Aleksandar Karadimce

Macedonia University St. Paul the Apostle - Ohrid

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Commented on Programming application of contemporary jewelry design forms based on Grasshopper software
This study adopts the method of cross-disciplinary research, sketching the jewellery, analyzing from the point line surface perspective to construct the 3D model of jewellery, then colouring the 3D model of jewellery through Photoshop, more realistic aesthetics, optimizing the details of the 3D model according to the formula, establishing the mapping function to input into the python custom module, establishing the mapping relationship between semantic evaluation and design parameters By applying the genetic algorithm, it solves the complex design problems that cannot be dealt with by human enumeration scheme, and provides the optimal scheme and optimization direction for the design based on a large amount of operation, integrating the methods of design, art theory, software programming and other By integrating different disciplinary approaches, the objective and rigour of the design process are improved based on the relatively subjective nature of art and design.

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Commented on Academic Research Databases
Research4Life is a collaborative initiative providing free or low-cost access to scientific and scholarly content for researchers, academics, and professionals in low- and middle-income countries. Established by the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme, and other partners, Research4Life encompasses programs like HINARI, AGORA, and OARE, offering access to a vast repository of peer-reviewed journals, books, and databases in various disciplines, including health, agriculture, and environmental science. By bridging the digital divide, Research4Life aims to empower individuals in resource-constrained settings with essential knowledge, fostering global collaboration and advancing scientific progress for sustainable development. Web page portal research4life.org An institution to Research4Life can get a free trial six-month period, through which staff and students at your institution will have access to one of the world’s largest collections of scientific and technical literature offered by the leading international scientific publishers.

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Commented on Women and Girls in Science
This Friday, 23rd of February (10:30 CET) COST ENIS network will be hosting a roundtable on the topic of women in science to celebrate the day of women and girls in science (11th Feb). They would like to invite all of you to attend the roundtable, during which you will also have time to contribute your thoughts and questions. Thoughts and views will be shared from both the researcher and the practitioner side, and we'll also welcome ideas by early-career researchers as well as more senior academics. Here's the link for you to connect to the event, which you're also more than welcome to share: Join Zoom Meeting https://unibas.zoom.us/j/61016736803 Meeting ID: 610 1673 6803 For your information: The event will be recorded and transformed into a podcast so that we can have it as part of the ENIS Podcast series :-)

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Commented on Digital transformation of society
webinar on Advanced Digitalization of Industries: from Industrial IoT to Cloud/Fog Automation Wednesday, 21 February 2024 2:00 PM Stockholm, Sweden (8:00 AM EST) https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0402wuktQTC86zNuVqjZPA#/ Presenter: Dr. Zhibo Pang, Senior Principal Scientist, ABB Corporate Research Sweden and an Adjunct Professor, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

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Commented on Grants & challenges
Western Balkans Fund Move Grants Now Open to Boost Regional Cooperation and Mobility in the Western Balkans Region The Western Balkans Fund (WBF) is pleased to announce the opening of the Fourth Call for WBF Move Grants, aimed at fostering regional cooperation and mobility within the Western Balkans Region. This initiative seeks to empower individuals across various sectors by providing financial support for projects that promote collaboration and exchange. The WBF Move Grants offer a maximum amount of 4,000 Euros in grants to eligible applicants. The grants are open to diverse individuals, including academic staff, researchers, students, civil society activists, public employees, journalists, artists, athletes, and more. WBF Move Grants is a grant scheme launched by the Western Balkans Fund in 2023. In the three previous Calls for Proposals (March, June, October 23), WBF provided 85 grants to regional stakeholders. For more please visit: https://westernbalkansfund.org/ Key details of the Fourth Call for WBF Move Grants include: Application Period: The application period will last 30 days, providing interested individuals ample time to submit their proposals (20 February-20 March). Application Process: Applicants must apply through the Online Grant Management System, which can be accessed via the official webpage of the Western Balkans Fund at www.westernbalkansfund.org. Eligibility: All citizens holding the nationality of one of the Contracting Parties of the WBF are eligible to apply. The WBF Move Grants Scheme is part of the institutional strengthening and diversification of the grant portfolio of the Western Balkans Fund, supported by the Swiss Government.

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Commented on NATO science for peace and security program
SPS's present aims include detecting and preventing the use of chemical, biological, and radiological weapons to combat terrorism. • Defense against security studies the causes and potential solutions to resource security issues such as food and energy scarcity, as well as environmental degradation. • Proactive assessment of problems related to partner country priorities.

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Commented on Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS Programme)
Next SPS calls for proposals Many interested researchers are wondering when they will be able to submit new proposals. Here are the tentative timelines of the next SPS calls for proposals: The 2024/2 call for proposals will be launched in April, with a deadline in June 2024. The 2025/1 call for proposals will be launched in in October, with a deadline in January 2025.

