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The “Advisory Group” constitutes a community of experts in the design, development and implementation of systems and applications for Monitoring and Control. The goal is to offer a point of reference in the process of reinforcing the research collaboration among leading research teams from the EU and the Western Balkan Countries. The experts will complement the consortium’s efforts and suppport the early validation of the main project outcomes, increase their credibility and facilitate their wider possible diffusion. Meanwhile, through this 'interaction' key EU and WBC researchers will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and reach consensus on the research areas with a high EU-WBC collaboration potential, as well as on the actions required towards strengthening this collaboration.

Currently the Advisory Group consists of the following experts.

Ban, Željko (Croatia)

Ban, Željko (Croatia)
Position: 

Associate Professor at the Department of Control and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing

Organisation: University of Zagreb
Organisation's website: http://www.fer.unizg.hr
Phone: +385-1-6129-854
Personal webpage: 

Expertise:

Željko Ban was born on 1962 in Republic of Croatia. He received B. Sc., M. Sc., and PhD degrees from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in 1985, 1991, and 1999 respectively.

Between 1985 and 1988 he worked as research fellow at Koncar-Institute of electrical engineering in Zagreb. Since 1988 he has been with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Zagreb. His current position is the associate professor at Department of Control and Computer Engineering in Automation, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb.

His research interests were concerned on adaptive and optimal control of the electrical drives and intelligent and adaptive control of the systems. From the 2006 his research activities were concerned on intelligent control of the fuel cell energy sources, as well as control of the micro grid consist of photovoltaic systems, fuel cell systems and wind energy sources.

Since 1988, Ž. Ban was involved in several scientific projects financed by Ministry of science and technology of Republic of Croatia as a researcher in area of mathematical modelling and simulation of the system and adaptive and optimal control.

Since 2002 he was project leader of two projects financed by Ministry of science and technology of Republic of Croatia. Projects were as follows: Intelligent and adaptive control of the systems, and Control system of the fuel cells energy source with the cogeneration.

Besides that, Ž. Ban was involved in several projects in cooperation with the Croatian industry related to modelling simulation and controller design of the system. He was also involved in the cooperation with United Technology Research Centre, East Hartford, USA in research problems related to Solar Irradiance, Wind Speed and Wind Turbine Models for the design and control of Hybrid Power Systems. Currently he is involved as a team member in the FP7 ACROSS project.

 

Research Interests:

Scientific fields of interest: modelling and simulation of the technical systems, advanced control theory, adaptive control, alarm systems.

Application: Control of the electric drives, control of the fuel cell systems, control of the DC/DC, and DC/AC controllers, control of the micro grid.

 

Di Benedetto, Marika (Italy)

Di Benedetto, Marika (Italy)
Position: 
  • Director of the "Design Methodologies of Embedded Controllers, Wireless Interconnect and Systems-on-chip" (DEWS) centre
  • Director of the European Embedded Control Institute (EECI)
Organisation: University of l'Aquila
Phone: +39-320-923-1095

Expertise:

Maria Domenica Di Benedetto has been Professor of Control Theory at University of l'Aquila since 1994. From 1995 to 2002, she has been Adjunct Professor at the Department of EECS, University of California at Berkeley. In 1987, she was Visiting Scientist al MIT, in 1988, 1989 e 1992 Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1992 Chercheur Associé, C.N.R.S., Poste Rouge, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique, Nantes, France, from 1990 to 1995 McKay Professor at the University of California Berkeley. She is the Director of the Centre of Excellence for Research DEWS "Architectures and Design methodologies for Embedded controllers, Wireless interconnect and System-on-Chip". She is President of the European Embedded Control Institute since 2009. She is Member of the International Advisory board for LCCC - Lund Centre for Control of Complex engineering systems since 2010. She is co-founder and member of the Governing Board of WEST Aquila S.r.L.. She is Member of the Board of Fondazione MIRROR since 2008.

Since 2002, she has been IEEE Fellow. From 2007 to 2010, she has been member of the IEEE Control Systems Technical Fields Award Committee, IEEE Control Systems Society. From 2003 to 2007 she has been Chair of the Standing Committee on Fellow Nominations, IEEE Control Systems Society. From 1995 to 1999, she has been Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions of Automatic Control. From 2006 to 2009, she has been Associate Editor at Large of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. Since 1995 she is Subject Editor of the International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control.

Her research interests are centered about analysis and control of nonlinear, hybrid and embedded systems.

 

Research Interests:

Professor Di Benedetto’s principal scientific interest are in control theory and applications with emphasis on nonlinear and hybrid systems, automotive control and networked control. In particular, the use of wireless sensor networks as communication mechanism among sensors, controllers and actuators. In this domain, the effect of communication non-idealities on control algorithms and requirement analysis are of great importance. She applied the theory developed for wireless networked control to the ventilation problem in the mining industry. She has also worked in the area of air-traffic management and studied extensively how to coordinate multiple agents (for example, airplanes, service vehicles, air traffic control) to prevent accidents or hazards. She has cooperated with automotive companies such as Magneti Marelli, Ford and consulting companies such as PARADES/ALES for automotive control problems, industrial control companies such as ABB for the mining ventilation problem, air traffic management institutions such as EUROCONTROL, defence companies such as Thales for wireless sensor networks, and communication companies such as Selex. She is the Director of the Center of Excellence DEWS which has had a number of important collaboration with Europe and US. In particular, DEWS has participated to a number of European projects such as HYCON and HYCON2. She is also the President of the European Control Institute where DEWS is one of the two nodes. DEWS has tight collaboration with many major Universities and research institutions in Europe (CNRS in France, ETH in Switzerland, KTH and Lund in Sweden, Cambridge in the UK) and in the US (University of California at Berkeley, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, University of Pennsylvania, Caltech, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and MIT). She spent extended periods as visiting faculty at MIT and University of Michigan. She held the position of McKay Professor and Adjunct Professor for several years at University of California at Berkeley.

