Maria Brbic


I am a postdoctoral researcher in Computer Science at Stanford University working with Jure Leskovec. My research is focused on developing new machine learning methods for solving challenging problems in biology and biomedicine. I am particularly interested in representation learning of complex high-dimensional datasets in an unsupevised manner, or using a limited number of annotations. My current major research focus lies in the development of computational approaches that can generalize to never-before-seen contexts and tasks, and advancing new discoveries for single-cell genomics. I enjoy interdisciplinary research and collaborating with biomedical research groups. I am involved in Chan Zuckerberg Biohub and Neuro-omics projects.

Previously, I completed my PhD in Computer Science from University of Zagreb in 2019 while working as an early-stage researcher at Rudjer Boskovic Institute. I received University's award for the best thesis. During my PhD, I was also researching at Stanford University and University of Tokyo.

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Office: Gates 439, William Gates Building 4A, Stanford, CA 94305
Maria Brbic, Marinka Zitnik, Sheng Wang, Angela O. Pisco, Russ B. Altman, Spyros Darmanis, Jure Leskovec
In Review 2020
Sheng Wang, Angela O. Pisco, Aaron McGeever, Maria Brbic, Marinka Zitnik, Spyros Darmanis, Jure Leskovec, Jim Karkanias, Russ B. Altman
In Review 2020
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Joshua S. Madin, Daniel A. Nielsen, Maria Brbic, Ross Corkrey, David Danko, Kyle Edwards, Martin K. M. Engqvist, Noah Fierer, Jemma L. Geoghegan, Michael Gillings, Nikos C. Kyrpides, Elena Litchman, Christopher E. Mason, Lisa Moore, Søren L. Nielsen, Ian T. Paulsen, Nathan D. Price, T. B. K. Reddy, Matthew A. Richards, Eduardo P. C. Rocha, Thomas M. Schmidt, Heba Shaaban, Maulik Shukla, Fran Supek, Sasha G. Tetu, Sara Vieira-Silva, Alice R. Wattam, David A. Westfall, Mark Westoby
Scientific Data 2020
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Shin Matsushima, Maria Brbic
In Proceedings of Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) 2019
Maria Brbic, Ivica Kopriva
IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics 2018
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Maria Brbic, Ivica Kopriva
Pattern Recognition 2018
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Maria Brbic, Matija Piskorec, Vedrana Vidulin, Anita Krisko, Tomislav Smuc, Fran Supek
In Joint European Conference on Machine Learning and Knowledge Discovery in Databases (ECML-PKDD) 2017
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Maria Brbic, Matija Piskorec, Vedrana Vidulin, Anita Krisko, Tomislav Smuc, Fran Supek
Nucleic Acids Research 2016
Oral presentation at ISMB/ECCB'17
Maria Brbic, Tobias Warnecke, Anita Krisko, Fran Supek
Genome Biology and Evolution 2015
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