## Snezhana Georgieva Gocheva-Ilieva

Snezhana Georgieva Gocheva-Ilieva was born on February 7, 1950. She works as a Professor of mathematics in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Modeling, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Plovdiv University "Paisii Hilendarski," Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She received her Ph.D. degree in computational mathematics and physics in 1981 from Tarass Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine, with a thesis entitled "High order accuracy finite difference schemes on infinite domains" under the supervision of Academician of Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Prof. DSc Vladimir L. Makarov. She also obtained her M.S. and B.S. degrees in computational mathematics from Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria. In addition, she has served as a Scientific Secretary of the Scientific Council at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (2000–2010) and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics (2007–2011). Her research focuses on mathematical modeling and simulation in plasma and laser physics and engineering, finite difference methods for ordinary and partial differential equations (singular problems), applied computational statistics, scientific computing, and innovation technologies in mathematics education. She has published over 100 scientific papers, 2 monographs, and 10 textbooks for students. Gocheva-Ilieva is the supervisor of 9 Ph.D. students (3 in applied mathematics, 5 in computer science, and 1 in education in information technology); 2 of them defended successfully their Ph.D. theses in 2009.

Biography Updated on 5 February 2013