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Professor Plamen Angelov


Plamen Angelov


Tel: +44 1524 510391


Professor Angelov is a Chair in Intelligent Systems and leads the Intelligent Systems Research within the School of Computing and Communications which is based in Infolab21. He received MEng (1989) and PhD (1993) degree from Sofia Technical University and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) respectively and spent ten years as a research fellow in BAS, University of Leuven-la-neuve, Belgium, Loughborough University, UK prior to joining Lancaster University in 2003 as a Lecturer. He held Visiting Professor positions in various Universities (Campinas, Brazil – 2005; University of Wolfenbuetel, Germany 2007; Carlos III, Madrid, Spain – 2010).

He is the founding Chair of the Technical Committe (TC) on Evolving Intelligent Systems with Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, IEEE. He is a co-recipient of several best paper awards at IEEE conferences (2006 and 2009, 2012, 2013) and of two prestigious Engineer 2008 Technology + Innovation awards for Aerospace and Defence and the Special Award as well as the Outstanding Contributions Award by IEEE and INNS (2013). Professor Angelov is Editor-in-Chief of the Springer journal Evolving Systems (ISSN 1868-6478) and Associate Editor (AE) of prestigious IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and of Elsevier’s Fuzzy Sets and Systems journal as well as AE of several other journals in the area of computational intelligence. He was the General Chair of a dozen high profile IEEE conferences, including the the premier event in the area of neural networks – International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN-2013), the premier conference in the area of fuzzy systems, FUZZ-IEEE 2014 (Beijing, 2014), the premier conference in the area of Cybernetics, CYBCONF-2013, Laussanne, Switzerland, 2013 as well the annual IEEE Symposium on Evolving and Adaptive Intelligent Systems. Professor Angelov is regularly invited to join International Programme Committees of prestigious IEEE, IFAC, IFSA etc. conferences as well as to give key note, plenary and invited talks at prestigious conferences, leading companies and events. He also regularly organises tutorials, special sessions and sits on panels at leading IEEE conferences.    

Professor Angelov is a prolific author with high impact publications. He authored or co-authored over 200 publications including over 50 peer reviewed journal papers including many IEEE Transactions articles, high impact papers in journals such as Nature protocols, Analyst, etc. He also authored six books, including one monograph (Springer, 2002) and second being accepted (to appear in 2012 by Wiley). He authored three patent applications one of which was licensed to the Global giant Ford Motor Co. (2011) and used in a refinery (CEPSA) in Spain, in the chemical plants of The Dow Chemical, TX, USA and other companies. His papers are highly cited (overall they collect well over 3000 citations with his most cited paper alone collecting over 500 citations making it one of the 0.01% most cited publications in Computing and Engineering areas according to ISI World of Science; his so called ‘h-index’ is 27 with over 100 citations pa and over 10 publications pa on average).

Professor Angelov holds a portfolio of research projects and attracted since he joined Lancaster University well over £1M of research funding (over £200K pa for the last five years; over £130K pa if take into account the Principle Investigator, PI/co-investigator(s), co-I(s) split). He was awarded in total over a dozen research projects, some of which were very large consortia (e.g. £32M ASTREA, £9M GAMMA, £1.3M SVETLANA) were the above mentioned figures are the share of Lancaster University. For the last five years he was awarded on average about 2 projects pa with source of funding including EPSRC, EU FP7, MoD, DTI/BIS, industry (BAE Systems), The Royal Society, etc.  

Professor Angelov has currently eight PhD students (four of which are in writing up stage) and two RAs and four awarded PhDs. In addition he regularly hosts visiting PhD students (from Spain, Slovenia, Brazil), postdocs (Slovenia, Austria) and professors (Germany) funded by The Royal Society or their home research agencies. In the past Professor Angelov supervised half a dozen other RAs. He supervised several dozens of Master and undergraduate students many of whom received distinction and prestigious awards (IEEE, Nokia) and published their first publications at prestigious IEEE events before or just after their graduation. He is regularly invited to serve as external examiner in Universities around the world, including Oxford, Barcelona, Patras, Auckland, Seville, Essex, Leicester, London. Dr Angelov was invited to review research project proposals by various research organisations from UK, Canada, Austria, Greece, Bulgaria.

The research activity of Professor Angelov has been publicised in the prestigious IEEE Magazine (2009), Aviation Week (2009), Flight Global (2008), Airframer (2007), Lancaster University Annual Report (2011, p.43) and other journals (Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 1999) and outlets (EUNITE, 2001)

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