Nevena Ackovska is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at “Sts. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje, Macedonia. She holds B.Sc. in Computer Engineering, Informatics and Automation at Electrical Engineering Faculty (2000) and M. Sc. in Bioinformatics (2003) and a Ph.D. in the field of Bioinformatics (2008) from Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at “Sts. Cyril and Methodius University” in Skopje, Macedonia. In 1995 she moved in USA and continued her education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.
Currently she teaches 7 graduate and 3 postgraduate subjets at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering. Her research interest is in two seemingly distinct areas: bioinformatics and intelligent systems. She is interested in beings, both living and artificial, and the ways to develop such beings. Ackovska participaed in 6 scientific projects. She was involved in projects about using biological knowledge in informatics, and informatics support for biological processes, such as ENGNet Copernicus (2000). As a part of the TEMPUS-Project CD-JEP-16160 she has visited the Computer Science Department of theUniversity of Dortmund (2004). During the Ph.D research she has attended several intensive courses in the project Centar of Excellence for Applications of Mathematics, held by the Bulgarian Academy of Science (2004), and several research activities in the Laboratory for Cell signaling in the Medical University of Charleston (2006), research stay in the Laboratory for Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Biocybernetisc in South Carolina State University (2006, 2007, 2008), research stay in the Laboratory of NeuroSciences in the South Carolina State University (2008).
She holds many awards at national and regional competitions in mathematics and biology. Dr. Nevena Ackovska is author of four books (in Macedonian) and more than 40 research articles, mainly in the field of Intelligent Systems. She was organizer of 5 international conferences and 2 workshops, and is editor of one conference proceedings. Dr. Ackovska is IEEE member, and member of Computer Society of Macedonia. She is also one of the researchers for the Centar for Digitization of National Heritage of Macedonia. She has worked as a Secretary International for Save the Children – Macedonia (1996-1997).