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Technical University of Gabrovo

Gabrovo Technical University is an accredited public higher education institution with a 55-year history

Gabrovo Technical University is an accredited public higher education institution with a 55-year history

Gabrovo Technical University is an accredited public higher education institution with a 55-year history

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Get acquainted with our bachelor's and master's programs!

Get acquainted with our bachelor's and master's programs!

Get acquainted with our bachelor's and master's programs!

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The new European program in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for 2014 - 2020

The new European program in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for 2014 - 2020

The new European program in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for 2014 - 2020

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Project BG05M2OP001-1.002-0023, Competence Center "Intelligent Mechatronic, Eco and Energy Saving Systems and Technologies"

Project BG05M2OP001-1.002-0023, Competence Center "Intelligent Mechatronic, Eco and Energy Saving Systems and Technologies"

Project BG05M2OP001-1.002-0023, Competence Center "Intelligent Mechatronic, Eco and Energy Saving Systems and Technologies"

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Department of Automation, Information and Control Systems

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Head of Department:
Assoc. Prof. Dragomir Penkov CHANTOV, Ph.D.
Room: 3301, 3313
Phone: +359 (0)66 827 599, +359 (0)66 827 571
 
Academic organizer:
Dipl. Eng. Magdalena Hristova Gicheva
  Room: 3302
Phone: +359 (0)66 827 566

Short Background

The Department of Automation, Information and Control Systems ICS) was established in 1999 with the splitting of the Department of Automation and Computer Science into two separate departments.

The Department is responsible for the training of students doing the Bachelor and Master degree courses in Automation, Information and Control Systems. The department staff conducts the training of students in the above mentioned major during the last four semesters of the curriculum for Bachelor degree, as well as the training in all subjects for the Master degree. The Department also trains Ph.D. students in the area of automated systems for information processing and control and elements and devices of automation. The staff of the Department includes predominantly young lecturers. The average age of the academic staff is 39 years.

During different periods the conduction of the teaching process has required the involvement of experts from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy – Sofia, the Technical University of Sofia and other Bulgarian universities, as well as professionals from industry.

The teaching process in the Department is focused on the following areas: theoretical foundations of control, microprocessors, programmable logic controllers, computer-based control systems, automation devices, object-oriented programming, databases in control systems, industrial communications and computer networks, intelligent sensors and systems, etc.

The Department has 6 teaching laboratories equipped with modern computers and control technology. Its premises also host laboratories in: Automation Tools equipped by SIEMENS, Industrial Automation equipped by BECKHOFF Automation, Programmable Logic Controllers equipped by UNITRONICS, Control Technology equipped by AMK.

The Department staff conducts research in the area of: automation elements, devices and systems and non-linear control systems.

The Department maintains close contacts with similar departments in other universities in this country and abroad, and also with a number of companies operating in the field of automation.

The Department has been working on projects under various international programmes, such as Leonardo da Vinci and CEEPUS. Within the framework of CEEPUS annual exchange of students and lecturers is carried out with partner universities.

The department is in charge of training in the following degree courses:

Automation, Information and Control Systems educational-qualification degree of Bachelor

Automation, Information and Control Systems educational-qualification degree of Master

Department Staff

Name and academic rank Room Extension
Prof. Toshko Ganchev NENOV, D.Sc. 3211 +359 (0)66 390
Assoc. Prof. Stanimir Yordanov YORDANOV, Ph.D. 3313 +359 (0)66 571
Assoc. Prof. Aldeniz Enverov RASHIDOV, Ph.D. 3412 +359 (0)66 276
Assoc. Prof. Stefan Ivanov IVANOV, Ph.D. 3211,3210 +359 (0)66 578,+359 (0)66 390
Chief Assist. Prof. Elena Dimitrova MONOVA, Ph.D. 3401 +359 (0)66 579
Chief Assist. Prof. Todor Nedev TODOROV, Ph.D. 3411 +359 (0)66 593
Chief Assist. Prof. Fatme Yuseinova RASHIDOVA PH.D. 3412 +359 (0)66 276
Assist. Prof. Georgi Ivanov MIHALEV, Ph.D. 3411 +359 (0)66 593
Veselin Dimitrov DIMITROV – department engineer 3310 +359 (0)66 259
Guest lecturers
Prof. Stoyan Kolev STOYANOV, D.Sc.    
Prof. Kamen Dimov VELEV, D.Sc.
     

