ANUŠKA FERLIGOJ, born August 19, 1947 in Ljubljana.
Ph.D. in Information Science (University of Ljubljana, 1983), M.S. in Operational Research (University of Ljubljana, 1979), Bachelor of Science: Mathematics and Physics (University of Ljubljana, 1971).
Full Professor of Statistics.
She has lecured at all levels and several faculties at the University of Ljubljana and abroad courses on statistics (e.g., Statistics, Multivariate Analysis), social network analysis and methodology. She was guest professor in 2009/10 at the University of Vienna (Paul Lazarsfeld Professorship).
Her research fields: multivariate analysis (especially cluster analysis with constraints and multicriteria clustering), social network analysis (especially measuring networks and blockmodeling), assessing reliability and validity of measurement, analysis of the scientific collaboration networks in time and the use of statistical methods in various scientific disciplines. She published 86 scientific papers, also in the most outstanding journals in the field of methodology and statistics. Her most important books include: Razvrščanje v skupine (1989), Osnove statistike na prosojnicah (1995, 1997), Zanesljivost in veljavnost merjenja (1995) (et al.), Statistični terminološki slovar (1994, 2001) (et al.), Generalized Blockmodeling (et al., Cambridge University Press, 2005), and Understanding Large Temporal Networks and Spacial Networks (et al., Wiley, 2014). She was editor of the journal Metodološki zvezki in 2004-2012 (before series from 1987), now a member of the editorial board. She is also member of the editorial boards of the scientific journals: Journal of Classification (2003-2012); Social Networks (2003-2015); Journal of Mathematical Sociology (1993-2008); Methodology (2005-); Advances in Data Analysis and Classification (2007-2012, in 2011 guest editor); Statistical Analysis and Data Mining (2007-2011); Structure and Dynamics (2005-); Bulletin of Sociological Methodology (2010-); Statistics in Transition (1995-) and Corvinus Journal of Sociology and Social Policy (2010-). She is elected member of the European Academy of Sociology and elected member of the International Statistical Institute. She is a board member of the International Federation of Classification Societies (IFCS).
Expert and organizational work:
She is the head of research programme Social Science Methodology, Statistics and Informatics which was selected among the best research programmes financed by the Slovenian Research Agency in the years 2005 and 2006. She leads other research projects, co-ordinated ESF ECRP project (2010-2012) where co-authorship networks of Slovenian researchers were studied. She also participated at TEMPUS-JPCR project and recently at two COST Action projects (TD 1306 and CA 15109). She was the head of the Programme Council of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Statistics till 2012, now she is the head of Masters programme on Applied Statistics at the University of Ljubljana. She is the president of the Statistical Council of the Republic of Slovenia and was a member of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) (2011-2015). She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Austran Platform for Surveys, Methods and Empirical Analysis – PUMA (2014-) and was a member of the Scientific Council of the Slovenian Research Agency (2011-2015). From 2017 on she is the academic supervisor of the International Laboratory for Applied Network Research at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow. She organized more than 30 international conferences, also the conferences sponsored by RC33 (1988), INSNA (2004), IFCS (2006), ESRA (2013) and first meeting of the COST Action 15109 (2016).
She received the Boris Kidrič Fund Award (1990), the Fulbright Scholarship (1990/1991), the title of Ambassador of Science of Republic of Slovenia (1997), the award of the Statistical Society of Slovenia (1997), the Rok Petrović Fund Award for mentoring diploma thesis (1998), the award of the best professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences in 2007 and 2008 given by faculty students, the Simmel Award in 2007 given by the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Marijan Blejec Award given by Statistical Society of Slovenia (2012), and Golden Plaque given by the University of Ljubljana (2013). For the monograph Generalized Blockmodeling she was awarded the Harrison White Outstanding Book Award for 2007 of the Mathematical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. In 2010 she received Doctor et Professor Honoris Causa at the Eotvos Lorand University (ELTE) in Budapest.