About me

I am lecturer in the School of Computing, DCU, specifically allied with several research centres: ARC-SYM - Advanced Research Computing Centre for Complex Systems Modelling, as part of which I completed my PhD research in 2013, Adapt Research Centre, as well as Lero - The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre. I am also acting as a chair of the Modelling & Scientific Computing Group and as part of it I am an area leader for Social systems, specificaly for Smart cities, Environment and Transport.

Prior to coming to DCU, I obtained a BSc and MSc at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (ETF), Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

My research areas are interdisciplinary and include complex system modelling, specifically Cellular Automata (CA) and Agent Based Models (ABM), data analytics, applied mathematics, statistics as well as high performance computing (HPC) and distributed systems.

I am currently developing models that study impact of large urban layouts on pedestrian movement decision-making using ABM with open data sourced from OpenStreetMap.

My research includes building stochastic models of in vitro drug delivery systems (DDS) by using CA and ABM, in collaboration with Sigmoid Pharma Ltd.

My interests also cover HPC optimisations of large-scale models in collaboration with the Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC).

Since I became a member of DCU, I was involved in lecturing and tutoring of a number of courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students covering statistical data analysis, quantitative methods, probability and statistics, and operating systems.

I am supervising Masters and undergraduate students on final-year projects and practicums.