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Functions and technologies of complex systems

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
2.06.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Systems and cybernetics   
2.07.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Computer science and informatics   
2.10.00  Engineering sciences and technologies  Manufacturing technologies and systems   

Code Science Field
T111  Technological sciences  Imaging, image processing 
T121  Technological sciences  Signal processing 

Code Science Field
2.06  Engineering and Technology  Medical engineering  
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Researchers (47)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  18172  PhD Rok Bernard  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2009 - 2011  29 
2.  15647  PhD Klemen Bohinc  Physics  Researcher  2009 - 2010  516 
3.  36436  Špela Bračun Vnuk    Technical associate  2013 - 2014  19 
4.  34537  PhD Maksimilijan Bregar  Systems and cybernetics  Junior researcher  2011 - 2014  13 
5.  25528  PhD Miran Burmen  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  112 
6.  28540  PhD Matej Daniel  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2009 - 2012  97 
7.  32068  PhD Ajda Flašker  Biochemistry and molecular biology  Beginner researcher  2014  24 
8.  21314  PhD Miha Fošnarič  Physics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  176 
9.  34540  PhD Alfiia Galimzianova  Systems and cybernetics  Junior researcher  2011 - 2014  12 
10.  33446  PhD Bulat Ibragimov  Systems and cybernetics  Junior researcher  2010 - 2014  45 
11.  04634  PhD Aleš Iglič  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  976 
12.  34488  PhD Roghayeh Imani  Systems and cybernetics  Junior researcher  2011  25 
13.  34718  PhD Matic Ivančič  Physics  Junior researcher  2014  61 
14.  35415  PhD Jurij Jemec  Systems and cybernetics  Junior researcher  2012 - 2014  14 
15.  36530  PhD Tim Jerman  Systems and cybernetics  Junior researcher  2013 - 2014  20 
16.  33030  PhD Doron Kabaso  Physics  Researcher  2011  26 
17.  29559  PhD Jaka Katrašnik  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2010 - 2014  16 
18.  37506  PhD Dejan Knez  Systems and cybernetics  Junior researcher  2014  26 
19.  35421  PhD Robert Korez  Interdisciplinary research  Junior researcher  2012 - 2014  38 
20.  05916  PhD Veronika Kralj Iglič  Neurobiology  Researcher  2009 - 2011  880 
21.  35435  PhD Mukta Kulkarni  Neurobiology  Junior researcher  2012 - 2014  37 
22.  35410  PhD Žiga Lesjak  Systems and cybernetics  Junior researcher  2012 - 2014  11 
23.  15678  PhD Boštjan Likar  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  381 
24.  27526  PhD Maruša Lokar  Biochemistry and molecular biology  Researcher  2014  37 
25.  37292  PhD Hennadii Madan  Systems and cybernetics  Junior researcher  2014  11 
26.  27519  PhD Primož Markelj  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2014  20 
27.  23402  PhD Blaž Mavčič  Medical sciences  Researcher  2009 - 2010  237 
28.  36464  PhD Tijan Mede  Materials science and technology  Junior researcher  2013  13 
29.  36461  PhD Luka Mesarec  Physics  Junior researcher  2013 - 2014  63 
30.  33166  PhD Uroš Mitrović  Computer science and informatics  Junior researcher  2010 - 2014  18 
31.  36457  PhD Peter Naglič  Systems and cybernetics  Junior researcher  2013 - 2014  55 
32.  33169  PhD Eva Ogorevc  Biotechnology  Junior researcher  2010 - 2014  38 
33.  06857  PhD Franjo Pernuš  Systems and cybernetics  Head  2009 - 2014  520 
34.  30689  PhD Šarka Perutkova  Medical sciences  Beginner researcher  2013 - 2014  54 
35.  32555  PhD Michael Paul Rappolt  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2010 - 2013  112 
36.  25499  PhD Aleš Razinger  Physics  Researcher  2009 - 2010 
37.  05488  PhD France Sevšek  Medical sciences  Researcher  2009  221 
38.  02114  PhD Tomaž Slivnik  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  317 
39.  05043  PhD Aneta Stefanovska  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  433 
40.  28465  PhD Žiga Špiclin  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2010 - 2014  143 
41.  31673  PhD Roman Štukelj  Sport  Technical associate  2010 - 2011  119 
42.  29375  PhD Vid Šuštar  Biochemistry and molecular biology  Researcher  2009 - 2014  75 
43.  20383  PhD Dejan Tomaževič  Manufacturing technologies and systems  Researcher  2009 - 2014  95 
44.  31986  PhD Peter Usenik  Systems and cybernetics  Beginner researcher  2009 - 2014  15 
45.  23404  PhD Tomaž Vrtovec  Systems and cybernetics  Researcher  2009 - 2014  205 
46.  34203  PhD Ekaterina Yurieva Gongadze  Neurobiology  Researcher  2011 - 2014  73 
47.  27568  PhD Jasna Zelko  Physics  Junior researcher  2009 - 2010  27 
Organisations (2)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0381  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine  Ljubljana  1627066  48,742 
2.  1538  University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering  Ljubljana  1626965  28,012 
Significance for science
Theory, methods, experiments, databases and different results related to the finished research programme were published in numerous journals and conference proceedings. From 2009 to 2014 researchers on this programme have published 240 papers in peer reviewed journals with an IF. More importantly, the majority of papers (137) were published in the top 25% of journals according to their IF. The key researchers associated with the programme during its whole duration published 137 journal papers. Through extensive multidisciplinary research collaborations between academia, healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers, drug developers, and pharmaceutical industry, the mutual exchange of knowledge, views, findings, needs and innovative solutions, led to novel discoveries and revealed or will reveal new and challenging research opportunities. The relevant contributions to the engineering and medical sciences are opening the doors to: (i) increased understanding and contribution to the awareness of the potentials and pitfalls of each of the developed image analysis method and system, achieved through scientifically rigorous and objective validation of existing state of the art and novel image analysis methods, (ii) promotion of further research and development of image analysis methods, and facilitation of objective evaluation and comparison studies, by making standard validation image data sets with benchmark results publicly available to the research community, (iii) application of image analysis techniques to improved diagnosis, therapy planning and therapy delivery related several anatomical structures and pathologies, (iv) formulation of guidelines for quantitative measurements in longitudinal studies, (v) advancement of understanding and monitoring of progression of several diseases, achieved through their objective and reproducible in vivo multi-modality imaging-based measurements, (vi) evolution and improvement of related clinical guidelines and treatment plans, by promoting objective and quantitative measurements in addition to the more subjective neurological status assessment, (vii) faster development and assessment of novel drugs and other innovative ways of therapy, by enabling early decision-making based on objective measurements, (viii) reduction of the numbers of patients required to assess a given treatment effect in a trial by improved accuracy and sensitivity of quantified anatomical structures, (ix) more reliable characterization of individual patients for personalized treatment, and (x) novel fabrication of nanostructures with better physical and chemical (catalytic) properties because of higher available surface due to nano sized structure. Fabrication of new nanoparticle and new nanostructured surfaces may thus lead to improvement of the technological level in industrial production connected to applications in medicine, in pharmaceutical industry, in production of new titanium implants and in fabrication of novel antibacterial surfaces. Nanostructured titanium surfaces are also of high interest as a photocatalyst and for solar cells applications. (xi) New methods for supressing the cancer spreding in human body, (xii) characterization of the ability of living systems to respond to fluctuations coming from the external and internal environments, and (xii) understanding of the mechanisms that stabilise the frequency and amplitude of the associated oscillations in living systems, that are characterised as interacting self-sustained non-autonomous oscillators.
Significance for the country
The ultimate success of a new methods and technology is measured by their impact on current practices and also through its contributions to scientific knowledge. The following specific benefits to the Slovenian society and industry were achieved: Benefits in terms of the results: Innovative design, development and application of the techniques as well as dissemination (240 papers in journals with IF), evaluation and transfer of the results undoubtedly contributed to the visibility, reputation and affirmation of the research team, of the involved institutions (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and medical Faculty) and of the Republic of Slovenia in the international scientific research community. The results of the proposed research program primarily impacted the fields of engineering and medicine, by providing direct benefits for the patients, medical doctors, and also for the society as innovations introduced in these fields have the potential to lead to shorter patient recovery times, greater patient comfort, lower risk of complications, and faster patient throughput. Transfer of knowledge from academia to industry: The research team did not only strenghten its collaboration with the Slovenian companies but also approached high-tech Slovenian and foreign companies that develop or manufacture relevant devices and systems and which will expressed interest in technology that was being developed within this programme. The extremely important and most direct socio-economic impact of the research conducted within the program was the extensive growth of the hi-tech company Sensum, which was founded in 2000 by the PI and two researchers on the program. The growth of the company was expressed in: a) the number of full-time employees which in the period from 2009 to 2014 increased from cca 10 to over 50, b) technological level- the achieved high technological level of the company enabled the company to become a niche market winner, c) sales revenues achieved at demanding markets - the revenues increased from 2009 to 2014, reaching the highest amount in 2014 d) contribution to the Slovenia budget - through higher employment, sales revenues and high added value. Human resources development: The abilities and skills of the researchers fully or partially connected to the finished research programme were improved either during or as a result of the programme by means of mini courses, dissemination of the results, sharing of information, or by any other form of collaboration with formal research. The highly relevant and interesting research topic and the obtained expertise of the research team are expected to attract new talented researchers in the future. Strengthening of the institutional capacities: The proposed research programme enabled and helped in acquisition of new and reconditioning, improving and renovating of the existing hardware, software, literature, and administrative and management systems. Increased and more effective collaboration: Valuable working relationships with different individuals, organizations and institutions, whether they were directly related to the finished research or not, were established and strengthened, which may lead to more effective future collaborations. Funds and resources: The ability to generate new financial, technical or organizational support resources for future research projects increased for the researchers as well as for the institutions involved in the research programme.
Most important scientific results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
Most important socioeconomically and culturally relevant results Annual report 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, final report, complete report on dLib.si
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