Ivo Georgiev is a computer-systems engineer, an adjunct professor in computer science and a technology entrepreneur. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
He spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow in the Computational Bioscience Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is an avid learner and has been taking online courses since their inception, in various subjects such as Computational Neuroscience, Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, among others.
He has worked for half a dozen information-technology startups in Silicon Valley and Eastern Europe, starting as a systems analyst and progressing to chief technology officer. He has been teaching college-level computer-systems courses at CU Boulder, CU Denver and MSU Denver for 10 years. His first startup, TeraFold Biologics, was focused on computational discovery and preclinical validation of alternative protein scaffolds for drug delivery to brain tumors. His current startup, Marsian School, is creating artificial-intelligence agents for personalized domain-agnostic learning assistance.
Georgiev is working on dedicating his career to contributing to three broad domains: natural and artificial intelligence; long-term sustainable ecosystems; and the human colonization of the solar system. He loves the outdoors, the elements and traveling. He runs, swims, skis, climbs, bikes or sails on a daily basis. He has visited 45 countries. He speaks Bulgarian and English fluently, can get by in French, Spanish and Russian, and knows enough Chinese to surprise the guests at parties.