Poličar Pavlin

Pavlin Poličar is a first-year PhD student of computer science at the University of Ljubljana, working in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. For the past two years, he has been focusing on developing and applying methods to applied biological sciences. His research for his master’s thesis was awarded the Prešeren Award from the University of Ljubljana – the most prestigious award given to students in Slovenia – and his resulting software has garnered thousands of users around the globe. Additionally, he has ongoing collaborations with the University of Florida, University of Padua, and the Baylor College of Medicine.

This fall, Pavlin will be visiting prof. Marinka Žitnik at the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard University in Boston, where he will be working on developing new, robust and interpretable, machine-learning methods for biomedical data.

Despite the technical nature of his research, Pavlin is interested in all facets of life. He likes learning about the humanities and attending cultural events. He is fascinated by different cultures and enjoys traveling. He enjoys playing different sports, reading, and is always up to try something new.

SLOVENIAN
Pavlin Poličar je doktorski študent računalništva in informatike na Univerzi v Ljubljani, kjer se ukvarja s področjem umetne inteligence in strojnega učenja. Zadnji dve leti je posvetil razvoju in uporabi novih pristopov strojnega učenja na področju biomedicine. Za njegovo delo v sklopu magistrske naloge je prejel Prešernovo nagrado Univerze v Ljubljani, njegovo rešitev uporablja na tisoče uporabnikov po celem svetu. Poleg tega sodeluje z znanstveniki doma in v tujini, med drugimi na Univerzi na Floridi, Univerzi v Padovi ter Baylor College of Medicine v Houstonu.

Jeseni bo Pavlin obiskal prof. Marinko Žitnik na oddelku za biomedicinsko informatiko na Univerzi Harvard v Bostonu. Tam bo razvijal nove metode strojnega učenja ter jih uporabljal za analizo velikih bioloških podatkov, s posebnim poudarkom na robustnih statističnih modelih in novih pristopih za razlago napovedi.

Kljub tehnični naravi njegovih raziskav se Pavlin ne omejuje na aktivnosti na svojem ozkem področju, pač pa so mu blizu tudi humanistične vede. Rad se udeležuje kulturnih prireditev, zanimajo ga različne kulture in veselijo ga potovanja po svetu. Uživa v igranju različnih športov, rad bere knjige in je vedno odprt za nova doživetja.

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