
Igor Dolinka
Full Professor
Department of Mathematics and Informatics
Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad
Trg Dositeja Obradovića 4, 21101 Novi Sad, Serbia
Email: dockie AT dmi.uns.ac.rs

Personal
Born 26 June 1973, in
Subotica, Serbia.
Residence: Novi Sad, Serbia.
Citizenship: Serbian
and Hungarian (EU).
Degrees

Ph.D.
in Mathematics: University of Novi Sad, 26 April 2000.

M.Sc.
in Mathematics: University of Novi Sad, 29 June 1999.

B.Sc.
in Mathematics: Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, 11 June
1997.
Academic
Positions Held

Since
4 November 2021: Corresponding Member, Serbian Academy of Sciences
and Arts.

Since
1 April 2008: Full Professor, Department of Mathematics and
Informatics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad.

7/20034/2008:
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Informatics,
Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad.

6/20007/2003:
Assistant Professor, Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences,
University of Novi Sad.

10/19976/2000:
Teaching and Research Assistant, Institute of Mathematics, Faculty
of Sciences, University of Novi Sad.
Academic
Service

2012present;
20022004: Head of Algebra and Theoretical Computer Science,
Department of Mathematics and Informatics.

2012present;
20012004:
Member of the Board of the Department of Mathematics and
Informatics.

2022present:
Member of the Steering Committee of the Mathematical
Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade,
Serbia.

20202022:
Director of the PhD study programme in Mathematics,
Department of Mathematics and Informatics.

20192022:
Member of the Expert Committee for Natural Sciences and Mathematics
of the Senate of the University of Novi Sad.

19982001:
Member of the Teaching and Scientific Board of the Faculty of
Sciences, University of Novi Sad.
Public
Service

2022present:
Member of the Expert Board for Mathematics, Computer Science, and
Mechanics, Ministry of Science, Technological
Development, and Innovations, Government of the Republic of Serbia.

20052008:
President of the Council of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Secretariat of Science and Technology,
Government of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.

20012003:
Member of the Council of Science and Technology, Government of the
Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.
B.Sc. and
M.Sc. Courses Conducted
Currently:

M109/M509:
Algebra 1 (for B.Sc. students of Pure Mathematics),

M116/M516: Algebra 2 (for B.Sc. students of Pure Mathematics),

M147:
Theory of Automata (for B. Sc. students of Pure Mathematics),

MA63:
Semigroups (for M.Sc. students of Pure
Mathematics).
Previously:

Number Theory (for students of Pure Mathematics),

Theory
of Computation (for students of Pure Mathematics),

Discrete Mathematics 1 (for students of Applied Mathematics),

Analysis
of Algorithms (for students of Applied Mathematics),

Analysis of Algorithms (for students of Computer
Science),

Formal
Languages and Automata (for students of Computer Science).
Ph.D.
Courses Offered
Ph.D., M.Sc. and Master Theses
Suprevision and Examination

Ph.D.
theses supervised: Ivana Đurđev
(2020).

Ph.D.
theses examined (as a member of a Ph.D. jury or an external
examiner): Gerard A. O'Reilly (St Andrews, 2021), Sean Gardiner (Sydney, 2021), Tamás Dékány (Szeged, 2019), Tamás
Hajgató (Szeged, 2014), Jillian
D. McPhee (St Andrews, 2012), Maja
Pech (Novi Sad, 2009), Petar
Đapić (Novi Sad, 2008), Miklós
Hartmann (Szeged, 2008), Zoltán
L. Németh (Szeged, 2008), Milovan
Vinčić (Novi Sad, 2001).

Master
and M.Sc. theses supervised: Viola Kovacsics (2021), Jelena
Radović (2016), Ivana Đurđev (2015), Attila Fésűs (2013), Ivana Grković (2010), Tatjana Petrov
(2007), Neboja Mudrinski
(2005).
Research
Interests
Semigroups and
similar structures with an associative multiplication (with emphasis on
combinatorial semigroup theory, semigroup varieties, algebraic aspects
of formal languages, etc.), as well as related chapters of group theory,
combinatorics, and logic.
Invited
Lectures
Grants

20222027:
Named Project Partner of the EPSRC Fellowship
EP/V032003/1
"Algorithmic,
topological and geometric aspects of infinite groups, monoids and
inverse semigroups" (PI: Dr. Robert D. Gray, University of East Anglia,
Norwich)

2022:
PI of the Individual Grant of the Research Fund of SASA, F121
"Problems of combinatorial semigroup and group theory".

