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Watch some of the best connoisseurs of Data Science in the world at work.

Live stream starts on Sunday, August 26th.

ORGANIZERS

National Science Foundation
Temple University
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Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Institute of Archaelogy
Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia

WELCOME NOTE

The workshop is aimed to explore how the US data science community can cooperate with and benefit from collaborations with partners in Serbia and the West Balkan region. The scope includes fundamental data science methods and high-impact applications related to big data processing, data science applications in critical infrastructures, biomedical informatics, and digital archeology. The proposed workshop will facilitate closing the gap between data science research in the US and Serbia and the region and will bring together data scientists with researchers from disciplines that until recently had little exposure to data science methods, potentially enabling collaborative breakthroughs in those scientific fields. Participants are leading researchers in their respective fields, but also early career researchers including advanced level graduate students, postdoctoral research associates, and assistant/associate professors within 10 years of obtaining their Ph.D.

The workshop includes the following inter-related objectives:

  1. Establishing new multidisciplinary international collaborations between data science, mathematics, and sciences that generate big data and require advanced methods;
  2. Reinforcing collaboration mechanisms between the NSF and Serbia’s research funding institutions and organizing joint research projects; and
  3. Widening the impact, by involving researchers and stakeholders from the other West Balkan countries.

The workshop consists of four tracks, each co-chaired by 3 investigators from the US, Serbia and another West Balkan country. Tangible outcomes from the workshop will include a report describing workshop activities for each of four tracks and a proposal recommending research collaboration areas of interest for all parties and determining collaboration mechanisms and programs to facilitate collaboration.

Enjoy the workshop!

Zoran Obradović

L. H. Carnell Professor of Data Analytics, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
General Chair and Principal Investigator of the NSF Data Science Collaboration Workshop Grant

WORKSHOP BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Serbia and the United States have signed, in 2010, the Agreement on Science and Technology Cooperation. The purpose of the Agreement is to strengthen the scientific and technological capabilities of both countries, to broaden and expand relations between their scientific and technological communities, and to promote scientific and technological cooperation in the areas of mutual benefit. Among the priorities of the foreseen collaboration are data science, mathematics, archaeology, anthropology, cultural heritage protection, etc. The cooperation is supposed to be conducted through multiple instruments, including joint research projects.

In the last few years Serbian delegation had numerous valuable meetings with the US National Science Foundation (NSF),  the Smithsonian Institution and the National Institute of Health, in Washington DC, facilitated by Intersection, Center for Science and Innovation and with the support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. Last year, NSF representatives visited Serbia and met with the Organizing Team of the planned US-Serbia Research Collaboration Workshop, as well as with Mr. Mladen Šarćević, the Minister of Education, Science and Technological Development, the representatives of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, the representatives of the University of Belgrade, and of other prominent research institutions. As a result of those exchanges, the US-Serbia research collaboration plans got full support of the NSF leadership. In May 2018, the NSF awarded the grant for “US-Serbia and West Balkan Data Science Workshop” project, to be implemented under the direction of Zoran Obradović, as the General Chair.

PROGRAM

The workshop will include invited talks, panels, and poster presentations on the following topics:

Track A. Data Science Foundations

Track B. Data Science in Critical Infrastructures

Track C. Biomedical Informatics

Track D. Digital Archeology

PARTICIPANTS
In order of appearance

Zoran Obradović

LAURA H. CARNELL PROFESSOR OF DATA ANALYTICS, DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR DATA ANALYTICS AND BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS, PROFESSOR, COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES DEPARTMENT, PROFESSOR, STATISTICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT, FOX SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, USA

Aleksandra Drecun

PRESIDENT OF INTERSECTION, CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND INNOVATION, SERBIA; THE BOARD DIRECTOR OF THE EUROPEAN SCIENCE ENGAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (EUSEA); HARVARD AA DIRECTOR FOR EUROPE

