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Tomaž Pisanski

Ph.D. University of Ljubljana Slovenia


Born: 1949 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Nationality/citizenship: Slovenian/Slovenia. Marital status: Married, 3 children, 1 grandchild. Languages: Slovenian, English, Italian, French, Croatian and Serbian.


Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1981, M.S. in Computer Science, Penn State University, University Park, Pa, USA, 1979, M.S. and B.S in Mathematics, University of Ljubljana, 1979 and 1972.

Academic/teaching experience

Professor of Discrete and Computational Mathematics, University of Ljubljana, 1993 – present; Associate Professor, University of Ljubljana, 1987 – 1993; Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana, 1982 – 1987; Assistant, University of Ljubljana, 1972 – 1982. Visiting Professor University of Auckland, NZ, 2000 and 2009, Colgate University, Hamilton, USA, 2003, University of Leoben, Austria, 1988 – 1990, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 1983 – 1984, California State University, Chico, CA, USA, 1986 – 1987, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 1987, University of Udine, Italy, 1983 – 1985. Advisor or co-advisor of 8 Ph.D. students in Mathematics and 5 Ph.D. students in Computer Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Research fields

Discrete and computational mathematics, combinatorics with graph theory, Applications of discrete mathematics in science (chemistry and bioinformatics), Incidence geometry (combinatorial and geometric configurations, maps and polytopes), History of mathematical sciences, Computational heraldry and genealogy.

Published work

Primary author and co-author of over 400 published works. (Bibliography available), Citations: 88 papers with 562 SCI citations; average citations: 6.39, h-index 14 (WoS, March 2010).

Professional experience/leadreship

Chairman of the Council of Science and Tehnology of the Republic of Slovenia, 2006 – 2009; Chairman of the Council of Higher Education of the Republic of Slovenia, 2007 – 2009; Member of the Slovenian Committe for Matura, 2002 – 2007 (chairman 2002 – 2009); Acting Director of the Primorska Institute of Natural Sciences and Technology, University of Primorska, Koper, Slovenia, 2005 – 2007; Founder and the first Chair (current Chair), of the Department of Theoretical Computer Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1991 – present; Member and past president of the Mathematical, Physical and Astronomical Society of Slovenia 1972 – present; Member and current Vice President of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry, 2004 – present; Co-director of annual summer school and workshop MATH/CHEM/COMP in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 1996 – present; Member, permanent researcher and project leader of Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics, Slovenia, 1980 – present.

Proffesional activities

Organizer or member of organizing committees of numerous international scientific meetings: Topological and Algebraic Graph Theory: Dubrovnik 1985, Bled 1991, 2001, 2003, 2007; Member of several international professional societies, including AMS, SIAM, AAM, ACM; Member of the Ethics Committee of the EMS (2010 –); Associate member of the Engineering Academy of Slovenia, 1996 – present; Vicepresident of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry, 2006 – present; Founding editor of Ars Mathematica Contemporanea, 2007 – present; Guest editor of Discrete Mathematics, Fullerene Science and Technology, Discussiones Mathematicae – Graph Theory.

Honors and grants

Decoration: Order of Merit of the Republic of Slovenia, 2005. Neil R. Grabois Professor of Mathematics, Colgate University, 2003. Individual TEMPUS Mobility Grant visiting RHBN, England, 1992. Honorary Award of DMFA SRS, 1988. Grants from Research Council of Slovenia, since 1981. Grant from California State University, 1987.  Boris Kidric Fund Awards, 1976 and 1985. IREX Scholarship, 1978-1979. Fulbright Travel Grant, 1979. Boris Kidrič Fund Scholarship, 1968-1972. Journal Mladost Scholarship, 1067-1968. Winner of the 3rd Prize, International Mathematical Olympiad, 1967.