Mariana Damova is the CEO of Mozaika, a company providing research and solutions for data science, natural interfaces, and human insight. Mozaika specializes in building semantic information infrastructures in different verticals, such as business information delivery, human resources management, cultural heritage, earth observation, and water management.
Her background is in natural language processing, semantic web technologies, and artificial intelligence (AI), with significant academic and industry experience in Europe and North America.
She has taught graduate courses, conducted research, and led international interdisciplinary projects and teams on virtual customer service, speech-to-speech machine translation, search based on linguistic principles, voice-enabled emotion recognition, an expert system supporting child protective services, water resources management, content mapping, and historical archives.
She has collaborated with many different universities and organizations, including The National Archives of the UK, the British Museum, the Historical Archives of the European Commission, the European Space Agency, Europeana, and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Mariana holds a PhD from the University of Stuttgart and a mini-MBA from McGill University, and currently teaches a graduate course at New Bulgarian University.
She has been a reviewer for Computing Reviews since 2008, and has authored more than 50 publications (books and papers) related to linguistics and semantic technologies.
Mariana enjoys museums, theater, and reading.