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State Secretary, responsible for Information Society and Digital Solutions Development
dr. Aida  Kamišalić Latifić

Dr Aida Kamišalić Latifić was born in 1980 in Zvornik, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She came to Maribor as a refugee at the beginning of the war in BiH. In 1994, she enrolled in the Classics and Humanities Department of the 'Prva gimnazija Maribor' grammar school. In 2003, she completed her studies at the University of Maribor, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. At the same faculty she continued her postgraduate studies and career as an assistant professor in the subject area of Informatics. During her PhD studies, she was a visiting researcher for several years at the University of Rovira and Virgili in Tarragona, Spain. She obtained her PhD in 2014 in the field of Computer Science and Informatics.

She is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor, and a member of Lab:UM, the Labratory for Data Technologies and Blockchain.

She has almost twenty years of experience in research, teaching and project work. Her research interests include data technologies, big data, blockchain technology and medical informatics. She is one of the pioneers of the EduCTX initiative, which won the 2019 eAward (eNagrada) for the best project in computer science and informatics. She has co-authored several scientific papers published in reputed journals and is the co-owner of an invention in the field of blockchain technology. In January 2020, she was awarded the title Engineer of the Year 2019 in Slovenia.