Plamen Angelov

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Prof. Angelov (MEng 1989, PhD 1993, DSc 2015) is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the IET. His PhD supervisor, Dr. Dimitar P. Filev is now Member of the National Academy of Engineering, USA. Professor Angelov is Vice President of the International Neural Networks Society (INNS) and

holds a  Personal Chair

 in Intelligent Systems at Lancaster University, UK. He founded in 2010 the Intelligent Systems Research group which he led till 2014 when he founded the Data Science group at the School of Computing and Communications which he led till 2017 when he established LIRA (Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous systems) Research Centre ( ) which includes over 50 academics/faculty across different  Departments of the University. He is a founding member of the Data Science Institute and of the CyberSecurity Academic Centre of Excellence at Lancaster. He has authored or co-authored 

300 peer-reviewed publications in leading journals , peer-reviewed conference proceedings, 3 granted patents, 3 research monographs (by Wiley, 2012 and Springer, 2002 and 2018)  cited over 9000 times  with an  h-index of 49  and i10-index of 160. His single most cited paper has  960+

 citations. He has an active research portfolio in the area of computational intelligence and machine learning and internationally recognised results into online and evolving learning and algorithms for knowledge extraction in clearly explainable to humans form, including pioneering xDNN - the first explainable deep neural network that achieved world best results on the hard Clatech-256 classification problem with his PhD student Eduardo Soares Almeida in 2019. Prof. Angelov leads numerous projects (including several multimillion ones) funded by UK research councils, EU, industry, UK MoD. His research was recognised by ‘The Engineer Innovation and Technology 2008 

Special Award ’ and ‘ For outstanding Services ’ (2013)  by IEEE  and INNS. He is also the  founding co-Editor-in-Chief  of Springer’s journal on  Evolving Systems  and  Associate Editor  of several leading international scientific journals, including  IEEE Transactions on  Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems,  Fuzzy Sets and Systems, Soft Computing , etc. He gave over two dozen  key note/plenary talks  at high profile conferences. Prof. Angelov was General co-Chair of a number of high profile IEEE conferences and is the  founding Chair  of the Technical Committee on Evolving Intelligent Systems, SMC Society of the IEEE and was previously chairing the Standards Committee of the Computational Intelligent Society of the IEEE (2010-2012). He was also a member of International Program Committee of over 100 international conferences (primarily IEEE). More details can be found at

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