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Ljupco Kocarev

Research Center for Energy, Informatics and Materials
Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Bul. Krste Misirkov 2, P.O. Box 428
Tel: (+389 2) 32 35 426 Fax: (+389 2) 32 35 423 

E-mail: lkocarev@manu.edu.mk   lkocarev@ucsd.edu
Complete resume (pdf).

Appointments:    

    2009 - present: Research Scientist (at full professor rank), BioCircuits Institute, University of California San Diego, CA, USA

    2007 - present: Full Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, University “Sv. Kiril i Metodij”, Skopje, Macedonia

    2007 - present: Research Professor, Research Centre for Energy, Informatics and Materials, Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Skopje, Macedonia 

    2000 - 2009:  Research Scientist (at full professor rank), Institute for Nonlinear Science, University of California San Diego, CA, USA

    1995 - 2000:  Associate Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University “Sv. Kiril i Metodij”, Skopje, Macedonia

    1992 - 1993: Visiting Scholar, University of California Berkeley, CA, USA

    1990 - 1995:  Assistant Professor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University “Sv. Kiril i Metodij”, Skopje, Macedonia

    1986 - 1990: Teaching and Research Assistant, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University “Sv. Kiril i Metodij”, Skopje, Macedonia

Education 

    1989 PhD in Physics, University “Sv. Kiril i Metodij”, Skopje, Macedonia

    1988 Master of Science, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia

    1980 BEE in Electrical Engineering (5-year program), Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University “Sv. Kiril i Metodij”, Skopje, Macedonia  

Honours, Professional activities (partial list):  

    Foreign Member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2003

    Regular Member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2007

    Scientific Secretary of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2008 - 2011

    Vice President of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2012 - present

    Fellow of IEEE, 2006

    Editorial Board:

          IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, 2002 - 2004; 2006 - 2008 

          Journal of the Franklin Institute, 2007 - present   

    Guest Editor:  

      IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems, 2001, Special Issue on Applications of Chaos in Modern Communication Systems

      IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals and Electronics, Communications and Computer Science, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

    Referee for over 40 journals including Nature, Science, Physical Review Letters, and over 10 different IEEE Transactions.  


Publications: 

    Over 20 book chapters; over 100 peer-reviewed journal publications in more than 20 different journals, including:  Chaos; Chemical Physics; Cognitive Processing (Springer); Electronics Letters; Geophysical Research Letters; IEEE Communication Letters; IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems; IEEE Transaction on Information Theory; IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals and Electronics, Communications and Computer Science; Journal of Physics A; Physica A, Physica D; Physical Review B; Physical Review E; Physical Review Letters; and Physics Letters A. 

    According to Google Scholar Citations: over 7500 citations; h-index  37

    According to Science Citation Index:  over 5000 citations; h-index: 32

    Top five cited papers:   

      L. Kocarev and U. Parlitz, Generalized synchronization, predictability, and equivalence of unidirectionally coupled dynamical systems, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, Volume: 76(11)   Pages: 1816-1819, MAR 11 1996; Times Cited: 602 (from Web of Science), 754 (from Google Scholar)

      L. Kocarev and U. Parlitz, General approach for chaotic synchronization with applications to communication, PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, Volume: 74(25) Pages: 5028-5031, JUN 19 1995 Times Cited: 586 (from Web of Science), 830 (from Google Scholar)

      U. Parlitz U, L. Junge, W. Lauterborn, and L. Kocarev, Experimental observation of phase synchronization, PHYSICAL REVIEW E, Volume: 54(2) Pages: 2115-2117, AUG 1996; Times Cited: 165 (from Web of Science), 195 (from Google Scholar)

      R. Brown and L. Kocarev, A unifying definition of synchronization for dynamical systems, CHAOS Volume: 10(2) Pages: 344-349, JUN 2000; Times Cited: 137 (from Web of Science), 190 (from Google Scholar)

      U. Parlitz, L. Junge and L. Kocarev, Synchronization-based parameter estimation from time series, PHYSICAL REVIEW E Volume: 54(6) Pages: 6253-6259, DEC 1996; Times Cited: 101 (from Web of Science), 125 (from Google Scholar) 

Research Grants (as PI or Co-PI) (partial list): 

    Synchronization and Analysis of Experimental Data, National Science Foundation (USA), 2000 - 2003

