Contact: [my first name] @vacic.org
I was born and grew up in Belgrade, Serbia, where I graduated from the School of Mathematics (Matematicka Gimnazija) and studied architecture at the University of Belgrade.
In 1998 I moved to the United States to go to college, first to Bridgeport, then to Philadelphia, and finally to Riverside, where I got my Ph.D. exactly 10 years and a day after I arrived to the US for the first time. I spent about half a year interning in Indianapolis and another half a year in Princeton. As it happened, I had my fair share of driving around. In 2008 I moved to New York, first for a postdoc at the Cold Spring Harbor Lab (genetics of psychiatric disorders), and after that for a postdoc at Columbia (computational genetics).
I am interested in (among other things) music with emphasized rhythm and electronic music with no beats, reading, traveling, Buddhism, Aikido, 20th century architecture, contemporary visual and conceptual arts, theatre, minimalism, urbanism, cycling, philosophy, and Slavic and Tibetan mythologies.
I maintain yutechno.org, a web site dedicated to the early years of Serbian electronic music scene. OK, I occasionally maintain yutechno, but then again it's a low maintenance web site anyway.