Igor Fischer 


  • 1985 Winner of the "Best Yugoslav Programmer 1984" award for HyperBASIC, an extension to Sinclair ZX Spectrum's BASIC
  • 1988-1994 study of electrical engineering, orientation computer engineering, at University in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1989-1990 study of medicine at University in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1991-1992 internship at Tandler in Bremen, Germany
  • 1994-1998 software developer at Tandler
  • 1998-2003 research assistant at Department of Computer Architecture, University in Tübingen
  • 2001 Winner of the Code Blue Contest, with the Java Card application PassKeeper. More about it in the feature article at java.sun.com
  • since September 2003 postdoc student at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel

Research interests

  • Neural networks for symbolic data
  • Multimedia applications in education
  • Web-management

Current and former projects


A simple management tool for medium-sized Web sites
Igor Fischer, Andreas Zell
In E.V. Munson and P.R. King (Editors), Digital Documents: Systems and Principles, LNCS 2023, pp. 77-90, 2004. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
[PDF] (253 KB)
Similarity-based neural networks for applications in computational molecular biology
Igor Fischer
In M.R. Berthold et al. (Editors), Advances in Inteligent Data Analysis V, LNCS 2810, pp. 208-218, 2003. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
[PDF] (376 KB)
Similarity-preserving Metrics for Amino-acid Sequences
Igor Fischer
Poster at the 22nd GIF Meeting on Challenges in Genomic Research: Neurodegenerative Diseases, Stem Cells, Bioethics, Heidelberg 2002.
[abstract PDF] (22 KB), [poster PDF] (117 KB)
Processing Symbolic Data With Self-Organizing Maps
Igor Fischer, Andreas Zell
In H.-M. Groß, K. Debes, H.-J. Böhme (Hrsg.), Workshop SOAVE '2000 - Selbstorganisation von Adaptivem Verhalten 2000, VDI Reihe 10, Nr. 643, pp. 96-105.
[PDF] (121 KB)
An example of generating Internet-based course material
Igor Fischer, Simon Wiest, Andreas Zell
In D. Kalpic, V. Dobric (Editors), Proceedings of the 22nd Intl. Conf. Information Technology Interfaces ITI 2000, June 13-16, 2000, Pula, Croatia, pp. 229-234
iti2000.ps.gz (123 KB), iti2000.pdf (76 KB)
String Averages and Self-Organizing Maps for Strings
Igor Fischer, Andreas Zell
In H. Bothe, R. Rojas (Editors), Proceedings of the Second ICSC Symposium on Neural Computation - NC'2000, ICSC Academic Press, Canada/Switzerland, pp. 208-215
stringSOM.ps.gz (707 KB)
Visualization of Neural Networks Using Java Applets
Igor Fischer, Andreas Zell
In M. Hoffmann (Editor), "Innovations in Education for Electrical and Information Engineering (EIE)", Proceedings of the 11th annual conference of the EAEEIE, April 26-28, 2000, Ulm, Germany, pp. 71-76
NN-applets.ps.gz (283 KB)