Mihailo Alić
Belgrade
Serbia
+381 64 2291911
mihailo.alic@gmail.com

Education, work, art, and play are so intertwined in my life, that at times they seem indistinguishable. Mission just came as a consequence. Below is my biography, not a CV written in search of a job, but in search of a personal partner.

EDUCATION
WORK
ART
PLAY
MISSION : Pioneering new technologies, past 35 years:

2017. Serbian first Male studies www.ultrahome.in.rs/muska/studije

2017. Serbian first Men's rights web site  www.ultrahome.in.rs/muska

2017. Serbian first artificial human (android, synthetic human) web site  www.ultrahome.in.rs/android

Author of 3 synthetic aquariums:
2017. with robotic fish www.youtube.com/user/ultrahome5/videos
1994. VR aquarium www.evl.uic.edu/alic/vr.html
1983. as a video installation

2014. Serbian first applications for commercial humanoid robots (biomorphic toy robots)
(a) as fitness instructors:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=doNZ7w1GvtI
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LnCHoQUNpA
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX9vVxmWmP4
(b) as math instructor:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L1P8ymp91k

2005. Serbian first speed-dating social club BGveze, www.ultrahome.in.rs/upoznavanje

2004. Serbian first restaurant reservation and info web site, www.ultrahome.in.rs/restorani

2002. Serbian first IKEA web site and e-commerce portal, www.ultrahome.in.rs

2001. accepted into the Master of Science in Epidemiology program at UCLA

2001. Serbian first e-book publisher, www.ultrahome.in.rs/ugopublish

2000. Digital photography, early adopter, 1.2 Megapixel Agfa camera, www.ultrahome.in.rs/artmix

1999. Serbian first Human cloning supporter, http://www.humancloning.org/mihailo.htm

1994. Serbian first Master of Science in the field of Virtual reality
www.evl.uic.edu/core.php?mod=4&type=5&indi=79

1993. Internet early adopter, web site at UIC, Chicago, www.evl.uic.edu/alic
(An early adopter is a person who embraces new technology before most other people do)

1989. Yugoslav Airlines Training center, founder of the studio for production of training videos

1983. the youngest participant of VIDEO CD, Ljubljana, the first international video art festival in Yugoslavia

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EDUCATION

Coursera, online courses
Field Of Study: Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
Grade: Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction
Dates attended: 2013. - 2014.

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) :
Master of Fine Art (MFA) in Electronic Visualization, 1995., www.evl.uic.edu/alic
Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science, 1994.

University of Belgrade:
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electrical Engineering, 1983.

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WORK HISTORY

12/2001. – present : founder and CEO of internet based businesses -
UltraHome, BGtheatres, BGrestaurants, ... : www.ultrahome.in.rs

2011. - 2014. RC toys (collecting, + servis and sales) www.ultrahome.in.rs/rc
and biomorphic toy robots: www.ultrahome.in.rs/roboti
www.youtube.com/user/ultrahome5/videos
www.ultrahome.in.rs/rc/robots/robotskiShowEng.html

2001. : the first YUGO ePublisher www.ultrahome.in.rs/ugopublish

7/2000. - 11/2001. : Instructor, City College of San Francisco, Computer Learning Centers, San Francisco, California
- teaching Internet Programming, Java, Introduction to programming (C++)

1999. - 2000. :
- web programming, digital photography www.ultrahome.in.rs/artmix
- Crohn's disease epidemiology: PubMed    GastroYU    Gut article     AJG article

7/97. - 9/98. : Sales Engineer, DIVISION Inc., San Mateo, California
- customer support and demo / benchmark application writing

9/96. - 5/97. : Sales Engineer, Sense8, Mill Valley, California
- customer support and 'proof of concept' application writing

10/94 - 8/96 : Research Associate, Institute for Simulation and Training (IST), Orlando, Florida
- lead or support programmer for Virtual Reality applications
- technical and video documentation of projects
- customer contacts and demonstrations

1994. : Research Assistant, Electronic Visualization Lab (EVL) at UIC

1993. : Teaching Assistant for Computer Graphics class at UIC

1986 - 1991  : Test equipment Engineer, Computer aided training Manager, Yugoslav Airlines, Belgrade

1979 – 1984 : Journalist, photo / video art and freelancing, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

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ART HISTORY

2013. - 2014. robotic theatre and short dramatic films www.youtube.com/user/ultrahome5/videos

1999. - 2000. digital photography
1997. Tubular furniture - "reduce, reuse" www.ultrahome.in.rs/artmix

1992. - 1996. computer graphics and virtual reality 7 days a week at EVL and IST:
featured in "The Best New Animation Design", Rockport Publishers, January 1996.
"Art & Technology", Orlando Museum of Art, September 1995.
Master of Fine Art graduation show, University of Illinois at Chicago, www.evl.uic.edu/alic, July 1995. 
SIGGRAPH94, Orlando, collaboration on the CitySpace project
"Cave Art", UIC, Virtual Aquarium environment, April 1994.

1989. - 1991. Yugoslav Airlines, training video and computer graphics

1984. Gallery supported One Man Show of "Home Video Installations", including projection of other video tapes and lecture, Student Cultural Center (SKC), Belgrade www.arhivaskc.org.rs/hronografije-programa/likovni-program/14-1984/465-4-april-1984-mihailo-alic-video-radovi-1982-1984.html

1983. The youngest participant of the international video art festival "Video CD 83", Ljubljana, Yugoslavia

1980 - 1982 Art and freelance photography and video featured in several shows on national TV ("Petkom u 22")

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MISCELLANEOUS (more on )

going out: theatre and film premiers and festivals, opening and award nights, cocktail parties, art exhibitions, concerts, book and poetry readings

sports: scuba diving, bicycling, walking, hiking, canyoneering, rafting, swimming, ice skating, skiing, tennis, badminton, table tennis, table football, billiard, traveling

TV and Internet: National Geographic, science, nature and history HD channels, 24kitchen, Futurism, Space exploration

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