Professor Vancho Chabukovski PhD, MEng, BSc
Vancho Chabukovski is a Professor of Computer Science, Software Development and Databases, Programming Languages and Systems, and Information Systems at Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia.
He has a PhD degree in Computer Science from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, a MEng degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and BSc degree in Computer Science from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Before joining academic staff at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in 1988, he worked as a software developer at the Faculty of Medicine, the Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje from 1984. He has been awarded with two British Council research fellowships in 1985 and 1993 respectively. During the second fellowship he finalized the research on his PhD thesis in EEG signal analysis and modelling of human epilepsy at the Department of Neurophysiology, Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College School of Medicine, London. In 2001 he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Software Engineering; in 2006 as Associate Professor of Software Engineering, and in 2011 as Professor of Computer Science, Software Development and Databases, Programming Languages and Systems, and Information Systems.
His research interests include intelligent systems, software agents, cloud computing, IoT, e-learning systems, information systems, digital libraries, web/internet programming, big data analysis, EEG signal processing and data analysis, etc.
He was/is teaching the following subjects (undergraduate and/or postgraduate): Fundamentals of programming, Object and visual programming, Data Structures, Algorithms, Databases, Internet, Internet technologies, Web design, Multimedia technologies, Introduction to computers and applications, ICT management, Software engineering, Software construction, Software architecture and design, Software requirement analysis, Software quality and testing, Software project management, Computer graphics, Advanced databases, Service oriented architectures, Algorithms and complexity, Information systems and management.
He is author and co-author of more than 15 books and textbooks, and more than 60 papers in computer science. He is author of more than 25 software applications in various areas and has participated as a principal or co-investigator in more than 20 domestic and international projects.
He is currently coordinator of studies in Computer Science and Information Technologies at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
In 1994 he founded, and he was the editor-in-chief until 1997 of InForma – Macedonian Journal of Informatics. He was the author of the Informa BBS system, and MATEIS the e-learning system for learning mathematics and informatics, established in 1994 and 1995, respectively. He was Director of MEDIS – Informatics, IT company, Skopje from 1991 to 1997; Director of InForma, IT company, Skopje from 1999 to 2010; General Manager projects ISL Ltd., software enterprise, Skopje - Dubai from 2000 to 2001. From 1999 to 2002 he was Associate Head of the National Contact Point for Distance Education, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, the Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje; the World Bank local consultant in 2002 and 2003; Member of the Board of Directors and Director of Informatics and Telecommunications, MEPSO – Macedonian Electricity Transmission Operator from 2007 to 2008; President and CEO of Fisher Funds - Private Investment Funds, Skopje from 2010; He is member of the “21st Century Trust”, London from 1995.
He has realized academic and/or study visits to following institutions: Institute of Biomedical Informatics, Medical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London; Cancer Research UK, London; Department of Neurophysiology, Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College School of Medicine, London; Centre for Non-Linear Studies, University of Leeds; Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; Royal School of Library and Information Sciences, Copenhagen, Denmark; Learning Development Services, University of Sunderland, Sunderland; Open University, London; Fern University, Hagen, Germany; Aristoteleio University Thessaloniki, Greece; Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zagreb, Croatia; Institute for Information Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland; Department of Computer Science and Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research and Applications (CAMERA) , Faculty of Science, University of Bath, Bath.