Tobias Spanke, MSc, earned his B.Sc. Degree at the Rheinischen-Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn. He presented his Bachelor thesis “Indices for biological diversity based on acoustic data for german and african nature reserves” in 2013. During his M.Sc. Degree, he studied under the programme Organismic- Evolutionary- and Paleobiology and in 2016 defended a Master thesis “Computational Bioacoustics: Audio Libraries of the Western Rock Nuthatch for Semi-Automated Sound Classification”. In 2018, he was enrolled as a PhD student at the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK) "AG-Ricefish". He worked on a number of research projects, among which “MorphDBase-Project: Integration of morphologic CT-Data into the MorphDBase databank”, “GFBio Project: Build-up of a central database for scientific datasets in Germany”, etc. His current research interest is in the morphology of ricefish species (Adranichthydae) located in Indonesia.
In year 2016, Tobias Spanke spent 4 weeks at TU-Varna and carried out research activities in the area of Computational Bioacoustics under the supervision of Prof. Todor Ganchev.
Thiago Meirelles Ventura
Thiago Meirelles Ventura, PhD, graduated from the University of Computing (2007) to the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT). In 2015, he earned his PhD degree in Dept. of Ambient Physics. His main research interests are in the areas of artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, and their applications. His current RTD projects are in the fields of meteorological and bioacoustics data processing. Currently works as Adjunct Professor at Institute of Computing (UFMT), has bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Ph.D. in Environmental Physics, and experience in machine learning.
In year 2014, Adj. Prof. Thiago Meirelles Ventura was on a 3 months specialization at TU-Varna and carried out research activities in the area of Computational Bioacoustics under the supervision of Prof. Todor Ganchev.
Cristian Pérez-Granados, PhD, earned his B.S. in Biology from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2009, Madrid, Spain), a Masters in Conservation Biology from the Universidad Complutense (2010, Madrid, Spain) and a Ph.D in Conservation and Restoration of Ecosystems at the Alicante University (2016). He was awarded with the Extraordinary Doctorade Award (December of 2019). He worked as a researcher of the Autonomous University of Madrid within the project “Conservation of the Dupont’s lark Chersophilus duponti and its habitat in Soria (Spain)” (LIFE Ricotí). After a PhD focused on Dupont’s lark ecology and conservation (in Alicante University, Spain), he was hired for the LIFE Ricotí project where he was responsible for acoustic monitoring. Currently, he works as a post-doctoral researcher in the National Institute for Science and Technology in Wetlands (Federal University of Mato Grosso), as a member of the Computational Bioacoustics Research Unit (CO.BRA). His research interests are in the area of bioacoustics, assessing the function of bird dawn choruses, effect of habitat fragmentation on birdsong, describing a protocol for bird monitoring by using automated recorders, or describing the diel and seasonal patterns of vocal activity of different birds and anuran species. He actively participates in the development of new techniques for remote wildlife monitoring to provide solutions to conservation biology problems and improve the knowledge on wildlife distribution patterns.
In year 2019, Dr. Cristian Pérez-Granados spent 6 weeks at TU-Varna and carried out research activities in the area of Computational Bioacoustics under the supervision of Prof. Todor Ganchev.
Allan Gonçalves de Oliveira
Allan Gonçalves de Oliveira, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Computing at the Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT). He graduated in Computer Science at the Federal University of Mato Grosso, Master and Doctorate in Environmental Physics at UFM. He has experience with data mining algorithms applied to meteorological and bioacoustics data. He is currently Deputy Director of the Institute of Computing at UFMT.
In year 2014, Adj. Prof. Allan Gonçalves de Oliveira was on a 3 months specialization at TU-Varna and carried out research activities in the area of Computational Bioacoustics under the supervision of Prof. Todor Ganchev.