Biography

My Biography

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Prof. Dr. Georgi Marko Dimirovski was born on 20.12.1941 in Greece, in village Nestorion – Nestram in Aegean Macedonia. Currently, he is a Research Professor (life-time, retired) of Automation & Systems Engineering at St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, and also a Guest-Professor of Computer Science & Information Technologies at Dogus University of Istanbul, Republic of Turkey, as a foreign professor. In his home country, at the School of Electrical Engineering & Information Technologies within St. Cyril and St. Methodius University, he is authorized alone for the (third) cycle of doctoral studies and for supervising doctoral students only. In this capacity, he is responsible for the graduate courses on dynamic graphs and complex control systems as well as on switched systems and their control.

In the year 2015, Dr. Georgi M. Dimirovski was elected an Active Member of the European Academy of Sciences in Salzburg, Austria, in the class of Technical Sciences (class VI). And before, in the year 2004, he was elected a Foreign Member of the Academy of Engineering Sciences in Belgrade, Serbia.

Currently, Prof. Dr. Dimirovski has is an invited guest-professor on the graduate studies at Istanbul Technical University (Aeronautical Engineering), a part-time teaching, since the year 2004. He has developed there a graduate course especially designed for doctoral and master students in Aerospace Science & Engineering focused on selected topics of optimal control theory and aerospace applications. Before, during the period 2007-2013, he was also an invited guest-professor at Dokuz Eylul University of Izmir (Mechatronics Engineering), a part-time teaching too, where he developed graduate courses on fuzzy-system computing and control and on sliding-mode control with mechatronic and robotic applications.

In the year 2011, Georgi M. Dimirovski was awarded honorary ‘Pro Universitas’ Professor of Obuda University in Budapest, Hungary. Since then he was also included in the academic staff of the Doctoral School there with responsibility for the area of switched fuzzy-system theory and switching- based control. Also, he was awarded in 2014 title “Guest Professor” by South Chinese University of Science & Technology of Shanghai in the P. R. of China. Furthermore since the year 2011, he has been teaching on Summer Graduate Schools at either of the universities of science and technology in cities of Dalian, Nanjing, Shanghai, and Shenyang in China. These summer school lectures are based on graduate courses he has developed in his home country and in Turkey in due times.

He received in 1977 his degree “PhD by Research” in Automatic Control Engineering from the University of Bradford in, Bradford, England, UK for his research carried at the then Postgraduate School of Control Engineering. He has obtained in 1966 his degree Dipl.-Ing. in Electrical Engineering from St. Cyril & St. Methodius University of Skopje, Macedonia, and in the year 1974 his degree M.Sc. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Serbia – then both were within the former S.F.R. of Yugoslavia. As a young engineer, after the graduation, Dimirovski first has spent 3 years in the industry before joining the academia in 1969 as a junior research and teaching assistant in Engineering Cybernetics at the nowadays Faculty-School of Electrical Engineering & Information Technologies (FEIT) of St. Cyril & St. Methodius University. Subsequently, in 1974 he was promoted to Assistant Professor, then in 1980 to Associate Professor, and then in 1985 he was elected to the rank of Professor. Then he was also authorized to establish the Institute of Automation & Systems Engineering (IASI) and to found a relevant Laboratory of Automatic Control within this institute. By his own will he resigned from being the Head of IASI in the year 2000 and focused on his scientific research and international academic co-operation. In this academic status he has reached the year of his formal retirement in 2005.

At the University of Bradford, Georgi Dimirovski has held a postdoctoral position in 1979 at the Postgraduate School of Control Engineering under the supervision of his mentor Prof. Stephen Barnett and Prof. Maurice G. Mylroi, Head of the School. Subsequently, he was a Research Fellow and Visiting Professor in 1984, 1986 and 1988, respectively, spending summers in Bradford finalizing there his collaborative research with Dr R. Malcolm Henry and his respective doctoral students. Also, he has been a Visiting Scientist to Wolverhampton University in 1990 and 1992 finalizing there his collaborative research with Prof. Norman E. Gough and his respective doctoral students.

In the year 1994, Prof. Dr. Dimirovski was a Senior Research Fellow & Visiting Professor of the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, following the award of the grant “Research in Brussels” by the Ministry of Brussels Capital. His nominator and host was Prof. Dr. ir. Raymond Hanus, then the head of the ULB Laboratory of Automatic Control & Systems Analysis, together with whom he carried collaborative research. In the year 2000, Prof. Dr. Dimirovski was a Senior Research Fellow & Visiting Professor of Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria, following the award of a grant for “Visiting Professorship” by Austrian Federal Ministry of Higher Education. His nominator and host was O.Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kurt Schlacher, the head of the Institute of Automatic Control, together with whom the carried collaborative research while he was teaching his doctoral and master students.

