Tuesday 30 January 2007


I was born on the 2nd of February, 1978 in Ljubljana, Slovenia.


01/2010 - LiveNetLife International, Ul. Bratov Tuma 10, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija,
CTO turned CEO of rewarded hi tech startup company focused on Realtime Contextual Crowd Collaboration, Patent pending Contextual Chat and Contextual Crowd Links Recommendation for online media. www.LiveNetLife.com

05/2005 - 12/2009 Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija, Knowledge Technologies Department
Research and research project leadership in the field of text mining, text visualisation, probabilistic ILP, graph evolution over time and machine learning in general.

11/2003 – 11/2004 Jožef Stefan Institute, Jamova 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija, Intelligent Systems Department
Research of improving natural language translation algorithms by means of applying WordNet semantic network. Research of WordNet translation algorithms, word sense disambiguation algorithms and inductive logic programming.

11/2002 – 11/2003 Storscape – Hermes SoftLab, Litijska 51, Ljubljana Slovenia
Storage Management Research and Development,
Leadership of developers (5), testers (5) and support (2) people involved in research and development of BSMEX product – Business Storage Manager for Email – Microsoft Exchange edition.

06/1997 – 07/2000 Hermes SoftLab, Litijska 51, Ljubljana Slovenia
Storage Management Research and Development, Software Developer as a Student Intern: Automatic storage manager using genetic optimization algorithms. Advanced windows user interfaces. Web Application Development - (forms and implementation of communication protocols).

10/1997 – 03/1998 ComLand, Kotnikova 30, Ljubljana, Slovenija
Student Internship: Lotus Notes plug-in development - Development of software supporting the government’s use of Lotus Notes (template, document and index handling). Cellular automata.


11/2006-12/2006 Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA, USA, Machine Learning Department
Visit with prof. Christos Faloutsos. Research on data mining methods for mining large graphs and their evolution through time.

07/2006/-07/2006 Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Helsinki, Finland
A 2 weeks visit with prof. Wray Buntine and Doug Cutting on integrating automated DMOZ classification and NUTCH search engine functionalities.

03/2006-03/2006 German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence, Saarbruecken, Germany.
Visit with Brigitte Joerg on research on automatic classification of European projects into DMOZ hiearchy.


10/2002 – 10/2007 University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science
Master of Science in Computer and Information Science. M.Sc. Thesis: Methods for Analysis of Research Related Data in the IST World Application. Supervisors: Acad. Prof. Dr. Ivan Bratko, Doc. Dr. Dunja Mladenič. Other members of thesis defense commission: Prof. Dr. Hans Uszkoreit, Prof. Dr. Blaž Zupan. In the master thesis I describe the machine learning and the data mining methods used for research data integration and analysis in the scope of IST World.

08/2007 - 08/2007 Machine Learning Summer School, Max Planck Campus, Tuebingen, Germany
Completed a two weeks course in Machine Learning, a foundational discipline of the Information Sciences. The courses combined theory from areas as diverse as Statistics, Mathematics, Engineering, and Information Technology with many practical and relevant real life applications.

09/1996 – 07/2002 University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Computer and Information Science
Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science Diploma Thesis: Extraction of semantic elements from web pages using ILP and alternative OCR like web page presentation.
Projects: Alternative web page presentation using Java3D.

09/1992 – 06/1996 Poljane Grammar School, Ljubljana, Slovenija
Grammar program with emphasized mathematics Grammar school graduate (finished “Matura Exam” with a score of 28 points)

Scholarship10/2000 - 7/2002 Scholarship of Institute Jožef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia


7/2007 - 1/2008 Text Mining for Semantically Enabled Social Browsing - PASCAL Network of Excellence pump priming project. 13 000 EUR

Research Projects2/2008 - 12/2009 ACTIVE (EU IP) - Project aiming to increase the productivity of knowledge workers using machine learning in a pro-active, contextualised, yet easy and unobtrusive way.

11/2007 - 1/2008 Text Mining for Semantically Enabled Social Browsing (part of PASCAL EU NOE) - Integration of Web 2.0 technology and text mining methods for the purpose of enabling social browsing in the context of information.

5/2005 - 11/2007 IST-World (EU SSA) - Project for aggregated research competency analysis resulted in creating the IST-World portal.

