Dr Nikola S. Nikolov


Dr Nikola S. Nikolov


Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, University of Limerick, Ireland

Room: CS1-030, CSIS Building
Tel.: +353 61 233284
Fax: +353 61 202734
Email: nikola.nikolov AT ul DOT ie


Dr Nikola S. Nikolov is a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) at the University of Limerick where he has been an academic faculty member since 2001. Dr Nikolov is a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Visual Analytics and Communication and the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed research papers in network visualization and data mining, including articles in Discrete Applied Mathematics, Journal of Big Data, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Journal of Medical Internet Research, and other journals. As a co-head of the Big Data and Analytics Research Group (BDARG), Dr Nikolov has organised more than 20 BDARG talks at UL with speakers from various Irish and international academic organisations and software companies. Dr Nikolov has worked as a principle investigator on research projects funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Irish Research Council, as well as a supervisor of PhD students funded by the SFI Centre for Research Training in AI, the China Scholarship Council, the Ministry of Education of Libya and the government of Saudi Arabia. Since 2016, Dr Nikolov has been awarded three Erasmus+ mobility grants for establishing long-term collaboration between Laboratoire Systèmes Intelligents et Applications at University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah in Morocco and BDARG. Since 2006, Dr Nikolov has acted as a course director of nine different CSIS programmes, most recently the software development and data analytics skill-conversion programmes at UL funded by Irish Springboard in the period 2015-2019. Dr Nikolov has been actively involved in the design and delivery of data science related modules to various M.Sc. and B.Sc. programmes in UL, including the Irish Skillnet-supported national M.Sc. in AI (delivered online) and the M.Sc. in Business Analytics.

Selected Invited Talks

  • Visualisation of Large Sparse Networks: On the Trade-off between Speed and Quality
    May 2, 2017
    Keynote talk at the 3rd LISA Doctoral Days
    Intelligent Systems and Applications Lab (LISA), USMBA, Fes, Morocco
  • Visualisation of Large Sparse Networks
    October 5, 2016
    Predict 2016: Europe's Leading Data Conference, Dublin
  • Visual Analytics: Empowering Humans for Knowledge Discovery in Big Data
    December 3, 2014
    Lero Talk, Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre, Limerick, Ireland

Teaching 2019/20

CS4055 Data Mining and Data Warehousing

CS4416 Database Systems

CS6401 Database Systems in Practice

CS4168 Data Mining

CS5062 Data Analytics (delivered to National University of Ireland Galway)