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Prof. Dr. Alexander I. Iliev

Professor for computer science with a focus on Big Data, Study Programme Director M.Sc. Computer Science - Big Data & Artificial Intelligence
Office hours Friday, 9 - 11 am
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Phone: +49 30 51 56 50 - 809

About me
About me

2019 - Present
Professor for Computer Science with a Focus on Big Data, SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences

2017 - 2019
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Assistant Professor

2014 - Present
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Associate Professor

2012 - Present
University of California Berkeley, Lecturer

2009
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Miami, December 2009

Topic: Emotion recognition through Speech Signals

2000
M.S. in Music Engineering Technology from the University of Miami, USA

1996
M.S. in Electrical Engineering from 'St. Ivan Rilski' University in Sofia, Bulgaria

1996
Assoc. Degree in Multimedia Technologies from Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria

Lectures

  • Programming
  • Python for Data Science and Scientific Computing
  • Machine Learning with TensorFlow

Research topics

  • Recommendation, Personalization, and Enhanced User Experience for Digital Media Management
  • Smart Content Ecosystems through Behavioral Patterns
  • Emotion Recognition In Speech Using Glottal Information And Prosodic Features
  • Watermarking And Data Hiding Using Speech And Audio Signals Based On Psychoacoustic Modeling
  • Machine Learning, Data Analysis, Digital Signal Processing, Psychoacoustics, Speech And Audio Signals

Publications

Patents

“Coding a Masked Data Channel in a Radio Signal” Inventors: A.I. Iliev, M. S. Scordilis and H. Leventhal, U.S. Patent No. 7,079,633 B2, awarded on July 18, 2006

“Auxiliary channel masking in an audio signal”, U.S. Patent No. 6,996,521 B2, Inventors: A.I. Iliev and M. S. Scordilis, Assignee: University of Miami, awarded on February 07, 2006

Research publications

Iliev A.I., Panwar M., “Cryptocurrency Forecasting using AI”, Proc. of the Interdisciplinary Conference on Mechanics, Computers and Electrics (ICMECE 2022), 6-7 October 2022, Barcelona, Spain

Mansoor N., Shamli S., Iliev A.I., “Sports Video Classification using CNN Transfer Learning Model”, Proc. of the Interdisciplinary Conference on Mechanics, Computers and Electrics (ICMECE 2022), 6-7 October 2022, Barcelona, Spain

Raksha A., Iliev A.I., "Prediction Intervals for Text Analysis through Quantile Regression", Proc. of the Interdisciplinary Conference on Mechanics, Computers and Electrics (ICMECE 2022), 6-7 October 2022, Barcelona, Spain

Gunjur U. Sujith, Iliev A.I., “Segmentation of Floorplans and Heritage Sites: An Approach to Unbalanced Dataset”, Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage, Volume 12, Sofia: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 23-25 September 2022, pp. 205-216, ISSN: 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN: 2535-0366 (Online)

Iliev A.I., Mote A., “Visual Emotion Recognition Using Deep Neural Networks”, Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage, Volume 12, Sofia: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 23-25 September 2022, pp. 77-88, ISSN: 1314-4006 (Print), eISSN: 2535-0366 (Online)

Ignatova D., Alexander I. Iliev, “Benchmarking for Development of Speed and Power Characteristics”, Az-buki National Publishing House for Education and Science, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2022, DOI: 10.53656/str2022-4-6-ben

Iliev A.I., Mote A., Manoharan A., “Multi-Lingual Emotion Classification using Convolutional Neural Networks”, 13th International Conference on Large-Scale Scientific Computing, June 7-11, 2021, Sozopol, Bulgaria, eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-97549-4, Print ISBN: 978-3-030-97548-7

Iliev A.I., Dewli M., Kalkan M., Prakash P.K., Turkar R., "Acoustic Event Detection and Sound Separation for security systems and IoT devices", 22nd International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies, CompSysTech'21, 18-19 June 2021, University of Ruse, Bulgaria

Iliev A.I., "Modern Challenges in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence", Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage, Volume 11, Sofia: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2021, pp.033-040

Raksha A., Rajasekaran R.K., Francis P., Yogeshwara S., Iliev A.I., "Home Automation through Hand Gestures Using ResNet50 and 3D-CNN", Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage, Volume 11, Sofia: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2021, pp.215-226

