Oliver Popov

Professor, Stockholm University & Mid Sweden University | Sweden

Dr. Oliver Popov is a professor of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, and of Information Technology and Media, Mid Sweden University. He also teaches in the Department of Computer Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Saints Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia.

Dr. Popov holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Missouri University of Science and Technology in the U.S. Among his areas of research are Internet technology; protocol engineering for the ICT4D (“Information and Communication Technologies for Development”) project of the United Nations; ubiquitous service architectures; and security, privacy and digital forensics and their impact on the information society.

He is the principal architect of the Macedonian Academic and Research Network. Since 1995, he also has been a member of the management committee of the Central and Eastern European Networking Association (CEENet), serving 25 countries.

Dr. Popov has directed CEENet network technology, management and policy workshops, organized in collaboration with NATO, which have educated more than 1,000 people in over 30 countries from Central and Eastern Europe to Central and South-East Asia. In addition, he was the principal researcher and author of a project to establish a pan-African research and education network, which was presented at the World Summit on Information Society in Tunisia in 2005. He has been involved in the proliferation of the Internet, National Research and Education Networks and ICT in general, in many developing nations.