Darko is a postdoctoral researcher at TU Delft (Delft, Netherlands). He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Gran Sasso Science Institute in L’Aquila, Italy in 2017. As a postdoctoral researcher, he is working on architectural model-based solutions for runtime adaptation of robotic systems. Previously, he was working on a research project funded by the European Commission via an ERC Consolidator Grant. In this project, he developed a specification language for defining swarm missions.
Recently, he was appointed as an expert by the European Commission to help in the discussions on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Connected Products and other new challenges in product safety. He is also a consul in Internations where he is organizing tech meet-ups between scientists and technology enthusiasts. There, he invites prominent speakers to present the newest trends in technology to the general public.
During his career, he has been awarded on a number of international ICT competitions:
- Apps for Development, World Bank – “Popular Choice Award”, Washington, USA, 2011;
- Apps for Climate Change, World Bank – “Popular Choice Award”, Washington, USA, 2012;
- European Youth Award – Winner in the category GO GREEN, Graz, Austria, 2012;
- World Youth Summit Award – Winner in the category GO GREEN, Montreal, Canada, 2012;
- Incredible Green Contest – Bronze medal, ACER, Taipei, Taiwan 2013.