Head

Igor KononenkoIgor Kononenko received his B.Sc. in 1982, M.Sc. in 1985, and Ph.D. in 1990 in computer science from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He is a professor at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana. 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 and in 2007 a chair of the PC of International Scientific Conference Measuring Energy Fields. Besides artificial intelligence he is interested also in natural intelligence: self-healing, meditation, etc. and in relation between science and spirituality.

Staff, Researchers

Marko Robnik Šikonja Marko Robnik Šikonja, Associate 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 KukarMatjaž 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 an associate 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 ŠtrumbeljErik Štrumbelj completed his PhD in 2011 at the Faculty of computer and information science, University of Ljubljana. He is an assistant 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 VračarPetar 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 PičulinMatej Pičulin received his B.Sc. degree in computer science from the University of Ljubljana in 2011. He is currently a teaching assistant at the Laboratory of Cognitive Modeling. His research is mainly focused on rule learning using evolutionary computation, specifically ant colony optimization.

Miha DroleMiha 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.

Kaja ZupancKaja Zupanc received her B.Sc degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Ljubljana in 2012. She is currently a PhD student of computer science.

Jana FaganeliJana 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.

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.

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.

Visiting members

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 KoširDomen 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.

Haris Berbić Haris Berbić received his B.Sc in computer science from the University of Maribor in 2006 and M.Sc degree in informatics from the Faculty of Information studies, Novo mesto, Slovenia in 2012 respectively. His research interests include machine learning, data mining, cognitive modeling and artificial intelligence. He is currently a PhD student of computer science and a teaching assistant.

Ercan CanhasErcan Canhasi received his B.Sc and M.Sc degree in computer science from the Selcuk University, Turkey in 2004 and 2007 respectively. He received his PhD in 2014 from the University of Ljubljana. He is currently an assistant professor at Faculty of Computer Science, Prizren University, Kosovo.

Darko PevecDarko Pevec received his B.Sc degree in computer science and mathematics and Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Ljubljana in 2009 and 2013 respectively. His research interests include machine learning, predictive analytics, statistics, data analysis, visualization and interaction design. He is currently employed by Zarja Elektronika llc.

Former members

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

Assoc. Prof. dr. Marko Robnik Šikonja
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Assoc. Prof. dr. Matjaž Kukar
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Assoc. Prof. dr. Zoran Bosnić
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Assist. Prof. dr. Erik Štrumbelj
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as. mag. Petar Vračar
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as. Matej Pičulin
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as. dr. Miha Drole
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as. Kaja Zupanc
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as. dr. Jana Faganeli Pucer
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as. Martin Jakomin
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Gregor Pirš
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Špela Arhar Holdt
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Tadej Škvorc
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Visiting members

dr. Ercan Canhasi
dr. Domen Košir
dr. Darko Pevec