Distributed Systems and Networking V-Lab

Technical University of Sofia, Plovdiv branch

Mitko P. Shopov

PhD

Distributed Systems and Networking - Virtual Laboratory
Department: Computer Systems and Technologies
Faculty: Electronics and Automation
Technical University branch Plovdiv

Mitko P. Shopov
 

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception."

Groucho Marx

 

Biography / Curriculum Vitae

   Mitko P. Shopov was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on June 17,1982. He finished High School of Mathematics in 2001 and received BSc and MSc degrees in computer engineering from Technical University of Sofia, branch Plovdiv in 2005 and 2008 respectively. From June to September 2005, he was a visiting researcher at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He joined the Distributed Systems and Networking laboratory in October 2005. From December 2007 to September 2011 he worked as a system administrator in the ICT Department (TU-Plovdiv). He received his PhD in Electronics in June 2014. His research interests include parallel and distributed computing, distributed embedded systems and networking.

Curriculum Vitae   [in pdf]  in ps] 

Research

    My research interests span the areas of computer networks, simulation modeling of network protocols and architectures, distributed and parallel computing, distributed measurement and control, service oriented archtectures, network and web programming, and embedded systems. My current work focuses on design, deployment and evaluation of web-based personal health systems, multi-tier architectures and integration of SOA and Web Service in distributed embedded systems.

Projects
  •  DVU-10-0100/2010 (NSF) - Modern approaches in the design of clinical information system (CIS) for observation of pediatric surgery diseases. (PedSurgCIS)
  • 102NI200-3/2010 (TU-Sofia) - Investigation of technologies for development of web-based systems for measurement and control of electric power systems (WebEESYS)
  • 102ПД078-19 (TU-Sofia) - Experimental environment for analysis of protocols and processes in multi-tiered Web-based Personal Healthcare Systems.
  • 091ni066-17/2009 (TU-Sofia) - Web-based experimental network for analysis of data flows and traffics in personal health systems (WebPHS).
  • 091ni060-17/2009 (TU-Sofia) - Development of experimental patient monitor for data collections in body sensor networks.
  • MU-MI-1602/2006 (NSF) - Analysis of attacks and security mechanisms for Web Services.
  • TU-2007 (TU-Sofia) - Web-based experimental network of controllers for analysis of informational interaction in distributed automation systems.
  • VU-MI-108/2005 (NSF) - Web Services and Data Integration in Distributed Automation and Information Systems in Internet Environment.
  • HOCFIT - Home Control Automation, part of the IEEE CSIDC 2005.
Theses:
  • M. Shopov. "Methods and tools for development of web-based personal healthcare systems" PhD Dissertation, Department of Electronics, Technical University of Sofia, branch Plovdiv, Bulgaria, June 2014.
    (Thesis supervisors: Galidia Petrova and Grisha Spasov) 
  • M. Shopov. "Simulation analysis of IEEE 802.3u (Fast Ethernet) as a communication environment for Distributed Embedded Systems." MSc thesis, Department of Computer Systems, Technical University of Sofia, branch Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Feb 2008.
    (Thesis supervisor: Grisha Spasov)
  • M. Shopov. "Design of a protocol for Generation and Dissemination of Traffic Information in Vehicular Ad hoc Networks." BSc thesis, Department of Computer Science, Technical University of Sofia, branch Plovdiv and Nottingham Trent University, UK, Oct 2005.
    (Thesis supervisors: Grisha Spasov and Evtim Peytchev)
Experience:
Memberships:
  • Student member of IEEE Communications Society
  • Student member of ACM
  • Society of Automatics and Informatics /SAI/
  • PhDGate

Publications

2016

 

  • Shopov, M., "An M2M solution for smart metering in electrical power systems," 39th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics, MIPRO 2016 - Proceedings, art. no. 7522311, pp. 1141-1144.
  • Grozev, D.G., Shopov, M.P., Kakanakov, N.R., "Practical implementation of private cloud with traffic optimization," 39th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics, MIPRO 2016 - Proceedings, art. no. 7522156, pp. 298-303.
  • Grozev, D., Spasov, G., Shopov, M., Kakanakov, N., Petrova, G., "Experimental study of Cloud Computing based SCADA in Electrical Power Systems," 25th International Scientific Conference Electronics, ET 2016, art. no. 7753482.
2015

 

  • Shopov, M., "Practical Implementations of Cloud Computing Technologies for Smart Metering in Electrical Power Systems," Journal of Electronics, vol. 9, pp. 124-127, 2015, ISSN: 1314-0078.
2014

 

  • Shopov, M., N. Kakanakov, G. Spasov, G. Petrova, "THE TEACHER-STUDENT INTERACTION EMPLOYING E-LEARNING PLATFORM IN THE EDUCATION ON MICROPROCESSOR SYSTEMS," , pp., June 2014.
  • Shopov, M., G. Petrova, G. Spasov, "Prototype of a Medical Gateway for Personal Healthcare Systems - Design and Implementation," Annual Journal of Electronics, vol., no., pp., September, 2014.
2012

 

  • Shopov, M.P.; Spasov, G.V.; Petrova, G.I.; , "Modeling and analysis of the gateway node in body sensor networks," MIPRO, 2012 Proceedings of the 35th International Convention , vol., no., pp.457-461, 21-25 May 2012.
  • M. Shopov, G. Spasov, and G. Petrova "Network calculus based analysis of wireless sensor networks with duty cycles," Union of Scientists in Bulgaria, Series В: Technics and technologies, vol. 10, pp. 3-6, Plovdiv 2012.

