Prof. Ivan Dimov
In April 2016 Prof Ivan Dimov has been appointed as a Deputy Minister of Education and Science with the portfolio High Education and Research.
His main responsibilities are the reform in the science sector and elaboration of a new strategy for research development closer to innovations, market application and economic development as well as human potential enhancement; ongoing reform in universities, dominated from a progressively increasing performance based funding and internationalization of the Bulgarian research system as a whole.
For two consecutive years from 2014 to 2016 Prof Dimov has been Chief Scientific Secretary of the Bulgaria Academy of Sciences and Adviser to the BAS President. His major role has been to ameliorate the links among the governmental policies and the scientific expertise setting up a line for development of responsible research and innovation. During his mandate a number of new partnerships with governmental and industrial stakeholders have been set up.
The BAS President became an honorable member at the regular meetings of the Prime Minister’s Cabinet. From 2010 till 2014 Prof Dimov has been Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies where he has also performed most of his research activities. His main Research achievement are in the area of High-performance methods and algorithms for scientific computations; Monte Carlo solution of partial differential equation, a priori estimates and error analysis; Statistical numerical methods with supper convergent probability error; Parallel algorithms and GRIDs., others.
He has been coordinator of many EU (5th, 6th, 7th FP and Horizon 2020) and nationally funded research projects in Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Modelling and Information Technologies. Prof Dimov is still teaching and he is a mentor of PhD students in Bulgaria and abroad, predominantly UK where he has been a professor at the University of Reading, School of Systems Engineering, ACET Centre.
Citations and scientific indices: The number of citations: 3784, average number of citations per article: 3.8979; Н-index: 22.