Curriculum Vitae


2008 - 2013

PhD in Computer Science (text semantics, information extraction),
Dissertation title:
A Methodology for Intelligent Question Routing Systems Design, School of Electrical Engineering,
University of Belgrade.

2001 - 2007

Diploma (MSc&BSc) from Chair of Computer Engineering
and Information Theory, School of Electrical Engineering,
University of Belgrade.

1997 - 2001

Secondary Electrical Engineering School “Nikola Tesla”,
Department of Computer Engineering, Belgrade.

Summer/ Winter School Courses

- Entrepreneurship for researchers (2013)

- IEEE Summer School On Cybernetics (2012),

- Network and Information Security (2010),

- Advanced Computer Architecture and Compilation for Embedded Systems (2008),

- Parallel Numerical Simulations (2007).

Lifelong learning


Machine Learning (Stanford), R programming (Johns Hopkins)


Programming with the Microsoft .NET Framework,

Developing Microsoft .NET Applications for Windows,

Programming a Microsoft SQL Server Database


Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)


- Serbian (native)

- English (professional working proficiency)

- Spanish (limited working proficiency)

- German (elementary proficiency)

- Russian (elementary proficiency)

Skills and Competences

Professional skills

Algorithms, Language technologies, Machine learning, Distributed and real-time computing, Software engineering.

Programming languages

Java/C#, R/Matlab, SQL, C/C++, UML, Python… but not limited to J

Tools and technologies

- NLP: Stanford CoreNLP, Google SSpace, Mallet, Antelope, MontyLingua, ConceptNet, WordNet;

- Semantic Web: OWL/RDF (Protégé), SPARQL

- Distributed and parallel computing: Multithreading, Java Sockets, Linux IPC, Microsoft WCF.NET;

- User (Web) Interfaces: Microsoft WPF and ASP.NET, Java Portlets, JBoss RichFaces;

- Document management systems: SharePoint;

- Computer networks: Cisco IOS scripting;

- Real-time systems modeling: RT UML (Rational Rose)

Social skills

Teaching, Communicating, Collaborating, Presenting,
Advising (thesis and projects), Grading (exams and projects),
Leading and Managing (programming teams).

Professional Experience

2008 - present

Researcher, projects and developed software tools:

- P2Q – an algorithm for Question Recommendation based on semantic similarity between user profiles and questions

- LInSTSS – Language Independent Short Text Semantic Similarity
(applied for English and Serbian)

- Concept Extractor - Information extraction from short texts
(questions, answers)

Source code available at

2008 - present

Member of HiPEAC,

2010 - 2011

Master Studies Development Program, Funded by WUS Austria


Software engineer, Military Academy of the Republic of Serbia:

- Implementation of SharePoint Document Management System
within the Military Decision Process

Summer 2007

Research intern, Chair of SCCS, Technical University of Munich, Germany:

- SimLab project - integration of end user simulation applications into
the Grid framework
GridSFEA (Grid-based Simulation Framework
for Engineering Applications)

2006, 2007

Software developer (.NET and SQL Server) , Bit Impex,

- Financial Data System for Ministry of Education and Sport
of the Republic of Serbia

- Medical Information System, Special Hospital for Thyroid Gland
and Metabolism

2006 -2007

Microsoft Student Partner,

Grants and Awards


BEST PAPER AWARDS in 6th IEEE International Conference
on Intelligent Systems IS’12


Several grants for talented young researchers: HiPEAC (2014, 2008), Tridentcom (2012), Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (2010), European Commission (2010), German Academic Exchange Service – DAAD (2008, 2007).


Serbia finalist in Microsoft student competition - Imagine Cup,
software design section.

Peer-review Activities

since 2014

Associate Editor in Decision Support Systems

since 2013

Reviewer: Information Sciences Journal, Neural Computing and Applications, Information Processing & Management,
International Conference on Information Systems

since 2013

Member of Telecommunications Society,

since 2011

Session chairperson and conference reviewer in TELFOR.

Research Interests

- Question-Answering and Question Recommendation,

- Information Extraction and Ontology Learning,

- Natural Language Processing and Understanding,

- Decision Support Systems, User Knowledge Profiling,

- Distributed and Parallel Computing, Real-Time Systems, Big Data.

Sport / Hobby

- Basketball, swimming, skiing, hiking and bicycling — having fun with friends;

- Studying languages, traveling and meeting new people;

- Knowing history and traditions of other nations and cultures;

- Amateur electronics — trying to make something on your own,
but not always successful

University of Belgrade

School of Electrical Engineering

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