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.

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  1. Dubravka Ban, Representation theory, Southern Illinois University, USA,
  2. Mladen Bestvina, Topology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA,
  3. Suncica Canic, Hyperbolic PDEs, Biomathematics, Stony Brook, New York, University of Houston, USA,
  4. Zoran Crnja, Economics, The Ohio State University, USA,
  5. Zeljko Cuckovic, Functional analysis, University of Toledo, USA,
  6. Jaksa Cvitanic, Finantial mathematics and statistics, Columbia University, University of Southern California, USA,
  7. Tamara Dakic, , Combinatorics, Capillano College, Vancouver, Canada,
  8. Kresimir Delinic, Germany,
  9. Vladimir Dobric, Probability theory, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA,
  10. William (Vilim) Feller (1906 - 1970), corresponding memeber of JAZU (since 1991 Croatian Acadmy of Sciences), Probability theory, Kiel, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Lund, Providence, Princeton etc.
  11. Emil Grgin, Logic of quantum mechanics, Yoshiwa University, New York,
  12. Alex Grossman, Wavelet analysis, Université Marseilles, France,
  13. Zoran Grujic, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA,
  14. Branko Grünbaum, corresponding member of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Geometry, University of Washington, Seattle, USA,
  15. Sanja Hukovic, Finantial mathematics, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
  16. Nikolaj B. Ivancic, software development, LumiCyte, USA
  17. Dubravko Ivansic, Topology and Geometry, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA
  18. Asia Ivic Weiss, Geometry, York University, Toronto, Canada,
  19. Stanislav Jabuka, Low dimensional topology, Elliptic PDEs on manifolds, Michigan State University, USA,
  20. Diana Jakelic, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA,
  21. Zvonimir Janko, corresponding member of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Theory of finite groups, Block designs, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitšt Heidelberg, Germany,
  22. Robert Juricevic, Number theory,University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
  23. Miroslav Jurisic, Information systems, Macintosh development, MIT, Boston, USA,
  24. Ivica Keglevic, Mathematical physics, Germany
  25. Lou (Ljubinko) Kondic, Fluid mechanics, numerical solutions of nonlinear partial differential equations, granular matter, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA,
  26. Goran Konjevod, Computer science, discrete mathematics, operations research, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Arizona State University, USA,
  27. Miro Kraetzl, , University of South Australia, Adelaide, Ministry of Defence, Adelaide, Australia,
  28. Aleksandra Kurepa, , Nonlinear elliptic PDEs, North Carolina, A&T State University, Greesborough, USA,
  29. 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,
  30. Goran Lesaja, Operation Research, Numerical Analysis and Computer Science, Georgia Southern University, USA,
  31. Miroslav Lovric, Differential geometry, Riemannian geometry, McMaster University, Canada
  32. Mladen Luksic, , Control Theory, Business Development, Siemens Microelectronics, Infineon Technologies Corporation, San Jose, USA
  33. Natasa Macura, Applications of geometry and topology in biology and life sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA,
  34. Pavao Mardesic, Dynamical systems, Université Dijon, France,
  35. Gordana Matic, Topology, University of Georgia, Athens, USA,
  36. Mario Medvedovic, Biostatistics, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, USA
  37. Igor Mezic, (biography), Applied mechanics, non-Linear dynamics, fluid mechanics, University of California, Santa Barbara, Harvard University, USA,
  38. Andro Mikelic, Mathematical physics, Université Lyon, France,
  39. Antun Milas, Vertex operator algebras, University of Arizona, Tuscon, USA
  40. Natasa Milic-Frayling, Integrated systems, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA, Microsoft Research Cambridge, United Kingdom,
  41. Dragan Milicic, Representation theory, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA
  42. Uros Milutinovic, , Topology, Combinatorics, Pedagoska fakolteta, Maribor, Slovenia,
  43. Ivan Mirkovic, Representation theory, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA,
  44. Davor Obradovic, Formal methods, logic, programming languages, University of Pennsylvania, USA,
  45. Marko Pavkovic, Computer science, Israel,
  46. Radovan Padjen, Paris, France,
  47. Aleksandar Sasa Pekec, Mathematical Models for Decision-Making, Auction Design, Cooperative Games, Optimization, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, USA
  48. Goran Peskir, Probability theory, University of Aarhus, Denmark,
  49. Josko Plazonic, , Information technology management, Dpt. of Math., Princeton, USA,
  50. Zlata Petricevic, Fuzzy topological spaces, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia,
  51. Hrvoje Podnar, Optimization, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
  52. Eduard Prugovecki, Mathematical physics, University of Toronto, Canada
  53. Branko Soucek, IRIS, Bari, Italy,
  54. Kristina Rogale, University of Chicago, USA,
  55. Jan Rosenzweig, Continuum mechanics, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom,
  56. Gordan Savin, Representation theory, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA,
  57. Andre Scedrov, Mathematical logic, University of Pennsylvania, Philadeplphia, USA,
  58. Darko Skorin-Kapov, Operation research, Adelphi University, New York, USA,
  59. Jadranka Skorin-Kapov, 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
  60. Greys Sosic, Competition and cooperation in supply chains, Applied game theory, Electronic markets, University of Southern California, USA,
  61. Renata Sotirov, Optimization, Universitšt Klagenfurt, Austria,
  62. Ivanka Stajner, DAO's three-dimensional ozone data assimilation system, Data Assimilation Office, NASA, USA,
  63. Ivan Tomasic, Geometric topology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom,
  64. Aurelija Trgo, Applied mathematics, Carnegie Mellon University, Washington, University of Southern California, USA,
  65. Ivan Veselic, Ruhr Universitšt Bochum (Germany),
  66. Kresimir Veselic, corresponding member of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Functional analysis, Mathematical physics, FernUniversitšt Hagen, Germany; see his nice article Rudjer Boskovic, Gelehrter und Diplomat
  67. Mladen Victor Wickerhauser, Wavelet analysis, University of Georgia, Yale University, Washington University, USA,
  68. Sanjo Zlobec, , Nonlinear programming, Optimization, McGill University, Montreal, Canada,
  69. Miljenko Zabcic, Geometry and Topology, University of Georgia, Athens, USA,
  70. Sinisa Zampera, Representation theory, +?, Paris 7, France,
  71. Antonio Zelic, Statistics in finance, Pattern recognition and Computer vision, Image processing and Stochastic simulation algorithms, Brown University, USA
  72. Gordan Zitkovic, , Statistics, Columbia University, USA,
  73. 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