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Prof. NikOLA Kasabov



Current engagements and honorary professor appointments:

  • Visiting Professor, IICT, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (since 2022).

  • Visiting Professor Dalian University, China (since 2022).  

  • Honorary Professor, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland (since 2020);

  • George Moore Professorship of Data Analytics in the Intelligent Systems Research Center at Ulster University, 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 Evolving Systems.

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


Awards and Memberships:

  • Computer Science New Zealand Leader Award, (2023):

  • 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).

  • Visiting Professor, Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (2022).

  • Ph.D. Advisor, Technical University of Sofia.

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 700+ works:

  • 300+journal papers,

  • 10 textbooks,

  • 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 organizations:

  • 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 organizations:

  • 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 a Master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences from the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has supervised to completion of 50 Ph.D. students.


Professor Nikola Kasabov, the Founder and Director of Knowledge, 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, at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) (2002).

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