This is the 2000 version of my home page. If you are interested in the present or the future, rather than the past, please visit my current home page.

  • You can call me Doctor from now on!:-)
    The slides from my dissertation defense are available on-line. The dissertation, titled Data mining techniques for structured and semistructured data will also become available online in the next few weeks.
  • My primary research interests are data mining and semistructured data and their application to web technologies.  I am also interested in query optimization, information integration, and data warehousing.  A short summary that highlights my thesis is available on-line.
  • I received my double B.S. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Stanford in 1994 but I started my undergraduate career at Sofia University in Bulgaria. There I studied Mathematics for 3 years before transferring to Stanford in 1992. 
  • In my free time, I love to play and watch soccer. Last year, in the Stanford IM's, my team made it to the final of division 2. My favorite team is Manchester United and I like to flatter myself by thinking that my style resembles, however slightly, the style of the indomitable Eric Cantona.