My Publications


Marko Grobelnik, Dunja Mladenić, Jure Ferlež. Probabilistic temporal process model for knowledge processes: handling a stream of linked text. In proceedings: Conference on Data Mining and Data Warehouses (SiKDD 2009), October 13th, 2009, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Jure Ferlez, Christos Faloutsos, Jure Leskovec, Dunja Mladenic, Marko Grobelnik. Monitoring Network Evolution using MDL. In proceedings: International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE 2008), April 2008, Cancun, Mexico. Short Poster Paper. (pdf)


Jure Ferlež. Methods for Analysis of Research Related Data in the IST World Application. Master of Science Thesis, University of Ljubljana. October 5th 2007. Ljubljana, Slovenia. (pdf)


Jure Ferlež. IST World – machine learning and data mining at work. InProceedings: Conference on Data Mining and Data Warehouses (SiKDD 2006), October 9th, 2006, Ljubljana, Slovenia (pdf)

Milos Radovanovic, Jure Ferlež, Dunja Mladenić, Marko Grobelnik, Mirjana Ivanović. Extending IST World database with Serbian research publications. InProceedings: Conference on Data Mining and Data Warehouses (SiKDD 2006), October 9th, 2006, Ljubljana, Slovenia. (pdf)

Brigitte Jörg, Mitja Jermol, Hans Uszkoreit, Marko Grobelnik, Jure Ferlež, Atanas Kiryakov. Analytic Information Services for the European Research Area. In Proceedings: eChallenges2006 e-2006 conference, October 25-27, 2006. Barcelona, Spain.

Brigitte Jörg, Jure Ferlež, Edward Grabczewski, Mitja Jermol. IST World: European RTD Information and Service Portal. In Proceedings: CRIS 2006: Enabling Interaction and Quality: Beyond the Hanseatic League. 8th international Conference on Current Research Information Systems, May 11-13, 2006. Bergen, Norway.


FERLEŽ, Jure, GAMS, Matjaž. Shortest-path semantic distance measure in WordNet v2.0. Informatica (Ljublj.), 2004, vol. 28, no. 4, str. 381-386. [COBISS.SI-ID 18726695]


FERLEŽ, Jure, FILIPIČ, Bogdan, BRATKO, Ivan. Ekstrahiranje elementov spletnih strani z induktivnim logičnim programiranjem. V: BOHANEC, Marko (ur.), GAMS, Matjaž (ur.), MLADENIČ, Dunja (ur.), GROBELNIK, Marko (ur.). Zbornik A 5. mednarodne multi-konference Informacijska družba IS'2002, 14. do 18. oktober 2002. Ljubljana: Institut "Jožef Stefan", 2002, str. 58-61. [COBISS.SI-ID 17201191]

FERLEŽ, Jure, GAMS, Matjaž. Shortest path semantic distance, relatedness measure in WordNet v2.0. V: TRČEK, Denis (ur.), LIKAR, Borut (ur.), GROBELNIK, Marko (ur.), MLADENIĆ, Dunja (ur.), GAMS, Matjaž (ur.), BOHANEC, Marko (ur.). Zbornik C 7. mednarodne multi-konference Informacijska družba IS 2004, 9. do 15. oktober 2004, (Informacijska družba). Ljubljana: Institut "Jožef Stefan", 2004, str. 99-102. [COBISS.SI-ID 18548007]

Monday 29 January 2007

old homepage

I have just discovered that my very old and ancient homepage is still online. : ) The page was created something like 9 years ago.

Enjoy: http://users.kiss.si/~k4fr0014/

It took me almost a week to draw the image of the snowboarder inside the Windows 95 Paintbrush. Here is the replica of the site just in case someday the link would go dead:

You thought


seen it all ??


think no more.

Just mail me: jure.ferlez@kiss.uni-lj.si

The email address listed "at Jure's"is not valid anymore though : )

My blog / my homepage

I have decided to setup my new homepage after some years.

Most of us involved in computer science or information technology feel the urge to setup the internet sites by them selves. This results in months spent to decide, setup and maintain servers, software, domains and java/c#/nuke/python/html alternatives.

So I selected to go for a little bit easier, modern and perhaps nowdays usual approach: I will create yet another a blog and pretend it is my new homepage.

So, welcome everyone!

My homepage can only be about:

  1. Computer Science - I am a master student of machine learning at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Currently working for Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  2. Software Engineering - I have experience in participating and leading high quality software development teams.
  3. Sports - basketball, hockey, snowboarding
  4. Arts - I like good music and nice paintings.
  5. life -I like life, and sometimes think about it too much.
So to end this first and very important post: Lep pozdrav vsem (Slovene for: best regards to everyone : )