Natasa Przulj#

Natasa Przulj
Membership Number:4479
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SPAIN

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2019 – present: ICREA Research Professor, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
  • 2016 – present: Full Professor, Computer Science Department, University College London
  • 2012 – 2016: Associate Professor (Reader), Department of Computing, Imperial College
  • 2009 – 2012: Assistant Professor, Department of Computing, Imperial College London
  • 2005 – 2009: Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, University of California, Irvine
  • 2010 – 2016: Visiting Research Scientist (20%), California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, UC Irvine, CA, USA
  • 2013 – present: Professor (0%), School of Computing (RAF), Union University, Belgrade
  • 2005: Post-doctoral Fellow, Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, U of Toronto, Canada
  • 1997 – 1998: Programming Consultant, Westech Information Systems, Vancouver, Canada
  • 1995: Quality Assurance Engineer, Hughes Aircraft of Canada Ltd., Richmond, BC, Canada

Fields of Scholarship
  • Algorithms for uncovering molecular mechanisms of disease from systems-level “omics” data
  • Molecular networks: interactome evolution, dynamics, alignment, function prediction
  • Data analytics, modeling, fusion, dynamics, applied to clinical, molecular and biological data
  • Large-scale economic data analysis, fusion and modeling the dynamics of economic systems
  • Molecular and clinical data integration for precision medicine: patient stratification, biomarker discovery, drug re-purposing, disease re-classification
  • Computational graph theory, algorithms, models

Honours and Awards (selection)
  • European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant (PI), €2,000,000, 2018-2023.
  • European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept Grant (PI), €150,000, 2020-2022.
  • European Research Council (ERC) Starting Independent Researcher Grant (PI), €1,638,175, 2012-2017. These grants are awarded by The European Research Council (ERC) to support the next generation of research leaders in Europe.
  • Elected into The Serbian Royal Academy of Scientists and Artists in 2019.
  • Elected into Academia Europaea (AE) in 2017.
  • British Computer Society (BSC) Roger Needham Award for 2014, sponsored by Microsoft Research, Cambridge. The award is given annually to for a distinguished research contribution in computer science by a UK based researcher within ten years of his/her PhD. The award has been made in recognition of the potential Prof. Przulj’s research and work have to revolutionize health and pharmaceutics. Prof Przulj gave her award public lecture at The Royal Society in London, on November 19, 2014.
  • Fellow of The British Computer Society (BCS) Academy of Computing since 2013. The BCS Academy of Computing is a learned society dedicated to advancing computing as an academic discipline.
  • Elected into The Young Academy of Europe (YAE) in 2013. The European Research Council (ERC) has manifested its support to YAE as a bottom-up initiative of a dynamic and innovative group of recognized European young scientists with outspoken views about science and science policy. YAE also has a close association with The Academy of Europe (Academia Europaea), a functioning European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences.
  • USA NSF CAREER Award (PI), $569, 905, UC Irvine, 2007-2011. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the USA National Science Foundation’s (NSF) most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.

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