Tbilisi, Georgia
www.popov.pw
[email protected]

About Me

Hey there, I'm George Popov! It's a pleasure to meet you. I'm on my Ph.D. journey in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, armed with Master's and Bachelor's degrees in the same field and Physics, respectively. I'm all about being open-minded, putting in the hard work, and picking up new skills on the fly. I've spent the past few years diving into software development and electronics engineering, crafting everything from security systems to nifty sensors and communication setups. Then, I had an opportunity to wear the hat of an AI Developer and even played the role of Tech Lead on some mind-blowing projects. Nowadays, you'll find me in the world of blockchain. I've transitioned into the role of a Blockchain Developer, working on multiple DeFi projects. I've even explored the creative side of my brain while curating several NFT collections, rolling out various tokens, and building DApps and backends. And when I'm not knee-deep in code, I'm usually strumming up some tunes in my downtime. Who knows, maybe someday you'll see my album on the shelves!

Experience

Non-Academic

Blockchain Developer / Consultant

PopBlocks (Remote)
January 2022 - Present
  • As a blockchain developer and consultant, I have been privileged to work with some of the biggest and most successful projects on different blockchains. My experience and expertise have enabled me to design and implement various innovative smart contracts, tokenomic models, and ideas tailored to the specific needs of each project. With my understanding of the blockchain ecosystem and the latest industry trends, I have helped clients achieve their blockchain goals by providing high-quality, reliable, and scalable solutions.

Tech Lead

Neiron (Tbilisi, Georgia)
November 2020 - February 2022
  • Managing technical aspects of AI software development flow.
  • Ensure the success of delivered solutions.

Machine Learning Engineer

Neiron (Tbilisi, Georgia)
December 2017 - February 2022
  • Developing AI solutions.
  • Programming Languages:
    • Python
    • Libraries: PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras, NumPy, Pandas, Scikit-Learn...

Software / Firmware Developer
Electronics Engineer

Leantek (Tbilisi, Georgia)
December 2011 - December 2017
  • Developed physical security and protection systems.
  • Programming Languages:
    • C (Microcontroller Programming)
    • C# (Desktop Applications)

Junior Software Developer

FNXCo Holding (Tbilisi, Georgia)
August 2011 - November 2011
  • Developed management systems.
  • Programming Languages:
    • C# (XAF Framework, Desktop Applications)

Web-Developer

Freelance
January 2009 - August 2011
  • Front-End / Back-End development.
  • Wordpress template and plugin development.
  • Programming Languages:
    • PHP / JavaScript / HTML / CSS / SQL

Academic

Researcher (Young Scientist)

Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia)
January 2018 - present
  • State Scientific Grant for Fundamental Research (FR17_523):
    Subsurface target detection using EM sensors.

Research Assistant

Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia)
March 2017 - present
  • Research assistant at the Institute of Computational Physics, TSU

Research Assistant

LAE, Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia)
January 2014 - June 2015
  • Research assistant at the Laboratory of Applied Electrodynamics & Radio Engineering, TSU.

Education

Ph.D in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia)
2018 - present

Master Of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia)
2016 - 2018

Bachelor of Science in Physics

Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia)
2012 - 2016

Projects & Honours

Defining the Artificial Intelligence Strategy for Georgia (2021)

Raise awareness around Artificial Intelligence in the business community; facilitate the approximation of Georgian legislation within EU frameworks; define a Georgian Strategy for AI & Robotics.

Tbilisi International Data Analytics Conference (2020)

Quality Assurance & Predictive Maintenance using AI.

The 8th annual conference in exact and natural sciences, TSU (2019)

Subsurface non-metal object classification using ML.

The 7th annual conference in exact and natural sciences, TSU (2019)

AI-driven self-flying drone.

Master's Thesis (2018)

Review and computer modeling of the distribution of electromagnetic fields and eddy currents in the soil caused by high frequency (≥100 kHz) electromagnetic radiation.

TBILISI CITY HALL SCHOLARSHIP (2017, 2018)

Awarded a Tbilisi City Hall Master's Program Scholarship.

FULL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD (2016)

Received a full scholarship for a two-year Master's Program.

BACHELOR'S THESIS (2016)

Research on thermal effects caused by an electromagnetic radiation in an irregular body.

74TH STUDENT’S SCIENCE CONFERENCE (2014)

Use of digital accelerometers for security and safety monitoring:

  • Spectrum change analysis using an accelerometer
  • Defect detection systems
  • FULL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP AWARD (2012)

    Received a full scholarship for a four-year Bachelor's Program.

    "WEB-MICROSCOPE" (2011)

    Won the first place in the International Competition for Inventors "Leonardo Da Vinci".

    Skills

    Blockchain / Web3: Solidity, Hardhat, DApps, JS, TS, React, Node.js

    AI / ML: Python, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Keras, Scikit-Learn, NumPy, Pandas

    Software Development: C#, WinForms, Telerik UI

    Firmware Development: C

    Electronics Engineering: PCB, Altium Designer, KiCad

    Microcontrollers: Microchip, Texas Instruments, STM

    FPGA: Verilog, VHDL

    Computer Modelling: C++, Matlab, Fortran

    Web Development: PHP, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS

    Android Development: Java, Kotlin