ALEXANDROVA, EVGUENIA STOILOVA
Dr Nia Alexandrov is currently a Training Coordinator at BSC, Barcelona and is the coordinator of PRACE Advanced Training Centre (PATC) at BSC. She has over 15 years’ experience as PG Studies Coordinator and Research Assistant at the School of Systems Engineering and ACET (Advanced Computing and Emerging Technologies) Centre at the University of Reading. She coordinated the MSc Program in Network Centred Computing, the Erasmus Mundus Joint MSc in Network and E-Business Centred Computing and the Computational Science MSc by Research. She taught Research Skills and Implementation of Technologies in the Learning Process at postgraduate level. She has created the Transferable Skills subject modules for Computer Science students; she designed and implemented collaborative assignments and projects in the areas of Network Computing and Computational Science at Post-Graduate level. She was Co-organiser of the Workshop: “Next Generation of e-Learning” at ICL Conference, 2005-2009 Villach Austria and 2010 at Hasselt, Belgium, as well as the BRIDGE Workshop series (Bridging the Talent Gap with Computational Science Methods) on ICCS conferences (2014-15-16) and co-organiser of the Workshop on Best Practices for HPC Training on SC (2014-15-16), and co-chair of the PRACE Training Workshop on ISC15, ISC16.
She holds PhD in Computer Science from University of Reading in the area of Pedagogical Models and Management Factors for Creating Successful Courses at Postgraduate Level in an Interactive Collaborative Learning Environment. Her research is in the area of collaborative work and e-learning. She is involved in curricula development, e-learning methodology and methodology for evaluation of on-line and blended learning courses on several EC e-learning projects. She is the editor and contributing author of the book “Technological Advances in Interactive Collaborative Learning” pulished byTaylor and Francis Group in 2014. She was a member of the Career Space consortium and was involved with multidisciplinary curricula design as well as being a member HE working group of the at the Innovation Value Institute in 2007-8. She was lead researcher in the GENIUS EC project developing novel pedagogical approaches for e-learning, on the E-LANE EC project, developing novel methodology for distributed e-learning and principal investigator in ACET on the VALUE and ACCESS projects (Partnership building and mutual valorisation among Overseas and European Universities.), funded by EC under Erasmus Mundus program, Action 4 – Enhancing Attractiveness and worked on RISC and EUBrazilOpenBio EC projects. Currently she is involved in PRACE(1 – 4 IP) and Severo Ochoa, as well as the traini9ng related activities on number of EC funded BSC projects.