Studies and courses
 Kristina (Vučković) Kocijan

Kristina Kocijan, PhD, Associate Professor

Office hours: (room E-314)

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: +385-1-4092318 





Kristina (Vučković) Kocijan (MBZ 256 436) (ORCID: 0000-0001-9467-5313) was born on December 16th 1973 in Metković, where she attended the first three years of high school. She graduated from Sandalwood Senior High School in Jacksonville, Florida, USA, as 12th in the class.
In 1992 she enrolled at the FCCJ (Florida Community College at Jacksonville) and finished the first year as an A Student, making the Dean's List. In 1993, she transfered to the Department of Information Sciences and Department of English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, where she graduated in 1998.
She received her MA in May 2004 after defending her thesis 'Case Grammars and Understing of Croatian Language'. In April 2009, she defended her PhD Thesis 'Model of a Parser for Croatian Language' at the Doctoral Studies offered by the Department of Information and Communication Sciences at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. She has attended a number of courses and summer schools at home and abroad, as well.
As of November, 2000, she has been working as a research and teaching assistant at the Department of Information and Communication Sciences where she is currently working as an Associate Professor. She has participated in teaching courses on Fundamentals of Programming, Object-Oriented Programming, Basics of Web Design, Advanced Programming of Web Applications, Usage of Multimedia Tools, Grammar-driven Language Models, Introduction to Management of Information Institutions, Computational Linguistics.
Since 2000, she has participated in number of national and international scientific projects, presented papers at national and international conferences and held several workshops. 



  • 2004 - 2009 Faculty of Arts, Department of Information Sciences, Doctorate
  • 1999 - 2004 Faculty of Arts, Department of Information Sciences, Post-graduate study
  • 1993 - 1998 Faculty of Arts, Department of Information Sciences, Department of English Language and Literature, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1992 - 1993 FCCJ (Florida Community College at Jacksonville), Jacksonville, FL, USA
  • 1991 - 1992 Sandalwood Senior High School, Jacksonville, FL, USA


Work experience:

  • since November 2000 : Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Information Sciences.
  • March 1999 - July 1999 : Mlinarska High School for Nurses;
  • September 1997 - 1999 : Dobriša Cesarić Primary School;
  • 1995 - 1998 : Don;
  • October 1995 - October 1996 : MHM;
  • October 1995 - June 1996 : MRJ International;
  • July and September 1994, July and September 1995, July and September 1996, July and September 1997, July and September 1998, July and September 1999 : Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences;
  • October 1994 - June 1995 : Health Union;


Fields of interest:

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Big Data
  • Data Quality
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Data Management
  • Programming (html, css, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, Delphi)
  • Application of new technologies in education




Project participation:

  • UniDive: Universality, diversity and idiosyncrasy in language technology - COST action (2022 - 2026)
  • NLP in the medical domain (2017- )
  • PARSEME (PARsing and Multi-word Expressions) (2017 - )
  • Model Analysis and Design of e-dictionary for Learning Asian Languages (2016)
  • MemAzija - Memory algorithms and their usage for learning Asian Languages (2015-2016)
  • System development for e-learning of Asian Languges with the help of memory algorithms (2015)
  • Building Citation Trees (2015-2016)
  • Data mining for the development of a multimedia and multimodal learning system (2013-2014)
  • CESAR: Central and South-East European Resources - ICT-PSP (2011-2013)
  • LetsMT! - Platform for Online Sharing of Training Data and Building User Tailored MT - ICT-PSP (2010-2012)
  • Computational Syntax of Croatian Language (2007-2013)
  • Machine translation of natural languages
  • Web site design for the freshmen of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Interactive picture dictionary for children
  • Digital Collection for Students with Disabilites
  • PUPIG - learning with the help of a computer


Course participation: