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We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our colleague and dear friend Prof. Ivica Crnkovic, Vice-Chair of GATE’s Executive Board.

Throughout his distinguished career, Ivica was a role model, who contributed to the highest-quality science and empowered others to do so as well.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

Spreading excellence for Society

The Big Data for Smart Society Institute (GATE) is the first Centre of Excellence in Bulgaria to work on integrating and extending scientific excellence and innovation in priority areas such as Big Data and Artificial Intelligence at regional and European level. GATE is an investment in people. The Institute aims to attract, inspire and cultivate the next generation Early-Stage Researchers who, under the guidance of leading scientists, will work with enthusiasm and curiosity in the field of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.

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GATE at the conference “20 years of Bulgaria in NATO”

Prof. Sylvia Ilieva, Director of GATE, participated in the conference “20 years of Bulgaria in NATO: Because we are stronger together”, where she presented the work of the Institute as a test centre of the Defence Innovation Accelerator for the North Atlantic (DIANA). The event organized by the Government of Bulgaria was held at the Military Club in Sofia on March 29, the day of the 20th anniversary of our country’s membership in the Alliance.    
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Prof. Silvia Ilieva – a visionary at the “HOMO FUTURO” forum

“Technology is a tool, a means and an answer, and it is up to us what the question will be. Technologies help us to be better, to have time for ourselves and our loved ones, to enjoy life.” This is what the director of GATE, Prof. Silvia Ilieva, said during the HOMO FUTURO forum, the fourth event of the cycle “Before Tomorrow” of BGLOBAL magazine.    
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GATE’s Director was honored with an IDSA Ambassador Certificate

The Director of GATE Institute, Prof. Sylvia Ilieva, was awarded with a special certificate acknowledging her extraordinary effort in driving IDS-based data spaces.    
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GATE – part of a discussion at the 11th Pharma Forum

Dr. Georgi Petkov, head of the application domain “Digital Health” at the GATE Institute, was among the participants in the 11th edition of Pharma Forum, organized by “Manager” magazine. Together with the Deputy Minister of Health, Prof. Ilko Getov, he took part in the discussion “The role of business in the transformation”, which was moderated by the macroeconomist and expert in health economics, Arkadi Sharkov.    
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GATE research is focused on four main areas: Data management, Data analytics, Data insight and Data engineering.

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