Christo Dichev, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


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Department: Computer Science
Office Location: 4213 Elva J Jone Computer Science Building
Phone: 336-750-2477
Fax: 336-750-2499
Email:  dichevc@wssu.edu
Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Music: I love music especially music from the 70's to 90's: Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimmy Hendrix, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac. I'm also a fan of Tracy Chapman, Enya, R.E.M., Simon and Garfunkel, Titiyo, Gotye, Nelly Furtado. I do listen to plenty of other genres as well though. Classical music: Mozart,Bach,Beethoven,Handel,Vivaldi,Strauss,Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Bizet, Sen-Sans, Debussy. And I am not ashamed that I like some of the music produced by: Eminem, Lil Wayne, Flo Rida, MCHammer, Nelly, Kanye West, Lady Gaga, Kesha.

Some of My Favorite Movies: Forrest Gump, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting, Cool Hand Luke, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Raising Arizona, The Graduate, Midnight Cowboy, The Matrix, Moulin Rouge, My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Professional, The Day of the Jackal, Chinatown.

Some of My Favorite Writers: Dostoevky, Tolstoy, Dickens, J. D. Salinger, Hemingway, Mark Twain, Issac Asimov, Vladimir Nabokov Atanas Dalchev, Nikolay Haytov, Bogomil Rainov, Ivan Vazov.

Some of My Favorite Artists: Van Gogh Manet, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Gauguin, Modigliani, Chagall, Rodin, Matiss.

Hobbies: Also, I like traveling to new places, hiking, biking and cooking by intuition.



Research and Project Interests:

  • Web Mining and Information Extraction
  • Information Retrieval
  • Semantic Web, Topic Maps
  • Advanced Learning Technologies
  • Open Educational Systems
  • Reasoning Systems
  • Logic Programming

  • Selected Publications:

    Journal Articles and Book Chapters

    Johnsen L., Dicheva D., Dichev C. (2011) Visualizing and Presenting Story Maps in TM4Book. In: Software, Services and Semantic Technologies, Springer, AICS 101, 53-58.

    Dichev, C., Xu, J., Dicheva, D., Zhang, J. (2009) Measuring Similarity of Interests for Clustering Taggers and Resources, International Journal of Virtual Communities and Social Networking (IJVCSN), 1(3), 2009, 1-20.

    Dicheva, D., Dichev, C. (2009) Authoring and Exploring Learning Content: Share Content by Sharing Concepts, In Dicheva, D., Mizoguchi, R. Greer, J. (Eds.) Semantic Web Technologies for e-Learning, IOS Press, The Netherlands, 24-43.

    Dicheva D., Dichev C. Ontological Support for Learning Content Management, Scientia Journal, Special Issue of Semantic Web for Educational Systems, 19(2), 2008.

    Dicheva D., Dichev C. Authors Support in the TM4L Environment, Intl. Journal “Information Technologies and Knowledge” Vol. 1/ 2007, 215-219.

    Dicheva, D., Dichev, C. TM4L: Creating and browsing educational topic maps British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol 37 No 3 2006, pp.391–404.

    Dicheva, D., Dichev, C. A Framework for Concept-Based Digital Course Libraries, Journal of Interactive Learning Research - JIRL, Special issue on Computational Intelligence In Web-Based Education, A.V. Vasilakos, V. Devedzic, Kinshuk (Eds) Vol. 3, No. 3, 2004.

    Reviewed Conference Articles

    Dichev C., Dicheva D. Support for Independent Learning in Evolving Computer Science Disciplines, Proc. IEEE WICT 2013, Vietnam, 2013

    Dicheva D. Dichev C., Leveraging Domain Specificity to Improve Findability, T. Aaalberg et al. (eds.), TPDL 2013, LNCS 8089, Springer-Verlag, 2013.

    Dichev C., Dicheva D (2012) A Domain Specific Open Educational Repository, In: Proceedings of the Third Annual International Conference on Computer Science Education: Innovation and Technology, CSEIT, 2012, December, Singapore.

    Dichev C., Dicheva D (2012) Is It Time to Change the OER Repositories Role?, In: Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries - JCDL, 2012, Washington, DC, 31-34.

    Dichev C., Dicheva D (2012) Open Educational Resources in Computer Science Teaching, In: Proceedings of the ACM SIGSE 2012, 03/01-03/03, 2012, Raleigh, NC (acceptance rate for full papers 34.6%).

