Research activities are conducted within four research groups listed below. Research groups generate new fundamental and applied knowledge along our key research areas. The users of our research results are the professional public, state and local authorities, international institutions, the economy and others.
Decision Support Systems Laboratory
Research at the Decision Support Systems Laboratory is focused on developing new solutions and methods for decision support (DSS, Decision Support Systems), especially in the field of multicriteria decision modeling and modeling and simulation methodologies discrete event simulation (DES), system dynamics (SD) and agent-based modeling (ABM). Applied work of the laboratory is focused on developing solutions for modeling and optimization of processes in logistics, production and services and simulation of social and organisational systems. Head: Blaž Rodič, associate professor.
Institute for Innovation and Technology in Regional Development
Institute carries out basic, applied, experimental and expert projects and tasks for the needs of the economy, state bodies, local government, international institutions, non-governmental organizations and others, including the professional public. The institute research program builds on and connects the areas of management and information technology and combines them with other disciplinary areas. Head: Borut Rončević, full professor.
The main goal of Complex systems and Data science Lab is to foster data technologies in all its facets by promoting excellence in basic research, education, and society at large. Our work combines complex networks and graph theory with statistical methods, machine learning algorithms and visualization methods. We develop data technologies that support acquisition, management, modelling and use of complex data. Head: Zoran Levnajic, associate professor.
Institute for Media Platforms
The media as means of mass communication underwent radical changes in the recent years. On one hand, we have the rise of new media in form of social networks, whose influence on people's attitudes and behavior is intensifying. On the other hand, the mode of production of media content changes, which is reflected in the increasing interactivness and reduction of differences between individual components and the production process. These topics are the interest of the Institute, whose interplay is a great example of interdisciplinarity, where knowledge and competencies from the fields of social sciences, engineering and art come together for creation of new ideas. Head: Tea Golob, assistant professor.