Yavor Yanakiev joined R+D in June 2001. He works mostly on projects for EPIC. The projects include NSDL metadata extraction and storage, and CIAO and Earthscape subscribers statistics. His technical interests include computer security, cryptography and data analysis.
Yavor graduated from Panayot Volov Artillery and Air Defense Academy, Bulgaria in 1990. He has MS in Information Technologies and Military Automated Information Systems. Yavor worked in the Bulgarian Air Force Headquarters and Bulgarian Ministry of Defense as a Systems and Security Administrator.