member of Bulgarian Parliament; Political Secretary at the Alliance for National Salvation (a Bulgarian Political Coalition); Vice President of MG Corporation (a large Bulgarian Investment Company); CIO & Chief Consultant at “Dr. DENCHEV” Consulting Agency; Currently he is the Rector of the State University of Library Studies and Information Technologies (from 2002 - onwards).

 

MEMBERSHIPS, AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS :

 

Prof. Denchev has acquired memberships in various prestigious scientific and non-scientific organizations in his long scientific and administrative career. He has participated in the Governing Boards of Scientific, Public, and Professional Organizations,  in Editorial and Management Boards of Scientific journals, etc. Prof. Denchev has been repeatedly nominated and awarded many prestigious Tokens of Honor, Decorations, Honorary Diplomas, Certificates, and  Incentive weaponry.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

The publication activity of Prof. Denchev (incl.: scientific research articles, proceedings, reviews, citations, etc.) consists of more than/ exceeds 240 publications; 358 citations total (242 in Bulgaria and 116 abroad). Some of the monographic works and books of Prof. Denchev are the subject of International book exchange.

 Prof. Denchev has a significant contribution to the education and training of specialists/ scientists/researchers/ administrative personnel. He has been a Scientific advisor of more than 30 people – Diplomas in BSc and MSc Educational and Qualification Degrees for 1983 – 2018, and more than 30 people - Doctoral students (PhD Educational and Scientific Degrees) 27 PhD Graduates; 8-in-training.

He has provided scientific and methodological guidance to approximately 35 researchers, 26 of whom - scientists who acquired the academic rank of Associate Professor and  9 who acquired the academic rank of Professor.

 

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