Dr Ludmil Mikhailov

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Position: Senior Lecturer
Academic unit: Management Sciences and Marketing


Ludmil Mikhailov is a Senior Lecturer at the Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester.

He obtained a first class BSc (1974) and MSc (1976) degrees in Automatic Control from the Technical University in Sofia, Bulgaria and a PhD degree in Technical Cybernetics and Robotics from the Bulgarian Higher Certifying Commission (1981).

He worked as an Associated Professor at the Institute of Control and System Research of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) until 1996, where he was a head of a research group. During his work at BAS he participated in many industrial projects on development of various software systems for control, monitoring and technical diagnosis.

After joining the Decision Technologies Group at the Computation Department, UMIST in January 1997, Ludmil started to investigate new methods for multiple criteria decision-making. He is the author of about 90 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences, and holds two patents in the area of systems and control.

Ludmil’s results in the area of fuzzy decision-making are internationally recognized. He has been serving as a programme committee member of many international conferences and as a reviewer of many journals on decision science. He is also an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Operations Research.

Research Interests

His current research interests include multiple criteria decision analysis, fuzzy logic systems, decision-making under uncertainty, and intelligent decision support systems.

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  • Koczkodaj, W., Mikhailov, L., Redlarski, G., Soltys, M., Szybowski, J., Wajch, E., ... Tamazian, G. (2016). Important Facts and Observations about Pairwise Comparisons. Fundamenta Informaticae, 144(3-4), 291-307. DOI: 10.3233/FI-2016-1336. Publication link: 4dc3c393-3e5c-47b6-bc09-9c6dd99b1bbc


  • Siraj, S., Mikhailov, L., & Keane, J. (2015). PriEsT: an interactive decision support tool to estimate priorities form pairwise comparison judgements; 22:217-235, 2015.International Transactions in Operational Research, 22, 217-235. . Publication link: 1094536a-ff93-4ae5-a318-abf255de6fc3


  • Mikhailov, L., Arguello, M., Lekkas, S., Des, J., Fernandez-Prieto, M. J., Bramer, M. (Ed.), & Petridis, M. (Ed.) (2014). Combining Semantic Web Technologies with Evolvingservi Fuzzy Classifier eClass for EHR-based Phenotyping: A Feasibility Study. In Research and Development in Intelligent Systems. (Vol. XXXI, pp. 195-208). UK: Springer Verlag. . Publication link: 2c9bf94f-25bb-43d2-818a-e5ff1f65e8f3
  • Mikhailov, L., & Almulhim, T. (2014). Fuzzy ANP Approach for Selection of Group Health Insurance Plans. In host publication.. Publication link: c1f5b92d-2e42-4191-bbce-c374b1b85de3


  • Mikhailov, L., Almulhim, T., Xu, D. L., Rocha, C. (Ed.), & Wilson, S. (Ed.) (2013). Deriving Weights from Group Fuzzy Pairwise Comparison Judgement Matrices. In Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing. (Vol. 206, pp. 545-555). London: Springer Verlag. . Publication link: 0f544c46-775a-4b2a-8ffe-5f67491a8bcf



  • Mikhailov, L., De Felice, F. (Ed.), Esposito, E. (Ed.), & Saaty, T. (Ed.) (2011). Improving the Ordinal Inconsistency of Pairwise Comparison Matrices. In F. De Felice, E. Esposito, & T. Saaty (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on the AHP. Pittsburg, USA: AHP Academy. . Publication link: ec1d3b2d-7719-48b3-9c5e-edb03f1f5a83


  • Siraj, S., Mikhailov, L., & Keane, J. (2010). Estimating Preferences from Pairwise Comparisons using Multi-objective Optimization. In host publication. OR Society. . Publication link: 75ca5e39-aeb9-43fa-891c-4d74b39ac282
  • Mikhailov, L., & Sachon, M. (Ed.) (2010). Ordinal Inconsistency of Pairwise Comparison Judgements. In M. Sachon (Ed.), host publication. Spain: IESE. . Publication link: 426d3045-4142-4f56-8356-9571a19460fc
  • Mikhailov, L., Lekkas, S., Gadaras, I., Papathanasiou, C., & Stavros, A. V. (Ed.) (2010). Machine learning approaches for the automatic detection of denial of service attacks. In Advances in Communications and Media Research. (1 ed., pp. 5-26). Nova Science Publishers. . Publication link: 2104d5da-3dd3-440a-8353-3760d4600464
  • Mikhailov, L., & Knowles, J. (2010). Priority elicitation in the AHP by a pareto envelope-based selection algorithm. In Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems|Lect. Notes Econ. Math. Syst.: Springer's Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems, vol. 634. (Vol. 634, pp. 249-257). Berlin: Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-04045-0_21. Publication link: ac746ad5-e587-4d54-b27f-b4805e1fb0ae


