Laboratorij za kognitivno nevroznanost

Oddelek za psihologijo, Univerza v Ljubljani

Andrej Kastrin

Dr. Adrej Kastrin
University of Ljubljana
Faculty of Arts
Department of Psychology

Data Scientist
University of Ljubljana
Faculty of Medicine
Institute of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics



2014-2015 PhD in Information Sciences, Faculty of Information Studies, Slovenia
Thesis topic: Classification and discretization of high-dimensional DNA datasets.

1998-2005 M.Sc in Psychology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Thesis topic: Statistical validation of Sensation Seeking Scale.

Working experiences

2016 - (ongoing) Data scientist, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics.
2010-2016 Teaching assistant, Faculty of information studies, Laboratory of data technologies. 2006-2010 Junior researcher fellowship, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Institute of Medical Genetics

Project participation

2015 - (ongoing) PRACE – Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe; 7. FP, European commision
2013-2016 Unravelling biological networks; Slovenian Research Agency, Slovenia
2009-2012 Co-authorsih network of Slovenian scholars: Theoretical analysis and visualization user interface development; Slovenian Research Agency, Slovenia
Integrative genomics in neurodegenerative disorders; Slovenian Research Agency, Slovenia
2009-2012 GENEPARK – Genomic biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease; 6. FP, European commision
2005-2008 Genomic approach to neurodegenerative diseases; Slovenian Research Agency, Slovenia

Teaching activities

2015-2016 Introduction to programming
2015-2016 Information systems
2008-2016 Multivariate analysis
2008-2012 Network analysis
2008-2012 Statistics (elementary and advanced)

Grants and awards

2016 Summer research fellowship, Massive data and supercomputing, PRACE – Partner- ship for Advanced Computing in Europe, 7. FP, European commision
2014-2016 Best paper award, GraphSM conference
2006-2010 Junior researcher fellowship, Slovenian Research Agency, Slovenia

Research interests

Computational statistics: Dimensionality reduction, data discretization Knowledge technologies: Literature-based discovery, question-answering
Network analysis: Analysis and modeling of knowledge networks, mining relational data, link prediction


Representative bibliography is available on the COBISS system. Please also refer to bibliography list on my homepage