Prof. K. Atanassov

Department of “Bioinformatics and Mathematical Modelling” at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria

Krassimir Atanassov is a Professor and the Head of the Department of “Bioinformatics and Mathematical Modelling” at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

Krassimir Atanassov graduated mathematics in the Sofia University, Sofia, in 1978, and defended his PhD in 1986. He became Doctor of Technical (computer) Sciences in 1997, with a doctor thesis on Generalized nets, and three years later defended a second higher doctorate, Doctor of Mathematical Sciences, with a thesis in the other field of his scientific interest - intuitionistic fuzzy sets.

Since 1995 he has been working in the Centre of Biomedical Engineering at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, which in 2010 was merged into the Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering. In 1998, he became full professor and in 2012 was elected Corresponding member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

In 2013 he received the Award “Pythagoras” from the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science of Bulgaria, as an established researcher in the area of Technical sciences. Since the same year, he has also been fellow of the International Fuzzy Systems Association. His research interests cover the areas of Petri Nets, Fuzzy Sets and Number Theory. In the field of fuzzy sets, he developed the theory of intuitionistic fuzzy sets and showed their applications to artificial intelligence, systems theory, medicine, etc.
He has been serving as E-i-C of different journals. He is the author of numerous monographs, including the book Intuitionistic Fuzzy Logics (Springer, 2017).