KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING was founded in 2001 by Prof. Nikola Kasabov and offers research and application consultancy in the following domains:


  • Artificial intelligence

  • Computational intelligence

  • Speech and image processing

  • Data mining

  • Knowledge representation and knowledge discovery

  • Fuzzy systems

  • Evolutionary system optimisation

KNOWLEDGE ENGINEERING was founded as an advisory arm to Pacific Edge Biotechnology Ltd - a biomedical spin-off from the Otago University in New Zealand, and has evolved to provide consultancy services in a wide range of data science projects across biomedical, environmental and social science areas.

Pacific Edge Biotechnology, a member of the NZ50 stock index, is a premier cancer diagnostic company with a winning product CX Blader for early bladder cancer detection and other cancer diagnostic tests in the pipeline. Prof. Kasabov is also one of its founding members and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board since its inception in 2000. 

If you want to get in touch with Prof Kasabov regarding research and consulting opportunities, please send an email to nik.kasabov@gmail.com

Prof. Nik Kasabov



Current engagements and honorary professor appointments:

  • George Moore Professorship of Data Analytics in the Intelligent Systems Research Center at Ulster Universuty, Derry, UK.

  • Honorary and Visiting Professorship appointments in Teesside University UK, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, ETH/UniZurich.

  • Editor-in- Chief of the Springer Series in Bio-/Neurosystems and Springer Journal Evovlving Systems.

  • Associate Editor of numerous international journals, including Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions of Cognitive and Development Systems, Information Sciences.


Awards and Memberships:

  • Fellow of IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers)

  • Fellow of RSNZ (Royal Society of New Zealand)

  • Fellow of the College of Fellows of INNS (International Neural Network Society)

  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering UK

  • Fellow of the NZ IITP (Institute for IT Professionals).

  • Doctor Honoris Causa of Obuda University Budapest.

  • The Bayer Science Innovator Award (2007);

  • EU Marie Curie Fellowship (2011-2012);

  • the INNS Gabor Award (2012);

  • The Royal Society of New Zealand Silver Medal (2001);

  • the AUT Medal (2015).

  • the INNS Ada Lovelace Meritorious Aaward (2019);

  • Innovator of the Year in NZ (2019).


Main interests are in the areas of:

  • computational intelligence;

  • neuro-computing;

  • bioinformatics;

  • neuroinformatics;

  • speech and image processing;

  • data mining;

  • knowledge representation and

  • knowledge discovery.


Publications include over 650 works:

  • 250 journal papers,

  • 10 text books,

  • 6 edited research books and monographs,

  • 288 conference papers,

  • 60 book chapters,

  • 10 edited conference proceedings,

  • 28 patents and authorship certificates in the area of intelligent systems, connectionist and hybrid connectionist systems, fuzzy systems, expert systems, speech recognition, bioinformatics, neurocomputing and neural networks

  • Publications and Citations on Google Scholar

Leadership of international professional organisations:

  • President of the International Neural Network Society (INNS) (2009-2010),

  • President of the Asia-Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA) (2008),

  • President of the Asia Pacific Neural Networks Society (2019) (APNNS).

  • General Chairman of a series of biannual international conferences on Neurocomputing and Evolving Intelligence in New Zealand (1992- 2018).


Extensive academic experience at various academic and research organisations:

  • Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria;

  • University of Otago, New Zealand;

  • University of Essex, UK;

  • University of Trento, Italy; 

  • TU Kaiserslautern Germany;

  • ETH Zurich, Switzerland;

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University;

  • Ulster University UK.

Professor Kasabov has Masters degrees in Computer Science and Engineering, and a PhD in Mathematical Sciences from the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has supervised to completion 50 PhD students.


Professor Nikola Kasabov is an internationally established scientist and a Professor of Knowledge Engineering in the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

Founding Director of:

  • the Knowledge Engineering Laboratory at the University of Otago (1992) and

  • the Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute (KEDRI, www.kedri.aut.ac.nz) at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) (2002).