FullName:
Assist. Prof.Vera Petrova Behar
Nationality:
Russian
Office Address:
Acad. G.Bonchev Str., bl.25 A, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone:
(+359 2) 979 66 22
Fax:
(+359 2) 870 72 73
E-mail:
behar@bas.bg


EDUCATION

  • University Degree: M.Sc in Applied Mathematics, Sanct-Peterburg State Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics, Sanct-Peterburg, Russia, 1971
  • PhD: Radar Signal Detection, Bulgarian Military Academy, 1989


  • OTHERS

  • Languages: Russian, Bulgarian, English, Hebrew
  • Computer Skills: MS WINDOWS , FORTRAN, PASCAL, MATLAB


  • PROFESSIONAL RECORDS

  • Researcher in radar signal processing at the Institute of Defense Electronics, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1973 - 1989
  • Researcher in radar signal processing at the Center of Informatics and Computer Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1989 - 1994
  • Researcher in radar signal processing at the Institute of Information Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1994 - 1996
  • Associate Professor in radar signal processing at the Institute of Information Technologies, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1996 - 1999
  • Researcher in medical ultrasound imaging at the Israel Institute of Technology, Technion, Haifa, Israel, 1999 – 2004
  • Associate Professor in medical ultrasound imaging at the Institute for Parallel Processing, Sofia, 2004 -


  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Signal Detection;
  • Signal and Image Processing;
  • Ultrasound imaging;
  • Statistical Analysis and Monte Carlo Simulation;


  • RESEARCH GRANTS

  • Detection and parameter estimation of weak GPS signals, effectiveness improvement of a system through interference mitigation and navigation error reduction, grant DTK02/28 – 17.12.2009, National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria, (2009-2012), project manager.
  • Development of second-generation GPS systems – selection, parallelization and implementation of algorithms for space and time adaptive processing on high-performance computing architectures used for GPS signal detection and tracking indoor and in heavy Noise urban environments, MU-FS-05/2007, National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science, Institute of Information Technologies - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and MPS Ltd., (2008-2011)
  • Methods and algorithms for image&data processing in multisensor systems, MI1506/05, National Science Fund, Ministry of Education and Science, Bulgaria, (2005-2008), project manager.
  • Software for sound source localization using acoustics arrays, Bulgarin National center for SuperComputing Applications (BNCSA), project No2, , Sofia, 2008-2009.
  • Ground Penetrating radar, Bulgarian National Innovation Fund (grant IF-02-85/2005), and MPS grant “Ground Penetrating Radar”,(2006 -2007)
  • "Modeling the Process of Visual Information Perception in Elder People", contract D002-240/18.12.2008 with Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science, 2008 - 2012.
  • "Hierarchical Information Integration and Processing from Thousand of Sensors", contract with National Center for Supercomputer Applications, 2009-2010.
  • "Early Prostate Cancer Detection in Ultrasound Images", contract with National Center for Supercomputer Applications, 2010-2011.


  • LIST OF RECENT PUBLICATIONS (1998 - 2010)


