Tanya Vladimirova, MEng, MSc, PhD, CEng, MIEE, MIEEE, was educated in Bulgaria and Russia. She was awarded a PhD degree by the St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" in 1984 for her work on VLSI design of high-speed application-specific processors. She worked for 5 years as a Senior Research Fellow at the Central Laboratory for Bioinstrumentation and Automation of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, researching new techniques for computer control of biotechnology and bioelectronics. This was followed by a 2-year appointment as a Lecturer at the Technical University of Sofia.
Tanya moved to the UK in 1991 joining the Medical Electronics Group of Staffordshire University as a Research Assistant. She was appointed as a Lecturer at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering of the University of Surrey in 1992, where she currently is a Reader. In 1997 she was seconded to the ASIC Design Centre of Motorola Ltd. in East Kilbride, Scotland, where she was involved in single-chip microcontroller design. Since 1998 Tanya has been an academic member of the Surrey Space Centre, where she leads the VLSI Design and Embedded Systems Research Group. Her teaching duties have included lecturing on Digital Design with VHDL, ASIC Design and VLSI Systems, computer architecture and microprocessor design, spacecraft bus subsystems, software engineering, C++ programming, digital signal processing and bioelectronics. Tanya has been active in research in VLSI design and computer systems engineering and has over 140 published papers in English, Bulgarian, Russian and Chinese. She has been involved in a large number of projects concerned with system-on-a-chip, ASIC and FPGA, reconfigurable computing, wireless sensor networks, distributed processing, high-speed computer arithmetic, computational intelligence techniques (neural networks, fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms), digital signal processing, satellite on-board data and image processing.
Tanya served as a co-chair person of the Annual International NASA Conference on Military and Aerospace Applications of Programmable Logic Devices (MAPLD) from 2000 to 2006. She has acted as an expert reviewer of EU research projects. She is a member of the advisory team of the IEE Professional Network on Microelectronics & Embedded Systems. In 2004 she was awarded the Tan Chin Tuan research fellowship by Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Tanya is a member of the EPSRC peer review college for the period 2006-2009.