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Commented on Medical Advancements
AI systems that can engage in diagnostic discourse have the potential to improve accessibility, consistency, and quality of care. However, mimicking physician expertise is a significant great issue. The team behind Google DeepMind have proposed a new AI model, designed for diagnostic dialogue, called AMIE (Articulate Medical Intelligence Explorer), in a recent preprint paper, Towards Conversational Diagnostic AI (https://arxiv.org/abs/2401.05654) published on 11 January on arXiv. The model could take in information from patients and provide clear explanations of medical conditions in a wellness visit consultation.

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Commented on MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2024
MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships HORIZON-MSCA-2024-PF-01  2024 Invitation to the postdoctoral candidates interested in applying to the Horizon Europe MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships HORIZON-MSCA-2024-PF call is available on this link  https://marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.ec.europa.eu/calls/msca-postdoctoral-fellowships-2024 Indicative timeline 10 April 2024: Launch of the call for proposals 11 September 2024: Deadline for submitting proposals Learn about the next steps to apply for funding under this call https://marie-sklodowska-curie-actions.ec.europa.eu/actions/how-to-apply

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Commented on AI & your research work
Towards Conversational Diagnostic AI (https://arxiv.org/abs/2401.05654) published on 11 January on arXiv. This paper introduces AMIE (Articulate Medical Intelligence Explorer), a Large Language Model (LLM) based AI system optimized for diagnostic dialogue. AMIE employs a framework to assess clinically relevant aspects of performance, such as history-taking, diagnostic accuracy, managerial reasoning, communication skills, and empathy. The study contained 149 case scenarios from clinical providers in Canada, the United Kingdom, and India, 20 PCPs to compare with AMIE, and evaluations by specialized physicians and patient actors. AMIE outperformed specialized physicians on 28 of 32 axes and patient actors on 24 of 26 axes, indicating higher diagnosis accuracy and performance. This study contains limitations and should be treated with caution. Clinicians were constrained to unfamiliar synchronous text-chat, which allows for large-scale LLM-patient contacts but does not indicate standard clinical practice.

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Commented on International Student Mobility
Project Survey on the inventory of local and regional initiatives to address the negative effects of brain drain Concrete examples of initiatives might include talent circulation strategies at various levels, policy tools, collaborations and networks, funding programmes, services and activities targeting returning researchers, alumni and diaspora researchers, networking activities etc. The survey is conducted within the ERA TALENT Project and is coordinated by CERTH (The Centre for Research & Technology, Hellas, Greece), in collaboration with APRE (Agency for Promotion of European Research, Italy) and SAIA (Slovak Academic Information Agency). More information is available in the attached file. The survey link: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/056ec499-206d-cd96-05d6-20a1b483bb84 will be open between 15/02-15/04/2024.

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Commented on Grants & challenges
The Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) programme opened two new calls for proposals on February 1, 2024, inviting newsrooms and individual journalists to apply for funding to collaborate on transnational investigations. 📢 The first #IJ4EU 2024/25 call for cross-border investigative projects IS OPEN! 💶 Grants of up to €50,000 are available for investigative journalists seeking to collaborate across borders. 🗓️ Both newsrooms and freelancers can apply by March 31 👉Apply here bit.ly/ij4eu-2024

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Commented on INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The International Journal of Educational Development's mission is to report on new research and stimulate critical discourse regarding the role of education in development. The journal is focused on the following aspects of development: economic growth and poverty reduction; human development, well-being, and the availability of human rights; democracy, social cohesion, and peace-building; resilience and environmental sustainability. IJED aims to contribute to disseminating new evidence-based ideas and understandings on the scope and character of educational change in various settings. It emphasizes the necessity of understanding how local, national, regional, and global settings and dynamics influence education and development.   Journal web page https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/international-journal-of-educational-development

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Commented on Journal of Diversity in Higher Education
The Journal of Diversity in Higher Education publishes empirical research on diversity, equity, and inclusion in postsecondary institutions. Their papers focus on the experiences and outcomes of people from underrepresented and marginalized communities, including institutional hurdles and challenges, patterns of access and achievement, and the impact of working with diverse students, professors, and administrators. Journal web page https://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/dhe/

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Commented on The Journal of Negro Education
The JNE, a refereed scholarly periodical, was founded at Howard University in 1932 to fill the need for a scholarly journal that would identify and define the problems that characterized the education of Black people in the United States and elsewhere, provide a forum for analysis and solutions, and serve as a vehicle for sharing statistics and research on a national basis. JNE sustains a commitment to a threefold mission: first, to stimulate the collection and facilitate the dissemination of facts about the education of Black people; second, to present discussions involving critical appraisals of the proposals and practices relating to the education of Black people; and third, to stimulate and sponsor investigations of issues incident to the education of Black people. Journal web page https://www.jstor.org/journal/jnegroeducation