    Chaos Synchronization and Analysis of Experimental and Clinical Data, NATO 2001 - 2003

    Enhanced chaos-based iterative coding techniques for digital media applications, ST Microelectronics and University of California, 2002 - 2005

    CMG Collaborative Research: Data Assimilation by Synchronization of Truth and Model, National Science Foundation (USA), 2004 - 2007

    Networks on chip, ST Microelectronics and University of California, 2005 - 2006

    Discrete chaos and its applications to secure communications, Spanish Government, 2006 - 2008

    MANMADE: Diagnosing vulnerability, emergent phenomena, and volatility in man-made networks, FP6 STREP EU, 2007 - 2010 (PI of the working package on Vulnerabilities of networks).

    Identification and monitoring of complex networks using adaptive observer, Honk Kong Research Grant Council, 2008 - 2010 (Co-PI).  

Current Research Grants and their Subject: 

    Novel modelling technique based on ensemble of imperfect models is developed; the technique is applied to climate models

    Optimization and Performance Enhancement of Complex Networks using Sensors (ONR Global, USA), 2010-2013 (project funded at MANU, Macedonia)

    Utility maximization problem is addressed for several complex networks using sensors

    EURAXESS TOP II, coordinated actions FP7 project, (EC) 2011-2014

    Improving mobility of incoming and outgoing researchers in the Republic of Macedonia

    Annotated graphs in system biology (MON, Macedonia), 2010-2012

    Network theory is applied to biological networks (such as protein-protein interaction networks)

    Diagnosing vulnerability, emergent phenomena, and volatility in manmade networks, (MANU, Macedonia), 2011-2014

    Nonlinear system approach and complex science are applied to different manmade networks (including power grids, communication networks, and the Internet) 

    An Interactive Multi-Model for Consensus on Climate Change (Department of Energy, USA), 2010-2013 (project funded at UCSD, San Diego, USA) 

Recent Journal Publications (2010, 2011, and 2012 only):    

    D. Smilkov and L. Kocarev, Rich-club and page-club coefficients for directed graphs, Physica A 389 2290-2299, 2010

    I. Petreska, I. Tomovski, E. Gutierrez, L. Kocarev, F. Bono, and K. Poljansek, Application of modal analysis in assessing attack vulnerability of complex networks, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, Volume 15, Issue 4, Pages 1008-1018, 2010

    D. Trpevski, W. K. S. Tang, and L. Kocarev, Model for rumour spreading over networks, Physical Review E 81, 056102 (11 pages) 2010

    D. Trpevski, D. Smilkov, I. Mishkovski, and L. Kocarev, Vulnerability of labeled networks, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Volume 389, Issue 23, Pages 5538-5549, 2010

    L. Kocarev, N. Zlatanov and D. Trajanov, Vulnerability of networks of interacting Markov chains, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 368, 2205-2219, 2010

    6. L. Kocarev and V.  In, “Network science: A new paradigm shift”, IEEE Network, vol. 24(6), pages: 6-9, 2010

    I. Mishkovski, M. Biey, and L. Kocarev, Vulnerability of complex networks, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2011, Pages 341-349, 2011

    I. Petreska, L. Pejov, and L. Kocarev, Exploring the possibilities to control the molecular switching properties and dynamics: A field-switchable rotor-stator molecular system, Journal of chemical physics 134, 014708 (12 pages) 2011

    D. Smilkov and L. Kocarev, Analytically solvable processes on networks, Physical Review E 84, 016104 (8 pages) 2011

    T. Addabbo, A. Fort, L. Kocarev, S. Rocchi, V. Vignoli, Pseudo-Chaotic Lossy Compressors for True Random Number Generation, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, Volume 58, Issue 8,  Page(s): 1897 - 1909,  2011

    A. Stanoev, D. Smilkov, L. Kocarev, Identifying communities by influence dynamics in social networks, Physical Review E, 84, 046102 (10 pages), 2011

    I. Miskovski, M. Righero, M. Biey, and L. Kocarev, Enhancing robustness and synchronizability of networks homogenizing their degree distribution, Physica A, Vol. 390(23-24), 4610-4620, 2011

    D. Smilkov and L. Kocarev, Influence of the network topology on epidemic spreading, Physical Review E 85, 016114, 2012

    I. Tomovski and L. Kocarev, Simple Algorithm for Virus Spreading Control on Complex Networks, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, April 2012, in press