Zoran Ognjanović

Zoran Ognjaovic

DIRECTOR, MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE OF THE SERBIAN ACADEMY OF  SCIENCES AND ARTS (MISANU), SERBIA

Silvia Ghilezan

Silvia Ghilezan

PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD, AND MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE OF THE SERBIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ARTS, SERBIA

Mladen Šarčević

MINISTER OF EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT, GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

Vladimir Kostić

PRESIDENT, SERBIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ARTS, SERBIA

Ivanka Popović

VICE-RECTOR AND RECTOR ELECT 2018, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE, SERBIA

H. E. Kyle R. Scott

U. S. AMBASSADOR TO SERBIA

Andre Ščedrov

DEPARTMENT CHAIR, PROFESSOR, MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, USA

Srinivasan Parthasarathy

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PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING AND DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL INFORMATICS, THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, USA

Tina Eliassi-Rad

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, COMPUTER SCIENCE, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, USA

Huzefa Rangwala

PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY, USA

Ljupčo Kocarev

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FULL PROFESSOR, FACULTY OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, SS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY, AND ACADEMICIAN, MACEDONIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AND ARTS, MACEDONIA

Nataša Krejić

Natasa Krejic2

PROFESSOR, MATHEMATICS AND INFORMATICS DEPARTMENT, FACULTY OF SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD, SERBIA

Boris Delibašić

PROFESSOR, FACULTY OF ORGANIZATIONAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE, SERBIA

Martin Pavlovski

PH.D. STUDENT, COMPUTER & INFORMATION SCIENCE, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, USA

Tijana Vujičić

PHD CANDIDATE AT THE FACULTY OF ORGANIZATIONAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE, SERBIA, AND TEACHING ASSISTANT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT, MEDITERRANEAN UNIVERSITY, MONTENEGRO

Vladisav Jelisavčić

19-01

RESEARCH ASSISTANT, MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE OF THE SERBIAN ACADEMY OF  SCIENCES AND ARTS, SERBIA

Zoran Marković

RESEARCH PROFESSOR, MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE OF THE SERBIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, SERBIA

Miodrag Mihaljević

DEPUTY DIRECTOR, MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE OF THE SERBIAN ACADEMY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, SERBIA

Nitesh Chawla

16-01

FRANK M. FREIMANN PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, AND DIRECTOR OF INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER FOR NETWORK SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS (ICENSA) UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, USA

Jose Moura

17-01

PRESIDENT ELECT 2019 IEEE; ASSOCIATE DEPARTMENT HEAD FOR RESEARCH AND STRATEGY, PHILIP L. AND MARSHA DOWS PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL  & COMPUTER ENGINEERING, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, USA

Krishna Narayanan

ERIC D. RUBIN ’06 PROFESSOR IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, USA

Pedja Nesković

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PROGRAM OFFICER AT OFFICE FOR NAVAL RESEARCH, ADJUNCT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF BRAIN SCIENCE, BROWN UNIVERSITY, USA AND VISITING PROFESSOR AT JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, USA

Yiannis Kompatsiaris

RESEARCHER DIRECTOR AND THE HEAD OF MULTIMEDIA KNOWLEDGE AND SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYTICS LABORATORY AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR AT THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES INSTITUTE, CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY (CERTH-ITI), HELLAS, GREECE

Igor Mishkovski

Igor Mishkovski

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY SS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS, MACEDONIA

Ljupčo Todorovski

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PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF KNOWLEDGE TECHNOLOGIES, JOŽEF STEFAN INSTITUTE AND FACULTY OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA

Slobodan Vukosavić

18-01

PROFESSOR, FACULTY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE, SERBIA

Cristian Jara-Figueroa

PHD STUDENT AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT AT THE COLLECTIVE LEARNING GROUP IN THE MIT MEDIA LAB, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, USA

Vladimir Zdraveski

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY, MACEDONIA

Vuk Malbaša

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, FACULTY OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY OF NOVI SAD, SERBIA