During the last three decades, Georgi M. Dimirovski has paid longer- or shorter-term academic visits with seminars to universities in: Aalborg, Ankara, Belgrade, Bradford, Bochum, Brussels, Coimbra, Covilha, Duisburg, Grenoble, Hannover, Istanbul, Izmir, Linz, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Maribor, Nis, Portsmouth, Sarajevo, Sevastopol, Sofia, Split, Valencia, Wien, Wolverhampton, Zagreb and Kaohsiung (TW), Beijing, Dalian, Nanjing, Shanghai and Shenyang (CN). He participated into the macro-project and served on the Steering Committee of the Scientific Programme on Control of Complex Systems (COSY) 1995-99 sponsored by European Science Foundation (ESF), under the leadership of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Johan Astroem and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Thoma. As a member of the Executive Council of the ESF, Professor Dimirovski played instrumental role the ESF Scientific Programme COSY 1995-99 to be approved and launch. Then he worked with the ESF ad-hock group towards the involvement of European Science Foundation into timely fundamental research in Technical Sciences. Naturally, he participated into COSY 1995-99 along with one postdoctoral research fellow and 4 graduate students of his.

Professor Dimirovski has successfully supervised research projects of 3 postdoctoral fellows, 16 PhD students, and 27 MSc students as well as more than 350 graduation projects by undergraduate students. Furthermore, during the past 30 years he has advised more than seventy graduate students at universities abroad where he used to have his international academic co-operation. Among these graduate students more than thirty were doctoral students at the Northeastern EU of Shenyang within the framework of his academic co-operation with Professors Yuanwei Jing and Jun Zhao there. He served on PhD evaluation juries and/or panels for several universities including Bradford and Wolverhampton in the UK, Izmir in Turkey, Ljubljana in Slovenia, Chennai in India, Zagreb in Croatia, Sofia and Varna in Bulgaria, and Craiova in Romania. In the year 1985, finally Professor Dimirovski founded the Institute of Automation & Systems Engineering at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of St. Cyril & St. Methodius University, following a couple of unsuccessful initiatives before the relevant authorities. Professor Dimirovski has developed a number of undergraduate and/or graduate courses in control and automation as well as others in robotics, in applied numerical, fuzzy- system and neural-network computing, and in operations research at his home university and at universities in Bradford, Istanbul, Izmir, Linz, and Zagreb, respectively.

Dr Dimirovski was the editor of six (6) proceedings volumes of the IFAC series and of two (2) volumes of the IEEE Series, for which he served as the technical program chair. Internationally, he has contributed: one research monograph he edited for Springer, seven invited theme papers (chapters) in monographs, and more than 100 journal articles as well as more than 300 conference papers in the IFAC and the IEEE proceedings series alone. Georgi Dimirovski, as an Associate Editor (AE), now he serves on the Editorial Boards of Journal of the Franklin Institute (The FI, USA), Asian J. of Control

(Wiley, TW), and International J. of Automation & Computing (CAS, CN) as well as regularly reviews for a number of archival journals refereed in the lists of SCI and SCI-Expanded. Before he served as an AE of the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man & Cybernetics (The IEEE, USA), Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Pt. I Systems & Control Eng. J. (Institution Mechanical Engineers., UK), Facta Universitatis J. Electronics & Energetics (University of Nis, RS),
J. Electrical & Electronics Engineering (University of Istanbul, TR), Information Technologies & Control J. (Bulgarian Union of Automation and Informatics, Sofia), J. of Control Engineering & Applied Informatics (SRAIT, RO), Automatika (former S.F.R. Yugoslavia), and was Editor-in-Chief of Engineering J. (MK).

In due times, Professor Dimirovski was awarded grants for 5 national projects in automation and control of industrial processes, and for 2 national projects in complex decision and control systems by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Macedonia. In addition, he has organized and coordinated several applications oriented research and development projects, on one hand, in industrial automation systems and, on the other, in visionary proposals for improving graduate education and research in his home country.

