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Department Distributed Information and Control Systems

Distributed Information and Control Systems

The Distributed Information and Control Systems Department (DICS) at the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (IICT) specializes in mechatronic systems; medical robotics; modeling and optimization of operating modes in distributed information and control systems; synthesis of control algorithms in complex, distributed, hierarchical systems; management of transport, information, communication, financial systems and sites; topological and functional synthesis of information and communication systems; making decisions in case of incomplete information; innovative high-speed and high-temperature processes, micro and nano elements, as well as industrial applications.

In 2015, within the AComIn project, the team received expertise in 3D design, 3D modeling and 3D prototyping. Researchers from DICS (together with the group of Prof. Virginio Cantoni from the University of Pavia, Italy) created 3D figures of historical characters and 3D tactile plates for the visually impaired people for the exhibition "Pavia. The Battle. The Future - 1525-2015, Nothing was the same again", organized as a satellite event of EXPO-2015 in Milan, Italy. Also, for the Brera Gallery in Milan, Italy, a tactile tile was created for the painting "Christ and the Samaritan Woman at the Well" again for the visually impaired people.

In September 2019, the team take participation with 3D modeling, processing and 3D printing of selected paintings for people with visual impairments in an exhibition for the 140th anniversary of the announcement in Sofia as the capital - "Words, images, places", located in Sofia City Art gallery (SCAG). The exhibition was organized by the Sofia City Art Gallery, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Sofia Municipality, Aurubis, Unika, BTA, BNT and BNR.

The team also has experience in the reconstruction of the 3D internal structure of industrial parts, building elements, dentistry and more.

Head of Department: Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Stoimenov, Ph.D.

The head of the department has a Ph.D. in technical sciences, associate professor in electrical engineering, electronics and automation at the IICT-BAS. The research and applied developments of Assoc. Prof. Nikolay Stoimenov, Ph.D. are related to innovations in the field of 3D modeling, 3D simulations and 3D printing, 3D computed tomography, mechatronics, thermography, crushing and grinding processes, grinding bodies and media with a new shape, high-speed processes. The interests and directions are in the field of discrete production processes in various branches of industry, energy resources and energy efficiency of technological processes, cultural and historical heritage, digitalization, ICT and others. He has published more than 80 articles, including in impact factor journals, referred databases and conferences. He is a co-author of 1 monograph, 2 chapters of a monograph (published in English and Italian), 2 patents, 2 utility models and 3 patent applications. In the new projects, his group deals with 3D modeling and simulation, 3D printing, automation, thermography, high-speed processes, 3D computed tomography.