Alexander I. Iliev, Peter L. Stanchev, “Smart Services Using Voice and Images”, Book Chapter, Transactions on Large-Scale Data- and Knowledge-Centered Systems, Volume XLVII, LNCS 12630, Springer, Special Issue on "Digital Ecosystems and Social Networks" DESN, 2021, ISBN 978-3-662-62918-5, doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-62919-2, pp.137-154

Ignatova D., Alexander I. Iliev, “Motor Qualities and Their Influence On The Children’s Development”, International Scientific Journal of “Recreation, Wellness Industry and Niche Tourism”, ISSN: 2603-4921, Vol.2, Iss.1-2 UK, pp. 16-20, 22-27.Dec.2020

Alexander Iliev, Ameya Mote, Arjun Manoharan, “Cross-Cultural Emotion Recognition and Comparison Using Convolutional Neural Networks”, Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage Conference Proceedings, Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020. ISSN: 1314-4006, eISSN: 2535-0366, pp. 089-102

Akash Apturkar, Alexander I. Iliev, Amruth Anand, Arush Oli, Swadesh Reddy Siddenki, Vikram Reddy Meka, "Sentiment Analysis of Speech with Application to Various Languages", Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage Conference Proceedings, Vol. 10, Sofia, Bulgaria: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics – BAS, 2020. ISSN: 1314-4006, eISSN: 2535-0366, pp. 103-118

Iliev, A. I., & Stanchev, P. L. (2020). Smart Ecosystems through Voice and Images. Proceedings of 35th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications, CATA 2020. Vol. 69, pp. 256-263. San Francisco: EPiC Series in Computing.

Iliev, A.I., Ignatova D., “Correlation Between The Physical Development And The General Health Of Children”, Education and Knowledge, Sofia, Bulgaria, Issue 6, ISSN: 2603-2864, pp.3-12, December 2019

Iliev, A.I., Ignatova D., “Motor Activity And Emotional Resistance Investigation In 7-10 Year Old Children”, Ninth International Autumn Science and Education Forum "The Modern Teacher and the Challenges of the Information Society", Sofia, 15-16 November 2019

Iliev, A.I. 2018. “Content Discovery Using Perceptual Automation”, In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES’18), September 25–28, 2018, Tokyo, Japan. ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 233-238, ISBN: 978-1-4503-5622-0, DOI: 10.1145/3281375.3281399

Alexander I. Iliev and Peter L. Stanchev, Glottal Attributes Extracted from Speech with Application to Emotion Driven Smart Systems, in Proceedings of the 10th International Joint Conference on Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (IC3K 2018) - Volume 1: KDIR, pages 297-302 ISBN: 978-989-758-330-8, indexed in Thomson Reuters, Seville, Spain, 18-20 September 2018

Iliev, A.I., Stanchev, L.P., Information Retrieval and Recommendation Using Emotion from Speech Signal, In: 2018 IEEE Conference on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval, Miami, FL, USA, April 10-12, 2018, pp. 222-225, DOI:10.1109/MIPR.2018.00054

Marinova, D.P., Iliev, A.I., Pavlov, R.D., Zlatkov, L.Ch., “Towards Increasing and Personalizing of User Experience in the Digital Culture Ecosystem”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, ISSN 0973-4562 Volume 13, Number 6 (2018) pp. 4227-4231

Stanchev, P.L., Marinova, D.P., Iliev, A.I., “Enhanced User Experience and Behavioral Patterns for Digital Cultural Ecosystems”, The 9th International Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES’17), Bangkok, Thailand, 7-10.Nov.2017, indexed in ACM, ISBN:978-1-4503-4895-9, pp. 288-293

Iliev, A.I., Stanchev, P.L., “Smart multifunctional digital content ecosystem using emotion analysis of voice”, 18th International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies CompSysTech’17, Ruse, Bulgaria – June.22-24.2017, ACM, ISBN 978-1-4503-5234-5, Volume 1369, pp.58-64, ISBN: 978-1-4503-5234-5

Iliev, A.I., Stanchev, P., “Personalizing content using voice in a digital asset ecosystem”, IJIRSET International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 5, Issue 12, pp. 20260-20267, December 2016

Iliev, A.I., “Emotion Recognition in Speech using Inter-Sentence Time-Domain Statistics”, IJIRSET International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 5, Issue 3, pp. 3245-3254, March 2016

Iliev, A.I., “Feature vectors for emotion recognition in speech”, National Informatics Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2016, pp. 225-238

Iliev, A.I., “Emotion Recognition From Speech”, Monograph, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012

Iliev, A.I., Scordilis, M.S., “Spoken Emotion Recognition Using Glottal Symmetry”, EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Volume 2011, Article ID 624575, ISSN: 1687-6180

Iliev, A.I., Scordilis, M.S., Papa J.P., Falcão A.X., “Spoken emotion recognition through optimum-path forest classification using glottal features”, Journal on Computer Speech and Language, ELSEVIER, Vol. 24, Issue 3, 2010, pp. 445-460, ISSN: 0885-2308

Iliev, A.I., Scordilis, M.S., “Emotion Recognition in Speech using Inter-Sentence Glottal Statistics”, Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on systems, Signals and Image Processing, IEEE-IWSSIP 2008, Bratislava, Slovakia, June 25-28, 2008, pp. 465-468

Iliev, A.I., Zhang, Y., Scordilis, M.S., “Spoken Emotion Classification Using ToBI Features and GMM”, Proceedings of the 14th International Workshop on Signals and Image Processing 2007 and the 6th EURASIP Conference focused on Speech and Image Processing, Multimedia Communications and Services. IEEEIWSSIP 2007, Maribor, Slovenia, June 27-30, 2007, pp. 495-498, ISSN: 16874722, 16874714

Iliev, A.I., He, X., Scordilis, M.S., “A High Capacity Watermarking Technique for Stereo Audio”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP2004, Montreal, Canada, 17-24 May 2004, Vol. 5, pp. 393-396, ISBN: 0-7803-8484-9, ISSN: 0736-7791

Iliev, A.I., Scordilis, M.S., “Multi level High Capacity Data Hiding Technique for Stereo Audio”, Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE-Asilomar Conference, Pacific Grove, California, November 7-10, 2004, pp. 1793-1797, ISBN: 0-7803-8622-1, ISSN: 1058-6393

Jin, W., Scordilis, M.S., Iliev., A.I., “Comparison and implementation of a 16-bit fixed point audio resampler”, Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE-Asilomar Conference, Pacific Grove, California, November 7-10, 2004, pp. 1798-1800, ISBN: 0-7803-8622-1

Iliev, A.I., Scordilis, M.S., “Binaural Phase Masking Experiments in Stereo Audio”, Proceedings of the First Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun, Mexico, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Nov.01.2002, Vol.112, Issue 5, pp. 2273-2274

Editorial Responsibilities

Grant Reviewer for NSERC Discovery Grants – Extranet, Electrical and Computer Engineering (EG 1510), Government of Canada – Jan.2019

IEEE Signal Processing Letters: Speech Coding, Synthesis and Analysis; Speech Processing “Characterization of Glottal Activity from Speech Signals”, Volume: 16, Issue: 6, pages: 469 – 472, ISSN: 1070-9908, June 2009

EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, “Recognition of Non-Prototypical Emotions in Reverberated and Noisy Speech by Non-Negative Matrix Factorization”, 16 pages, Article ID 838790, January 23, Volume 2011

APESM Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, “Study of Bispectral features and Mean shift clustering for stress and emotion classification from natural speech”, Manuscript APES-D-15-00271, 39 pages, 2016

JITR Journal of Information Technology Research, “Factors for the management of scarce human resources and highly skilled employees”, 22 pages, January 2016

Memberships and more

  • June 22 - 24, 2017: Best paper award “Crystal Cube Prize The Best Paper” at the 18th International Conference on Computer
    Systems and Technologies CompSysTech’17, Ruse, Bulgaria
  • 2008: IEEE
  • 2007 - 2009: Senator of the Graduate Student Association
  • 2007: Project Management Institute
  • November 2006: Honor Society “Eta Kappa Nu”
  • May 2006: Fellowship from the Provost at University of Miami
  • January - June 2004 & June - Dec 2003: Best Attendance Award at UM
  • 2002: Acoustical Society of America
  • 1997: Audio Engineering Society

Service Committees

University of Miami, 2002 – 2005

  • Thesis Committee at School of Communication

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, Sep.2017 – Jan.2019

  • Awards and Scholarships Committee Chair
  • Committees: CNMT Department, Curriculum, Marketing, Library, Seminar groups
  • Student advising

Public

  • Community Lecture Series, Portage County Public Library at Stevens Point – Feb.12.2018
  • Wausau Police Department, providing data analysis and solutions – Fall’2017

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