  • Behar V., Ch. Kabakchiev,I. Garvanov, H. Rohling, "Performance Analysis of Adaptive GPS Signal Detection in Urban Interference Environment', Chapter of the book "Theory and Applications of Monte Carlo Simulations", INTECH, (ISBN 978-953-7619-X-X), (accepted for publishing), pp. 22.
  • Kabakchiev Chr., H. Rohling, I. Garvanov, V. Behar, L. Doukovska, V. Kyovtorov, "Multisensor Detection in Randomly Arriving Impulse Interference using the Hough Transform" Chapter of the book "Radar Technology", INTECH, (ISBN 978-3-902613-49-3), pp. 179-204, 2010.
  • Kabakchiev Chr., V. Behar, B. Vassileva, D. Angelova, K. Aleksiev, V.Kyovtorov, I. Garvanov, L. Doukovska, Pl. Daskalov, "UXO Signal Multi Sensor Detection and Estimation", Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Unexploded Ordnance Detection and Mitigation, Springer, Book Series "NATO Science for Peace and Security Series", Subseries "NATO Science for Peace and Security", Series B: Physics and Biophysics, James Byrnes (Ed.), Approx. 330 p., Hardcover, 2008, 141 - 164, ISBN: 978-1-4020-9251-0
  • D.Adam, S. Beilin-Nissa, Z. Friedman and V. Behar, The combined effect of spatial compounding and nonlinear filtering on the speckle reduction in ultrasound images, ULTRASONICS, (2006), 44,166-181, ISSN: 0041-624-X : impact-factor - 1.235
  • Behar V., D. Adam, Optimization of sparse synthetic aperture imaging with coded excitation and frequency division, ULTRASONICS, issue. 43, (2005), 777-788, ISSN: 0041-624-X impact-factor - 1.235
  • Behar V, C. Kabakchiev, X. Li, Signal processing for a benchmark for radar allocation in the presence of ECM, SIGNAL PROCESSING , vol.85, (2005), 767-780, ISSN: 0165-1684: : 5-year impact-factor - 1.283
  • Konstantinova P., V. Behar, M. Nikolov, Comparison of Two Approaches for Ultrasound Image Segmentation, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND CONTROL, 3-4, 2009, 36-44, ISSN 1312 -2622
  • Nikolov M., V. Behar, Analysis and optimization of synthetic aperture ultrasound imaging using the effective aperture approach, INFORMATION THEORIES & APPLICATIONS, vol.12, 2005, 257-265, ISSN 1310-0513.
  • V. Behar, Ch. Kabakchiev,"Multiple Signal Extraction in Jamming using Adaptive Beamforming with Arbitrary Array Configurations", Cybernetics and Information Technologies, 3, 2009, 76-85 , ISSN: 1311-9702
  • Behar V., B. Vassileva, C. Kabakchiev, "Software Tool for GPR Data Simulation and Basic Processing", Cybernetics and Information Technologies, vol.8, No 4, 2008, 69-76, ISSN: 1311-9702
  • Behar V. , Parameter optimization of multi-element synthetic aperture imaging systems, BIOAUTOMATION, (2007), vol. 6, 64-77, ISSN 1313-261X
  • Behar V., Adaptive phase aberration correction in multi-element synthetic aperture imaging systems, BIOAUTOMATION, (2006), No. 5, 68-77, ISSN 1313-261X
  • M. Nikolov, V. Behar, Analysis and optimization of medical ultrasound imaging using the effective aperture approach, BIOAUTOMATION, vol. 3, (2005), 68-81, ISSN 1313-261X
  • Kabakchiev Chr., V. Behar, H. Rohling, I. Garvanov, V. Kyovtorov, D. Kabakchieva, "Analysis of Multi-Sensor Radar Detection based on the TBD-HT Approach in ECM Environment", Proc. of the IEEE Radar Conference - RADAR'10, Washington DC, USA, (ISBN 978-1-4244-5813-4), pp. 651-656, 2010.
