B45, School of Computing and Communications

Lancaster University



United Kingdom

tel: +44 (1524) 510391


Prof. Angelov (PhD '93, DSc '15) holds a Personal Chair in Intelligent Systems at Lancaster University and is a Fellow of the IEEE, of the IET and of ELLIS. He is member-at-large of the Board of Governors (BoG) of the International Neural Networks Society (INNS) for a third consecutive term (2014-2023) and Program co-Director of the Human-Centered Machine Learning for ELLIS. He was Vice President of INNS for two terms (2017-2020). Prof. Angelov has 350+ publications in leading journals, peer-reviewed conference proceedings, 3 granted patents, 3 research monographs (published by Springer, 2002 and Wiley, 2012 and Springer, 2018) cited over 11000 times with an h-index 54 and i10-index of 179. He is international leader in AI area (officially in the top 0.1%, ranked 205th (out of 215,114 researchers) in AI world-wide) according to the Stanford University study (Ioannidis J. P. A., Boyack K. W., Baas J. (2020) Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators. PLoS Biol 18(10): e3000918. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918. The supervisor of his PhD, Dr. Dimitar P. Filev is a Member of the USA National Academy of Engineering. Prof. Angelov has an active research portfolio in the area of computational intelligence and machine learning and internationally recognised results into online and evolving learning and explainable AI. Prof. Angelov leads numerous projects (including several multi-million 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 (recipient of the 2020 Editorial Excellence Award) and Associate Editor (AE) of several leading international scientific journals, including IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transactions on AI, Soft Computing, etc. He is also Area Editor of the Fuzzy Sets and Systems journal and served as AE for Applied Soft Computing journal (2013-2018). He gave over two dozen keynote talks at high profile conferences and co-organised and co-chaired 30 IEEE conferences including several high profile IJCNN and FUZZ-IEEE conferences as well as series of more focused IEEE and INNS Conferences. Prof Angelov is the founding Chair of the Technical Committee on Evolving Intelligent Systems within the System, Man and Cybernetics Society of the IEEE (a member of the BoG of which he also was during the term 2015-2017), he chaired the Standards Committee of the Computational Intelligent Society of the IEEE (2010-2012) initiating the first standard in the area of computational intelligence by IEEE (FML, standard 1855-2016). He was also a member of International Program Committee of over 100 international conferences (primarily IEEE). 


- The new project named Towards explainable AI for Earth Observation (AI4EO): a new frontier to gain trust into the AI starts in April 2021. It is funded (180K Euro; PI: Angelov) by the European Space Agency (ESA)

- The £3M project Trustworthy Autonomous Systems - Security Node (EPSRC project EP/V026763/1, 2021-2025) started. We are looking for a (Senior) post-doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) and a PhD student to join the team and research on this topic. More info about the PhD position can be found here and about the post-doctoral researcher with AI/ML and security expertise can be found here

- The £5.6M Multi Scale Modelling (MSM) project led by Imperial College has been funded by the Faraday Institution and from April 2021 it also includes Prof. Angelov's team; for this project there is an open post-doctoral position here.

- Prof. Angelov gave a keynote talk at the First IEEE International Workshop on Deep Learning in Pervasive Computing IEEE PerDL2021 which is a part of the IEEE PerCom 2021 - the premier conference in pervasive and distributed computing and communications on 22 March 2021.

- The paper E. A. Soares, P. Angelov, Towards Explainable Deep Neural Networks (xDNN), Neural Networks (IF 7.197), vol. 130, pp. 185-194, Oct. 2020 was published in the Neural Networks journal (IF 7.197) - a pioneering paper offering for the first time explainable-by-design Deep Learning classifier with many advantages

The paper An Active Semi-supervised Deep Rule-based Approach for Complex Satellite Sensor Image Analysis was accepted by TPAMI (IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence) journal (impact factor 17.73); it is co-authored by Xiaowei Gu, Plamen Angelov, Ce Zhang and Peter M. Atkinson

- Dr Xiaowei Gu, who was supervised by Prof. Angelov and got his PhD in 2018 received the very prestigious 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award at WCCI. The awards list started with Yoshua Bengio and included pioneers like Stephen Grossberg finishing with Xiaowei Gu. Great start of an independent research career  (he now moved to his first Lectureship position at Aberystwyth). 

- TAILOR project (12M Euro) has been approved by EC; LIRA is one of the partners of TAILOR

- ELISE project (12M Euro) has been approved by EC; Prof. Angelov is an associate partner and supervising an ELLIS PhD student

- Prof. Angelov gave a talk at the webinar organised by ELLIS to fight COVID-19 and another one organised by MIT CSAIL on AI in Health

- Prof. Angelov gave a IEEE Distinguished Lecture at Santa Clara (Silicon Valley, CA, USA) on 11 December 2019

- He also gave an invited talk at Facebook in Menlo Park (12 Dec 2019) 

- He co-organised Workshops on Human-Centered Machine Learning at DALI2019 and NeurIPS2019

- Prof. Angelov gave a talk on Fairness, Transparency and Interpretability of Machine Learning at the CIFAR-UKRI-CNRS AI & Society Workshop organised at the Alan Turing Institute, 3-4 June 2019

- He is a co-Director of one of the 11 funded programs of ELLIS, namely Human-Centered Machine Learning (these programs were approved by an International panel chaired by Y. Bengio) and have seed funding of 50K   

- He was invited to join as a co-Investigator the 2.5M Euro project H-unique led by Baroness, Dame, Prof. Sue Black - see the publicity about the project here

- The new £1.3M project funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund through InnovateUK called CTHULHE is publicised at 

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