Verica Bakeva was born in 1969 in Kavadarci. She finished primary and secondary school in Kavadarci with excellent grades. In 1988/89, she started mathematics and informatics studies at the Faculty of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics and she graduated in 1992. In 1998 he finished her master studies with a thesis defence “One-Channel Queueing Systems with quasigeometric input stream and discrete distributed service times” and obtained the title Master of mathematics and informatics sciences. In 2003, the defence of a doctoral dissertation titled ”A Contribution of Probabilistic Models in Queueing Systems, Cryptography and Coding Theory" she was awarded a PhD in informatics.
Verica Bakeva was employed in 1993 as younger assistant at the Institute of Informatics in the Faculty of the Natural Sciences and Mathematics. In 1998, she was elected as assistant at the Section of Theoretical Foundation in Informatics at the Instituteof Informatics. In 2003, she was elected as assistant professor and in 2008 as associate professor.
As assistant she performed exercises in the following courses: Probability Theory, Mathematical Statistics, Information Theory, Theory and Methods of Linear Programming, Analytical Geometry, Vector Spaces, Mathematical Methods in Chemistry and Informatics. As professor, she give lectures for Probability Theory, Information Theory, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Mathematical Analyses, Operation Research, Random Processes (for undergraduate students) and Information Theory, Random Processes and Coding Theory (for graduate students). Scientific fields of her interest are probabilistic models and their applications, at first in cryptography and coding theory.
Verica Bakeva has published about 30 scientific papers. She participated in several conferences in the country and abroad by presenting her papers. As a junior researcher, she participated in two, and as a researcher in the five projects funded by the Ministry of Science of Macedonia and three international projects. She is an author of 5 textbooks for high school students. Verica Bakeva is a member of Society of Informaticians of Macedonia and a member of Information Theory Society of IEEE.