  • Behar V., M. Nikolov, Statistical analysis of image quality in multi-angle compound imaging, IEEE Inter. Conf. JVA'2006, 3-5 October, (2006), Sofia, Bulgaria, 197-201, ISBN-13: 978-0-7695-2643-0, ISBN-10: 0-7695-2643-8
  • Konstantinova P., V. Behar, M. Nikolov, Performance evaluation of contour determination algorithm using conventional and compound ultrasound medical images, IEEE Inter. Conf. JVA'2006, 3-5 October, (2006), Sofia, Bulgaria, 114-119, ISBN-13: 978-0-7695-2643-0, ISBN-10: 0-7695-2643-8
  • Nikolov M., V. Behar, "Simulated Annealing Optimization of Multi-element Synthetic Aperture Imaging Systems", 6-th Intern. Conf. on Large-Scale Scientific Computing, LSSC 2007, June 5-9, Sozopol, Bulgaria, LNCS Vol. 4818, pp. 585-592, ISSN: 0302-9743.
  • Behar V., M. Nikolov, Sparse array optimization by using a simulated annealing algorithm, Numerical Methods and Applications, NMA 2006, Springer LNCS 4310, (2007), 223-230, ISSN: 0302-9743.
  • Behar V., L. Doukovska, C. Kabakchiev, Target detection and parameter estimation using the Hough transform, Numerical Methods and Applications, NMA 2006, Springer LNCS 4310, (2007), 525-532, ISSN: 0302-9743.
  • Konstantinova P., D. Adam, D. Angelova, V. Behar, Contour Determination in Ultrasound Medical Images Using Interacting Multiple Mode Probabilistic Data Association Filter, Numerical Methods and Applications, NMA 2006, Springer LNCS 4310, (2007), 628-636, ISSN: 0302-9743.
  • Ch. Kabakchiev, V. Behar, , H. Rohling, "Adaptive C/A Code Acquisition in Conditions of Broadband Interference with MVDR and CFAR Techniques", European Navig. Conf. on Glob. Navig. Satel. Syst. ENC GNSS 2010, 19-21 Oct. 2010, Braunschweig, Germany, (accepted)
  • Behar V., Ch. Kabakchiev, H. Rohling, " MVDR Beamformer with a CFAR Processor for Jamming Suppression in GPS Receivers", Intern. Symp. On Radio Systems and Space Plasma ISRSSP'10, 25-27 Aug., Sofia, 2010, pp.9-12, ISBN 978-989-8425-27-0,
  • Behar V., Ch. Kabakchiev, H. Rohling, "MVDR Radar Signal processing Approach for Jamming Suppression in Satellite Navigation Receivers", 11-th Intern. Radar Symp. IRS-2010, 16-19 June 2010,Vilnius, Lithuania, pp.134-137 , ISBN 978-9955-690-18-4.
  • Behar V., B. Vassileva, Ch. Kabakchiev, "A Simulation Tool for Analysis of MTD Algorithms Employing STAP Techniques", 11-th Intern. Radar Symp. IRS-2010, 16-19 June 2010, Vilnius, Lithuania, pp.516-519, ISBN 978-9955-690-18-4.
  • Kyovtorov V., Ch. Kabakchiev, V. Behar, "The Influence of Non-Uniform Sampling in the IEC Flicher Metering", Signal Processing Workshop, SPW-2010, 14-15 June 2010, Vilnius, Lithuania, SPIE Proceedings, vol. 7745, 77451M, ISSN 0277-786X, ISBN 9780819472358)
  • Behar V., , Ch. Kabakchiev, V. Kyovtorov , "STAP Approach for DOA Etimationusing Microphone Arrays", Signal Processing Workshop, SPW-2010, 14-15 June 2010, Vilnius, Lithuania, SPIE Proceedings, vol. 7745, 77451J, ISSN 0277-786X, ISBN 9780819472358
  • Behar V., P. Konstantinova, M. Nikolov, Automated Contour Determination in Ultrasound Medical Images, Proc. of the 1st International conference on Modeling and Development of Intelligent Systems", Sibiu, Romania 21-26 October, 2009, ISSN 2067-3965, 23-33
  • Behar V., Ch. Kabakchiev, G. Gaydadjiev, G.Kuzmanov, P. Ganchosov, "Parameter Optimization of the Adaptive MVDR QR-based Beamformer for Jamming and Multipath Suppression in GPS/GLONASS Receivers" Proceedings of the 16th Intern. Conf.on Interg. Nav. Sys. ICINS'09, Saint-Petersburg, 25-27 May, 2009, 325-334, ISBN 978-5-900780-69-6