The Department trains Ph.D. students in the following scientific areas:

  • Automated Systems for Information Processing and Control
  • Elements and Devices of Automation and Computing Equipment

Major Subjects:

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Subject

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Subject

1.

Programming and Computer Applications

12.

Automation of Technological Processes

2.

Modeling and Simulation Software Systems

13.

Databases in Industrial Systems

3.

Digital and Microprocessor Engineering, part 1

14.

Computer-based Control Systems

4.

Control Theory, part 1

15.

System Identification

5.

Digital and Microprocessor Engineering, part 2

16.

Control of Electromechanical Systems

6.

Technical Automation Devices

17.

Control Systems Design and Building

7.

Object-oriented Programming

18.

Industrial Computer Networks

8.

Control Theory, part 2

19.

Intelligent Sensors and Systems

9.

Microcontrollers in Control Systems

20.

Automotive Control Systems

10.

Real-time Control Systems

21.

Machine Vision Systems

11.

Programmable Logic Controllers

22.

Environmental Control Systems

 

The following subjects are taught in the Master degree course:

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Subject

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Subject

1.

Java-based Control Systems

8.

Control of Renewable Energy Sources

2.

Control of Servo Drive Systems

9.

Multi-criteria Decision Making in Management and Technological Control

3.

Monitoring Systems

10.

PLC-based Control Systems

4.

Programmable Integrated Circuits in Control Systems

11.

Computer-based Control Systems

5.

Optimization Methods

12.

Building Automation Systems

6.

Industrial Information Systems

13.

Industrial Robots

7.

Control of Non-linear Systems

 

 

 

Training Laboratories:

The Department has 6 training laboratories equipped with modern computers and control technology. Its premises also host laboratories in:

  • Automation Tools, equipped by SIEMENS,
  • Industrial Automation, equipped by BECKHOFF Automation;
  • Programmable Logic Controllers, equipped by UNITRONICS;
  • Control Technology, equipped by АМК.

Research Areas in the Department:

  • automation elements, devices and systems;
  • non-linear control systems.

Scientific and Technical Cooperation:

The department maintains close contacts with similar departments in other universities in this country and abroad, and also with a number of companies operating in the field of automation.

International and National Projects:

  • Project No. CII-CZ-0031-0708. International Study in Automatic Control. (Central European Exchange Program  for University Studies CEEPUS)
  • Project No. BG/00/A/F/PL/132122. Work Placements for Students in the Area of Computer-based Automation Systems and Technologies. (Leonardo da Vinci Program of the EU)
  • Project № 2009-1BG1-LEO005-01640. Development of curricula and innovative training tools for industrial automation systems for people employed in SMEs (Lifelong Learning Programme of EU)
  • Project No. 33/02.12.2002. Improving the Training in Technological Processes and Systems in Virtual Environment (funded through a World Bank Loan by the Ministry of Education and Science)
  • Project No. ТН-637/1996. Development and Study of Sensors Based on Ceramic Materials for Environmental Monitoring (National Research Fund)
  • Project No. ДО 02-148/2008 Humidity Sensors Based on New Metal-Oxide and Oxide-chalcogenide Materials with a Nanostructure (National Research Fund)
  • Project No. ДО 02-6/2009г. Development and Study of a Sensor Module for Air Quality Monitoring (National Research Fund)

Cooperation with Companies:

  • SIEMENS Bulgaria EOOD
  • KASTIVA ООD – Sofia
  • SEMO OOD – Sofia
  • АМК – Drives and Controls EOOD – Gabrovo
  • Daisy Technology OOD – Sofia
  • Mechatronica OOD – Gabrovo
  • Apronex OOD Gabrovo
  • PALMO AD – Pleven
  • КОМЕКО OOD – Plovdiv
  • Hranitech – Stara Zagora
  • TEHNOKOROZA AD – Lovech
  • НАКRА ЕООD – Radnevo
  • ZGPU Group ООD – Gabrovo
  • Veda Consult ЕООD – Gabrovo