  • Gasiea, Y., Emsley, M., & Mikhailov, L. (2009). An analytic network process model for rural telecommunications infrastructure selection. In host publication.. Publication link: 02fe793a-b3ee-41d3-bd51-7e1de204398a
  • Argüello, M., Lekkas, S., Mikhailov, L., Des, J., Thompson, A., Paniagua, H., ... Cacabelos, R. (2009). Dynamic generation of clinical condition profiles: a case study of coupling evolving fuzzy classifiers with Semantic Web technologies. In host publication.. Publication link: 0487c492-2378-48eb-9e09-d9bfa23fc81e
  • Lekkas, S., & Mikhailov, L. (2009). Breast cancer diagnosis based on evolvable fuzzy classifiers and feature selection. In Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems XVI - Proceedings of AI 2008, the 28th SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence|Appl. Innovations Intelligent Syst. - Proc. AI, SGAI Int. Conf. Innovative Tech. Appl. Artif. Intell.. (pp. 185-195). London, UK: Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-84882-215-3-14. Publication link: 3a3f740a-402e-44cd-bd68-497d1163b9cd
  • Mikhailov, L., & Tjader, T. (Ed.) (2009). On the Applicability of the Analytic Network Process to Rural Telecommunications Infrastructure Technology. In T. Tjader (Ed.), ISAHP2009 Proceedings.. Publication link: c1db1430-3174-4b16-a04e-cb0dfe6a4a6f


  • Lee, K-C., & Mikhailov, L. (2008). Fuzzy Reasoning Method Based on Voting Techniques for Building Fuzzy Classifiers. In Proceedings IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence WCCI2008.. Publication link: e8e03c87-be11-4e8d-b0f2-3d1070a1173e
  • Mikhailov, L., & Knowles, J. (2008). Priority Elicitation in the AHP by a Pareto Envelope-based Selection Algorithm. In Proceedings 19th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making MCDM'08.. Publication link: f78566b8-bc67-4890-8868-9b058a7b80e3
  • Gadaras, I., Mikhailov, L., & Batzias, A. (2008). On the Development of a Hierarchical Fuzzy Classification Framework for Industrial and Environmental Applications. In Proceedings Sixth International Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering ICCMSE 2008.. Publication link: 729eda66-1edb-4c35-a2e1-ba61a6f987f7
  • Dahlan, H., & Mikhailov, L. (2008). Evolutionary Computing-Based Multiobjective Optimisation Procedure in the Analytical Hierarchy Process. In Proceedings 5th International Conference on Information Technology and Applications ICITA2008.. Publication link: 5f525995-d81a-435e-b1a8-2f930a52a4fb


  • Mikhailov, L., Ellis, R. (Ed.), Allen, T. (Ed.), & Petrides, M. (Ed.) (2007). Towards the Development of OMNIVORE: An Evolving Intelligent Intrusion Detection System. In Ellis, Allen, & Petrides (Eds.), Application and Innovation in Intelligent Systems XV. (pp. 303-308). London: Springer Verlag. . Publication link: d109a2a6-c62c-4aa6-88c9-bafd7ca353dd


  • Mikhailov, L. (2006). Generation of fuzzy classification rules by non-overlapping input partitioning. In Proceedings of the 2006 International Symposium on Evolving Fuzzy Systems, EFS'06|Proc. Int. Symp. Evolving Fuzzy Syst.. (pp. 365-369). IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/ISEFS.2006.251146. Publication link: 79e213cd-6f3d-4867-84d6-63e4b84a7e0a
  • Mikhailov, L., Tiwari, A. (Ed.), Knowles, J. (Ed.), Avineri, E. (Ed.), Dahal, K. (Ed.), & Roy, R. (Ed.) (2006). Multiobjective Prioritisation in the Analytic Hierarchy Process using Evolutionary Computing. In Applications of Soft Computing: Recent Trends. Springer Verlag. . Publication link: 972ebb83-e33c-4946-aa19-06cc52403c67


  • Mikhailov, L. (2005). Multiobjective approach to prioritisation. In Preprints OR 47 conference, Chester University College, Sept 2005. Invited paper, Decision Analysis stream.. Publication link: 835f3c4e-f5ed-4fde-99bd-6a3f4c2d584b
  • Mikhailov, L., & Tzventinov, P. (2005). Fuzzy approach to outsourcing of information technology services. In Proceedings 20th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Special Track on Approximate Reasoning in Human Decision Making. (pp. 94-98). Publication link: 22d4d0d4-4c98-421f-8387-41e8ad611a96