Aleksandar Kavčić

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY, USA

Sanjay Chawla

10-01

RESEARCH DIRECTOR AT GLOBAL ANALYTICS, QATAR COMPUTING RESEARCH INSTITUTE, QATAR

H. R. H. Crown Prince Alexander Karadjordjević

9-01

Predrag Radivojac

Professor, Computer Science
Northeastern University, USA

Manolis Kellis

PROFESSOR, COMPUTER SCIENCE AND COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY, MIT, INSTITUTE MEMBER OF THE BROAD INSTITUTE OF MIT AND HARVARD, MEMBER OF THE COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB, MIT,  MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND HARVARD UNIVERSITY, USA

Sriraam Natarajan

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE, ERIK JONSSON SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE, THE UNIVERSITY TEXAS AT DALLAS, USA,

Yana Bromberg

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY AND MICROBIOLOGY, SCHOOL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, RUTGERS UNIVERSITY, USA

Gregor Stiglic

VICE-DEAN FOR RESEARCH AND HEAD OF RESEARACH INSTITUTE AT THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF MARIBOR, SLOVENIA

Tomislav Šmuc

SENIOR SCIENTIST, RUDJER BOSKOVIC INSTITUTE AND CROATIAN CENTER OF RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IN DATA SCIENCE AND ADVANCED COOPERATIVE SYSTEMS, CROATIA

Vladimir Perović

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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, CENTER FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING, INSTITUTE FOR NUCLEAR SCIENCES “VINČA”, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE, SERBIA

Nevena Veljković

6-01

DIRECTOR OF THE CENTRE FOR MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING AT THE INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR SCIENCES “VINČA”, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE, SERBIA

Marija Stanojević

5-01

PH.D. STUDENT, COMPUTER & INFORMATION SCIENCE, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, USA

Emin Tahirović

4-01

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOFTWARE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT AND PROGRAM COORDINATOR FOR SOFTWARE ENGINEERING PROGRAM AT THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND NATURAL SCIENCES OF INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SARAJEVO, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Sandro Radovanović

PH.D. STUDENT, FACULTY OF ORGANIZATIONAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE, SERBIA

Nikola Tanić

Nikola Tanic-01

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR, INSTITUTE FOR BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH “SINISA STANKOVIC”, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE, SERBIA

Miomir Korać

DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY, SERBIA

Snežana Golubović

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY, SERBIA

Francis McManamon

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR DIGITAL ANTIQUITY, AND RESEARCH PROFESSOR, SCHOOL FOR HUMAN EVOLUTION AND SOCIAL CHANGE (SHESC), ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, USA

Adam Rabinowitz

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE OF CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, USA

Ben Marwick

14-01

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE ANTHROPOLOGY DEPARTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, USA, AND SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST AT THE CENTRE FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA

Tim Kohler

15-01

REGENTS PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY, WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, USA

Carrie Heitman

Carrie Heitman

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ANTHROPOLOGY, FACULTY FELLOW IN THE CENTER FOR DIGITAL RESEARCH IN THE HUMANITIES, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN, USA

Silvana Blaževska

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ARCHEOLOGIST-CURATOR, NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MANAGEMENT OF THE ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE OF STOBI, MACEDONIA

Goce Pavlovski

Goce Pavlovski

ARCHEOLOGIST, ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE STOBI, MACEDONIA

Nemanja Mrdjić

Nemanja Mrdjic

RESERACH ASSOCIATE, INSTITUTE OF ARCHEOLOGY, BELGRADE, SERBIA

Kosta Jovanović

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE, SERBIA

Roxanne Nikolaus

PROGRAM MANAGER, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, USA

Seta Bogosyan

7-01

NSF CISE/CPS Expert, Former NSF/OISE Program Director (France, Korea, Australia, West Balkans), National Science Foundation, USA

Krastan Blagoev

2-01

ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, USA

Predrag Ivaniš

Predrag Ivanis

VICE-DEAN FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS, SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE, SERBIA

