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Membership in MASA:
Full member, 2007
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies-Skopje; Institute for Nonlinear Science at the University of California in San Diego, USA.
Field of expertise:
Computer Sciences


Acad. Ljupco Kocarev was born on 25th of February 1955 in Skopje. Primary, secondary and higher education (Electrical Engineering) finished in his hometown. He obtained MSc degree in Electrical Engineering in Belgrade, and PhD degree at the Institute of Physics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

In the periods from 1985 to 1999 and from 2007 up to today he is employee of Electrical Engineering Faculty and the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering at the “St. Cyril and Methodius” University in Skopje. From 1999 to 2016 he worked at the University of California, San Diego, USA. He realized study stays in the US, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Spain and Japan. In 2006 he was elected as a fellow of the IEEE (member of the Association of Electrical Engineers in the US).

Scientific interest of Academic Ljupco Kocarev is wide, spanning multiple areas of physics, engineering sciences, and computer science, nonlinear physics, complex systems and networks, electrical circuits and systems, information theory and cryptography, machine learning, data processing and Science of data. In the period from 1986 up to date Academician Ljupco Kocarev has published more than 140 publications in journals with impact factor of more than 10 publications (international and domestic) journals without impact factor, more than 150 publications in the collections and proceedings of peer-reviewed papers (international and domestic) from conferences. He was editor of 6 books and author of 6 patents (approved in the US and / or Europe). His publications are cited according to Web of Sceince (Science Citation Index) 6384 (6133 without just quoting) times while according to Google Scholar they are quoted 11248 times (data from 25-10-2015 year). According to statistics kept by the publisher Elsevier, articles published in Elsevier are viewed / accessed through the portal of the publisher 18946 times (data up to September 2015). According to statistics kept by the publisher Springer, the total number of downloaded texts from the books edited by Acad. Kocarev is 36500 (data as of 2014). Academic Kocarev collaborated with researchers from many countries including the US, Russia, China, Japan, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Hungary, Great Britain, Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Canada, Mexico and many others. Academician Ljupco Kocarev was head of several projects funded by the EU (TEMPUS, FP6, FP7 and Horizon2020), USA (NSF, ONR, NIH), Germany (DFG), NATO, ST Microelctronics Company and the University of California at San Diego and the Ministry of education and science of the Republic of Macedonia.

As a Foreign member of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts  he was elected on 27th of May 2003, and as a Full member of the 1st of May 2007.