Profile of Professor Ludmila Kuncheva
Ludmila (Lucy) Kuncheva studied electrical engineering at the Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria (1977-1982), where she obtained her MSc in 1982. She took a postgraduate course in applied mathematics, 1982-1984, followed by a PhD, received in 1987 from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Until 1997 Dr Kuncheva worked at the Central Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, as a research associate and senior research associate. She worked at the ELITE laboratory (Aachen, Germany, 1993, European Mobility Grant), Imperial College (London, 1995-1996, Royal Society Fellowship) and University of West Florida (Pensacola, Florida, 1996-1997, NSF grant). Lucy joined Bangor University, in 1997 as a lecturer at the School of Mathematics. She is currently a professor at the School of Computer Science at BU.
Professor Kuncheva is working in the area of pattern recognition and machine learning. She has published over 150 research papers and two books:- "Fuzzy Classifier Design, Springer, 2000.", and "Combining Pattern Classifiers. Methods and Algorithms, Wiley, 2004". She won of the best paper award for 2006 in IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and the Sage best Transaction paper award for 2003 across IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, A, B and C. Lucy has served as an AE for IEEE Transactions on Fussy Systems and for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. She has given invited talks and lectures within the UK and abroad:- Spain, France, Italy, China, USA, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Greece and Sweden.