Nikolay Mehandjiev

Nikolay Mehandjiev


  • Alliance Manchester Business School, Room 3.021, University of Manchester, Booth Street West

    M15 6PB Manchester

    United Kingdom

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Dr Mehandjiev is the Academic Director for the Data Visualisation Observatory at Alliance Manchester Business School.  


Dr Mehandjiev is a Professor of Enterprise Information Systems at the Alliance Manchester Business School. He has initiated and managed projects worth €8m of which € 5.3m to the University of Manchester. The most recent project in which he participates is DIGICOR, a €10m  project involving Airbus and Comau.  

Nikolay's visiting appointments include:

  • Visiting Academic to SAP Research Labs, Karlsruhe, Germany in 2007. 
  • Visiting Senior Lecturer with Dept Informatics, University of Sussex, UK in 2007. 
  • Visiting Academic to Atos Origin SAE, Barcelona, Spain. 
  • Short-Term Fellowship with BT Research Labs, Ipswich in 1998. 
  • Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2001 and 2019. 

Before joining The University of Manchester, he was a lecturer in Information Systems in the School of Management at the University of Hull, from 1995 to 1998. 

Research interests

Dr Nikolay Mehandjiev researchers approaches and models which enable non-technical audience to understand, adopt and control complex systems.  Examples of such complex systems include service-based systems and systems based on artificial intelligence including intelligent advisors and industrial robots. A current focus of investigation is the use of immersive visualisations for understanding and controlling data analytics and artificial intellience applications.  An example of a key result  based on earlier work and embodied in mature research software is a recursive model linking goals and processes involved in setting up and coordinating the work of dynamic collaborative organisations. The research is grounded in the actual needs of blue-chip industrial partners, including Airbus, Unilever, BT, Comau, SAP and Atos Origin.   


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Sustainable Futures
  • Digital Futures
  • Creative Manchester


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