    M. Mirchev, G. Duane, W. Tang, and L. Kocarev, Improved modelling by coupling imperfect models, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 2012, in press 

Edited Books (partial list):  

    V. In, L. Kocarev et al (Editors), “Proceeding of 7th Experimental Chaos Conference”, AIP, New York, 2004

    L. Kocarev and G. Vattay (Editors), “Complex Dynamics in Communication Networks”, Springer, New York, 2005

    L. Kocarev, Z. Galias, and S. Lian (Editors), “Intelligent Computing Based on Chaos”, Series: Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 184, Springer, 2009

    L. Kocarev and S. Lian (Editors), Chaos-Based Cryptography: Theory, Algorithms and Applications, Studies in Computational Intelligence, 2011, Volume 354, Springer, 2011 



Granted Patents 

    L. Kocarev, T. Stojanovski, G. Rizzotto, F. Italia, D. Porto, Method for generating a random number sequence and a relative random bit generator, European Patent EP1320026; Publication Date: 18/06/2003

    L. Kocarev, G. Jakimoski, G. Rizzotto, P. Amato, Chaos-based block encryption, European Patent EP1326363; Publication Date: 09/07/2003; United States Patent 7106864; Publication Date: 12/09/2006

    L. Kocarev, Z. Tasev, P. Amato, G. Rizzotto, Encryption process employing chaotic maps and digital signature process, European Patent EP1467512; Publication Date: 13/10/2004; United States Patent 6892940; Publication Date: 17/05/2005

    L. Kocarev, P. Amato, G. Rizzotto, Method and apparatus of generating a chaos-based pseudo-random sequence, European Patent EP1420542; Publication Date: 19/05/2004

    L. Kocarev, P. Amato, G. Rizzotto, Encryption process employing modified chaotic maps and relative digital signature process, European Patent EP1467514; Publication Date: 14/06/2006

    L. Kocarev, S. Markovski, D. Gligoroski, Cryptographic primitives, error coding, and pseudo-random number improvement methods using quasi-groups, European Patent EP1800432; Publication Date: 27/06/2007 

Publications in Conference Proceedings (partial list, more than 100): 

     P. Checco, M. Biey, and L. Kocarev, Synchronization in Complex Hybrid Networks, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2007, 27-30 May 2007, Page(s): 1669-1672

    W. K. S. Tang, Y. Mao, and L. Kocarev, Identification and monitoring of biological neural network, International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2007, 27-30 May 2007, Page(s): 2646-2649

    D. Gligoroski, S. Markovski, and L. Kocarev, Error-Correcting Codes Based on Quasigroups, Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks, ICCCN 2007, 13-16 Aug. 2007, Page(s): 165-172

    M. Righero, P. Checco, M. Biey, and L. Kocarev, “Network Topology Estimation through Synchronization: A Case Study on Quantum Dot CNN”, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, May 18-21, 2008, pp. 101 - 104. 

Invited Presentations to Internationally Conferences (partial list):  

    International Workshop on Complex Systems and Networks, 20 May 2005, Hong Kong  

    COST Workshop “Networks: Topology, dynamics and risk”, May 3rd - 5th, 2007, Belgrade, Serbia

    Neuroscience today: neuronal functional diversity and collective behaviours, 26-28 March 2007, Firenze, Italy

    10th Experimental Chaos Conference, 3-6 June 2008, Catania, Italy

    X Spanish Meeting on Cryptology and Information Security, September 2-5, 2008, Salamanca, Spain 

Organisation of International Conferences (partial list, only 2007):  

    Neuroscience today: neuronal functional diversity and collective behaviours, Firenze, Italy, 26-28 March, 2007 (organizing committee)

    Complex systems: from theory to applications Skopje, Macedonia, 7-9 May 2007 (chair)

    International Symposium on Synchronization in Complex Networks, July 2-4 2007, Leuven, Belgium (program committee)

    International Conference on Applications in Nonlinear Dynamics September 24-27 2007, Koloa (Kauai), Hawaii, USA (program committee)

    Nano-Net 2007: Second International Conference on Nano-Networks, September 24-27 2007, Catania, Italy (program committee)  


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Igor Trpevski,
Apr 18, 2012, 2:47 AM
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