Dr. Darko Bozhinoski received his Bachelor Degree in Information and Communication Technology and completed his specialized studies in Computer Engineering in 2012 and 2013, respectively, at the Faculty of Informatics, FON University (Skopje, Macedonia).
He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Gran Sasso Science Institute in L’Aquila, Italy in 2017. His research focuses on the intersection between software engineering and robotics. In his Ph.D. thesis he was investigating the interdependence between mission completion and safety in the area of Mobile Multi-Robot Systems (MMRSs). MMRSs are an emerging class of systems that can work in collaboration with humans in a partially unknown, uncontrollable, and dynamic environment and adapt their behavior at runtime to achieve specific goals. In his Ph.D. thesis he presents a formal modeling framework that supports run-time collective adaptation of MMRSs that satisfies the defined mission while preserving safety constraints. This work was supervised by Dr. Patrizio Pelliccione and Dr. Ivano Malavolta.
During his Ph.D. he obtained funding to perform research as a visting research scholar in two insitutions:
- Software Engineering Department at Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden for 3 months under supervision of Patrizio Pelliccione
- Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA for one academic year 2016-2017 under the supervision of David Garlan(obtained the Fulbright Scholarship Award)
Darko Bozhinoski is a postdoctoral researcher at IRIDIA, Universite libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium). His research focuses on software engineering, software architectures, formal methods, self-adaptive systems, and robotics.
Furthermore, he believes that theory and practise always go together. He focuses on finding efficient software solutions and methodologies that can be reused in different projects, areas and fields. He is always driven by innovation and technology. Hence, he participates as an European Youth Ambassador of the European Youth Award (EYA) for 4 consequentive years. Working together with other ambassadors, jurors and academics from all over Europe he discovers and tutors social enterpreneurship projects that use a variaty of technologies.
Darko is a big advocate of science communication especially towards the young people. Hence, he has been organizing science and technological events as part of Internations organization in order to raise awareness about the technological and scientific discoveries among the general public. His goal is to position himself in the interesection between academia, industry and the general public, trying to understand the requirments of the industry, raise awareness among the general public and participate in making scientific discoveries.
Awards and Recognitions
- Apps for Development, World Bank – “Popular Choice Award” , Washington, USA, 2011;
- Apps for Climate Change, World Bank - “Popular Choice Award”, Washington, USA, 2012;
- European Youth Award - Winner in category GO GREEN , Graz, Austria, 2012;
- World Youth Summit Award - Winner in category GO GREEN , Montreal, Canada, 2012;
- Incredible Green Contest - Bronze medal, ACER, Taipei, Taiwan 2013;