    Dicheva D., Dichev C. (2011) Can Collective Use Help for Searching?, In: Proceedings of the IEEE 2011 International Conference on Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery, 10/10-10/12, 2011, Beijing, China, 2011, 24-31 (acceptance rate for regular papers 24%).

    Dicheva D., Dichev C., Damova M. (2011) Ontological Support for Creative Writing. The 24th International FLAIRS Conference, Palm Beach, FL, May 18-20, 2011, 576-578.

    Books: Dochev D., C. Dichev, Z. Markov, G. Agre, Programming in Prolog - Bases and Applications. Sofia, " Nauka I Izkustvo", 1989, 248 p. (in Bulgarian).


    Additional Information:

    Is It Time to Change the OER Repositories Role?

    Open Educational Resources in Computer Science Teaching

    Finding Resources and Collaborators within Digital Collections

    For more information, take a look into my Publications.

    TM4L - Topic Maps Editor for E-Learning

    CSY Prolog - an original logic programming language for personal computers

    Technical diagnostic expert systems (DIGS)

    TRACE - a development platform for environmental decision support systems

    Trigonometry Tutor - an intelligent tutoring system for teaching high-school trigonometry

    UCD Prolog - an object-oriented extension to Prolog for distributed knowledge and data processing

    Prolog Tracer - a data tracing system for Prolog novices

    National Projects

    2011-2012 NSF DUE-1044224 (2011-2012) NSDL: Social Bookmarking for Digital Libraries: Improving Resource Sharing and Discoverability. (CoPI)

    2005-2007 NSF Project "Ontology-based Courseware to Support Undergraduate Computer Science Courses". (PI)

    2004-2005 NSF project "NSDL: Towards Reusable and Shareable courseware: Topic Maps-Based Digital Libraries". (CoPI)

    1995-1998 Bulgarian NSF Project U-521/95 "Methods for dynamic structuring of logic programs". (Project Leader)

    1991-1992 Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Project "A program environment for Net-Clause Language". (Senior Personnel)

    1990-1991 Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Project "Methods and tools for building artificial intelligence systems". (Principal Investigator)

    1990-1991 Bulgarian NSF Project "Knowledge representation methods for computer systems in education". (Project Leader)

    1988-1990 Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Project "An expert system for technical diagnostic". (Senior Personnel)

    1988-1989 Bulgarian NSF Project "Diagnostic expert systems for digital electronics". (Senior Personnel)


    International Projects

    1997-2000 European INCO-COPERNICUS NETWORK PROJECT No134-014:"EMG-NETWORK ". (Scientific Coordinator )

    1996-1998 European INCO-COPERNICUS Project No 96-0138 -"TRACE (Transferring Charade Technology in Central and Eastern Europe"). (Technical Director)

    1996-1998 French-Bulgarian CNR PECO Project - "Integrated Reasoning Architectures". (Principal Investigator)

    1991-1993 TEMPUS Joint European Project 1497-91 "Transfer of knowledge-based systems skills to Bulgaria". (Senior Personnel)

    Professional Services and Honors

    Chair of the PC of the International Conference on Software, Services and Semantic Technologies (S3T 2010), Varna, Bulgaria, September 11-12, 2010.

    Invited Plenary Speaker at The 5th International Conference on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms For Scientific Computing, SYNASC-2003, Oct. 2003.

    Invited Speaker at the Second International Seminar: Theory and Applications of AI: "II'89", Sozopol, May, 1989.

    Member of the Program and Steering Committees of a number of international conferences in the area of Information Technology, including recent and forthcoming:

    Steering Committee:

    Fifth Joint Conference on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering (JCKBSE'2002), Maribor, Slovenia, September, 2002, Moscow, Russia 2004, Tallinn, Estonia 2006, Greece 2008.

    Program Committees (Last ten years):

    24th International FLAIRS Conference, Special Track - Ontologies and Social Semantic Web for Intelligent Educational Systems, May 2011, Palm Beach, Florida.

    12th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing, SYNASC - 2010, September, 2010, Timisoara, Romania.

    14th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications (AIMSA 2010), Varna, Bulgaria, September 8-10, 2010.

    Ninth Joint Conference on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering (JCKBSE'2010), Lithuania, August, 2010.

    International Intelligent Semantic Web-Applications and Services (ISWSA2010), Aman, Jordan, June 2010.

    7th Workshop on Agents for Complex Systems, September 23-26, 2010, Timisoara, Romania.

    The International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2010, April 2010, Orlando, FL.

    10th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing, SYNASC - 2009, September, 2009, Timisoara, Romania.

