Tanya Zlateva

Dean ad interim Tanya ZlatevaDean of Metropolitan College & Extended Education; Professor of the Practice of Computer Science and Education; Director of Security Programs

PhD, MS, BS, Dresden University of Technology

Dean Zlateva’s research interests include computational modeling of visual perception, parallel and distributed processing, and pattern recognition. She was instrumental in developing the information security curriculum that led to Boston University’s designation as a Center for Academic Excellence by the National Security Agency. She is an expert in online course delivery and development, and she has an accomplished research background in computer science. Dr. Zlateva is currently director for education at Boston University’s Center for Reliable Information Systems and Cyber Security (RISCS). In 2010, the RISCS team secured two $3 million grants from the National Science Foundation. The funds will support two major research projects in the field of IT: “Securing the Open Softphone” and “Towards Trustworthy Interactions in the Cloud.”

Selected Papers

Chitkushev, L., Dilek, E., Lee J. W., Zhang, G. L., and Zlateva, T. “Data Cleaning of Probe Signals from CDNA Tiling Microarray: Outlier Detection, Noise Reduction, and Identification of Uninformative Probes in HLA Typing Application.” Proceedings of the Bioinformatics and Biomedicine Workshops on Informatics Applications in Therapeutics (Atlanta, Ga., 2011): 682.

Chitkushev, L., Greiman, V., and Zlateva, T. “Protecting Health Information Privacy and Safety on the Internet: E-Health Systems and Legal Perspectives.” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, University of Washington (Seattle, Wash., 2011).

Chitkushev, L., Vodenska, I., and Zlateva, T. “Integrating Informatics into Graduate Finance Programs.” Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Education (Sofia, Bulgaria, 2011).

Burstein, L., Chitkushev, L., Haines, E. M., Kalathur, S., Saito, M., Schudy, R., Willett, S., and Zlateva, T. “Dimensions of Course Design and Delivery and Their Effect on Student Satisfaction/Perception in Online Learning.” Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Education (Sofia, Bulgaria, 2011).

Brusic, V., Chitkushev, L., Kalathur, S., Zhang, G. L., and Zlateva, T. “Visualization Tools for Presenting and Analysis of Global Landscapes of Vaccine Targets.” Proceedings of the Bioinformatics and Biomedicine Workshops on Informatics Applications in Therapeutics (Atlanta, Ga., 2011): 683–88.

Becker, K., Chitkushev, L., Greiman, V., and Zlateva, T. “Evolving an Information Security Curriculum: New Content, Innovative Pedagogy and Flexible Delivery Formats.” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, George Washington University (Washington, D.C., 2011): 268.

Burstein, L., L. Chitkushev, V. Kanabar, and T. Zlateva. “Innovative Instructional Practices in Design, Implementation and Execution of Blended Programs.” Proceedings of the Boston University Instructional Innovation Conference (Boston, MA, March 25, 2011).

Burstein, L., A. Temkin, and T. Zlateva. “Teaching an Advanced Computer Science Course Using Graphical Wacom Tablets and Echo/360 Recording Technology.” Proceedings of the Boston University Instructional Innovation Conference (Boston, MA, March 25, 2011).

Zlateva, T., Greiman, V., Chitkushev, L., and Becker, K. “Evolving an Information Security Curriculum: new content, innovative pedagogy and flexible delivery formats.” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, George Washington University (Washington, D.C., March 17–18, 2011): 268.

Brusic, V., L. Chitkushev, D. DeLuca, D. Keskin, O. Lund, E.L. Reinherz, G.L. Zhang, and T. Zlateva. “MULTIPRED2: A computational system for large-scale identification of peptides predicted to bind to HLA supertypes and alleles.” Journal of Immunological Methods (December 2010).

Jacobs, S., Chitkushev, L., and Zlateva, T. “Identities, Anonymity and Information Warfare.” Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security (ECIW) (Thessaloniki, Greece, July 1–2, 2010): 120.

Brusic, V., L. Chitkushev, D. DeLuca, G. Zhang, and T. Zlateva. “Integrated Health Informatics Curricula within Information Technology Programs.” 6th International Workshop on Computer Science and Education in Computer Science (Fulda, Germany, June 2010).

Zlateva, T., Saito, M., Kalathur, S., Schudy, R., Temkin, A., and Chitkushev, L. “A Unified Approach for Designing, Developing, and Evaluating Online Curricula.” Proc. 6th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Education in Computer Science (Fulda, Germany, June 2010).

“Business Simulation in Blended Format for International Trade Education.” In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Science and Education in Computer Science (Fulda/Munich, 2010).

Hylkema, M., Zlateva, T., Burstein, L., and Scheffler, P. “Virtual Laboratories for Learning Real World Security—Operating Systems.” Proc. 14th Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education (Baltimore, Md., June 7–9, 2010).

“Harmonization of the Bulgarian Academic and Professional Education Programs in Tourism and Hospitality with the International Standards,” Focus, DARBI, March 2007.

“Portable Tour Guide Systems in Tourism.” In proceedings of the international conference, Tourism—Theory and Practice. Bulgaria, June 2007.

“Tourism Clusters—World Trends and Lessons for Bulgaria.” In Tourism in Bulgaria—Management and Competitiveness. Varna (Bulgaria) Chamber of Tourism, 2005.

“Bulgaria—Destination for Educated Travelers: The Corporate Approach of Geotours Global Ltd.” In proceedings of international conference, Tourist Science and the Challenge of 21st century. Bulgaria, 2005.

