Head

Igor Kononenko

Igor Kononenko received his Ph.D. in 1990 in computer science from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is the professor at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana (courses: Algorithms and Data Structures 1, Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence). His research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks and cognitive modeling. He is the (co)author of 225 papers in these fields and 12 textbooks. In 2007 a book was published by Horwood: Igor Kononenko and Matjaž Kukar: Machine Learning and Data Mining: Introduction to Principles and Algorithms. Kononenko is a member of the editorial board of Applied Intelligence and Informatica journals. He was also twice a chair of program committee of International cognitive conference in Ljubljana. Besides artificial intelligence he is interested also in natural intelligence, relation between science and spirituality, and spiritual wisdom.

Staff, Researchers

Marko Robnik Šikonja

Marko Robnik Šikonja, Professor, received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Informatics from University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences in 2001. He serves as a head of Artificial Intelligence Chair. His research interests span machine learning, data mining, network analysis, cognitive modeling, natural language processing, and application of data mining techniques. His most notable scientific results concern feature evaluation, ensemble learning, probabilistic modeling, cost-sensitive learning, and regression. He is (co)author of approximately 100 scientific publications that were cited more than 3000 times. He is author and maintainer of three open source R data mining packages (recent papersfree software).

Matjaž Kukar

Matjaž Kukar received his Ph.D. degree in computer science in 2001 from the University of Ljubljana. He has B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the same university. He is an associate professor at the Laboratory for Cognitive Modelling. His research interests include machine learning, data mining and their applications in medicine, ROC analysis, cost-sensitive learning, combinations of classifiers, classification reliability in machine learning, and spatial learning. He is the co-author of the book Machine Learning and Data Mining: Introduction to Principles and Algorithms (with Igor Kononenko) and more than 60 scientific publications in these fields.

Zoran Bosnić

Zoran Bosnić received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Ljubljana in 2001, 2003 and 2007, respectively. He is a professor at the Laboratory for Cognitive Modeling. His research interests include machine learning, in particular mining from data streams, recommender systems, user behavior profiling, and natural language processing. He is a (co)author of more than 50 publications in these fields.

Erik Štrumbelj

Erik Štrumbelj completed his PhD in 2011 at the Faculty of computer and information science, University of Ljubljana. He is an associate professor at the Laboratory for Cognitive Modeling. For his PhD, he was awarded the Jožef Stefan Golden Emblem, in 2015 he received the Young university teachers award from the University of Ljubljana, and in 2016 he was awarded a ARRS research grant for a 3-year project in statistical computation. His research is focused on Bayesian statistics, statistical computation, and statistical methods in machine learning. He also thoroughly enjoys sports, teaching statistics, and comparing things.

Petar Vračar

Petar Vračar received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and PhD. degrees in computer science from the University of Ljubljana in 1999, 2010, and 2017 respectively. He is currently a teaching assistant at the Laboratory of Cognitive Modeling. His research interests include sports forecasting, team sports simulation, data mining, and machine learning based image processing.

Matej Pičulin

Matej Pičulin received his B.Sc. degree in computer science from the University of Ljubljana in 2011 and his PhD in 2018. He is currently a teaching assistant at the Laboratory of Cognitive Modeling. His teachings mainly focuses on databases and algorithms. His research is mainly focused on rule learning using evolutionary computation, specifically ant colony optimization with current focus on learning rule ensembles.

Jana Faganeli

Jana Faganeli Pucer received her B.Sc degree in electrical engineering and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Ljubljana in 2007 and 2014 respectively. She is currently a researcher and a teaching assistant at the Laboratory of Cognitive Modelling. Her research interests include application of machine learning, statistics and data analysis to environmental data.

Gregor Pirš

Gregor Pirš received his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in mathematics from the University of Maribor in 2013 and 2016 respectively. He is currently a PhD student of computer science and a junior researcher.

Špela Arhar Holdt

Špela Arhar Holdt is currently a researcher at the Laboratory of Cognitive Modelling. Her work is in the field of applied, primarily corpus linguistics. She participated in the creation of different corpus resources for Slovene, together with the development of their annotation systems and interface design. In her linguistic studies, she evolves, applies, and evaluates methodology for different types of corpus analyses. She especially interested in the procedures for extraction and application of corpus data for the needs of language didactics, standardisation, and grammar description. Research-wise, she is also focusing on user studies aiming to identify language problems of Slovene speakers and provide solutions to these problems in the form of user-oriented language resources and tools.

