CV

General Information

Full Name Marko Galjak
Year Born 1987
Languages Serbian, English

Education

  • 2022
    PhD of Demography
    The University of Belgrade, Faculty of Geography, Serbia
    • Premature Mortality in Serbia
  • 2017
    MSc of Social Sciences and Computing
    The University of Belgrade, Serbia
    • Application of the R Programming Language in Computer Analysis of Social Networks - Example of the 2016 Serbian Elections
  • 2014
    MSc of Demography
    The University of Belgrade, Faculty of Geography, Serbia
    • Mortality in Serbia and the European Union - A Comparative Analysis
  • 2011
    BS of Demography
    The University of Belgrade, Faculty of Geography, Serbia
    • Role of State in the Demographic Development - The Example of the United States

Work

  • 2023 - now
    Research Fellow
    Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade
    • Developed Zotero style for Stanovništvo published by the Institute of Social Sciences.
    • Produced "Demographic Challenges in Serbia" virtual exhibition.
    • Publishes peer-reviewed papers.
  • 2022 - now
    Director of Technology
    Catalyst Balkans, Belgrade
    • Designs and implements technology strategies that align with the organization's goals.
    • Directs the development and implementation of IT products and services.
  • 2018 - 2022
    Chief Data Scientist
    Catalyst Balkans, Belgrade
    • Member of the senior management in charge of strategic decisions.
    • Directs two teams in the development and implementation of IT products and services.
  • 2018 - 2022
    Research Assistant
    Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade
    • Published ten peer-reviewed papers.
    • Completed PhD thesis.
  • 2017-2018
    CiviCRM Product Owner
    Catalyst Balkans, Belgrade
    • Developed and implemented CiviCatalyst, a SaaS CRM product for nonprofits in the Western Balkans, based on CiviCRM open-source project.
    • Developed GivingBalkans web application, a philanthropy intelligence tool.
  • 2015 - 2016
    Volunteer Researcher
    Institute of Social Sciences and The University of Belgrade, Faculty of Geography
    • Researching Demographic Phenomena for the Purpose of Public Policies in Serbia.
  • 2014 - 2015
    Demonstrator
    The University of Belgrade, Faculty of Geography
    • Labs for Business Statistics.
    • Labs for Computing.

Grants

  • 2021 - 2022
    Predupredimo.rs
    Open Society Foundation, Serbia (Belgrade, RS)
  • 2022 - 2023
    Alternative Energy in Serbia? - “Yes, but Not in My Backyard!”
    Open Society Foundation, Serbia (Belgrade, RS)

Positions & Memberships

  • 2023 - now
    Editorial Board Member
    Stanovništvo (Journal)
  • 2021 - 2023
    Production Editor
    Stanovništvo (Journal)
  • 2018 - now
    Member of the Presidium (Secretary)
    The Association of Demographers of Serbia
  • 2018 - now
    Member
    The European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP)

Academic Interests

  • Demography
    • Mortality
    • Aging
  • Public Health
    • Premature Mortality
    • Avoidable Mortality
    • COVID-19
  • Artificial Intelligence
    • Application of AI in social sciences
    • Application of AI in nonprofit sector
    • Ethics of AI
  • Computational Social Science
    • Social Network Analysis
    • Factor Analysis
  • Philanthropy
    • Data-driven philanthropy
    • Crowdfunding

Other Interests

  • Bioethics
  • Psychometrics
  • Open Science
  • Animal rights