  • Tzvetinov, P., & Mikhailov, L. (2004). Reasoning under uncertainty during pre-negotiations using a fuzzy AHP. In Business Information Systems (BIS'04), April 2004. Poznan, Poland. W Abramovich. . Publication link: 8e8e9ee1-da12-4c2c-bb41-2ecb29c93630
  • Mikhailov, L., & Masizana, A. (2004). Decision support for information systems selection. In Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics|Conf. Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Syst. Man Cybern.. (Vol. 6, pp. 5044-5049). DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC.2004.1400993. Publication link: db8e6a36-3b39-410b-8cec-ae9ea2be78f7
  • Mikhailov, L. (2004). Deriving priorities from ratio-scale comparison judgements: a multiple objective approach. In 17th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making MCDM'2004, Whistler, Canada (CD ROM).. Publication link: a5126564-8561-48da-8123-182b6c1b4fc9
  • Lee, K-C., & Mikhailov, L. (2004). Intelligent intrusion detection system. In 2004 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems, June, 2004. Varna Bulgaria.. Publication link: ae00f218-fadf-438a-97bc-e5b9aeee7ea4


  • Mikhailov, L., Mehandjiev, N., & Harrison, C. (2003). Modelling and simulation of hierarchical urban traffic control. In Proc. 6th United Kingdom Simulation Society Conference, Cambridge, UK, April 2003.. Publication link: b6e39cd9-369b-43a1-951f-141f681f7929
  • Mehandjiev, N., Petychev, E., & Mikhailov, L. (2003). Intelligent transportation systems and visual interactive on-line simulation as an essential tool for demand-responsive mode of control. In Proc. 6th United Kingdom Simulation Society Conference, Cambridge, UK, April 2003.. Publication link: bb5326a9-12c4-4b8a-ab44-76c2fd3e53b0
  • Mikhailov, L., & Singh, M. G. (2003). Fuzzy analytic network process and its application to the development of decision support systems. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics Part C: Applications and Reviews, 33(1), 33-41. DOI: 10.1109/TSMCC.2003.809354. Publication link: bb3dd32d-9ade-47be-b5f8-daaeff16e6f6
  • Cassaigne, N., & Mikhailov, L. (2003). Fuzzy analytical approach to the evaluation of offers in the mobile telecommunication market. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics|Proc IEEE Int Conf Syst Man Cybern. (Vol. 4, pp. 3706-3711). Publication link: e2e474dd-985e-48cf-840a-41b0e22e91e9
  • Mikhailov, L. (2003). Deriving group priorities in the fuzzy AHP. In 7th International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process, Bali, Indonesia, August 2003.. Publication link: 16f010da-8871-48f9-a9a9-2782971682c0
  • Mikhailov, L. (2003). Multiple criteria optimisation approach to deriving priorities in the AHP. In 7th International Symposium on the Analytic Hierarchy Process, Bali, Indonesia, August 2003.. Publication link: 0fd07f6b-4866-4b97-a9c7-e3ec09ef3ad0


  • Mikhailov, L., & Chen, Y. (2002). Fuzzy analytical network process. In 16th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making, Semmering, Austria, February 2002.. Publication link: a47a78f3-1c51-40ba-902e-b03e47070b49


  • Yan, C. M., & Mikhailov, L. (2000). Fuzzy Approach for Prioritisation in the Analytic Hierarchy Process. In the International Conf. on Advances in Intelligent Systems – AISTA’2000.. Publication link: 4bb8f09b-44b4-47b2-b4a1-e0b99252fbcd
  • Mikhailov, L., Yan, C. M., & Harrison, C. (2000). Fuzzy Prioritisation in the Analytic Hierarchy Process. In P. P. Wang (Ed.), Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Information Sciences|Proc. Jt. Conf. Inf. Sci.. (Vol. 5, pp. 104-107). Publication link: 3c0d1121-ffa5-44dc-a379-13b2ff1e5f2c
  • Mikhailov, L. (2000). A fuzzy programming method for deriving priorities in the analytic hierarchy process. Journal of the Operational Research Society, 51. . Publication link: 76dc0f94-7a2f-47f3-876a-cb013ebe7297
  • Yan, C. M., & Mikhailov, L. (2000). Priorities Aggregation in Unequal Power Group Decision-Making. In 15th International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making MCDM’2000.. Publication link: ed83b630-18cb-4692-9213-d60bbd9dcf5d


  • Mikhailov, L., & Singh, M. G. (1999). Comparison analysis of methods for deriving priorities in the analytic hierarchy process. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics|Proc IEEE Int Conf Syst Man Cybern. (Vol. 1). United States: IEEE. . Publication link: 8d9db2d2-78fe-4046-8391-6a621bd9edb5
  • Pu, H., Mikhailov, L., Nern, H-J., Kern, P., & Nour, E. H. A. (1999). Optimal Control of Thickness and Flatness for the 20 Rolls Sendzimir Cold Rolling Mill. In IFAC World Congress 99.. Publication link: 7d41dd6a-5f9e-40dc-9be5-403d7aa56f52
  • Mikhailov, L., & Singh, M. G. (1999). Fuzzy assessment of priorities with application to competitive bidding. Journal of Decision Systems, 8 (1). . Publication link: 684595c1-d297-4d0b-aa48-30975755eda0


  • Lekova, A., Mikhailov, L., & Nabout, A. (1998). A redundant fuzzy rules exclusion by genetic algorithm. Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 100. . Publication link: fa978506-d845-46e3-a19d-5ec51404c00c