Aleksandar Karadimce

Macedonia University St. Paul the Apostle - Ohrid

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Cryptology and Data Security Group, University of Bern https://crypto.unibe.ch/ A Ph.D. position is available in the Cryptology and Data Security research group at the Institute of Computer Science, University of Bern, led by Christian Cachin. The research addresses all aspects of security in distributed systems, especially cryptographic protocols, consistency, consensus, and cloud-computing security. We are particularly interested in blockchains, distributed ledger technology, cryptocurrencies, and their security and economics. Candidates should have a strong background in computer science and its mathematical foundations. They should like conceptual, rigorous thinking for working theoretically. Demonstrated expertise in cryptography, distributed computing, or blockchain technology is a plus. Applicants must hold a master degree in the relevant research fields. Positions are available for starting in Spring 2024 and come with a competitive salary. The selection process runs until suitable candidates have been found. The University of Bern conducts excellent research and lives up its vision that "Knowledge generates value". The city of Bern lies in the center of Switzerland and offers some of the highest quality of life worldwide. If you are interested, please apply be sending email with **one single PDF file** and **subject line** set to **Application for Ph.D.**, addressed directly to Prof. Christian Cachin at **crypto.inf (at) unibe.ch.** For more information, please contact Christian Cachin (https://crypto.unibe.ch/cc/).

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Commented on UNVEILING GREY MATTER CHANGES
The study's significant finding of grey matter degeneration in schizophrenia patients underscores the complexity of the disorder and opens avenues for further research to enhance our understanding and management of schizophrenia. Grey Matter Degeneration: The study revealed significant grey matter degeneration in schizophrenia patients compared to healthy participants. Implications: Suggests a potential link between neurotransmitter imbalances, antipsychotic medication, and structural brain changes in schizophrenia. Highlights the importance of understanding grey matter changes as part of the neuropathology of schizophrenia. Considerations: Further exploration of specific patterns and locations of grey matter changes is crucial. Longitudinal studies may provide insights into the progression of grey matter changes over time and in response to treatment.

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Commented on Conferences 2023-2024
3rd Annual Doctoral Conference - VDS CoBeNe PhD Academy (i.e., the conference of the CogSci PhD students). Info & program on the webpage <https://vds-cobene.univie.ac.at/phd-news-education/phd-academy/2024/>

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Commented on Impact of AI on Cybersecurity
Criminal actors may utilize AI to spread malware and other cyber risks. However, ChatGPT produces code that is far from ideal. In some cases, it may be able to get you 80% of the way there but not all the way across the finish line. Coding is an all-or-nothing endeavor. If the code is incomplete, it will not function. This means that the final mile of human knowledge and refining is required to make things operate properly. Taking this into account, it may not pose as serious a threat as sensationalist headlines suggest. Company leaders must grasp the possible risks and benefits of utilizing AI in cybersecurity and examine the ethical implications of implementing AI-based solutions. See how AI Is Disrupting And Transforming The Cybersecurity Landscape https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2023/03/15/how-ai-is-disrupting-and-transforming-the-cybersecurity-landscape/?sh=340e31334683

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Commented on Postdoctoral positions 2023 - 2024
IRELAND: 25 Postdoctoral positions available for Medical Device Research and Development Deadline: 12 February 2024 The MedTrain+ Program aims to enhance researchers' creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative potential via advanced training and international and inter-sectoral mobility. The three-year fellowships are based throughout nine academic organizations in Ireland. Guide for applicants https://curamdevices.ie/curam/research/eu-projects/medtrain/apply/ More information here https://curamdevices.ie/curam/research/eu-projects/medtrain/

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Commented on International Scholarships & Awards 2024
TaiwanICDF International Higher Education Scholarship Program The TaiwanICDF has established the Taiwan International Cooperation Alliance (TICA) with 23 partner universities, setting up an operational platform under this TICA framework to manage and improve the scholarship program. In 2024, there are 29 programs offered for TaiwanICDF Scholarship application. For more information about each of the programs offered in 2024, please refer to their website https://ppt.cc/fdd4Kx

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Commented on Conferences 2023-2024
CALL FOR PAPERS 2024 IEEE International Conference on Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence and Communications Technology (IAICT 2024) Hybrid Conference (Bali and Virtual Conference) Bali-Indonesia, July 4-6, 2024 http://iaict.org/ Papers Submission Deadline : March 5, 2024 The IAICT 2024 provide a wonderful forum for researchers, academicians, professionals, and students from various engineering fields and with cross-disciplinary interests and working in Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence and Communications Technology to refresh knowledge base, explore the innovations, interact and disseminate information on the latest developments. We will strive to offer plenty of networking opportunities, providing you with opportunity to meet and interact with leading scientists and researchers, friends and colleagues. The conference will include technical sessions, tutorials and technology and business panels. You are invited to submit your papers to the conference. After peer review process, accepted papers will be published in the IAICT 2024 Conference Proceedings and presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore after each paper is thoroughly reviewed and (if any) satisfactorily modified according to the reviewer comments.