  • Ganchosov P.N. , G.K.Kuzmanov, H. Kabakchiev, V.Behar, R.Romansky, G.N.Gaydadjiev, "FPGA Implementation of Modified Gram-Schmidt QR- Decomposition , Proceedings of the 3rd HiPEAC Workshop on Reconfigurable Computing,Paphos, Cyprus, January 2009, 41-51
  • Kabakchiev C., I. Garvanov, D. Angelova, V. Behar, H. Rohling Analysis of Track-Before Detect Algorithms with Hough Transform, Proc. of the International Radar Symposium IRS'2009, 9-11 September, 2009, Hamburg, Germany, 207-211
  • Kyovtorov V., C. Kabakchiev, V. Behar, G. Kuzmanov, I. Garvanov, L. Doukovska, "FPGA Implementation of Low-Frequency GPR Signal Algorithm using Frequency-Stepped Chirp Signals in the Time Domain", Proc. of the IRS'2008, 21-23 May, Wroclaw , Poland, 297-300, ISBN: 978-83-7207-757-8, IEEE Catalog Number: CFP08RAS-PRT
  • Behar V., C. Kabakchiev, "A Simple Algorithm for Simulation of Stepped-Frequency GPR Images of Multi-Layered Media", Proc. of the IRS'2008, 21-23 May, Wroclaw, Poland, 289-292, ISBN: 978-83-7207-757-8, IEEE Catalog Number: CFP08RAS-PRT
  • Doukovska L., V. Behar, C. Kabakchiev, "Hough Detector Analysis by means of Monte Carlo Simulation Approach", Proc. of the IRS'2008, 21-23 May, Wroclaw, Poland,103-106, ISBN: 978-83-7207-757-8, IEEE Catalog Number: CFP08RAS-PRT
  • Konstantinova P., V. Behar, M. Nikolov, "A Comparison of Contour Determination in Ultrasound Medical Images Generated by two types of Imaging Techniques", Balkan Conference in Informatics BCI'07, Sept. 27-29, 2007, Proceedings of the Workshop "Multisensor Signal, Image and Data Processing", pp. 29-40,ISBN: 978-954-9526-41-7
  • Behar V., C. Kabakchiev, Stepped-frequency processing in low frequency GPR, Proc. of the IRS'2007, 5-7 September, Cologne, Germany, 635-639.
  • Behar V., L. Doukovska, C. Kabakchiev, H. Rohling, Comparison of Doppler and Hough velocity estimation techniques, Proc. of the IRS'2007, 5-7 September, Cologne, Germany, 157-161.
  • Konstantinova P, M. Nikolov, V. Behar, "Ultrasound Image Enhancement via Wavelet Thresholding", Intern. Conference "Automatics and Informatics'08", 1 - 4 October 2008, Bulgaria, Sofia, Proceedings of the Symposium "Multisensor Signal, Image and Data Processing", pp. IV-5 - IV-8, ISSN 1313-1850.
  • Nikolov M., P. Konstantinova and V. Behar, "An Improvement of a Probabilistic Based Image Segmentation Algorithm for Ultrasound Medical Images", Proceedings of International Conference "Automatics and Informatics", 3 - 6 October 2007, Bulgaria, Sofia Vol. 1, pp. VII-9 to VII-12, ISSN: 1313-1850
  • Behar V., M. Nikolov, Parameter Optimization in Multi-Angle Compound Imaging, Intern. Workshop - Distributed Computer and Commutation Networks, 30 October - 2 November, 2006, Sofia, Bulgaria, 206-229, ISBN 5-85638-111-4.
  • Nikolov M., V. Behar, Statistical Analysis of Image Quality in Ultrasound Imaging Systems with Coded Excitation, Intern. Workshop - Advances and Applications of Dezert-Smarandache Theory for Plausible and Paradoxical Reasoning for Information Fusion, 14-15 December, 2006, Sofia, Bulgaria, 32-38.
  • Kyovtorov V., Chr. Kabakchiev, I. Garvanov, L. Doukovska, V. Behar - FPGA Implementation of FSCS GPR signal algorithm, NATO Advanced Study Institute "Unexploded Ordnance Detection and Mitigation", Poster presentation, Il Ciocco, Italy, 2008. http://www.prometheus-inc.com/asi/uxo2008/lecturers.html