We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit. -— Aristotle






About me

I am Bulgarian, born in Moscow, Russia, raised in the village of Varben (Върбен), and the cities Plovdiv (Пловдив) and Sofia (София), Bulgaria (България).  I like the great outdoors, mathematics, computer programming, data, ljutenica, and karate. You can find out more about my research, publications, teaching, and download some free Matlab, Octave, and R code by clicking on the above tabs.


Research Interests

Stochastic processes, long-range dependence, heavy tails, and extremes. Spatial, spatio-temporal, and functional data models. Applications to oceanography, Internet traffic modeling, computer science, insurance and finance.



(1999-2005) Ph.D. in Mathematics and Statistics from Boston University with Professor Murad S. Taqqu.

(1994-1998) Master’s in Mathematics Sofia University with Professor Dimitar L. Vandev.

(1989-1994) National School for Natural and Mathematical Sciences, “Acad. L. Chakalov”, Sofia, Bulgaria: NPMG.


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