Tadej Škvorc

Tadej Škvorc received his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in computer science from the University of Ljubljana in 2015 and 2017 respectively. He is currently a PhD student of computer science.

Jan Pavlin

Jan Pavlin received his B.S degree in computer science from the University of Ljubljana in 2018. He is currently working on a project for Slovenian Environment Agency.

Matej Ulčar

Matej Ulčar received his B.Sc degree in physics in 2015 and M.Sc degree in computer science in 2018, both from the University of Ljubljana. He is currently working on EU project Embeddia.

Aleš Papič

Aleš Papič received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in computer and information science from the University of Ljubljana in 2017 and 2019, respectively. Currently, he is a PhD student and a junior researcher. His interests include machine learning and mining from medical data, big data, and high-performance computing.

Tim Smole

Tim Smole received his B.S degree in computer science from the University of Ljubljana in 2015. He is currently finishing his master thesis on using deep artificial neural networks for semantic image segmentation. Enthusiastic about AI in the field of medicine, deep learning, biomedical signal analysis and image processing. Currently working on SilicoFCM project that aims to develop a computational platform for drug tracing the effects of sarcomeric protein mutations leading to familial cardiomyopathy.

Kristian Miok

Kristian Miok received his B.Sc and M.Sc degree in mathematics from the University of Belgrade, Serbia in 2012 and 2015 respectively. He received his M.Sc degree in Applied Statistics in 2016 from Hasselt University, Belgium. Currently, he is a PhD student of computer science at the West University of Timisoara, Romania.

Enja

Enja Kokalj received her B.Sc. in biochemistry and M.Sc. in cognitive science from University of Ljubljana in 2016 and 2019, respectively. She is currently working on EU projects SilicoFCM and Embeddia focusing on interpretation methods for machine learning models.

Enja

Anita Valmarska received her BSc in computer science from the University of Ljubljana in 2014. She received her PhD in 2018 from the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School in Ljubljana. Her research interests include rule learning, subgroup discovery, and medical informatics. She is currently working on a project funded by the Slovenian Research Agency titled "Data mining and visualization of Parkinson’s disease progression".

Visiting members

Martin Jakomin

Martin Jakomin received his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in computer science and mathematics from the University of Ljubljana in 2012 and 2015 respectively. He is currently a PhD student of computer science and a junior researcher.

Greta Gašparac

Greta Gašparac received her BSc degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of Ljubljana in 2018. She is currently a freelancer and actively helping the DataScience@UL-FRI initiative.

Kaja Dobrovoljc

Kaja Dobrovoljc received her B. Sc. Degree in Translation Studies and a PhD in Slovene Studies from the University of Ljubljana in 2011 and 2018, respectively. Her research at the Laboratory of Cognitive Modelling focuses on language data annotation, processing and extraction for a new corpus-based grammar of modern Slovene and other real-world applications.

Miha Drole

Miha Drole received his B.Sc degree in computer science from the University of Ljubljana in 2011. He received his PhD in 2016 from the University of Ljubljana.

Matej Martinc

Matej Martinc received his B.Sc. degree in philosophy and sociology of culture in 2011 and B.Sc. degree in computer science from the University of Ljubljana in 2015. He is currently a PhD student at Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School. His research is mainly focused on natural language processing and computational creativity.

Domen Košir

Domen Košir received his B.Sc degree in computer science from the University of Ljubljana in 2010. He received his PhD in 2015 from the University of Ljubljana. He is currently employed by Celtra Inc.

Former members

dr. Kaja Zupanc
dr. Ercan Canhasi
dr. Darko Pevec
dr. Luka Šajn
dr. Matjaž Bevk
dr. Aleksander Sadikov
dr. Uroš Pompe
dr. Tatjana Zrimec

In brief

Head

Prof. dr. Igor Kononenko
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Staff

Prof. dr. Marko Robnik Šikonja
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Assoc. Prof. dr. Matjaž Kukar
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Prof. dr. Zoran Bosnić
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Assoc. Prof. dr. Erik Štrumbelj
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as. dr. Petar Vračar
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as. dr. Matej Pičulin
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as. dr. Jana Faganeli Pucer
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as. Martin Jakomin
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as. Gregor Pirš
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Špela Arhar Holdt
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Tadej Škvorc
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Jan Pavlin
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Matej Ulčar
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Aleš Papič
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Tim Smole
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Enja Kokalj
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Anita Valmarska
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Visiting members

Martin Jakomin
Greta Gašparac
dr. Kaja Dobrovoljc
dr. Miha Drole
Matej Martinc
dr. Domen Košir