- Institute of Mathematics and Informatics (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
The

**Institute of Mathematics and Informatics**was established in 1947 as Institute of Mathematics at theBulgarian Academy of Sciences . Its name changed to Institute of Mathematics with Computing Centre in 1961, while from 1970 to 1988 the Institute together with the Faculty of Mathematics atSofia University functioned in a unified structure, the Joint Centre ofMathematics andMechanics . The present name was adopted in 1995.The Institute carries out scientific research in the fields of

mathematics andinformatics , as well as their applications toeducation ,science ,business andindustry ,government , etc.Members of the Institute hold teaching positions at a number of

Bulgaria n universities andcollege s, providing also direction toPh.D. andM.S. students. The Institute plays an important role in training gifted pupils, graduates, etc. for participating in major international competitions inmathematics andinformatics . In particular, theBulgaria n team inmathematics has been ranking among the top five atInternational Mathematical Olympiad events in the recent years.**Departments**AlgebraArtificial Intelligence

Biomathematics

Complex Analysis

Differential Equations

Education

Education in Mathematics and Informatics

Geometry and Topology

Library

Information Research

Laboratory of Mathematical Linguistic

Logic

Mathematical Foundations of Informatics

Mathematical Linguistics

Mathematical Physics

Computational Mathematics

Operation Research

Probability and Statistics

Real and Functional Analysis

Software Engineering

Telecommunications Department**Directors**Academician

Lyubomir Chakalov , 1947-50

AcademicianNikola Obreshkov , 1951-63

AcademicianLyubomir Iliev , 1964-88

AcademicianPetar Kenderov , 1989-93

Sen.Res.Assoc.Nikolay Yanev , 1994-99

Prof.Stefan Dodunekov , 1999 –**Publications*** [

*http://www.math.bas.bg/~serdica/ Serdica Mathematical Journal*]

* [*http://www.math.bas.bg/serdicajcomputing/ Serdica Journal of Computing*]

* [*http://www.math.bas.bg/imi/mplus/ Mathematica Plus*]

* [*http://www.math.bas.bg/~fcaa/ Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis*]

* [*http://www.math.bas.bg/~pliska/ Pliska Studia Mathematica Bulgarica*]

* Mathematica Balkanica (founded: New Series, 1987, published quarterly)

* Physico-Mathematical Journal (founded: 1904, published quarterly)**Trivia*** The first computing centre in

Bulgaria was created at the Institute in 1961.

* The firstBulgaria n electronic digitalcomputer "Vitosha", and the firstBulgaria n electroniccalculator "Elka" were constructed at the Institute in 1962-64.**ources*** Yanev, Nikolay. (1998). Fifty years of Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at BAS. Journal of BAS, No 3-4, 96-100. (in Bulgarian)

* Andreev A., I. Derzhanski eds. "Bulgarian Academy of Sciences: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, founded 1947." Sofia: Multiprint Ltd., 2007. 64 pp. (Bilingual publication in Bulgarian and English) ISBN 978-954-8986-27-4**External links*** [

*http://www.math.bas.bg/ Institute of Mathematics and Informatics*]

* [*http://www.bas.bg/index-en.html Bulgarian Academy of Sciences*]

* [*http://www.geology.bas.bg/acadnet.html Bulgarian Academic Network*]

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