» Dr. Cyril Rakovski
Associate Professor

Schmid College of Science and Technology; Mathematics and Computer Science
Dr. Cyril Rakovski
Office Location:
Von Neumann Hall 112
Sofia University, Bachelor of Arts
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Master of Science
Harvard University, Ph.D.
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Thang, K., Au, K., Rakovski, C. and Prakash, A. (2016), Effect of phytosanitary irradiation and methyl bromide fumigation on the physical, sensory, and microbiological quality of blueberries and sweet cherries. J. Sci. Food Agric., 96: 4382–4389. doi:10.1002/jsfa.7648
Phytosanitary Irradiation Preserves the Quality of Fresh Blueberries and Grapes during Storage. Tong J, Rakovski C, Prakash A. HortScience, 2015, 5 vol. 50 no. 11, 1666-1670.
Ripening Quality of ‘Bartlett’ Pears (Pyrus communis L.) Subjected to Phytosanitary X-ray Irradiation Treatment Followed by Simulated Retail Display. Sea S, Rakovski C, Prakash A. HortScience, 2015 vol. 50 no. 2 279-287
A post-hoc Unweighted Analysis of Counter-Matched Case-Control Data. Rakovski C, Langholz B. Int J Biostat. 2015 Aug 26. pii: /j/ijb.ahead-of-print/ijb-2014-0018/ijb-2014-0018.xml. doi: 10.1515/ijb-2014-0018. [Epub ahead of print]
On the analysis of phylogenetically paired designs. Funk JL, Rakovski CS, Macpherson JM. Ecol Evol. 2015 Feb;5(4):940-7. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1406. Epub 2015 Jan 30
Effects of exercise on biobehavioral outcomes of fatigue during cancer treatment: results of a feasibility study. Al-Majid S, Wilson LD, Rakovski C, Coburn JW. Biol Res Nurs. 2015 Jan;17(1):40-8. doi: 10.1177/1099800414523489. Epub 2014 Feb 25.
Low-dose irradiation can be used as a phytosanitary treatment for fresh table grapes. Kim GC, Rakovski C, Caporaso F, Prakash A. J Food Sci. 2014 Jan;79(1):S81-91. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.12307.
Effect of gamma irradiation treatment at phytosanitary dose levels on the quality of ‘Lane Late’ navel oranges. Postharvest Biology and Technology; 86: 91-99: 2013.
Computational methods for climate data. WIREs Comput Stat doi: 10.1002/wics.1213; 2012.
Commercial scale irradiation for insect disinfestation preserves peach quality.Radiation Physics and Chemistry; 81(6):697-704; 2012.
Nurses’ perception of and participation in continuing nursing education: results from a study of psychiatric hospital nurses in Bahrain. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing; 43(5):230-40; 2012.
Higher IL-6 and IL6:IGF ratio in patients with Barth syndrome. Journal of Inflammation; 9:25; 2012.
A regression-based study using jackknife replicates of HINTS III data: Predictors of the efficacy of health information seeking. Journal of Communication in Healthcare; 5(3):163-170; 2012.
Modeling measurement error in tumor characterization studies, C. Rakovski, D. Weisenberger, P. Marjoram, P. Laird, K. Siegmund. BMC Bioinformatics 2011; Jul 13; 12(1):284.
A two-light version of the classical hundred prisoners and a light bulb problem: optimizing experimental design through simulations, A. Barrett, C. Rakovski. Chapman E Journal, Vol 2(2), 2011.
Effect of maillard reaction products on antioxidant capacity in ground chicken breast, L. Miranda, C. Rakovski, L. Ware. In press (Meat Science).
A simulation-based study on the significance rank of the disease susceptibility loci in family-based candidate gene studies, L. Brown, C. Rakovski. Chapman E Journal Vol 2, 2010.
Haplotype variety analysis of human populations: an application to HapMap data, M. Creek, C. Rakovski. Chapman E Journal Vol 2, 2010.
A kinship-based modification of the Armitage trend test to address hidden population structure and small differential genotyping errors, C. Rakovski, D. Stram. PLoS One 2009; Jun 8; 4(6):e5825.