Nikola Kasabov

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He is a member of several technical committees of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and of the IFIP AI TC12. Kasabov is a Co-editor-in-Chief of the Springer Journal Evolving Systems and has been Associate Editor of several other international journals that include Neural Networks, IEEE TrNN, IEEE TrFS, Information Science, J. Theoretical and Computational Nanosciences, Applied Soft Computing. He has been chairing a series of int. conferences ANNES/NCEI in New Zealand since 1993.

Kasabov holds MSc and PhD from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. His main research interests are in the areas of intelligent information systems, soft computing, neuro-computing, bioinformatics, brain study, personalised modelling, speech and image processing, novel methods for data mining and knowledge discovery.

He has published more than 450 publications that include 15 books, 132 journal papers, 66 book chapters, 28 patents and numerous conference papers.

He has extensive academic experience as a working or visiting academic at various academic and research organisations: University of Otago, New Zealand; University of Essex, UK; University of Trento, Italy; Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria; University of California at Berkeley; RIKEN and KIT, Japan; Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany. Since 2011 he has been Honorary Visiting Professor at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a Marie Curie Visiting Professor at the INI/ETH Zurich.

Among the received awards by Prof. Kasabov are the RSNZ Science and Technology Medal, the 2007 Bayer Science Innovation Award, The APNNA Excellent Service Award, two IEEE conference best paper awards, EU FP7 Marie Curie Fellowship (2011-2012).

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