Lela Mirtskhulava, PHD – Professor of Computer Science, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Dr. Lela Mirtskhulava currently holds a position of Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. She also held the position of Program Coordinator/Quality Assurance Manager/Associate Professor and a Head of Research Center for Mobile Computing at the Faculty of Computer Technologies and Engineering at International Black Sea University and Associate Professor at Sokhumi State University and Georgian Technical University in past. She also has 13 years of industry work experience as an ICT Senior Engineer at Geocell LLC, Georgia. Her research interests include: mobile computing, mobile app development, software development, software engineering; computer networks and security, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, artificial neural networks modeling, wireless communications, climate protection and global warming.

Dr. Mirtskhulava has published over 38 refereed scientific papers, many of which appeared in IEEE and ACM digital libraries and International conferences such as UKSim, BlackSeaCom, WCECS, She has received Best Paper Award and Session Chair Certificate at UKSim 2015 in Cambridge, UK. She was a Speaker at The First SDSU – Georgia STEM WORKSHOP on Nanotechnology and Environmental Sciences in 2015. Dr. Mirtskhulava has received her PhD Degree in Computers, Complexes, Systems and Networks at the Department of Informatics at the Georgian Technical University in 1998. She is the recipient of DAAD Scholarship Certificate in scope of Academic staff exchange program, at Westsaxson University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, Germany in 2016. Dr. Mirtskhulava has participated in Professor Exchange program to San Diego State University.