Tijana Milenkovic

Tijana Milenkovic

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame

tmilenko@nd.edu

Dr. Tijana Milenkovic is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. She has been a Notre Dame faculty since 2010, after getting her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California Irvine in the same year. At Notre Dame, Milenkovic leads the Complex Networks (CoNe) Lab, whose research focuses on developing computational methods for modeling complex (large, noisy, heterogeneous, and dynamic) real-world systems as networks and for efficiently mining the networks to learn how the systems function. At the same time, through interdisciplinary collaborations with researchers from biology, psychology, and social sciences, Milenkovic aims to demonstrate practical usefulness of her methods in the different domains. To date, she has won a 2016 AFOSR YIP award, a 2015 NSF CAREER award, a 2013 Google Faculty Research award, in addition to being a sole or lead Principal Investigator on several other NSF or NIH grants. Her research efforts have resulted in three book chapters and over 37 journal publications (e.g., in Science, Nature's Scientific Reports, PNAS, or Bioinformatics), along with a number of conference papers (e.g., in ISMB/ECCB). Milenkovic has served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB) journal since 2014 and of Nature's Scientific Reports since 2018. She has acted as a proceedings co-chair, workshop/tutorial organizer, and program committee member at prestigious computational biology conferences, as a reviewer for many respectable journals, and as a proposal review panelist for several funding agencies. Milenkovic is committed to integrating research and education. For example, two thirds of the undergraduate researchers that she has supervised have continued onto graduate programs at respectable universities. Also, since 2012, she has organized yearly workshops on network science at a career conference for middle school girls.