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Date and place of birth: December 21, 1965, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

Affiliation: Professor of the Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia

Academic degree/rank: Professor, Doctor of Science in Mining-Underground Mining

Scopus ID: 31267527600


  • 1991 – graduate degree in Mining-Underground Mining, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia;
  • 1995 – Magister degree in Mining-Underground Mining, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia;
  • 2004  Doctor of Science in Mining-Underground Mining, Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia.

Research interest:

  • Underground mine development system optimization;
  • Underground mine production planning;
  • Multi-criteria decision making;
  • Graph theory; Fuzzy set theory;
  • Stochastic differential equations;
  • Forecasting methods; Simulation and modeling.

Academic and professional recognition/research activities and public services:

1. Program Committee member

  • IEE International conference on Grey systems and Intelligent services, 08.08-11.08.2017 Stockholm, Sweden, Organized by Journal of Grey System;
  • 3rd Virtual International Conference on Science, Technology, and Management in Energy, October 19-20, 2017, Niš, Organized by Research and Development Center ALFATEC in cooperation with Mathematical Institute SASA, and Complex Systems Research Centre - COSREC;
  • The 8th International Conference on Time Series and Forecasting (ITISIE 2022), June 27-30, 2022, in Gran Canaria (Spain).

 2. Member of the Executive board

  • National Petroleum Committee of Serbia, World Petroleum Council.

3. Reviewer for the following journals

  • Computers and Geosciences, Publisher, Elsevier;
  • Remote Sensing, Publisher, MDPI;
  • Resources Policy, Elsevier;
  • Journal of the Operational Research Society, Publisher, Palgrave Macmillan;
  • International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, Publisher, World Scientific;
  • Neural Computing and Applications, Publisher, Springer;
  • SIMULATION, Transaction of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International, Publisher, SAGE Publications;
  • Axioms, Publisher, MDPI;
  • Mining Science, Faculty of Geoengineering, Mining and Geology, Wroclaw University of Technology;
  • International Journal of Mining and Mineral Engineering, Publisher, Inderscience;
  • Underground Mining Engineering, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mining and Geology.

4. Public services

  • 20122015  Head of the Chair of Underground Mining, Faculty of Mining and Geology;
  • 20152018 – Vice Dean-Scientific research, Faculty of Mining and Geology;
  • 20182021 – Dean, Faculty of Mining and Geology;
  • 2021 – Head of the Chair of Underground Mining, Faculty of Mining and Geology.

The main publications:

  • Ratković J., Polomčić D., Gligorić Z., Bajić D. Imputing missing data using grey system theory and the biplot method to forecast groundwater levels and yields. Geologia Croatica. 2022;75(2):235–247.;
  • Urošević K., Gligorić Z., Miljanović I., Beljić Č., Gligorić M. Novel methods in Multiple Criteria Decision-Making Process (MCRAT and RAPS) – application in the mining industry. Mathematics. 2021;9(16):1980.;
  • Crnogorac L., Tokalić R., Gligorić Z. et al. Gate road support deformation forecasting based on multivariate singular spectrum analysis and fuzzy time series. Energies. 2021;14(12):3710.;
  • Gligoric Z., Gligoric M., Dimitrijevic B., et al. Model of room and pillar production planning in small scale underground mines with metal price and operating cost uncertainty. Resources Policy. 2020;65:101235.;
  • Gligorić Z., Gligorić M., Halilović D. et al. Hybrid Stochastic-grey model to forecast the behavior of metal price in the mining industry. Sustainability. 2020;12(16):6533.;
  • Polomčić D., Gligorić Z., Bajić D. et al. Multi-criteria fuzzy-stochastic diffusion model of groundwater control system selection. Symmetry. 2019;11(5):705.;
  • Gligoric M. V., Gligoric Z. M., Beljic C. R. et al. Long-term room and pillar mine production planning based on fuzzy 0-1 linear programing and multicriteria clustering algorithm with uncertainty. Mathematical Problems in Engineering. 2019;2019:3078234.;
  • Gligorić Z., Savić S. Š., Grujić A. et al. Short-term electricity price forecasting model using interval-valued autoregressive process. Energies. 2018;11(7):1911.;
  • Polomčić D., Gligorić Z., Bajić D., Cvijović Č. A hybrid model for forecasting groundwater levels based on fuzzy C-mean clustering and singular spectrum analysis. Water. 2017;9(7):541.;
  • Gligorić M., Gligorić Z., Beljić Č. et al. Multi-attribute technological modeling of coal deposits based on the fuzzy TOPSIS and C-mean clustering algorithms. Energies. 2016;9(12):1059.;
  • Strbac-Savic S., Nedeljkovic-Ostojic J., Gligoric Z. et al. Operational efficiency forecasting model of an existing underground mine using grey system theory and stochastic diffusion processes. Mathematical Problems in Engineering. 2015;2015:610307.;
  • Gligorić Z., Beljić Č., Gluščević B., Cvijović Č. Underground lead-zinc mine production planning using fuzzy stochastic inventory policy. Archives of Mining Sciences. 2015;60(1):73–92,;
  • Kostović M., Gligorić Z. Multi-criteria decision making for collector selection in the flotation of lead-zinc sulfide ore. Minerals Engineering. 2015;74:142–149.;
  • Gligorić Z., Kričak L., Beljić Č. et al. Evaluation of underground zinc mine investment based on fuzzy-interval grey system theory and geometric brownian motion. Journal of Applied Mathematics. 2014;2014:914643.;
  • Gligorić Z., Beljić Č., Jovanović S., Cvijović Č. Optimization of underground mine development system using fuzzy shortest path length algorithm. Journal of the Chinese Institute of Engineers. 2014;37(8):965–982.;
  • Jovanović S., Gligorić Z., Beljić C. et al. Fuzzy model for selection of underground mine development system in a bauxite deposit. Arabian Journal for Sciences and Engineering. 2014;39:4529–4539.;
  • Gligorić Z., Beljić Č., Gluščević B., Jovanović S. Hybrid model of evaluation of underground lead-zinc mine capacity expansion project using Monte-Carlo simulation and fuzzy numbers. Simulation. 2011;87(8):726–742.;
  • Gligorić Z., Beljić Č., Simeunović V. Shaft location selection at deep multiple orebody deposit by using TOPSIS method and network optimization. Expert Systems with Application. 2010;37(2):1408–1418.;
  • Gligorić Z., Beljić Č., Čokorilo V., Dragosavljević Z. Simulation model-support to investment decision making in the coal industry. Thermal Science. 2010;14(3):835–844,