Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Niš, 2000.
Thesis: Some compositions of graphs and integral graphs.
Thesis advisor: Dragoš Cvetković.

M.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Niš, 1998.
Thesis: Construction of graphs with given eigenvalues and angles.
Thesis advisor: Dragoš Cvetković.

B.S. in Mathematics, University of Niš, 1996.
Average grade: 9.89 out of 10.


Linear Algebra and its Applications, Associate editor, 2014-

Guest editor for Special Issue Applications of Graph Spectra in Computer Science of Discrete Applied Mathematics, 2012–2014

Guest editor for Special Issue of Linear Algebra and its Application dedicated to 70th birthday of Dragoš Cvetković, 2010–2011


Coordinator, Scientific Committee Chair and Organizing Committee Co-chair of DC-75 Conference dedicated to the 75th birthday of Dragoš Cvetković, Serbian Academy of Science and Arts, Belgrade, May 18-21, 2016.

DAAD Intensive Course Graph Spectra and Applications, Spa of Vrnjci, Serbia, August 28–September 3, 2012: 20 classes course taught by myself and Robert Elsasser (Salzburg) for 20 students from Western Balkan countries and Romania.

Coordinator, Scientific Committee Chair and Organizing Committee Co-chair of Conference on Graph Spectra Applications in Computer Science, CRM, Barcelona, July 16–20, 2012.


Pawel Petecki, Ph.D. Thesis: Some classes of (hyper)graphs and their algebraic properties, co-supervised with Klavdija Kutnar, University of Primorska, 2016.

Aleksandar Vasilyev, Ph.D. Thesis: On Adriatic indices, spectral properties of Adriatic matrices and software for topological descriptors, University of Primorska, 2014.

Vladimir Baltić, Ph.D. Thesis: Permutations with restrictions, University of Niš, 2014.

Aleksandar Ilić, Ph.D. Thesis: Extremal problems and algorithms for graph invariants based on eigenvalues and distances, University of Niš, 2011.

Milan Bašić, Ph.D. Thesis: Some problems of graph theory in quantum networks and nondeterministical automata, co-supervised with Miroslav Ćirić, University of Niš, 2011.

Marko Milošević, Ph.D. Thesis: Application of spectral methods in the search for strongly regular graphs, University of Niš, 2008.

Valentina Stanković, M.Sc. Thesis: Mathematica package for spectral graph theory, University of Niš, 2014.

Ivan Stanković, M.Sc. Thesis: Computer–assisted search for conjectures on energy of graphs, University of Niš, 2010.

Vladimir Brankov, M.Sc. Thesis: Computer–assisted search for conjectures in graph theory, University of Niš, 2006.


8th Slovenian conference on graph theory, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, June 21–27, 2015, talk: On ±1-eigenvectors of graphs.

International Symposium on Discrete Mathematics and Mathematical Biology, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, Germany, August 26-27, 2013, talk: Principal eigenvector potpourri.

Computers in Scientific Discovery 6, Portorož, Slovenia, August 21–25, 2012, talk: Spectral approaches to community detection.

7th Slovenian International Conference on Graph Theory, Bled, Slovenia, June 19–25, 2011, talk: Eigenvector approach to spectral radius minimization.

46th Czech-Slovak Conference on Graph Theory, Šachtička, Slovakia, June 6–10, 2011, talk: Maximum decrease in the largest adjacency eigenvalue of a graph by edge deletions.

Mini Conference on Discrete Mathematics Tomo is Sixty, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 26–27, 2009, talk: Play with the principal eigenvector of decorated graphs.

Spectral Graph Theory Workshop in Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 1–4, 2008, talk: Laplacian coefficients and Laplacian-like energy of graphs.

Algebraic Combinatorics at the Adriatic Coast III, Koper, Slovenia, May 16–17, 2008, talk: Star complements and strongly regular graphs.

ARCC Workshop on Spectra of families of matrices described by graphs, digraphs, and sign patterns, Palo Alto, USA, October 23–27, 2006, talk: Energy of graphs: a few open problems and some suggestions.

Spectra of Graphs and Applications, Belgrade, Serbia, September 5, 2006, talk: Further nonexistence results on integral graphs.

Workshop on Graph Theory and Computational Biology, Shanghai, China, March 5–10, 2006, talk: Bioinformatics and Spectra of Graphs.

Mathematics and its Applications in Biology and Chemistry, Bielefeld, Germany, October 9–10, 2003, talk: newGRAPH: a graph theorist’s little helper.


  • Technical University of Graz, Graz, Austria (2016)
  • Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Sciences, Leipzig, Germany(2014)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA (2013)
  • TU Delft, The Netherlands (2013)
  • University of Salzburg, Austria (2013)
  • University of Messina, Messina, Italy (2010)
  • Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Mechanics, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2007)
  • San Diego State University, USA (2006)
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (2006)
  • University of Tilburg, Netherlands (2005)
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2005, 2008)
  • Fluminense Federal University, Niteroi, Brazil (2005)
  • GERAD, Montreal, Canada (2004, 2007)
  • University of Bielefeld, Germany (2002)
  • Rutgers University, USA (2001)