Research Interests

Professor Bajic is the author of over 400 research publications, 100+ bioinformatics and machine learning software products, and nine patents. His primary interest is in facilitating biomedical discoveries using computational systems combined with data modeling and artificial intelligence (AI). Emphasis is on inference of new information not explicitly present in biomedical data, development of systems with such capabilities and their industrial applications. Current research focus: AI & health informatics; biomedical knowledge-, text- & data-mining; AI/machine learning modeling; drug repositioning; diagnostic, screening & prognostic biomarkers; information integration.  


Selected Publications


Education Profile

  • ​D.Eng.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Yugoslavia, 1989
  • M.E.Eng.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1979
  • Grad.E.E., Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1976

Professional Profile

  • 2009-now: Director, Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • 2009-now: Professor of Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • 2007-2009: Acting Director, South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI), University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2007-2009: SARChI Research Chair in Bioinformatics and Human Health (Tier 1): Department of Science and Technology (DST) / National Research Foundation (NRF) South African Research Chair, South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI), University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2007-2009: Deputy Director, South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI), University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2006-2009: Professor of Bioinformatics, University of the Western Cape, South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI), Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2003-2006: Extraordinary Full Professor of Bioinformatics  (Adjunct position), University of the Western Cape, South African National Bioinformatics Institute (SANBI), Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2003-2006: Head, Knowledge Extraction Lab, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • 2003-2006: Principal Scientist (Level 6, the highest level), Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • 2001-2002: Deputy Head, BioDiscovery Group, Bioinformatics Centre –Laboratories for Information Technology, Singapore
  • 2001:2003: Principal Investigator, Senior Member: Research Staff, Kent Ridge Digital Labs, Singapore
  • 1992-2001: Director, Department of Electronic Engineering, Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa
  • 1993-2001: Research Coordinator in the Faculty of Engineering, Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa
  • 1995-2001: Professor, Director of the Centre for Engineering Research, Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa
  • 1994:   Head, Department of Research Development, Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa
  • 1992-2001:Director, SACAN International cc., South Africa
  • 1992: Researcher: Chamber of Mines Research Organization (COMRO), Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1990-1991: Docent (Assistant Professor), University of Novi Sad, School of Engineering, Department of Engineering and Technological Development, Zrenjanin, Yugoslavia
  • 1990-1991 (part time): Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Information Sciences, Vinca Nuclear Science Institute, Yugoslavia
  • 1989: Research Fellow, Institute of Information Sciences, Vinca Nuclear Science Institute, Yugoslavia
  • 1986-1989: Senior Researcher, Institute of Information Sciences, Vinca Nuclear Science Institute, Yugoslavia

Awards

  • 2007 The first South African National Research (Tier 1) Chair in Bioinformatics and Human Health 
  • 1997 Elected Member of the Academy of Nonlinear Sciences in Russia