izv. prof. dr. sc. Marina Bagić Babac

Associate professor, Department of Applied Computing

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Marina Bagić Babac is an Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Computing. She actively conducts scientific research in the field of social computing, studying human behaviour from social media data, and models algorithms applicable in various domains of machine learning and natural language processing.

She graduated from the Department of Telecommunications of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing with an emphasis on scientific research. She worked at STROM Telecom in Prague as a C/C++ programmer.

She obtained her Master's in Science degree with the thesis "Formal Model for Specifications of Mobile Telecommunication Agents" and a Doctor of Philosophy with a doctoral dissertation "Verification of Dynamic Epistemic Properties in Multi-Agent Systems". During her postgraduate studies, she studied at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Informatics, University of Maribor, and at the Faculty of Computing and Informatics, University of Ljubljana.

At the Faculty of Political Science, she obtained a Master's degree in journalism (Press and Public Relations).

She is currently a collaborator on several international projects related to linguistic data applications. She serves as a program committee member of a few international conferences, as an editorial member of a few journals, and as a reviewer in numerous international journals. Her research interests include natural language processing, machine learning, and social media.


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  • Systems, man, and cybernetics
    Natural languages Natural language processing Sentiment analysis Emotion recognition  Affective computing
  • Computational and artificial intelligence
    Machine learning Statistical learning Predictive models
  • Computers and information processing
    Crowdsourcing Social computing Network theory (graphs) Data acquisition User-generated content Data analysis Data collection Data integration Data preprocessing Text processing Crowdsourcing Social computing Data mining Text analysis Text mining
  • Mathematics
    Machine learning algorithms Statistical analysis

List of select projects

1/1/2023 - 31/12/2026, AI4SoilHealth: Accelerating collection and use of soil health information using AI technology to support the Soil Deal for Europe and EU Soil Observatory, Horizon Europe

10/2020 - 10/2024, "Distributed Knowledge Graphs (DKG)", European Cooperation in Science and Technology

10/2020 - 10/2024, "Language In The Human-Machine Era", European Cooperation in Science and Technology

1/2020 – 1/2023, "Napredni sustav motrenja agroekosustava u riziku od zaslanjivanja i onečišćenja", Europski fond za regionalni razvoj

11/05/2016 - 10/11/2020, "European Cooperation for Statistics of Network Data Science", European Cooperation in Science and Technology

1/7/2014 – 30/6/2017, "Upravljanje povjerenjem i koordinacija interakcija u pametnim mrežama ljudi, strojeva i organizacija", Hrvatska zaklada za znanost - HRZZ