“Concept for Organizing an International Forum, Tourism Destination Varna” (co-author). Proceedings of international conference, Tourist Science and the Challenge of 21st century, Bulgaria, 2005.

Presentations/Lectures

Chitkushev, L., Vodenska, I., and Zlateva, T. “Digital Learning Impact Factors: Student Satisfaction and Performance in Online Courses.” 2014 International Conference on Information and Education Technology, January 2-4, 2014, Melbourne, Australia. (Best Presentation Award)

“Cyber Security Research and Education at Boston University.” Hanscom Air Force Base, Bedford, Mass., October 19, 2011.

“Cyber Education.” Organized and led Strategy Session, Launch Conference of the Advanced Cyber Security Center, The MITRE Corporation, Bedford, Mass., September 20, 2011.

“Cyber Security Research and Education at Boston University.” Video Conference Presentation and Discussion for the Industry-University Working Group of the Advanced Cyber Security Center, Boston, Mass., June 20, 2011.

“Information Security Education at Boston University.” Video-conference, Advanced Cyber Security Center, June 20, 2011.

“Research and Education in Information Security at Boston University and Opportunities for Community College Students.” Seminar and discussion, Community College Alliance, Boston, Mass., May 24, 2011.

“Computational Science and Cyber Security at Boston University.” Presentation and Roundtable Discussion with Community Colleges Faculty and Administrators, Boston, Mass., May 24, 2011.

“eLive—Designing the Optimal Blend.” 2nd Annual FABDE Conference on Distance Education, Boston, Mass., May 11, 2010. Co-presented with Burstein, L., and Antonucci, R.

“Evolving an Information Security Curriculum: new content, innovative pedagogy, and flexible delivery formats.” 6th International Conference on Information Warfare and Security, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., March 17–18, 2011. Co-authored with Greiman, V., Chitkushev, L., and Becker, K.

“Cyber Security Research at Boston University.” Research Institute of Infosys and Training Center, Bangalore, India, January 5–6, 2011.

“Cyber Security Research and Education at Boston University.” Infosys Presentation, Bangalore/Mysore, India, January 4–6, 2011.

“Securing the Open Softphone: Education and Outreach.” Center for Reliable Information Systems and Cyber Security Kickoff Colloquium, Boston, Mass., September 1, 2010.

“A Unified Approach for Designing, Developing, and Evaluating Online Curricula.” 6th International Workshop on CS and Education in Computer Science, Fulda/Munich, Germany, June 2010. Co-presented with Chitkushev, L., Kalathur, S., Saito, M., Schudy, R., and Temkin, A.

Learning & Pedagogical Research

“Management of Tourism, Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises.” Training brochure, European Union PHARE Program; Varna Restaurants and Hotels Association, Bulgaria, 2007.

“Financial Forecasts for Difference Importing/Exporting Strategies.” Simulation package designed to illustrate different international importing/exporting concepts.

Integrated Executive Training Program for Managers of Tourism SMEs—Methodology, Curriculum, Training of Trainers, European Union PHARE Program, Project BG2003/004-937.11.03, Bulgaria, 2006, www.varh.org.
Course development and execution: Management of Tourism SMEs, European Union PHARE Program, Project BG2003/004-937.11.03, Bulgaria, 2006, www.varh.org

Course development and execution: Hospitality Management Strategies for SMEs, European Union PHARE Program, Project BG2003/004-937.11.03, Bulgaria, 2006, www.varh.org.

“Financial Forecasts for Difference Importing/Exporting Strategies.” Simulation package designed to illustrate different international importing/exporting concepts.

Discipline-Based Activities:

Organized and hosted “Cyber Education and Awareness Day.” Boston Cyber Week, Boston, Mass., November 12–17, 2011. Co-hosted with the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense.

“Causal Multi-Projects Mapping —Methodology and Applications in the Area of Large Tourism-Related Regional Strategic Plans.” White paper, Geotours Global Ltd, Bulgaria, 2007.

“Management, competitiveness, quality control management in tourism SMEs.” Editor, EU Program PHARE & Varna Restaurants and Hotels Association, Bulgaria, 2007.

Program for sustainable tourism development in Varna for 2007–2013, presentation with Kiril Iordanov, 28th International Tourism and Leisure Exhibition, Bulgaria, 2006.

World Tourism Organization (WTO) voluntary industry standards, TedQual & GTAT Certification System, and their applications in the Bulgarian tourism industry, presentation, Workshop: “Contemporary forms and methods of training in tourism”, 26th International Tourism and Leisure Exhibition, November 2005, Varna Bulgaria

Public private partnership for sustainability certification of tourism activities (WTO recommendation for supporting and establishing national certification systems, Madrid 2003) and conclusion for the Bulgarian education system in the area of Tourism & Hospitality. Workshop: “Contemporary forms and methods of training in tourism,” 26th International Tourism and Leisure Exhibition, Bulgaria, 2005.

“Relationship between ‘Quality,’ ‘Classification,’ ‘Brand,’ ‘Certification,’ ‘Ethics,’ and ‘Sustainability’” —conclusions for educators and trainers. Workshop: “Contemporary forms and methods of training in tourism,”26th International Tourism and Leisure Exhibition, Bulgaria, 2005.

Produced DVD, “Destination Bulgaria, Varna—6,000 years of history,” a documentary with additional video and audio presentations, in five languages, Geotours Global Ltd, Bulgaria, 2004; awarded first prize for Bulgarian tourism films by the Bulgarian Tourism Agency, 2005.

Grants

“Information Assurance Scholarships and Capacity Building.” National Security Agency, Department of Defense, $70,363.