JOHN ATANASOFF AWARD The John Atanasoff Award of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, named after the creator of the first electronic computer - the famous scholar of Bulgarian descent, John Atanasoff, was first awarded in 2003 in support of the personal achievements of young Bulgarian researchers working in the fields of informatics and information technology. Among the John Atanasoff laureates are leaders in world renowned research institutes and corporations, developing solutions in the areas of computer linguistics, robotics and cryptology.
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NEWS

15 May 2017 | 15:03 The 2017 edition of the President of Bulgaria’s "John Atanasoff” Awards begins On May 15th begins this year’s contest for the “John Atanasoff” Presidential Awards, which are bestowed on distinguished young Bulgarian scientists and researchers in computer science and related fields since 2003. The Awards bear the name of world-renowned inventor of Bulgarian origin John Atanasoff - the creator of the first electronic digital computer.
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5 October 2016 | 17:49 The 2016 Laureates of the John Atanasoff Outstanding Young Digital Scientists and Entrepreneurs Awards Mark New Horizons This year, for the first time the John Atanasoff Scientific Award has three laureates.
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24 August 2016 | 13:52 57 Applications Were Submitted for the 2016 "John Atanasoff" Awards A very successful campaign for application submission for the “John Atanasoff” awards came to a close on 22 August 2016.
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10 May 2016 | 14:02 Win the 2016 "John Atanasoff” Awards of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria! On May 10th began this year’s contest for the John Atanasoff Presidential Awards that distinguishes rising stars – researchers and entrepreneurs alike. The deadline for applications to all categories is 22 August 2016.
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BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN ATANASOFF

John Vincent Atanasoff was born on 4 Oct 1903 near Hamilton, New York. His father Ivan Atanasoff was a Bulgarian emigrant and was born in the village of Boyadzhik, Yambol, in 1876. His parents die in the climax of the April revolution in Bulgaria. In 1889 Ivan Atanasoff, 13-year-old boy by then, emigrates to America with his uncle.
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JOHN ATANASOFF AWARD

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