 

2011
  • M. Shopov, V. Spasova, and G. Spasov "Development of Symbian-based Mobile Applications for Body Sensor Network Measurements, " in Journal of Automatics and Informatics, No. 2, pp. 59-62, 2011, ISSN 0861-7562.
  • M. Shopov and G. Spasov "Analysis of IEEE 802.15.4-based Body Sensor Networks through simulation, " Journal of the Technical University Sofia, branch Plovdiv "Fundamental Sciences and Applications", Vol. 16, 2011.
  • M. Shopov and D. Nikolov "An Example Realization of Personal Monitor for Observation of Patient Vital Parameters, " Proceedings of "Days of Science 2011", Union of Scientists - Veliko Tarnovo, May 2011 (IN PRESS).
  • N. Kakanakov and M. Shopov, "Using GNU/Linux Tools for Creating ARM9-based Embedded Applications, " in Journal of Electronics, vol. 5, no.2, pp. 125-128, 2011, ISSN 1313-1842.
  • M. Shopov, G. Petrova, and G. Spasov "Evaluation of Zigbee-based Body Sensor Networks, " in Journal of Electronics, vol.5, no.2, pp. 60-63, 2011, ISSN 1313-1842.
2010
  • Shopov, M., V. Spasova, G. Spasov, "Testbed Environment for Experimental Analysis and Applications Prototyping in Body Sensor Networks ,"  in Proc. of International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies - CompSysTech'10.
  • Shopov, M., G. Petrova, G. Spasov, "On the use of Bluetooth in Body Sensor Networks, " in Journal of Electronics, vol. 4, no.2, pp. 154-157, 2010, ISSN 1313-1842.
  • Shopov, M. "Wireless body sensor networks - research challenges ," iJournal of Automatics and Informatics, vol. 2, pp. 45-49, 2010, ISSN 0861-7562.
2009
  • Shopov, M., N. Kakanakov, and G. Petrova, "Profile-based protocol for data interactions in Body Sensor Networks ," Proc of ELECTRONICS'09, Sozopol, Bulgaria, 14-17 Sept. 2009, pp.39-42
  • Shopov, M., N. Kakanakov, and G. Spasov, "Distributed system for monitoring of physiological parameters in Web-based Personal Health Systems ," Proc of ELECTRONICS'09, Sozopol, Bulgaria, 14-17 Sept. 2009, pp.35-38
  • Shopov, M., G. Spasov, and G. Petrova, "Architectural models for realization of Web-based Personal Health Systems," International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies - CompSysTech'09, page IIIB.5, 2009.
2008
  • Shopov, M., N. Kakanakov, and G. Spasov, "On the use of NS-2 is Simulations of Internet-based Distributed Embedded Systems," in Proc. Industrial Electronics (INDEL'08), Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, November 2008.
  • Kakanakov, N., M. Shopov, G. Spasov, "Experimental Analysis of CoS Performance in Local Controller Networks ," Proc of ELECTRONICS'08, Sozopol, Bulgaria, 22-24 Sept. 2008, pp. 81-86, 2008
  • Shopov, M., N. Kakanakov, and G. Spasov, "A Web Service for Data Visualization in Distributed Automation and Information Systems,"Proc of the 4th International Conference Computer Science, Kavala, Greece, 17-20 Oct. 2008.
  • Kakanakov N., M. Shopov, and G. Spasov, "Time-Delay Simulation Analysis of Local Controller Networks," International Conference on Computer Systems and Technologies - CompSysTech'08, page IIIA.12, 2008.
2007
  • Shopov, M., H. Matev, and G. Spasov, "Evaluation of Web Services Implementation for ARM-based Embedded System," Proc of ELECTRONICS'07, Sozopol, Bulgaria, 19-21 Sept. 2007, pp. 79-84, ISBN: 1313-1842.
  • Shopov, M. and N. Kakanakov, "Evaluation of a single WS-Security implementation," Proc of the International Conf. Automatics and Informatics 2007, Sofia, Bulgaria, 3-6 Oct. 2007, pp.VI-39-VI-42.
  • Kakanakov, N., M. Shopov, G. Spasov, H. Htistev, "Performance Evaluation of Switched Ethernet as Communication Media in Controller Networks," Proc of CompSysTech'07 , Rousse, 15-16 June 2007, pp. IIIA.8-1-IIIA.8-6, ISBN: 978-954-9641-50-9.
  • Shopov, M., I. Stankov and N. Kakanakov, "Standards and Technologies for Web Services Security,", Journal Automatics and Informatics, 2007, vol 2 pp.8-11.
2006
  • Kakanakov, N., M. Shopov, I. Stankov and G. Spasov, "Web Services and Data Integration in Distributed Automation Systems in Internet Environment," International Review on Computers and Software, November, 2006, ISSN: 1828-6003.
  • Shopov, M., H. Matev, and G. Spasov, "On the Use of Web Services for Building Distributed Automation Systems," Journal of Fundamental Sciences and Applications, Vol. 13, 2006, Anniversary Scientific Conference 2006, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
  • Shopov, M., I. Stankov, N. Kakanakov, and G. Spasov, "On the Use of XML for Data Access in Networks of Embedded Devices," Proc of 3th International Bulgarian-Turkish Conference Computer Science, Istanbul, Turkey, 12-15 Oct., 2006.
  • Kakanakov, N. and M. Shopov, "Evaluating Controller Network Data Extracting Protocol for Embedded Devices," Proc of ELECTRONICS'06, Sozopol, Bulgaria, 20-22 Sept 2006, Book 3, pp. 15-20, ISBN: 954-438-566-6.
  • Kakanakov, N., M. Shopov, and G. Spasov, "A New Web-based Multi-tier Model for Distributed Automation Systems," Journal of Information Technologies and Control, Vol. IV, no. 2, 2006, pp.44-48, ISSN: 1312-2622.
  • Kakanakov, N., M. Shopov, and G. Spasov, "Distributed Automation System based on Java and Web Services," Proc of CompSysTech'06 , V. Tarnovo, 15-16 June 2006, pp.III-A.24-1-6.
  • Kakanakov, N., I. Stankov, M. Shopov, and G. Spasov, "Controller Network Data Extracting Protocol - Design and Implementation," Proc of CompSysTech'06 , V. Tarnovo, 15-16 June 2006, pp.III-A.14-1-III-A.14-6.
  • Shopov, M. and G. Spasov, "Distributed Measurement System Based On Java And Web Technologies," Proceedings of the 4th National Youth Science and Practical Session, Sofia, Bulgaria, 19th May 2006, pp. 200-205.
2005
  • Shopov, M. and E. Peytchev, "Generation and Dissemination of Traffic Information in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks," Proc of the 2nd International Scientific Conference Computer Science, Chalkidiki, Greece, 30th September - 2nd October, 2005, pp.149 - 154, ISBN 954-438-526-6.
  • Spasov, G., M. Shopov, I. Stankov, P. Zaykov, and N. Hadzhinikolov, "Development of a System for 'Home Control on Fingertips',", Proc of the Conference Electronics, Book 4, Sozopol, Bulgaria, 21-23 Sept. 2005, pp. 120-125, ISBN 954-438-520-7.

