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2022: Innovative approach in a CEEPUS academic network

Galia Marinova, Associate professor, Ph.D., IEEE CAS and WIE Senior member

The presentation of the given keynote can be downloaded here.


The lecture presents the innovative and creative approach implemented in the academic CEEPUS network BG-1103-06-2122 in order to make the network viable, especially with the COVID 19 obstacles to mobility.

The main innovations implemented in the network are:

  • Event-based approach and implementation of the innovative Flexible course;
  • Joint doctoral program  with an innovative – network-wide joint co-tutorship and co-supervision;
  • Innovative platform for e-management of the academic network IMA-NET;
  • Innovative ways of cooperation with Business partners of the network.

The lecture describes these innovations, providing quantitative and qualitative measures and illustrating the implementation, probation, feedback and survey results from the IMA-NET platform. Plans for the academic year 2022/2023 will be discussed.

Galia Marinova graduated as engineer with Master degree in electronics in 1988 in the Faculty of Radioelectronics  (later splitted in Faculty of electronics, Faculty of Telecommunications and Faculty of Computer science) in Technical University-Sofia, Bulgaria. She received a Ph.D. degree in 1994 in the Faculty of electronics in TUS with title of the Ph.d. thesis “Statistical approach, methods and tools for computer-aided design in electronics”. From 1995 she works in the Faculty of Telecommunications, where, since 2011 she’s associate professor. She’s responsible for research and innovation activities in the department “Technology and management of communication systems”. G.Marinova did one year post-doctoral research in CNAM-Paris, France in 1999/2000.

She has 10 doctoral students from Bulgaria, Albania and Kosovo – one received the Ph.d. title in 2014, other in 2018, 2 others are preparing their theses defenses and 6 are currently studying.

G. Marinova is author and co-author of 5 books, several Chapters and more than 100 scientific papers, mainly in the area of computer-aided design in electronics and telecommunications. She got the Certificate of merit at the Int. Conference of Information Security and Internet Engineering, World Congress on Engineering in London,  UK in 2007 for the paper “Secure Multicarrier Modem on FPGA”, the  Best paper award at the Twelfth Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications, AICT 2016, May 22 – 26, 2016 – Valencia, Spain,  together with her doctoral student the Best paper of a young scientist at ICEST’2019, Sozopol, 28-30 June 2018 and the DORUP E-Learning award at ENIS 2019 in Trondheim, Norway.  She is coordinator of CEEPUS network project: CIII-BG-1103-06-2122. Modelling, Simulation and Computer-aided Design in Engineering and Management and she is contact person in Technical UNIVERSITY-Sofia of the CEEPUS network CIII-SI-1313-01-1819 Autonomous Vehicles Universities. She has experience as coordinator of more than 20 Erasmus+ projects with program and partner countries. She’s also involved in some other national and international educational and research projects, like DRILA project in cooperation with CentraleSupelec, Rennes, France and NATO projects as NATO SPS ATC GT5816_USM_2021. Galia Marinova is reviewer and TPC member in several IEEE conferences and the general chair of IWSSIP’2022 in Sofia, Bulgaria.