Google Research Man Receives Prestigious Bulgarian 'John Atanasoff' IT Award

Business | October 4, 2011, Tuesday // 13:40|  views

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Google Research's Kuzman Ganchev has been announced as this year's holder of the Bulgarian "John Atanassoff" annual information technologies award.

Ganchev's main field of research is in machine learning applied to natural language processing. He joined Google Research's New York office as a research scientist, after completing his doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania

The Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov personally presented the award Monday at an official ceremony in Sofia. During the ceremony, Parvanov called for more investments in science and innovations in the country and expressed his disappointment that the award has not become international yet, according to the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency.

The award, named after the renowned scientist from Bulgarian decent and the creator of the first computer in the world, John Atanasoff, is given for achievements in the development of the information society and has been established in 2003 by Parvanov himself.

Each year, one young Bulgarian becomes the award's recipient for his or her significant contribution to the development of the computer and information technology and the information society in Bulgaria.

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