Croatian Mathematical Diaspora
Darko Zubrinic,
written in March 2002.
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
Department of Applied Mathematics
Unska 3, Zagreb, Croatia
Numerous Croatian mathematicians are scattered throughout the
world, on many universities outside of Croatia. By a Croatian
mathematician we mean any mathematician whose origin or education are
at least in part related to Croatia. Majority of them started their
math. education at the University of Zagreb. Some of them have world's
reputation in their respective fields. We do not restrict ourselves
only to contemporary mathematicians.
The aim of this page is to show that we did not forget our
colleagues. We want to provide this list to broader public, both in
Croatia and abroad. Of course, the aim is also to promote closer ties
between Croatian math. diaspora and the math. community of Croatia.
Your remarks or suggestions:
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Ban, Representation theory, Southern Illinois University, USA,
 Mladen Bestvina, Topology, University of Utah,
Salt Lake City, USA,
 Suncica Canic, Hyperbolic PDEs, Biomathematics,
University of California, Berkeley, USA,
 Zoran Crnja, Economics, The Ohio State University, USA,
 Zeljko Cuckovic, Functional analysis, University of Toledo,
USA,
 Jaksa
Cvitanic, Finantial mathematics and statistics, Columbia
University, University of Southern California, USA,
 Tamara Dakic, Combinatorics, Capillano College, Vancouver,
Canada,
 Kresimir Delinic, Germany,
 Vladimir
Dobric, Probability theory, Lehigh University, Bethlehem,
Pennsylvania, USA,
 William (Vilim) Feller
(1906  1970), corresponding memeber of JAZU (since 1991 Croatian
Acadmy of Sciences), Probability theory, Kiel, Copenhagen, Stockholm,
Lund, Providence, Princeton etc.
 Emil Grgin, Logic of quantum mechanics, Yoshiwa University,
New York,
 Alex Grossman, Wavelet analysis, Université Marseilles, France,
see also https://grossmannmeyer.sciencesconf.org/ (many
thanks to professor K. Veselić for the link)
 Zoran Grujic, University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, USA,
 Branko Grünbaum, corresponding member of Croatian
Academy of Sciences and Arts, Geometry, University of Washington,
Seattle, USA,
 Sanja Hukovic, Finantial mathematics, Brown
University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
 Nikolaj B. Ivancic, software development,
LumiCyte, USA
 Dubravko
Ivansic, Topology and Geometry, George Washington University,
Washington DC, USA
 Asia Ivic Weiss, Geometry, York University,
Toronto, Canada,
 Stanislav
Jabuka, Low dimensional topology, Elliptic PDEs on manifolds,
Michigan State University, USA,
 Diana Jakelic, University of Virginia, Charlottesville,
USA,
 Zvonimir
Janko, corresponding member of Croatian Academy of Sciences and
Arts, Theory of finite groups, Block designs,
RuprechtKarlsUniversität Heidelberg, Germany,
 Robert Juricevic, Number theory, University of
Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
 Miroslav Jurisic, Information systems, Macintosh
development, MIT, Boston, USA,
 Ivica Keglevic, Mathematical physics, Germany
 Lou
(Ljubinko) Kondic, Fluid mechanics, numerical solutions of
nonlinear partial differential equations, granular matter, New Jersey
Institute of Technology, USA,
 Goran Konjevod, Computer science, discrete
mathematics, operations research, College of Engineering and Applied
Sciences, Arizona State University, USA,
 Miro Kraetzl, University of South Australia, Adelaide,
Ministry of Defence, Adelaide, Australia,
 Aleksandra Kurepa, Nonlinear elliptic PDEs, North Carolina,
A&T State University, Greesborough, USA,
 Vedran Lelas, Decision support systems, Stochastic
programming, Management Science and Information Systems at the
University of Texas at Austin, School of Bussiness Administration at
the University of Connecticut, USA,
 Goran
Lesaja, Operation Research, Numerical Analysis and Computer
Science, Georgia Southern University, USA,
 Miroslav
Lovric, Differential geometry, Riemannian geometry, McMaster
University, Canada
 Mladen Luksic, Control Theory, Business Development,
