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Hi there! My name is Hristo and I’m what you get when you combine a theoretical physicist and a software developer, and then let it run on a supercomputer. I’m the chief data scientist of Notolytix and most of my time goes in coming up with novel ways to fight fraud more efficiently. You can also find me building compute clusters here and there and answering questions on Stack Overflow. I seem to have become something of an authority on parallel programming, and in particular am the only one as of today (July 2020) to simultaneously hold golden badges for all three major HPC programming tags: mpi, openmp, and parallel-processing.

profile for Hristo Iliev at Stack Overflow, Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers

In my free time, I like to reverse engineer stuff – it fascinates me to understand how stuff works and I learn so many new things. I also optimise serial and parallel engineering and scientific codes for performance and in my past life used to do research in physics.


  • High-Performance Computing
  • Performance Optimisation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Statistical Learning
  • Information Retrieval
  • Software Development


  • PhD in Atomic and Molecular Physics, 2009

    University of Sofia

  • BSc in Physics, 2003

    University of Sofia

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