A Bulgarian student with a publication in the most authoritative forum for artificial intelligence

Reni Pascaleva, an eleventh-grader from the First Private Mathematical High School, became the first Bulgarian student in history to write her name among the authors of an article in CVPR - the most authoritative scientific conference on artificial intelligence and computer vision in the world. She co-authored a development that allows machines to recognize and create more realistic images of human emotions.

Reni is a fellow in the Summer AI Research Program for Students (STARS) of the Institute for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Technology (INSAIT) at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski". She worked under the guidance of scientists from INSAIT and ETH Zürich University, being actively involved in the development of one of the projects, which subsequently attracted attention at the world forum and was accepted for publication.

The student is the winner of a bronze medal from the Youth Balkaniad in Informatics, a bronze medal in informatics from the International Zhautikov Olympiad and participated in the team that won absolute first place at the Tournament of Young Naturalists in 2021.

CVPR (Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) is the most cited forum on AI and computer vision in the world (with a Hirsch-5 index of 422) and #4 among all scientific fields along with Science, Nature and the New England Journal of Medicine. Each year, hundreds of scientists from around the world apply for an opportunity to publish at the conference, but few are accepted. /BGNES