Boris Kovatchev, PhD
Director, University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology
Dr. Kovatchev is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences and Adjunct Professor of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Virginia. Charlottesville, Virginia, Head of Section Computational Neuroscience, and Director of the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology. He received Ph.D. in Mathematics (Probability and Statistics) from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski,” Bulgaria in 1989. His research expertise is in Biomathematics, specifically modeling of biologic and behavioral processes. Kovatchev has a 18-year track record in translational diabetes research and is the recipient of the Diabetes Technology Leadership Award for 2008. He is principal investigator of three large projects related to the design of artificial pancreas: (i) Modular Bio-Behavioral Closed-Loop Control of T1DM, NIH/NIDDK RO1 DK 085623 (2009-14), (ii) the JDRF Artificial Pancreas Project at UVA (2006-14), and (iii) “Ambulatory artificial pancreas: merging physiology, behavior, and control design” - NIH Diabetes Impact Award (DP3) at UVA (2011-16). Kovatchev is author of 123 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and holds 36 U.S. and international patents and 62 patents currently pending. In 2011 he was named UVA Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year.