A PhD Student from the University of Maribor Wins the Contest of Scientific Papers IEEE Regije 8
Lucija Brezočnik, a graduate of the Master’s study programme on Computer Science and Communication Technologies of the University of Maribor and a PhD student of the Computer Science programme at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science won the IEEE Regije 8 Student Research Contest. The contest brings together specialists in the field of electrical engineering and computer sciences from Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
The final stage of the contest was held on 6–8 July at the international conference EUROCON-2017 in Ohrid (Macedonia).
Lucija Brezočnik, working with Professor Vili Podgorelc, wrote a paper on Feature Selection for Classification Using Particle Swarm Optimization, in which she described a new method of searching for information attributes with high-level data management operations, which allows reducing the number of attributes and achieving better results for classifying complex data groups. Thanks to this success, the University of Maribor and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science were among the most successful educational institutions in the contest. In 1999, Vili Podgorelc, being a student, also won the finals of this contest.