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Dragi Kocev

Work experience

2015- Researcher, Department of Knowledge Technologies, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2014-2015 Visiting research fellow, Department of Informatics, Universita degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
2011-2014 Post-doctoral researcher, Department of Knowledge Technologies, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2008-2011 Research assistant, Department of Knowledge Technologies, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Education

2005-2011 Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana, Slovenia
PhD Program: New Media and e-Science
Dissertation: Ensembles for predicting structured outputs
2000-2005 Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Skopje, Macedonia
BSc Program: Computer Science, Informatics and Automation
Thesis: Inductive querying environment for learning predictive clustering trees

Project participation

2014-2017 MAESTRA - Learning from Massive, Incompletely annotated, and Structured Data,
FP7 FET Open Xtrack, grant no. ICT-2013-612944; co-coordinator
2014-2016 HBP - Human Brain Project, FET Flagship, grant no. 604102
2008-2012 PHAGOSYS - Systems biology of phagosome formation and maturation - modulation by intracellular pathogens
FP7 STREP, grant no. HEALTH-F4-2008-223451
2005-2008 IQ - Inductive Queries for Mining Patterns and Models
FP6 STREP, grant no. IST-2004-516169
2013-2013 Structured annotation, storage and retrieval of images and videos
bilateral research project between Slovenia and Macedonia
2009-2012 Data mining for integrative data analysis in systemic biology
basic research project, ARRS, grant no. J2-2285
2009-2010 GardenTox - A decision support system for ensuring safe cultivation of vegetables in urban gardens
bilateral research project between Slovenia and France
2007-2008 WAS - Waste application and soil functioning: identifi cation and classifi cation of soil physico-chemical and biological parameters a ffecting plant nutrition
bilateral research project between Slovenia and France
2007-2008 Inductive Databases for Genomics and Proteomics
bilateral research project between Slovenia and Croatia
2007-2008 Knowledge Discovery for Ecological Modeling of Lake Ecosystems
bilateral research project between Slovenia and Macedonia

Scholarships and awards

2007-2008 Scholarship for doctoral students from the Department of Knowledge Technologies, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2005-2009 Scholarship for doctoral studies from the Slovene Human Resources and Scholarship Fund Ad Futura, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2000-2005 Scholarship for talented university students from the Ministry of Education of Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia
1997-2000 Scholarship for talented high school students from the Ministry of Education of Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia
2005 Diploma for graduation summa cum laude from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Skopje, Macedonia
2001-2005 Diploma for finishing each study year with high grade-point average at the Faculty of Electrical engineering, Skopje, Macedonia

Competitions

ESA 2016: Mars Express Power Challenge @ European Space Agency - ranked 1st
ImageCLEF 1013: Automatic modality classification of medical images - ranked 2nd
ImageCLEF 1013: Ad-hoc medical image retrieval - ranked 3rd
ImageCLEF@ICPR 2010: Automatic image annotaion - ranked 2nd and 3rd according to the two evaluation measures
ImageCLEF 2009: Automatic annotaion of medical images - ranked 3rd

Service to the community

Program committee co-chair

DS2014 17th International Conference on Discovery Science, Bled, Slovenia, October 8-10, 2014

Journal track co-chair

ECML/PKDD 2017 European Conference on Machine Learning / Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD), Skopje, Macedonia, September 18-22, 2016

Program committee member

DS2016 19th International Conference on Discovery Science, Bari, Italy, October 19-21, 2016
NFMCP2016 Workshop on New Frontiers on Mining Complex Patterns held at ECML/PKDD 2016, Riva del Garda, Italy, September 19, 2015
MIDAS2016 The First Workshop on MIning DAta for financial applicationS held at ECML/PKDD 2016, Riva del Garda, Italy, September 19, 2015
IJCAI 2015 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 25-31, 2015. (Senior PC member)
ECML PKDD 2015 European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases, Porto, Portugal, September 7-11, 2015
NFMCP2015 Workshop on New Frontiers on Mining Complex Patterns held at ECML/PKDD 2015, Porto, Portugal, September 7, 2015
NFMCP2014 Workshop on New Frontiers on Mining Complex Patterns held at ECML/PKDD 2014, Nancy, France, September 19, 2014
MLD09 First Workshop on Learning from Multi-Label Data held at ECML/PKDD 2009, Bled, Slovenia, September 7, 2009

Organizing committee

MLSB10 Fourth International Workshop on Machine Learning in Systems Biology, Edinburgh, Scotland, 15-16.10.2010
MLSB09 Third International Workshop on Machine Learning in Systems Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 5-6.09.2009

Reviewing

Guest editor Machine learning journal - Special issue on Discovery science
Machine learning journal - Special issue on ECML/PKDD
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery journal - Special issue on ECML/PKDD
Journals Machine Learning, Information Sciences, Pattern Recognition, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Knowledge and Information Systems, Neurocomputing, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Remote Sensing, Ecological Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Information Systems, Information Fusion, Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, Journal of Computer Systems and Sciences, Expert Systems With Applications, Journal of Bioinformatics, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Journal of Pattern Recognition Research, International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, Protein and Peptide Letters, International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications, Acta geographica Slovenica (slo. Geografski Zbornik), Informatica (Ljub.), Organizacija
Conferences European Conference on Machine Learning / Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML/PKDD) 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016; Discovery Science (DS) 2008, 2009, 2013; National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) 2008; SIAM International conference on Data Mining (SDM) 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015; International Conference on Inductive Logic Programming (ILP) 2009; European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI) 2010,2016; International Conference on Knowledge Discovery in Databases (SIGKDD) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016; International Conference on Intelligent Data Analysis (IDA) 2011; IEEE International Conference on Data Mining 2014, 2015, 2016; IEEE International Conference on Big Data 2014

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