About the editor
Nikola K Kasabov is currently the Director of the Knowledge Engineering & Discovery Research Institute and Personal Chair of Knowledge Engineering in the School of Information Technology, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
He has published over 350 works, among them journal papers, textbooks, edited research books and monographs, conference papers, book chapters, edited conference proceedings, 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.
Prof. Kasabov is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Computer Society, President of the International Neural Network Society (INNS), Past President of the Asia Pacific Neural Network Assembly (APNNA) and also a member of INNS, ENNS, and the IEEE Computer Society. Recently Prof. Kasabov was endowed the title of ‘Guest Professor’ at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.
Prof. Kasabov is the General Chairman of a series of biannual international conferences on Neurocomputing in New Zealand. In 2007 Prof. Kasabov was awarded The Bayer Science Innovator Award. He received The Royal Society of New Zealand Silver Medal for contribution to Science and Technology in 2001. He is an Associate Editor of numerous international journals and a leader of a National Research Programme funded by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (FRST)