Dr Daniela Tsaneva studied at the University of Ruse, Bulgaria with speciality Computer Science, and graduated in 1992 with MSc in Computer Science, Dipl. Engineer in Electronics, Electro-techniques and Automatics, excellent marks, and medal. Later on between 1996 and 2001 she worked as a lecturer and senior lecturer in the Departments of Informatics and Information Systems at the University of Ruse, Bulgaria. The main subjects she was teaching were Computer Foundations, Programming Algorithms, Programming in Pascal, Internet and Internet services, DOS and Windows, MS Word, MS Excell, MS Power Point, AutoCAD etc. Additionally, she was teaching Computer Science courses for adults, who wanted to improve their qualifications by getting an IT certificate.
During the same period Dr Daniela Tsaneva also participated in a research project CONFLOW 960243 under the INCO-COPERNICUS program where she learnt various new software engineering techniques and methods, business processes and workflows, as well as acquired experience about interviewing customers and elicitating their requirements, designing a software package, programming within a team, working with SAP R3 environment etc. She was sent on specialization in the University of Wales, Cardiff under the same project in 1997.
In October, 2000 Daniela enrolled as a Research PhD student in Systems Engineering Division, MEC, in Cardiff School of Engineering, Cardiff University. She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy Degree, PhD officially in July, 2005. The topic of her PhD was ‘Enterprise Collaborative Portals enabling Business Process Modelling’. Additionally, she also worked as a demonstrator and teaching assistant in computing labs for EN1035, Cardiff School of Engineering in 2003-2004.
Since Septmeber, 2005 Dr Daniela Tsaneva joined Cardiff School of Computer Science, Cardiff University as a Research Associate working on JISC VRE project ISME (Intergation and Steering of Multi-Site Expeeriments). Duiring that project she developed a web portal based on the open source uPortal providing web services for the material scientists involved in teh project. Intially she had to gather the user requirements, to develop a prototype web portal with the desired web services and then to evaluate them through user feedbacks and interviews. Therefore, she developed considerable expertise on User Requirements Gathering, Usability Studies and Evaluation, Ontologies, Web Services, uPortal and standards such as JSR 168, WSRP and portlets.
Since July, 2007 until the end of June, 2008 Daniela was working on the OMII-RAVE project, which is mainly related to integrating a visualisation software into an existing open source environment, the OMII-UK package. The next project she worked on between August, 2008 and June, 2010 was the Green Logistics project (EPSRC) jointly between the School of Computer Science and Cardiff Business School. Her main task was to review various software tools for Logistics and Opeation Management, to evaluate their features, discover their disadvantages in regard to CO2 emissions estimation and suggest further enhancement of the tools.
During Daniela’s working period in the Cardiff School of Computer Science she was also a teaching assitant in computing labs for Assembler, Software Engineering, Web Design etc. (CM0108, CM0025, CM0356, CM0014, CM0206, CM0356, CMT606) at the School.
Currently Dr Daniela Tsaneva is working as a Reserach Associate on the Seren project at the Geoenvironemnatl Research Centre, the Geoinformatics package in particular.