Dear students, dear ladies and gentlemen! We look forward to welcoming You to Shumen. We are honored to, once again, be co-organizers of this year’s John Atanasov International Autumn Informatics Tournament. We are proud that one of its founders is an honorary professor of Shumen University - Biserka Yovcheva, who is by your side even now.
We are certain that our town and our university will once again prove to be excellent organizers and gracious hosts of one of the most prestigious computer science competitions for students in the world.
The Informatics language is the language of the young people, of the present and of the future. It allows you to compare your skills and capabilities in this worthy competition.
I wish You good luck during the tournament. Let this success you reach through it be a step in your future development and be a step towards the realization of your dreams!
Be safe and healthy, make new friends and have fun!
Rumen Radev is the fifth democratically elected President of the Republic of Bulgaria. He was born on 18 June 1963 in Dimitrovgrad. He graduated from the High School of Mathematics in Haskovo with a gold medal in 1982. Rumen Radev took his University Degree at the Air Force Academy in Dolna Mitropolia as the top graduate. In 1992 he successfully completed the Air Force Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, USA. From 1994 to 1996 Rumen Radev attended the Command and Staff College – G.S.Rakovski National Defence Academy, Bulgaria, and graduated as the top graduate. In 2000 Rumen Radev was awarded PhD in Military Science, majoring in ‘Enhancing the Tactical Training of Aircrews and Air Combat Simulations’. In 2003 Rumen Radev completed the Air War College, Maxwell AFB, USA, as a distinguished graduate and took Master’s Degree in ‘Strategic Studies’. His name is written on the Glory Alley of the Air War College. Rumen Radev is a First Class pilot with more than 1400 flight hours. He is a MiG-29 Instructor and Demo-pilot and was promoted a Major General. During 2014-2016 Rumen Radev was Commander of the Bulgarian Air Force. In November 2016 Rumen Radev was elected President of the Republic of Bulgaria in direct elections, gaining over 60% support of the Bulgarian voters. He is fluent in English, German and Russian language.