DR Renata Borovica-Gajic

DR Renata Borovica-Gajic


  • Data Structures (Indexing Structures, Cache Replacement Algorithms)
  • Database Management (Big Data Exploration, Scientific Data Management)
  • Database Management in the Cloud



  • Renata Borovica-Gajic holds a position of Lecturer in Data Analytics in the School of Computing and Information Systems at The University of Melbourne. Dr Borovica-Gajic received her PhD degree in Computer Science from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in 2016. During her studies she worked in the Data-Intensive Applications and Systems Laboratory (DIAS), supervised by Prof. Anastasia Ailamaki. Prior to joining EPFL, she worked in industry for 5 years as a senior member of the database team of a power engineering company. She simultaneously completed her Master’s studies in Electrical and Computer Engineering, receiving a Serbian national award for the best Master’s thesis in the field of mathematics and computer science.

    Renata’s research focuses on solving data management problems, when storing, accessing and processing massive data sets, enabling faster, more predictable, and cheaper data analysis as a result. She builds intelligent database systems that are able to automatically adjust query processing strategies to comply with the characteristics of data, hardware and usage patterns. She is also interested in the topics of scientific data management, big data exploration, query optimisation, physical database design, and hardware-software co-design.   


Member of

  • IEEE. Member 2015 -
  • ACM. Member 2011 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Lausanne 2016
  • MSc, University of Novi Sad 2008

Awards and honors

  • EPFL IC School achievement award, EPFL, 2015
  • Best poster runner-up award at ICDE 2015, IEEE ICDE, 2015
  • EPFL IC School fellowship student, 2010
  • National award "Mileva Maric Einstein" for the best Master's thesis in the field of mathematics and computer science, The Governement of Serbia, 2008
  • DMS Group Ltd. fellowship student, 2005



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Dr Borovica-Gajic is actively looking for PhD and Masters students willing to work on Database Management, Big Data and Data Analytics topics. For more details please visit her personal page: http://renata.borovica-gajic.com/