Teaching

  • Assistant in "Programming Embedded Systems", assoc. prof. N. Kakanakov,
    Technical University Plovdiv, Department Electronics, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014.
  • Assistant in "Application of Distributed Systems in Medicine", assoc. prof. G. Petrova,
    Technical University Plovdiv, Department Electronics, Spring 2010, Spring 2013.
  • Assistant in "Computer Networks", prof. G. Spasov,
    Technical University Plovdiv, Department Computer Science, Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013.
  • Assistant in "Microprocessor Systems", prof. G. Spasov,
    Technical University Plovdiv, Department Computer Science, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014.
  • Assistant in "Distributed Systems and Computer Communications", prof. G. Spasov,
    Technical University Plovdiv, Department Computer Science, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013.
  • Assistant in "Internet Programming", assoc. prof. N. Kakabakov
    Technical University Plovdiv, Department Computer Science, Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2013.
  • Instructor for "Cisco Certified Network Associate" (CCNA)
    from Technical University Gabrovo, Regional Cisco Academy, 2004-2005.

Misc.


Favourite Quotes:
  • "For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them." - Aristotle
  • "Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence." - Spanish Proverb
  • "By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach." - Winston Churchill
  • "Those that know, do. Thoese that understand, teach." - Aristotle
  • "Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it." - Robert Heinlein
  • "The secret of creativity is knowing how to hide your sources." - Albert Einstein
  • "The Lion while hunting doesn't roar." - Nigritian proverb
  • "Always remember! Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." - George Carlin.
  • "Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups." - George Carlin
  • "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." - Robert F. Kennedy
  • "A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits." - Richard Nixon
  • "Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
  • "I want to know God's thoughts, the rest are details." - Albert Einstein
  • "There are two things which are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein
  • "Every man dies, not every man really lives." - William Wallace (Braveheart)
  • "...being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble!" - Mufasa, The Lion King (1994)
  • "Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research." - Wilson Mizner
  • "Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." - Werner von Braun
  • "If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" - Albert Einstein
  • "Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose." - Zora Neale Hurston
  • "What is research but a blind date with knowledge?" - Will Harvey
  • "Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought" - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
  • "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." - Albert Einstein
  • "The trouble with research is that it tells you what people were thinking about yesterday, not tomorrow. It's like driving a car using a rearview mirror." - Bernard Loomis
  • "The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is 'What does a woman want?'" - Sigmund Freud
  • "Time spent with cats is never wasted." - Sigmund Freud
  • "The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously." - Nicholas Butler
  • "Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better." - Andre Gide
  • "One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man." - Elbert Hubbard
  • "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." - Michelangelo

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