Dimitar Nikolovski

ARCHAEOLOGIST, ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE STOBI, MACEDONIA

Ilija Mikić

Ilija Mikic

PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGIST, INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY, SERBIA

Ana Trbović

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GOVERNING BOARD MEMBER, EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY; PROFESSOR AT FACULTY FOR ECONOMY, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, SERBIA; CO-OWNER AND COO GRID SINGULARITY, GERMANY

Srdjan Ognjanovic

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DIRECTOR, MATHEMATICAL GYMNASIUM, BELGRADE

Alejandro Suarez

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ASSISTANT PROGRAM DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF ADVANCED CYBER INFRASTRUCTURE  (CISE/OAC), NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, USA

Rob J. Kulathinal

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT AND INSTITUTE FOR GENOMICS AND EVOLUTIONARY MEDICINE, DIRECTOR OF THE PhD IN BIOINFORMATICS GRADUATE PROGRAM, CENTER FOR COMPUTATIONAL GENETICS & GENOMICS, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY, USA

Marija Ilić

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Senior Research Scientist at Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT) and Professor Emeritus at Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Ivana Kosanović

PhD STUDENT FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE AND ASSISTANT RESEARCHER INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY, SERBIA

Lucy Erickson

Lucy

AMERICAN ACADEMY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY FELLOW, DIRECTORATE FOR COMPUTER  & INFORMATION SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, DIVISION OF COMPUTER AND NETWORK SYSTEMS, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, USA

Vladimir Bajić

DIRECTOR OF THE COMPUTATIONAL BIOSCIENCE RESEARCH CENTER (CBRC), PROFESSOR OF APPLIED MATHEMATICHS AND COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE, COMPUTER, ELECTRICAL AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING (CEMSE) DIVISION, KING ABDULLAH UNIVETSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KAUST), SAUDI ARABIA

Auroop Ganguly

Auroop R. Ganguly-01

PROFESSOR OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, USA

Vasant Honavar

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PROFESSOR AND EDWARD FRYMOYER CHAIR OF INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY, THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY, USA; PROFESSOR, COMPUTER SCIENCE, BIONFORMTICS AND GENOMICS, AND NEUROSCIENCE GRADUATE PROGRAMS; DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR BIG DATA ANALYTICS AND DISCOVERY INFORMATICS; ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE FOR CYBERSCIENCE SUDHA MURTY DISTINGUISHED VISITING CHAIR IN NEUROCOMPUTING AND DATA SCIENCE, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, INDIA

Jelena Begović

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DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE FOR MOLECULA GENETICS AND GENETICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE, SERBIA

Prof. Dr. Martin Lindner

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HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY EDUCATION, MARTIN-LUTER-UNIVERSITY HALLE-WITTENBERG, GERMANY

Milica Marčeta Kaninski

DIRECTOR, “VINČA” INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE, SERBIA

Zeljko Jovanovic

Zeljko Jovanovic

CAD MODELLER, CENTER FOR NEW TECHNOLOGY, SERBIA

Igor Bogicevic

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Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Seven Bridges

Branko Milutinovic

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Co-founder and CEO, Nordeus, Serbia

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

The workshop consists of four tracks, each co-chaired by 3 investigators from the US, Serbia and another West Balkan country

REGISTRATION FOR THE WORKSHOP

The workshop will include invited talks, panels, and poster presentations.

The registration for this event is by invitation only.

POSTERS

Participants at the poster session will present their research projects, current developments and ideas, and receive feedback from renowned scientists at leading USA institutions. Posters are based on published or ongoing studies.

PARTNERS

Saga
Nordeus
Crowne Plaza
raiffeisen
usembrs
innovations
orion
trizma
atos
rts
vinca
microsoft
oft
we
comtradesysi
mkgrupa
nacdis
srb
Faculty of organizational sciences
etf
viminacijum
matematicka_gimnazija
go2
Strawbery Energy
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