My full name is Iordan Marinov Iordanov (Йордан Маринов Йорданов in Cyrillic). I was born in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria (that's here
) on 20 September 1986, so I am
years old. I grew up in a small village called Yulievo (here
In 2000 I moved to Greece, to the beautiful island of Crete. I went to high school in Chania, and in 2005 I entered the Applied Mathematics Department
of the University of Crete in Heraklion. I was surprised to know that I had the highest entry degree that year.
Due to personal reasons, I interrupted my studies in 2007 and headed to Italy, where I worked for a couple of years at Erbamea
. While acting as warehouse manager and responsible for quality testing, I had the chance to work with amazing people in a truly unique environment.
Aiming to conclude my studies, in 2009 I moved back to Greece. In parallel with studying, I worked for the software company Nanosoft
, where I focused mainly on developing client-server applications for Windows and Windows CE devices, and I also had my first experience with applications for Android devices. In 2013, I graduated from the University of Crete.
As soon as I got my degree, I went back to Italy where I worked as software developer for the company 01S
. There I got familiar with relational programming using the IDE Instant Developer
, with which I implemented a system to handle cadastral data acquired from multiple sources. I was then tasked with re-implementing the national-level calculations engine for the Italian 730 tax declaration form.
In 2014, I decided to head back to Greece for a Master's degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics from the University of Crete. When I was accepted into the program, I was also fortunate and persistent enough to get a Research Assistant position at IACM-FORTH
, where I had the chance to work on an extremely interesting project with a very talented and passionate postdoctoral researcher
. Our collaboration led to my very first scientific publication. At the end of 2015, I obtained my Master's degree.
Right after that, at the beginning of 2016, I moved to Nancy, France, and I started working on my Ph.D. thesis under the guidance of Monique Teillaud. After many travels, collaborations, and experiences, I successfully defended my Ph.D. thesis on 12 March 2019.
Since January 2019, I have been working as Research and Development Engineer at the Nancy division of Gamestream