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Engineering | Professor Nikola K. Kasabov

Professor Nikola K. Kasabov

Prof. Nikola Kasabov
Professor Nikola K. Kasabov, Fellow IEEE, Fellow RSNZ, obtained his Masters degree in computing and electrical engineering (1971) and PhD in mathematical sciences (1975) from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is the Director and the Founder of the Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute (KEDRI, www.kedri.info) and Professor of Knowledge Engineering at the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the Auckland University of Technology. Before that he worked at the technical University of Sofia, University of Essex in the UK, University of Otago.
He has published more than 450 papers, books and patents in the areas of information science, computational intelligence, neural networks, bioinformatics, neuroinformatics. Prof. Kasabov was the President of the International Neural Network Society (INNS) for 2009 and 2010 and now he is a Governor of INNS. He is also a Past President of the Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA). He is a Distinguished IEEE CIS Lecturer (2011-2013). He is an EU Marie Curie Fellow and a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Neuroinformatics of the University of Zurich and ETH (http://ncs.ethz.ch/projects/evospike) and a Guest Professor at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Among his awards are the APPNA Outstanding Achievement Award (2012), the INNS Gabor Award (2012), the AUT VC Individual Research Excellence Award (2010), the Bayer Innovation Award (2007), the APPNA Excellence Award (2005), the RSNZ Science and Technology Medal (2002) and numerous IEEE best paper awards. He has given more than 50 keynote and plenary talks at international conferences and served as a chair and a committee member of numerous IEEE, ICONIP, ANNES and other international conferences. More than 35 PhD students have graduated under his supervision.
Kasabov is Co-Editor–in-Chief of the Springer journal Evolving Systems, Editor of the Springer Handbook of Bio-and Neuroinformatics and series editor of the Springer Series in Bio-/Neuroinformatics.