Sloban Beliga

Slobodan Beliga

University of Rijeka

He gained his Ph.D. from Information Sciences in the field of Text Mining and Natural Language Processing from the University of Rijeka in 2019. His doctoral research is related to the keyword extraction from textual sources, which is based on the properties and structure of complex language networks. Slobodan currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Rijeka, Department of Informatics. Furthermore, his research interests are Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Information Retrieval (IR), and Complex Networks Analysis (CAN). Numerous skills required for research work, he has trained as a part of lifelong learning and professional specialization from the fields of his interests in training schools at Pedagogische Hochschule Oberösterreich in Austria, the University of Malta in Malta, the University of Deusto in Spain, and Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan. Besides, as part of his doctoral studies and specialization from NLP, Erasmus mobility he achieved on Faculty of Information Studies in Novo mesto, Slovenia. He also emphasized as an associate of two University of Rijeka's scientific projects and two European COST. He has published 10 scientific papers in international journals and conferences from the fields of NLP and CNA. High competences in education are recognized in Slobodan's earliest levels of education. On bachelor and master level, he received Rector’s Award as the best student, and scholarship for excellence at the University of Rijeka and Croatian Ministry of Science and Education scholarship. Currently, he is employed at the Department of Informatics at University of Rijeka as a postdoctoral researcher. He teaches several undergraduate and graduate courses: Fundamentals of Computer Science, Multimedia Systems and Knowledge Management. In addition, he teaches computer and information science related courses to the application of computers he teaches in teacher education study, early preschool education study, and Biotechnology and drug research study.