About the Centre

The Centre of Research Excellence for Data Science and Advanced Cooperative Systems is the first centre of excellence in the field of technical sciences in Croatia. The Cenre brings together researches from thirteen renowned organizations, including eleven higher education institutions from Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Osijek and Dubrovnik, as well as the Ruđer Bošković Institute and the company Ericsson Nikola Tesla. Find out more about the participating organizations here.

The vision of the centre is to establish itself as the leader in research and development of new methods and advanced engineering approaches related to data science and cooperative systems.

The mission of the centre is to advance Croatian science and strengthen its inclusion in the European Research Area, in particular by promoting the participation in EU and other international research programmes. The centre fosters cooperation between the academic community and the public sector in the specific research areas that are in the focus of the Centre.


The Centre comprises two research units: the Research Unit for Data Science (RU DATASCIENCE) and the Research Unit for Cooperative Systems (RU ACROSS).

The DATASCIENCE Research Unit comprises 49 leading experts from nine partner institutions. Its mission is to become the leading research center in the region for research and application of data science, with the aim to improve the quality of life and stimulate economic growth in Croatia. DATASCIENCE focuses on four strategic research areas: (1) multimodal data processing and information management, (2) machine learning and data mining techniques, (3) heterogeneous computing and advanced cloud services, and (4) multidisciplinary data intensive applications. The applications range from data mining and complex networks to social networks, bioinformatics, business analytics, financial applications, health, and physics. Read more about DATASCIENCE here.

The ACROSS Research Unit comprises 32 leading experts from seven partner institutions. The mission of the ACROSS research unit is to be the leader in research and development of new methods and advanced engineering approaches in cooperative systems. ACROSS offers a synergistic environment for the implementation of a coordinated, multidisciplinary research, where experts from various fields, by complementing each other's work, collaborate on common areas of application. ACROSS focuses on four strategic research areas: (1) autonomous and cooperative robot systems, (2) cognitive computer vision systems, (3) the ubiquitous sensors and networked services designed for man and (4) advanced control strategies and estimation for cyber-physical systems. The fundamental methodological research within each strategic domain will be transferred to the areas of application, thus establishing compatibility of research between domains. Priority areas of application are: (1) health systems, (2) safety and protection, (3) the environment, (4) advanced city, and (5) factories of the future. Read more about ACROSS here.