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Commented on Impact of AI on Cybersecurity
Artificial intelligence (AI), like any other economic and technical endeavour, will revolutionize both offence and defence. Its impact will be felt throughout all of the themes discussed here. As AI advances alarmingly, we should expect to see more sophisticated and intelligent AI-powered attacks. This will include deepfake social engineering attempts and automated malware that intelligently adjusts to avoid detection. https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2023/10/11/the-10-biggest-cyber-security-trends-in-2024-everyone-must-be-ready-for-now/?sh=55c9a0425f13

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Commented on AI in Scholarly Publishing
Invitation from our journal /Journal of Autonomous Intelligence/ ISSN: 2630-5046 (Citescore 1.1), which has been indexed in Scopus in the category of Computer Science. JAI is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and review articles covering all aspects of autonomous intelligence with emphasis on artificial intelligence and robotic self-learning. Given your innovative work in this field, we would be honored to have your expertise showcased in our journal. Benefits of publishing with JAI: 1. Open access (unlimited and free access for readers). 2. Indexed by the Scopus. 3. Fast Publication combined with thorough peer review. Journal web page https://jai.front-sci.com/index.php/jai

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Commented on Regulation of AI
Future of AI through philanthropic funding. Trustworthy AI Funding Principles | A MozFest Funder Track Event Event by Mozilla on Wed, Jan 24, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM https://www.linkedin.com/events/7142546116528537603/

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Commented on Mental health
New research, however, published in the journal "JAMA Network Open" (JAMA Network Open), indicates that greenery also contributes to greater bone strength, which means greater resistance to fractures and osteoporosis in later life. Bone density in children aged four to six was measured by ultrasound. The research involved more than 300 children in the Flanders region of Belgium, from urban, suburban and rural areas. Bone strength increases during childhood and adolescence, and after the age of 50, it begins to decrease. During the research, the child's age, weight, height, ethnic origin and the mother's level of education were taken into account. Thus, children with 20-25 percent green areas above the average, 1,000 meters from their home have a 66 percent lower risk of low bone density. The tests did not reveal any difference between boys and girls. On the other hand, two other recent studies on bone density in adults and the association with green spaces as a factor have given conflicting results. An analysis of 66,000 people in Southwest China reveals a significant positive relationship between greenery and bone density and strength. But a study of 4,000 people over the age of 65 in Hong Kong found no conclusive link, The Guardian reports, perhaps because Hong Kong is a very densely populated city with few green spaces. Sleurs H, Silva AI, Bijnens EM, et al. Exposure to Residential Green Space and Bone Mineral Density in Young Children. JAMA Netw Open. 2024;7(1):e2350214. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.50214 https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2813603?resultClick=3

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Commented on Conferences 2023-2024
Call for Papers at the 2024 International Conference on Demographic Transition, Health & Technologies is open. It will be held at UPSE - Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena, in Salinas, Ecuador, between the 17th and the 19th of October 2024, is an international forum for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, results, experiences and concerns in the several perspectives of demographic transition, health and technologies. Important Dates Paper Submission: May 15, 2024. Notification of Acceptance: June 26, 2024. Payment of Registration, to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings: July 10, 2024. Camera-ready Submission: July 10, 2024. https://www.icdtht.org/index.php/en/call-for-papers

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Commented on Summer/Winter schools
International Summer School in Econometrics, Ohrid, August 2024 the Institute of Economics – Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University is organizing the International Summer School in Econometrics, 7th – 13th August 2024 in Ohrid. The course in Econometrics will be held by the renowned professor in econometrics, Mustafa Özer, PhD, from Anadolu University, Eskişehir, Turkey. This summer school is an excellent opportunity for professionals and students to gain valuable insights into quantitative and econometric analysis focused on practical applications relevant to macro- and micro-economics and other fields such as tourism, political science, sociology, education, forestry and agricultural economics. The focus on applied regression analysis will give participants hands-on experience with real data and real analysis. By learning econometric methods and applications, participants will develop their analytical skills and the capacity to build the kind of predictive models that enhance decision-making when faced with uncertainty in real-world contexts. For more information, please visit the following link https://www.ek-inst.ukim.edu.mk/international-summer-school/

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Commented on International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies
International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies (IJIIT) This journal was converted to Gold Open Access on January 1, 2023 Indexed In: Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC, SCOPUS, Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) A large number of organizations is using intelligent information technologies for improving productivity in many roles such as assistants to human operators and autonomous decision-making components of complex systems. While a number of intelligent applications have been developed in various domains, there are still a number of research issues that have to be explored in terms of their design, implementation, integration, and deployment over the Internet or a corporate Intranet. IJIIT web page https://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-intelligent-information-technologies/1089

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Commented on AI in education, teaching, learning
One of the possible uses of chatbots for people in inclusive environments is to support student success and learning outcomes in education. Chatbots can provide direct and individualized information sharing, referrals to additional sources, game-like learning content design, and interactive feedback https://logopsycom.com/the-way-chatbots-can-contribute-to-inclusive-education/. Chatbots in inclusive education is exactly the topic that the Erasmus Plus project CHATBOT4VET has taken on. The intention is to create a platform on which a personalized learning experience can be delivered in relation to VET education. https://logopsycom.com/projects/chatbot-tutor/