During the academic year 1979/1980, Dr Georgi Dimirovski has initiated the creation of a learned engineering society in the Republic of Macedonia dedicated to fields of information and signal based technologies of electronics, telecommunications, automatic control, computers and informatics. Along with a small group of enthusiastic academic colleagues and engineers from industry who embraced his vision for the new society, he has organized, gathered and chaired the Founding General Assembly in June 1980, when he was elected the first president and his closest followers the first Board of the Society for Electronics, Telecommunications, Automation and Informatics (ETAI Society). Subsequently, along with the Board, he carried the rest of the needed legal and in January 1981 finally the ETAI Society was founded and registered as a learned and professional society in Macedonia and then Yugoslavia, with its status within then Yugoslav Association for Electronics, Telecommunications, Automatic Control, Computer Engineering and New Technologies (ETAN- ETRAN), which was the Yugoslav National Member Organization (NMO) of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC; Secretariat in Laxenburg, Austria) since the 1st World Congress in 1960 but in meantime was dropped out for some reason. Upon his first election as the President of the Yugoslav Association ETAN-ETRAN in June 1986, Dr Georgi Dimirovski has undertaken the mission to renew the ETRAN’s membership in the IFAC which he finalized in July 1987 during the 10th World Congress in Munich, Germany. Subsequently, Dr Georgi Dimirovski served three terms as the president of Yugoslav Association for ETRAN. During this same period, Dr Dimirovski served several terms as the president of the ETAI Society, which included the decade of tragic civil wars period in the former S.F.R. of Yugoslavia and its collapse.

It was in this period, in July 1993, when Dr Dimirovski brought the ETAI Society of Macedonia within the International Federation of Automatic Control at its 1993 General Assembly in Sydney, Australia, to become Macedonian NMO of the IFAC during the 12th World Congress, the status ETAI Society has up to nowadays. Dr Georgi Dimirovski, after the end of his term in the ETAI office, was elected President of the Association of Engineering Societies of Macedonia and served two terms during the period of 1994-1997. Thus he has led the Association through the troublesome period of its renewal and reorganization. In this capacity, in 1996, Dr Dimirovski joined Dr Goce Arsov in founding the IEEE Republic of Macedonia Section. Similarly, during his first years as a visiting professor in Istanbul, Dr Georgi Dimirovski in 2002 has joined Dr Okyay Kaynak in founding the IEEE Computational Intelligence Chapter of Turkey too.

Until September 2011 and during more than two decades, Dr Georgi Dimirovski has served the International Federation of Automatic Control in various capacities. In particular, he has served the IFAC in capacities of: Vice-Chair of TC 9.3 on Developing Countries, during 1996-2002, and of Chair during 2002-2005; Chair of Coordination Committee CC9 and Technical Board Member of the IFAC (TB) during 2005-2011. He has served on the IPC’s for many IFAC, IEEE, ECC and WAC conferences, and for others too. He was Co-Chairman of the IFAC SWIIS 2000 and of the IFAC

DECOM-TT 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2007, and of the IFAC CEFIS 2007 as well as the Technical Program Chair of the IEEE SMC-2010 and IEEE CCA-2003, and also of the 1993 and 2003 ETAI International Symposia on Applied Automatic Systems (AAS). Georgi Dimirovski has been an invited plenary speaker to a number of IFAC, ETAI and IEEE international conferences that were held in many European countries.

In due time, Dr Dimirovski has received two Best Paper Awards of Yugoslav Association ETAN: the 1974 in Automatic Control, and the 1991 in Robotics & Automation. In the year 2009, the ETAI Society awarded him the ETAI Merits Award.

In November 2009, Prof. Dr. Georgi M. Dimirovski along with his colleagues Dr King-Qui Li and Prof. Dr. Jun Zhao received the 2009 IET Premium Award from the UK Institution of Engineering & Technology for the best article of the journal IET Control Theory & Applications published in 2008.

In July 2011, Georgi M. Dimirovski received the IFAC Outstanding Service Award from the IFAC Organization during the 18th World Congress in Milano, Italy, when he was one of the congress editors.

Dr. Georgi M. Dimirovski has received the award of Outstanding Associate Editor 2011 of the International Journal of Automation & Computing (IJAC) given by the Board of the IJAC and the publisher Springer.

Currently, his research interests are focused on complex dynamic networks and systems as well as on fuzzy-logic and neural-network topics of computational intelligence. These research interests are well highlighted by Springer monograph: Georgi M. Dimirovski (Editor), Complex Systems: Relationships Between Control, Communications and Computing, Studies in Systems, Decision and Control Vol. 55. Springer Ltd., London, May 2016. His publications have received more than 1300 citations in Scopus (Elsevier, NL), more than 840 in Web-of-Science (Thomson Reuters, USA), and more than 1800 citations in Google Scholar, up to present days. BiSvP!

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