Professor, Research group lead at GATE Institute.
Dessislava Petrova-Antonova is a professor in Software engineering at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics and a Research leader of the Data Management Research Unit of GATE Institute, Sofia University. She is a coordinator of the GATE pilot project “City Digital Twin,” where a 3D City Model covering an area of Sofia is under development, along with simulations, analyses, and visualisations of the urban environment and processes. Her research interests include data management focusing on semantic interoperability, data enrichment, and domain-specific data models. She has over ten years of experience developing service-based software applications.
Dessislava Petrova-Antonova is presently head of the MSc program “Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovations in IT.” She has co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed academic publications. She has successfully participated in several European and national RTD projects (over 30).