    International Conference on Software, Services & Semantic Technologies, S3T'09, Sofia October, 2009.

    8th IASTED International Conference on Web Based Education ( WBE 2009), March, 2009, Thailand.

    7th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies: CCCT 2009, July, Orlando, Fl.

    6th Workshop on Agents for Complex Systems, September 26-29, 2009, Romania.

    8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, July 2008, Cantabria, Spain.

    10th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing, September, 2008, Romania.

    13th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications (AIMSA 2008), Varna, Bulgaria, September, 2008.

    Joint Conference on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering (JCKBSE 2008), Pireaus, Greece, August 25-28, 2008.

    5th Workshop on Agents for Complex Systems, September 26-29, 2008, Timisoara, Romania.

    Sixth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, Denmark, August 20-24, 2007.

    9th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing, October, 2007, Romania.

    45th ACM Southwest Conference, Winston-Salem, NC, March 18-19, 2007.

    The 2006 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IC-AI'06: June, 2006, Las Vegas, US.

    8th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing, October, 2006, Romania.

    The Twelve International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications, Varna,1-3rd September, 2006.

    7th Joint Conference on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering (JCKBSE 2006), Tallinn, Estonia, August, 2006.

    7th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing, October, 2005, Romania.

    The Fifth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (CONTEXT-05), July, 2005, France.

    The Twelve International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications AIMSA'04, Varna, September, 2004.

    6th Joint Conference on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering (JCKBSE 2004),Protvino, Russia August, 2004.

    6th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing, October, 2004, Romania.

    Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, Stanford, California (USA), June 23-25, 2003.

    The 2003 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IC-AI'02: June 2003, Las Vegas, USA).

    The 5th International Conference on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms For Scientific Computing SYNASC-2003, October, 2003, Romania.

    The Tenth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications, Varna, 4-6th September, 2002.

    The 4th International Conference on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms For Scientific Computing SYNASC-2002.

    Third International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, Dundee, Scotland, July 27-31, 2001.

    PDPTA + CISST + IC-AI + IC + METMBS - Las Vegas, June 25-28, 2001.

    The 3rd International Conference on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms For Scientific Computing, SYNASC-2001, Romania, 2001.

    2000 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IC-AI'2000), Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2000.

    The Ninth Symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks, TAINN 2000, Izmir, Turkey, June 2000.

    Fourth Joint Conference on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering (JCKBSE'2000), Brno, Czech Republic, September 2000.

    Tenth International Conference on Computing and Information (ICCI'2000), Kuwait, November 2000.

    Ninth International Conference Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications (AIMSA'2000), Sozopol, Bulgaria, September 2000.

    UNESCO consultant in AI in Educational Computing, United Nations Development Program - Syria, 1991.

    Reviewer of research grant proposals for the Bulgarian National Science Foundation and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

    Reviewer of paper submissions for a number of reputable international conferences, including the European Conference of Artificial Intelligence (ECAI).

    Reviewer of Ph.D. dissertations on Artificial Intelligence and others.

    Book reviewer - "Machine learning methods".

    Stipend for excellence in performance, Sofia University, 1973.

    Professional Memberships

    Member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI).

    Member of the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI).

    Chairman of the Bulgarian Artificial Intelligence Association (BAIA) 1996-2000.

    Organizing Chairman of the biannual International Conference "Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, Applications" - AIMSA (1984-1998).

    Member of the Scientific Counsel of the Institute of Information Technology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1994-1999).

    Chair of the Bulgarian Artificial Intelligence Association Research Seminar (1996-1998).

    Chair of the Research Seminar of the Institute of Information Technology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1994-1998).

    University Services

    Graduate Council Representative 2009-2010

    Faculty Senate Representative 2004-208

    Curriculum/Assessment Committee - MCST - 2005-2010

    Curriculum/Assessment - BS CS - 2003

    Curriculum/Assessment - BS IT - 2006-2009

    Library representative 2008-2010 - 2007-2010

    Computer Science day Committee 2008-2009

    Grade Appeal -2009

    Senior Faculty - 2006-2010

    CSC 4356 - Web Programming
    CSC 4370 - Web-based Data Management Systems
    CST 6305 - Internet technology

    Previous Courses

    CST 5325 - Electronic Commerce Technology
    CST 6303 - Artificial Intelligence Methods
    CST 5321 - Advanced Operating Systems
    CST 5320 - Design and Analysis of Algorithms Methods
    CSC 3332 - Fundamentals of Internet Systems
    CSC 3322 - Computer Architecture

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