Mila is an Assistant Professor working in 3D Land Information. She holds a PhD in 3D modelling in architectural photogrammetry from the University of University of Architecture, Civil engineering and Geodesy in Sofia. She also holds a MSc. degrees in Engineering (Geodesy) from the same institution obtained in 2001.
Her professional career began at the GIS-Sofia Ltd. - a Municipality Company dealing with cadastre of the city of Sofia, firstly as a specialist in Photogrammetry, and later on becoming a Head of the department. Working there she took part in various projects using a number of professional GIS and photogrammetric software products (ARCGIS/PHOTOMOD/ERDAS) mainly for map creation, orthophoto production and 3D modelling. She has experience in aerial and satellite image processing including aerial triangulation, DTM generation, topographic feature extraction and texture mapping. Some of her activities were to coordinate all flight activities over the territory of the city of Sofia with foreign companies that own the required equipment. In 2012 her career development continued in a private company - Mapex Jsc. as a Project manager. Her daily task was to apply multidisciplinary approach while organizing and coordinating projects between the departments in the company.
Later she moved to University of Twente at the faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) where she is currently working as Assistant Professor in 3D Land Information. Working in ITC she is teaching topics of Photogrammetry and Remote sensing, GNSS, 3D Cadastre, 3D modelling, smart cities and BIM which include her main areas of expertise.
She is co-chair of ISPRS WG IV/10 and is co-chair of 3D GeoInfo Delft 2018.
From April 2017 she is Project Coordinator of its4land, a multidisciplinary European Commision Horizon 2020 project, involving 8 academic and private-sector partners and 6 countries in Europe and Africa - www.its4land.com.
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From the University of Twente she holds a university teaching qualification (UTQ) and has diverse teaching background in small and large groups. Current teaching activities cover areas of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 3D Cadastre, GNSS, cadastral rejuvination, 3D modelling, BIM and Smart Cities. She supervised more than 15 MSc students of their master research and is regularly invited for external examiner.
She was voted as one of the TOP 3 teachers in ITC for 2016-2017.
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Project Coordinator of its4land, a multidisciplinary European Commision Horizon 2020 project, involving 8 academic and private-sector partners and 6 countries in Europe and Africa - www.its4land.com.
The main goal of its4land, an European Commission Horizon 2020 project is to develop innovative tools inspired by the continuum of land rights, fit-for-purpose land administration, and cadastral intelligence. its4land is using strategic collaboration between the EU and East Africa to deliver innovative, scalable, and transferrable ICT solutions. The innovation process incorporates a broad range of stakeholders and emergent geospatial technologies, including smart sketchmaps, UAVs, automated feature extraction, as well as geocloud services. The aim is to combine innovative technologies, capture the specific needs, market opportunities and readiness of end-users in the domain of land tenure information recording in Eastern Africa. The project consists of a four year work plan, €3.9M funding, and eight consortium partners collaborating with stakeholders from six case study locations in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Rwanda. The major tasks include tool development, prototyping, and demonstration for local, national, regional, and international interest groups. The case locations cover different land uses such as: urban, peri-urban, rural smallholder, and (former) pastoralist.