Damjan Krstajic CV

Damjan Krstajić is founder and Director of the Centre. After graduating Mathematics (Probability and Statistics) at the University of Belgrade, moved to England and worked in Cyprotex as a Principal Scientist/Software Engineer. Moved back to Serbia and founded the Centre in 2005.

Research interests:

- applied statistics

- non-applicability domain, i.e. "I don't know" predictions

- causality

- scientific methodology

Book chapters:

  1. Non-applicability Domain. The Benefits of Defining “I Don't Know” in Artificial Intelligence
    Damjan Krstajic
    Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery (Chapter 6)

Popular articles published in Serbian newspapers:

  1. Zloupotreba statistike u nauci Danas 28th July 2017 (PDF with references)
  2. Ko proverava naučne nalaze Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 23rd September 2017 (PDF with references)
  3. Neuspesi u naučnim istraživanjima Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 6th January 2018 (PDF with references)
  4. Da li su objavljeni istraživački nalazi većinom pogrešni Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 17th February 2018 (PDF with references)
  5. Benigni profiteri nauke Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 10th March 2018 (PDF with references)
  6. Skriveni uzroci Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 31st March 2018 (PDF with references)
  7. Kome danas verovati u nauci Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 5th May 2018 (PDF with references)
  8. Ispravljanje grešaka u nauci Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 2nd June 2018 (PDF with references)
  9. Šta znamo da ne znamo u nauci Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 14th July 2018 (PDF with references)
  10. Hiperprodukcijom radova do zasićenja u nauci Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 25th August 2018 (PDF with references)
  11. Zašto 5 odsto? Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 10th November 2018 (PDF with references)
  12. Nauka ne samo radi nauke Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 8th December 2018 (PDF with references)
  13. Teorija slučajne nesreće Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 12th January 2019 (PDF with references)
  14. Drugačiji pogled na statistiku Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 26th January 2019 (PDF with references)
  15. Demistifikacija veštačke inteligencije Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 2nd March 2019 (PDF with references)
  16. (Ne)razuman strah od veštačke inteligencije Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 9th March 2019 (PDF with references)
  17. Naučno dokazano Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 26th October 2019 (PDF with references)
  18. U odbranu Svetislava Basare Danas 27th November 2019
  19. Klimatska apokalipsa Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 28th December 2019 (PDF with references)
  20. Posmatraj - Orijentiši se - Odluči - Pokreni Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 25th January 2020 (PDF with references)
  21. Orijentacija u nauci Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 1st February 2020 (PDF with references)
  22. Populacija i reprezentativan uzorak Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 28th March 2020 (PDF with references)
  23. Statistike dijagnostičkih testova Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 10th April 2020 (PDF with references)
  24. Zbunjujući faktor Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 24th April 2020 (PDF with references)
  25. Rasprostranjenost indukcije Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 4th July 2020 (PDF with references)
  26. Neznanje u veštačkoj inteligenciji Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 26th December 2020 (PDF with references)
  27. Milove induktivne metode Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 16th January 2021 (PDF with references)
  28. Statistika i uzročnost Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 30th January 2021 (PDF with references)
  29. Opovrgljivost naučnih teorija Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 6th February 2021 (PDF with references)
  30. Centralno u statistici Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 27th February 2021 (PDF with references)
  31. Ne postoji apsolutno bezbedno Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 13th March 2021 (PDF with references)
  32. Umeće prezentacije nauke Politika (Kulturni dodatak) 24th April 2021 (PDF with references)


  1. A critical assessment of conformal prediction methods applied in binary classification settings
    Damjan Krstajic
    arXiv:2008.10034 Personal comments
  2. Missed opportunities in large scale comparison of QSAR and conformal prediction methods and their applications in drug discovery
    Damjan Krstajic
    Journal of Cheminformatics (2019)
  3. No association between donor telomere length and outcomes after allogeneic unrelated hematopoietic cell transplant in patients with acute leukemia
    S. Gadalla, T. Wang, D. Loftus, L. Friedman, C. Dagnall, M. Haagenson, S.R Spellman, L. Buturovic, M. Blauwkamp, J. Shelton, K. Fleischhauer, K.C. Hsu, M.R. Verneris, D. Krstajic, B. Hicks, K. Jones, S.J. Lee, S.A. Savage
    Bone Marrow Transplantation (2017)
  4. Binary classification models with Uncertain predictions
    D. Krstajic, L. Buturovic, S. Thomas, D.E. Leahy
  5. How real is the random censorship model in medical studies?
    Damjan Krstajic
  6. Why comparing survival curves between two prognostic subgroups may be misleading
    Damjan Krstajic
  7. Derivation of gene expression classifiers for the non-invasive detection of bladder cancer in the hematuria and recurrence surveillance populations.
    Chapman, K.B., Buturovic, L., Qiu, L., Kidd, J., Sheibani, N., Krstajic, D., Friedman, L., Bailen, J.L., Dumbadze, I., Saltzstein, D.R. and Olson, M.T.
    Journal of Clinical Oncology 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting Proceedings (Vol. 34, No. 15_suppl, p. 11522)
  8. Reproducibility of telomere length assessment
    D. Krstajic, L. Buturovic
    Int. J. Epidemiol. (2015) doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv167
  9. Cross-validation pitfalls when selecting and assessing regression and classification models.
    D. Krstajic, L.J. Buturovic, D.E. Leahy, S. Thomas
    Journal of Cheminformatics 6(1): 10 (2014)
  10. Raising awareness of fungi in Serbia
    D. Krstajic
    Fungal Conservation, 2012 April; Issue 2: 23-26
  11. Hemodynamic Flow Modeling Through an Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm Using Data Mining Tools.
    N. Filipovic, M. Ivanovic, D. Krstajic, M. Kojic
    IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine 15(2): 189-194 (2011)
  12. Competitive Workflow: novel software architecture for automating drug design
    J. Cartmell, D. Krstajic, D. E. Leahy
    Current Opinion in Drug Discovery & Development, 2007 May; 10(3): 347-352
  13. Automated QSPR through Competitive Workflow
    J.Cartmell, S. Enoch, D. Krstajic, D. E. Leahy
    Journal of Computer Aided Molecular Design, 2005 Nov; 19(11): 821-833

Internet publications:

  1. Is Science a one-way street? (PDF version)
  2. Artificial Intelligence with an “I don’t know” answer (PDF version)
  3. Criticism within Science (PDF version)
  4. How the Journal of Cheminformatics lost my published paper?
  5. Models with "don't know" predictions
  6. Genetic variations in prediction of inflammatory bowel disease occurrence
    D. Krstajic
    Letter to the Editor of the Journal of Digestive Diseases
  7. Klasifikacija živog sveta sa posebnim osvrtom na novu klasifikaciju gljiva (2008) (en. Classification of living matter with emphasis on classification of fungi) PDF
    B. Uzelac, D.Krstajić