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Researcher: Nikolova, ND (Professor Nataliya Nikolova)

Fields of Research

Applied statistics
Decision support and group support systems
Decision making
Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Air pollution modelling and control
Modelling and simulation
Ocean engineering
Environmental assessment and monitoring
Maritime transportation and freight services
Biochemistry and cell biology
Risk engineering
Other engineering
Automation engineering
Optimisation
Knowledge representation and reasoning
Marine engineering
Other biomedical and clinical sciences
Air transportation and freight services
Financial mathematics
Numerical analysis
Probability theory
Pattern recognition
Transport planning
Surgery
Approximation theory and asymptotic methods
Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Higher education
Education policy
Information systems development methodologies and practice
Logistics
Statistical data science
Fuzzy computation
Pollution and contamination

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
Expanding knowledge in engineering
Management of greenhouse gas emissions from transport activities
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Port infrastructure and management
Management of gaseous waste from transport activities (excl. greenhouse gases)
International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
Computer systems
Clinical health
Supply and demand
Multimodal transport
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences
Water transport
Water safety
Wave energy
Workplace safety
Domestic passenger water transport (e.g. ferries)
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Expanding knowledge in commerce, management, tourism and services
Fisheries - aquaculture
Environmentally sustainable information and communication services
Environmentally sustainable transport activities
Policies and development
Management, resources and leadership
Command, control and communications

Career Best Publications

A hybrid fuzzy system dynamics approach for risk analysis of AUV operations; Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics
Bootstrap Kuiper testing of the identity of 1D continuous distributions using fuzzy samples; International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Formalized procedure for ranking alternatives in developing environmental programs; The Journal of Cleaner Production
Fuzzy rationality and parameter elicitation in decision analysis; International Journal of General Systems
Ranking discrete outcome alternatives with partially quantified uncertainty; International Journal of General Systems
Simulating state-dependent systems with partial aging in standby; 10th International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS)
Technical diagnostic system in the maintenance of turbomachinery for ammonia synthesis in the process industries; Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries
Using fuzzy sets in surgical treatment selection and homogenizing stratification of patients with significant chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation; International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Research Publications

