Igor Dolinka

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

Personal

Born 26 June 1973, in Subotica, Serbia.

Residence: Novi Sad, Serbia.

Citizenship: Serbian and Hungarian (EU).

Degrees

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.

  • 7/2003-4/2008: Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics and Informatics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad.

  • 6/2000-7/2003: Assistant Professor, Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad.

  • 10/1997-6/2000: Teaching and Research Assistant, Institute of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad.

Academic Service

  • 2012-present; 2002-2004: Head of Algebra and Theoretical Computer Science, Department of Mathematics and Informatics.

  • 2012-present; 2001-2004: Member of the Board of the Department of Mathematics and Informatics.

  • 2019-present: Member of the Expert Committee for Natural Sciences and Mathematics of the Senate of the University of Novi Sad.

  • 1998-2001: Member of the Teaching and Scientific Board of the Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad.

Public Service

  • 2005-2008: President of the Council of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Secretariat of Science and Technology, Government of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.

  • 2001-2003: Member of the Council of Science and Technology, Government of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.

B.Sc. and M.Sc. Courses Conducted

Currently:

  • M147: Theory of Automata (for students of Pure Mathematics),

  • MA63: Semigroups (for students of Pure Mathematics).

Previously: 

  • Algebra 2 (Group Theory) (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),

  • Number Theory (for students of Pure Mathematics),

  • Theory of Computation (for students of Pure Mathematics).

Ph.D. Courses Offered

  • AL-10: Semigroup Theory 1,

  • AL-11: Semigroup Theory 2,

  • AL-12: Group Theory.

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), Nebojša 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

  • 15 invited lectures at international mathematical conferences:

    • Classical and Constructive Semigroups and Applications (ACaCS 2021), Niš, Serbia, September 2021,

    • The eNBSAN Online Meeting, hosted from Manchester and York, UK, June-July 2020,

    • Semigroups and Groups, Automata, Logics (SandGAL 2019), Cremona, Italy, June 2019,

    • Winter One-Relator Workshop (WOW 2018), Norwich, UK, January 2018,

    • The 27th NBSAN Meeting (honouring the 70th birthday of László Márki), York, UK, January 2018,

    • The 92nd Workshop on General Algebra (AAA92), Prague, Czech Republic, May 2016,

    • New Pathways between Group Theory and Model Theory, a conference in memory of Rüdiger Göbel (1940 - 2014), Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, February 2016,

    • LMS - EPSRC Symposium "Permutation Groups and Transformation Semigroups", Durham, UK, July 2015
      (2 lectures),

    • The 19th NBSAN Meeting, York, UK, January 2015,

    • The 17th NBSAN Meeting, Norwich, UK, April 2014,

    • International conference on General Algebra and Its Applications (GAIA 2013), honouring the 65th birthday of Brian Davey, Melbourne, Australia, July 2013,

    • The 13th NBSAN Meeting, York, UK, November 2012,

    • The 80th Workshop on General Algebra (AAA80), Będlewo, Poland, June 2010,

    • International conference "Filomat 2001", Niš, Yugoslavia, August 2001.

  • 17 invited lectures at mathematical seminars of the following universities and institutions:

    • School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK,

    • School of Mathematics, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK,

    • Department of Mathematics, University of York, UK,

    • School of Mathematics, University of Manchester, UK,

    • Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary,

    • Bolyai Institute of Mathematics, University of Szeged, Hungary,

    • Institute of Informatics, University of Szeged, Hungary,

    • Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade, Serbia,

    • Department of Mathematics, University of Niš, Serbia.

Grants

  • 2011-2019: 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).

  • 2016-2018: 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, UK).

  • 2016: Grant of the London Mathematical Society, "Research in Pairs" scheme (870 GBP to support a 9-day research visit in June 2016 to Dr. Robert D. Gray at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK).

  • 2011-2015: Grant of the Government of the AP of Vojvodina, "Applied Linear and Combinatorial Algebra" (PI: Prof. Ljiljana Cvetković).

  • 2006-2010: 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).

  • 2005-2010: Grant of the Government of the AP of Vojvodina, "Tools of Linear and General Algebra in Computer Science" (PI: Prof. Ljiljana Cvetković).

  • 2001-2005: 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, 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 Education-Related Activities

  • 2002-2008: Member of the Committee for Mathematical High School Competitions in Serbia.

  • 2002-2005: Head of the Committee for Mathematical High School Competitions in the North Bačka County.

  • 1997-2002: Lecturer, Department of Mathematics of the Petnica Science Center.

  • 1996-1997: Junior Lecturer, Department of Mathematics of the Petnica Science Center.

Memberships in Professional Organisations

  • Mathematical Society of Serbia.

  • Mathematical Society of Novi Sad.

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 the Vojvodina in 2005.

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

  • Mileva Marić-Einstein 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 Marić-Einstein Award for the best seminar paper in Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Novi Sad, 1996.

Mathematical Olympiads

  • International Mathematical Olympiads (IMO):

    • IMO 1990 (Beijing, CHN): bronze (20/42),

    • IMO 1991 (Sigtuna, SWE): silver (36/42),

    • IMO 1992 (Moscow, RUS): silver (30/42).

  • Balkan Mathematical Olympiads (BMO):

    • BMO 1990 (Sofia, BUL): gold (39/40),

    • BMO 1991 (Constanţa, ROM): silver (28/40),

    • BMO 1992 (Athens, GRE): gold (39/40 - tied absolute winner).