20212024:
Visiting Researcher, joint EPSRC Grants EP/V002953/1
(University of York) and EP/V003224/1
(University of St Andrews) "Right Noetherian and
coherent monoids" (PIs: Prof. Victoria Gould (York) and Prof.
Nik Rukuc (St Andrews)).

20112019:
Grant No.174019 of the Ministry of Education and Science of the
Republic of Serbia, "Numerical Linear Algebra and Discrete
Structures" (PI: Prof. Ljiljana Cvetković).

20162018:
Named Project Partner of the EPSRC First Grant EP/N033353/1
"Special inverse
monoids: subgroups, structure, geometry, rewriting systems and the
word problem" (PI: Dr. Robert D. Gray,
University of East Anglia, Norwich).

2016:
Grant of the London Mathematical Society, "Research in
Pairs" scheme (to support a 10day research visit in
June 2016 to Dr. Robert D. Gray at the University of East Anglia,
Norwich).

20112015:
Grant of the Government of the AP of Vojvodina, "Applied
Linear and Combinatorial Algebra" (PI: Prof. Ljiljana Cvetković).

20062010:
Grant No.144011 of the Ministry of Science and Technological
Development of the Republic of Serbia, "Algebraic Structures
and Methods of Information Processing" (PI: Prof. Miroslav
Ćirić).

20052010:
Grant of the Government of the AP of Vojvodina, "Tools of
Linear and General Algebra in Computer Science" (PI: Prof.
Ljiljana Cvetković).

20012005:
Grant No.1227 of the Ministry of Science and Environment of the
Republic of Serbia, "Algebraic and Combinatorial Methods in
Information and Communication Technologies" (PI: Prof. Miroslav
Ćirić).
Editor of Journals
Editor of
Proceedings Volumes

2010:
Proceedings of the 3rd Novi Sad Algebraic Conference 2009 (NSAC
2009), a special issue of Novi Sad Journal of Mathematics (with
P. Marković).

2004:
Proceedings of the Novi Sad Algebraic Conference 2003 (NSAC 2003), a
special issue of Novi Sad Journal of Mathematics (with A.
Tepavčević).

1999:
Proceedings of the VIII International Conference "Algebra &
Logic" (Novi Sad, 1998), a special issue of Novi Sad Journal
of Mathematics (with S. Crvenković).
Refereeing
Refereed for research
journals including: Transactions of the American Mathematical Society,
Journal of the London Mathematical Soceity, Bulletin
of the London Mathematical Soceity, Quarterly Journal of Mathematics, Forum Mathematicum, Journal of the Australian Mathematical Society,
Canadian Journal of Mathematics, Journal of Algebra, Journal of
Pure and Applied Algebra, International Journal of
Algebra and Computation, Communications in Algebra, Semigroup Forum, Algebra Universalis,
Algebra and Discrete Mathematics, Discussiones
Mathematicae  General Algebra and Applications, Theoretical
Computer Science, Information and Computation, Discrete
Mathematics, Journal of Combinatorial Theory (Series A), European Journal of Combinatorics,
Central
European Journal of Mathematics, Acta Mathematica Hungarica, Periodica Mathematica Hungarica,
Publicationes Mathematicae
Debrecen, Acta Scientiarum Mathematicarum (Szeged), Publications
de l'Institut Mathematique (Beograd), Novi Sad Journal of
Mathematics.
Conference
Organisation
Other
EducationRelated Activities

20022008:
Member of the Committee for Mathematical High School Competitions in
Serbia.

20022005:
Head of the Committee for Mathematical High School Competitions in
the North Bačka County.

19972002:
Lecturer, Department of Mathematics of the Petnica Science Center.

19961997:
Junior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics of the Petnica Science
Center.
Memberships
in Professional Organisations
Professional
Awards

dr
Zoran Đinđić Award for
the best young (under 35) scientist in Vojvodina in 2006.

Travel
grant award of the Government of the AP of Vojvodina for the 10
best young scientists in Vojvodina in 2005.

Award
for the Best Young Algebraists in Serbia,
International Conference "Filomat 2001", University of
Ni,
2001.

Mileva
MarićEinstein Award for
the best PhD thesis in Mathematics and Computer Science,
University of Novi Sad, 2000.
Student
Awards

University
Student of the Year Award,
University of Novi Sad, 1997.

Faculty
Student of the Year Award,
Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, 1997.

Mileva
MarićEinstein Award for
the best seminar paper in Mathematics and Computer Science,
University of Novi Sad, 1996.
Mathematical
Olympiads