Siemens Microelectronics, Infineon Technologies Corporation, San Jose,
USA
 Natasa Macura, Applications of geometry and
topology in biology and life sciences, University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, USA,
 Pavao Mardesic, Dynamical systems, Université
Dijon, France,
 Gordana Matic, Topology, University of Georgia,
Athens, USA,
 Mario
Medvedovic, Biostatistics, University of Cincinnati Medical Center,
USA
 Igor Mezic, (biography),
Applied mechanics, nonLinear dynamics, fluid mechanics, University of
California, Santa Barbara, Harvard University, USA,
 Andro Mikelic, Mathematical physics, Université
Lyon, France,
 Antun Milas, Vertex operator algebras, University
of Arizona, Tuscon, USA
 Natasa MilicFrayling, Integrated systems,
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, Microsoft Research
Cambridge, United Kingdom,
 Dragan Milicic, Representation theory, University
of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
 Uros Milutinovic, Topology, Combinatorics, Pedagoska
fakolteta, Maribor, Slovenia,
 Ivan Mirkovic, Representation theory, University
of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA,
 Davor Obradovic, Formal methods, logic,
programming languages, University of Pennsylvania, USA,
 Marko Pavkovic, Computer science, Israel,
 Radovan Padjen, Paris, France,
 Aleksandar Sasa Pekec, Mathematical Models for
DecisionMaking, Auction Design, Cooperative Games, Optimization, Fuqua
School of Business, Duke University, USA
 Goran
Peskir, Probability theory, University of Aarhus, Denmark,
 Josko Plazonic, Information technology management, Dpt. of Math.,
Princeton, USA,
 Zlata Petricevic, Fuzzy topological spaces,
University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia,
 Hrvoje Podnar, Optimization, State University of New York
at Stony Brook, USA
 Eduard Prugovecki,
Mathematical physics, University of Toronto, Canada
 Branko Soucek, IRIS, Bari, Italy,
 Kristina Rogale, University of Chicago, USA,
 Jan
Rosenzweig, Continuum mechanics, Queen Mary University of London,
United Kingdom,
 Gordan
Savin, Representation theory, University of Utah, Salt Lake City,
USA,
 Andre Scedrov, Mathematical logic, University of
Pennsylvania, Philadeplphia, USA,
 Darko
SkorinKapov, Operation research, Adelphi University, New York,
USA,
 Jadranka SkorinKapov, Operation research, State
University of New York, Stony Brook, New York, USA; see her nice
article on this web: A short historical overview of Istria and, especially,
Pula
 Greys
Sosic, Competition and cooperation in supply chains, Applied game
theory, Electronic markets, University of Southern California, USA,
 Renata Sotirov, Optimization, Universität
Klagenfurt, Austria,
 Ivanka Stajner, DAO's threedimensional ozone data
assimilation system, Data Assimilation Office, NASA, USA,
 Ivan Tomasic, Geometric topology, University of Edinburgh,
Scotland, United Kingdom,
 Aurelija Trgo, Applied mathematics, Carnegie Mellon
University, Washington, University of Southern California, USA,
 Ivan
Veselic, Technische Universitaet Dortmund (Germany),
 Kresimir Veselic, corresponding member of Croatian
Academy of Sciences and Arts, Functional analysis, Mathematical
physics, FernUniversität Hagen, Germany; see his nice article Rudjer Boskovic, Gelehrter und Diplomat
 Mladen Victor Wickerhauser, Wavelet analysis,
University of Georgia, Yale University, Washington University, USA,
 Sanjo Zlobec, Nonlinear programming, Optimization, McGill
University, Montreal, Canada,
 Miljenko
Zabcic, Geometry and Topology, University of Georgia, Athens, USA,
 Sinisa Zampera, Representation theory, +?, Paris 7, France,
 Antonio Zelic, Statistics in finance, Pattern
recognition and Computer vision, Image processing and Stochastic
simulation algorithms, Brown University, USA
 Gordan Zitkovic, Statistics, Columbia University, USA,
 Sasa Zorovic, BancBoston Robertson Stephens, USA,
Outstanding Croatian mathematicians in history:
Hrvatsko
matematicko drustvo (Croatian Mathematical Society)
Scientific math. journals in Croatia:
Math departments in Croatia:
Online book for students:
Mathematics for primary and secondary schools:
History of Croatian science
