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About me

July 7th, 2011

So, this is going to be my web page, apparently, the place where I will upload some of my research papers and discuss topics of interest. As you have already figured out, I am a computer scientist and I’m currently working on my PhD in machine learning, at the Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia. My interests span into other topics as well, such as stochastic optimization, artificial life, AI, game theory, social network analysis, bio-informatics, as well as some more mathematically rich areas like dynamical systems, chaos theory, graph theory, etc.

I was born in Serbia, in a lovely city of Novi Sad (mostly known for its summer festival – Exit), where I finished my basic education – and where I graduated in informatics in 2008. For my success during the studies, as well as my graduation thesis, I was awarded the Aleksandar Saša Popović award of excellence. Along with my interests in mathematics and computer science, I was also into biology back then, doing some field work and mostly studying insect populations. I have participated in various educational seminars and courses at the Petnica Science Center, by both attending them as a highschool student and lecturing there when I was older. I have also had the opportunity to lead a short project at the Višnjan summer school for gifted highschool kids which was titled Evolution in the Core – a Journey Through the Basics of Artificial Life.

I am presently working on some high dimensional phenomena in real world data, focusing mostly on the phenomenon of hubness, which is an aspect of the dimensionality curse pertaining to nearest neighbor methods in general, both classification and clustering. I am constantly able to find new applications and new ways of exploiting it, so it is an exciting new research area. If you have any comments/ideas/proposals related to this or machine learning in general, do not hesitate to get in touch.

And so it begins…

Cheers,

Nenad

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