Peter Kokol obtained his B.S. degree in engineering from the University of Maribor and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science in 1991 also from the University of Maribor. He joined the Department of Computer Science in University of Maribor as an Assistant Researcher in 1982 where he is now a Full Professor and the Head of the Laboratory of System Design and the Head of the Centre for Medical Informatics. From 1997, he has been the Head of Research Institute at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Maribor Studies; from February 2001, the Dean for Research; from October 2007, the Dean. Since January 2002, he has been the Director of the Independent Centre for Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies and Research. He has written over 450 technical and research papers published in recognized international journals and major conferences and coauthored some textbooks. He was the general or program chair of major conferences, had numerous invited presentations, and won several best papers awards. His main research interests are e learning, data mining, health sciences research and education, gerontology, intelligent systems, complex systems, and medical and nursing informatics. He has acted as a Principal Investigator on numerous international and national research projects. He is a Member of the ACM, IEEE, and ASIS and some IMIA technical committees. He was the President of the IEEE Committee on Computational Medicine.
Biography Updated on 10 June 2012