Q-expected utility of p-approximated generalized lotteries of I type using Wald, maximax and Hurwiczα criteria; Information Technologies and Control
A hybrid fuzzy system dynamics approach for risk analysis of AUV operations; Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics
Algorithms for formal stratification of patients with ischemic mitral regurgitation; Scripta Scientifica Medica
An improved emission inventory method for estimating engine exhaust emissions from ships; Sustainable Environment Research
Application of a developed dispersion model to port of Brisbane; American Journal of Environmental Sciences
Applications of Monte Carlo Simulation in Modelling of Biochemical Processes; Applications of Monte Carlo Methods in Biology, Medicine and Other Fields of Science
Approximations of One-dimensional Expected Utility Integral of Alternatives Described with Linearly-Interpolated p-Boxes; Human-Centric Decision-Making Models for Social Sciences
Assessment of uncertain alternatives for co-located aquaculture and offshore wind farm in Tasmania; Ocean Engineering
Bootstrap evaluation of expert panel opinion in case studies solved by REPOMP; Progressive Engineering Practices in Marine Resource Management
Bootstrap Kuiper testing of the identity of 1D continuous distributions using fuzzy samples; International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Bootstrap Pearson test for difference in discrete distributions; IEEE International Conference on Automatics and Informatics (ICAI)
Bootstrap testing of central tendency nullity over paired fuzzy samples; International Journal of Fuzzy Systems
Bootstrap tests for mean value differences over fuzzy samples; 16th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture and International Stability
Calculation of the Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Kuiper statistics over fuzzy samples; Proceedings of the Jangjeon Mathematical Society
Case study on relocation of port pnfrastructure using the Randomized Expert Panel Opinion Marginalizing Procedure; 1st International Conference on Maritime Infrastructure and Development (ICMID)
Comparison of linear interpolation and arctan approximation of one-dimensional monotonic utility functions based on experimental data; Control and Cybernetics
Cruise shipping accidents in Asia: The trends, causal factors and implications; 18-th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities
Cryopreservation moderates the thrombogenicity of arterial allografts during storage; PLoS ONE
Emission inventories for ship operations: methodological comparison with on-board measurements; 19th Annual General Assembly AGA 2018
Empirical testing of inventories applying on-board measurements of exhaust emissions at port and at sea; Journal of Sustainable Development of Transport and Logistics
Expected utility analysis of infinite compound lotteries; International Journal of General Systems
Expert assessment of alternatives to change the location of the port of Varna; 13th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation System
Formalized procedure for ranking alternatives in developing environmental programs; The Journal of Cleaner Production
Fuzzy rationality and parameter elicitation in decision analysis; International Journal of General Systems
Fuzzy rationality implementation in financial decision making; Soft Computing for Business Intelligence
Health risk assessment of engine exhaust emissions within Australian ports: a case study of Port of Brisbane; Environmental Practice
Heterogeneity of inbound tourism driven by exchange rate fluctuations: implications for tourism business recovery and resilience in Australia; Current Issues in Tourism
Hurwiczα expected utility to rank p-approximated generalized lotteries of I Type with partially quantified uncertainty; Automatics and Informatics '18
Interval probabilities in juridical practice and its communicative inputs; Communicology
Left atrial reverse remodeling and atrial fibrillation after combined surgical revascularization and mitral repair; The Heart Valve Society - 2nd Annual Meeting
Local risk proneness in analytically approximated utility functions under monotonically decreasing preferences; Proceedings of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Monte Carlo Statistical Tests for Identity of Theoretical and Empirical Distributions of Experimental Data; Theory and Applications of Monte Carlo Simulations
Multi-dimensional Nash arbitration in the Braess paradox; 13th IFAC Symposium on Control in Transportation Systems (CTS 2012)
Novel methods to construct empirical CDF for continuous random variables using censor data; 10th International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS)
Numerical Version of the Non-Uniform Method for Finding Point Estimates of Uncertain Scaling Constants; Efficiency and Scalability Methods for Computational Intellect
Outlier detection algorithms over fuzzy data with weighted least squares; International Journal of Fuzzy Systems
Ranking discrete outcome alternatives with partially quantified uncertainty; International Journal of General Systems
Regression diagnostics with predicted residuals of linear model with improved singular value classification applied to forecast the hydrodynamic efficiency of wave energy converters; Applied Sciences
Reliability simulation of two component warm-standby system with repair, switching, and back-switching failures under three aging assumptions; Mathematics
Safety During Oil and Gas Transfer and Transport; Methods in Chemical Process Safety
Simulating state-dependent systems with partial aging in standby; 10th International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS)
Simulation Algorithms to Assess the Impact of Aging on the Reliability of Standby Systems with Switching Failures; Advances in Intelligent Systems Research and Innovation
Simulation and discrete event optimization for automated decisions for in‐queue flights; International Journal of Intelligent Systems
Surgical treatment of ischemic mitral regurgitation triggers reverse remodeling of left heart chambers; The Heart Valve Society - 2nd Annual Meeting
Team resilience in emergency response: analytical framework and study of air transport accident reports; 10th Asian Logistics Round Table Conference (ALRT)
Team resilience in maritime emergency response: analytical framework and implications from accident report analysis; The International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) Conference
Technical diagnostic system in the maintenance of turbomachinery for ammonia synthesis in the process industries; Journal of Loss Prevention in The Process Industries
Toward sustainable national shipping: a comparative analysis; The International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) Conference
Trends in the training of maritime personnel - Professional vs. academic education; 15th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities, IAMU AGA 2014 - Looking Ahead: Innovation in Maritime Education, Training and Research
Ultrastructure and composition of thrombi in coronary and peripheral artery disease: correlations with clinical and laboratory findings; Thrombosis Research
Uses and misuses of progress curve analysis in enzyme kinetics; Central European Journal of Biology
Using fuzzy sets in surgical treatment selection and homogenizing stratification of patients with significant chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation; International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Research Projects

Data fusion and machine learning for ship fuel efficiency analysis: a small but essential step towards green shipping through data analytics; International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU)
Establish performance indicators for maritime education and training (PIMET); International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU)
TEAM RESILIENCE: ENHANCING THEORY AND APPLICATION IN MARITIME EMERGENCY RESPONSE; University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision