Lecturer and researcher at ETH Zurich
Working at the interface of Complexity & Data Science

2016 - 2017

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"Generalized Network Dismantling",

PNAS 2019

Complexity Science

selected research

Complexity science studies systems and problems that are composed of many components which may interact with each other in a dynamic and non-linear way.

In particular, I am interested in complex networks. 


 Organizing events:


  • ICLR 2020

  • Foundations for Blockchain Data Analytics, The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, 2019, North Carolina

  • ACM WWW 2019, San Francisco

  • IEEE ICDM 2018, Singapur

  • Complex Networks 2018, Cambridge

  • NetSci 2018, Paris

  • CSS 2017, Cancun

  • NetSci 2017, Indianapolis

  • IJCN 2017, Anchorage

  • NetSci 2016, Seoul




"Bitcoin Volatility Forecasting with a Glimpse into Buy and Sell Orders", IEEE ICDM 2018

Data Science

selected research

Data science uses methods & algorithms from statistics, machine learning and other disciplines to extract insights from data. In particular, I am interested in data science for FinTech.

Working on EU projects

  • SoBigData++ project

  • SoBigData project: the European Research Infrastructure for Big Data and Social Mining. 

  • Multiplex project: Foundational Research on MULTI-level comPLEX networks and systems

  • FOC projectForecasting Financial Crisis

  • e-LICO project: An e-Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Data Mining and Data-Intensive Science


Agent-Based Modeling and Social System Simulation

ETH Zurich,

Lecturer, Autumn 2019


Bachelor of Science in Computing 

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia, Zagreb

Date 2005-2008

Master of Science in Computing

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia, Zagreb, LBCB group

Date 2008-2010

PhD in Computer Science

Institute Rudjer Boskovic, Croatia, Zagreb, Laboratory for Machine Learning and Knowledge Representations

Date 2010-2016

Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Oct-Nov 2013​​

Postdoctoral researcher in Complexity & Data Science

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, COSS group, Switzerland, from 2016-2019

Senior Scientist

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, COSS group, Switzerland, from 2019

Visiting research associate at

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences,

New York, from Aug 2019

Supervisor & Panel member of PhD Program in Data Science, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa