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Tome Eftimov

Senior Researcher at Jožef Stefan Institute

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Tome Eftimov is a senior researcher at the Computer Systems Department at the Jožef Stefan Institute. He is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Ljubljana, and a visiting assistant professor at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje.

He was a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University, USA, where he investigated biomedical relations outcomes by using AI methods. In addition, he was a research associate at the University of California, San Francisco, investigating AI methods for rheumatology concepts extraction from electronic health records. He obtained his Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies (2018). His research interests include statistical data analysis, metaheuristics, natural language processing, representation learning, and machine learning. He has been involved in courses on probability and statistics, and statistical data analysis. The work related to Deep Statistical Comparison was presented as a tutorial (i.e. IJCCI 2018, IEEE SSCI 2019, GECCO 2020, 2021, 2022, PPSN 2020, 2022, IEEE CEC 2021, 2022) or as an invited lecture to several international conferences and universities (Stanford University, University of California San Francisco, Berkeley University, University of Salzburg, Sorbonne University). He is an organizer of several workshops related to AI at high-ranked international conferences. He was a coordinator of a national project “Mr-BEC: Modern approaches for benchmarking in evolutionary computation”, currently a coordinator of a national project “Representation Learning of Landscape Spaces for Explainable Performance of Stochastic Optimization Algorithms”, and actively participates in European projects.