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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND · Master of Science in Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Sofia, 1974. · Ph.D. in Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Sofia, 1979.
AFFILIATION Department for Education in Mathematics and Informatics Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics
CURRENT POSITIONS · Professor on mathematics education at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia since 2012. · Professor on mathematics education at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, since 2015.
FORMER PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS · Visiting Professor in the Department of Teacher Education, College of Education at Michigan State University – Senior research coordinator for mathematics, mathematics pedagogy knowledge and opportunities to learn for the International Study Center for Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDSM), since 2007 – 2009. · Head of the Department for Education in Mathematics and Informatics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia, 2003 – 2007 and 2012 – 2015. · Assistant (since 1992), Chief Assistant (since 1994), and Associate Professor (since 2002) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia. · Mathematics Teacher (extra curriculum work on Mathematics) at the American College in Sofia Bulgaria, 1993 – 1999. · Research Fellow at the Research Group on Education, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Education, Sofia Bulgaria, 19891992. · Parttime Assistant on Mathematics at some technical universities in Sofia, 1989 – 1992. · Editor of the journal "Matematika", Sofia, Bulgaria, 1980 – 1988.
INVITED (KEY NOTE) SPEAKER · Plenary talk “Problems: The Treasure of Mathematics Competitions” at the 8th Congress of the Word Federation of National Mathematics Competitions (WFNMC), Graz, Austria, 2018. · Plenary talk “Numbers on a circle” at TSG30 in the 13th International Congress of Mathematics Education (ICME13), Hamburg, Germany, 2016. · “European Baccalaureate – Unachievable Dream”, Jubilee Conference “125 Years Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 57 December 2014. · “Curriculum for Preparation of Mathematics Teachers: A Perspective from TEDSM International Study”, 12th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME12), Seoul, Korea, 2012. · “Problems in Mathematics Teacher Preparation”, Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 2010. · “Demands of the Modern Society from Mathematics Education”, Symposium of the research and practical conference “Dialog Between the Generations and the Structures of the Society Through the School”, Sofia, 1616 April, 2010. · “Methods for Evaluation of Students’ Achievement”, Symposium of the research and practical conference “The Contemporary Pedagogical Reality – Results and Anticipated Attainments”, Razgrad (Bulgaria), 2930 October, 2009. · “Comparative International Study “Mathematics Teaching in the 21st Century”, National Conference “Humanism and Pragmatism in Education in 21st Century”, Varna (Bulgaria), 2008. · “Analysis of the results from the field test of the strategy for external assessment of the National Content Educational Standards on mathematics, grade 4, Varna 2005” (cospeaker), Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 2006. · “External assessment of the National Content Educational Standards on Mathematics” (cospeaker), Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 2005. · “Mathematics curriculum: recent state and trends” (cospeaker), Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 2004. · “International assessment of school mathematics education”, Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 2001. · “Reasoning in School Mathematics in Bulgaria” – International conference “Reasoning, explanation and proof in school mathematics and their place in the intended curriculum”, organized by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, UK – Cambridge, England, 2001. · “Preparation of a national test exam for entrance the profile school after finishing grade 7”, Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 1999. · “School mathematics at the end of the 20th century”, Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 1997. · Learning and doing mathematics – a project for studying mathematics in the lower secondary school”, Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 1991.
MEMBER OF PROGRAM COMMITTEES · Member of the International Program Committee of the 13th International Congress for Mathematics Education (ICME13), 2016. · Member of the scientific and program committee of the Fifth IEA International Research Conference, Singapore, 2013. · Member of the scientific and program committee of the Fourth IEA International Research Conference, Goteborg, Sweden, 2010. · Member of the permanent program committee of the World Federation for National Mathematics Competitions (WFNMC) from 2004 till 2012 and Chair of this committee from 2012 till 2018. · Member of the program committee of the 28th, 31st, 33th, 36th and 42nd Spring conference of the Union of the Bulgarian Mathematicians. · Chair of the program committee of the 46th Spring conference of the Union of the Bulgarian Mathematicians.
ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS · Country representative for Bulgaria in the International Commission on Mathematical Instructions (ICMI), since 2017. · President of the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions (WFNMC), since 2018. · Member of the Editorial Board of American Journal of Educational Research, since 2014. · Secretary (20082012) and Senior Vice President (since 2012) of the World Federation for National Mathematics Competitions (WFNMC). · President of the Bulgarian Association for Educational Measurement and Evaluation, since 2004. · Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia, from 2003 till 2018. · Member of the Council of the Association for Educational Assessment – Europe (AEAE), 20062011. · Member of the Professional Development Committee (20052008) and the Standards Committee (20092011) at the Association for Educational Assessment – Europe (AEAE). · Member of the Control Council at the University of Sofia, 20032007.
MEMBERSHIP · Union of the Bulgarian Mathematicians. · World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions – Senior Vice President from 2012 till 2018 and President since 2018. · Die Gesellshaft fur Didaktik der Mathematik (GDM). · Association for Educational Assessment – Europe (AEAE) – member of the Council, 20062011. · Bulgarian Association for Educational Measurement and Evaluation – the President of the Association since 2004.

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University of Sofia Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics James Boucher bul. 5 1164 Sofia Bulgaria 
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