Prof. Ana Proykova
Prof. Ana Proykova, Sofia University, is Head of the High Performance Computing Laboratory at Sofia Technology Park, the first science and Technology Park in Bulgaria. She is renowned for her research in the field of theoretical and computational physics of low dimensional materials, high performance computing in complex systems, quantum and classical computations of mesoscale and nanoscale objects. For her scientific achievements she was awarded with Fulbright senior scholar grant, JSPS international fellowship for research in Japan. She has worked for several years in international research infrastructures: Paul Scherer Institute (Switzerland), institute for nuclear theory (Seattle, US), the Ben-Gurion National Solar Energy Center (Israel), and the Cyclotron Resource Centre at Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium).
She is also renowned for her research on health and environmental effects of new technologies. She was elected in an open competition for her third mandate (2016-2021) in the scientific committee on health, environment and emerging risks, the European Commission. The committee contributes opinions on potential risks associated with new technologies such as nanotechnologies; medical devices and tissue engineering; physical hazards such as radioactive and electromagnetic fields; the interaction, synergic effects and cumulative effects of risk factors and methodologies for assessing new risks.
Prof. Proykova has been the Bulgarian delegate to the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures since 2007 and the Chair of the Strategic Working Group on Data, Computing and Digital Research Infrastructures, established in 2017.