Dr. Botev is a senior researcher at the Department of Computer Science (DCS) of the Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) at the University of Luxembourg.
His background is in Computer Science and Media Studies. Before joining the University in 2009, he was at the University of Trier (Germany) and City University, London (UK). His research interests include complex networks, self-organization, mediated reality and collaborative socio-technical systems, focusing particularly on the way social and technical systems interrelate to develop novel context-aware and immersive applications.
Dr. Botev is a founding member of the Collaborative and Socio-Technical Systems (COaST) research group and leads the laboratory for virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR Lab). He is an HEA Fellow and teaches several courses at both graduate and postgraduate level.