 

Dimić, Goran (Serbia)

Dimić, Goran (Serbia)
Position: 

Scientific associate

Organisation: Institute Mihailo Pupin
Organisation's website: http://www.pupin.rs
Phone: +381-11-277-5159
Personal webpage: 

Expertise:

Dr. Goran Dimić received the Diploma in electrical engineering from the University of Belgrade, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, U.S.A. in 1999, 2001, and 2004, respectively. He joined Mihajlo Pupin Institute in Belgrade in 2005. He has participated in several research projects (national and FP7) focused on wireless communications: wireless sensor networks (energy efficiency, cross-layer design, optimization), user selection and scheduling in MIMO multi-user systems, queuing analysis of medium access control protocols, and W-CDMA receivers for wireless communications. He also participated in development of radio networks, communication devices and signal analysis software. He is leading a nationally funded research and technological development project, and is participating in COST IC1004 action “Cooperative Radio Communications for Green Smart Environments.” He is a member of the IEEE (Student 1997, Member 2005). He has published papers in, and served as a reviewer for various IEEE journals and IEEE conferences. He is a recipient of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award for 2007. He has served as an Expert Evaluator in FP7

Research Interests:

His research interests include applications of digital signal processing in wireless communications and networking. In particular, he is interested in advances at PHY and MAC layer in wireless communications, and energy efficiency and performance in wireless sensor networks

Đurović, Željko (Serbia)

Đurović, Željko (Serbia)
Position: 

Professor at the Signals and systems department, School of Electrical Engineering

Organisation: University of Belgrade
Organisation's website: http://www.etf.rs ; http://automatika.etf.rs
Phone: +381-11-3370150

Expertise:

Prof. dr. Željko M. Ðurović got his Dipl. Ing. degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1988. He got his M. Sc. degree in 1989, and Ph. D. degree in 1994 from the same Faculty. His M.Sc. was from the field of multiple target tracking (supervised by prof. Srđan Stanković) while his Ph. D. was from the field of estimation theory supervised by prof. Branko Kovačević. He was with the Research and Development Institute for Telecommunications, Belgrade Yugoslavia, Radars Department from 1988 to 1989. Since 1989 he has been with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, where he is currently Full time Professor of Automatic Control. He held the PostDoc.  Fellow position from  Jan-Oct 2000 at the Instituto Superior Technico, Lisbon, Portugal. Period Oct. 2000 - April 2002 he spent in Visteon GmbH, Koeln, Germany, as a control specialist developing the control strategies for CO2 refrigeration systems in automotive industry. His teaching activity encompasses the fields of systems control, digital signal processing, theory of estimation and stochastic systems and pattern recognition. He currently teaches different undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the Department of Signals and Systems.

Research Interests:

  • Systems control
  • Digital signal processing
  • Fault detection and isolation
  • Theory of estimation and stochastic systems
  • Pattern recognition

Engell, Sebastian (Germany)

Engell, Sebastian (Germany)
Position: 
  • Professor of Process Dynamics and Operations
  • Head of the Deaprtment of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering
Organisation: Technical University of Dortmund
Organisation's website: http://www.bci.tu-dortmund/dyn
Phone: +49 231 755 5126
Personal webpage: -

Expertise:

Sebastian Engell received a Dipl.-Ing degree in Electrical Engineering from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, in 1978 and the Dr.-Ing. Degree and the venia legendi in Automatic Control from Universität Duisburg in 1981 and 1987. 1984/1985 he spent a year as a PostDoc at McGill University, Montréal, P.Q. 1986-1990 he was the head of an R&D group at the Fraunhofer Institut IITB in Karlsruhe, Germany. 1990 he was appointed to his present position as a Full Professor of Process Dynamics and Operations in the Department of Chemical Engineering at TU Dortmund. He was Department Chairman 1996-1999 and Vice-Rector for Research 2002-2006. He served as Co-Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology 1992-2000 and currently is Associate Editor of Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems and of Journal of Process Control and a Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Control. He currently is Department Chairman of the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. He has graduated more than 50 PhD students at TU Dortmund.

Dr. Engell is a Member of IEEE and a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). He received an IFAC Best Paper Award for his paper "Feedback Control for Optimal Process Operation", Journal of Process Control 17 (2007), 203-219, the Best Paper Award of the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2010 with Thomas Tometzki for  the paper "A Hybrid Multiple Populations Evolutionary Algorithm for Two-Stage Stochastic Mixed-Integer Disjunctive Programs", and the PSE Model-based Innovation Prize with Ala Eldin Bouaswaig for the paper "WENO scheme with static grid adaptation for tracking steep moving fronts", Chemical Engineering Science 64 (2009), 3214-3226. He has published more than 100 Papers in scientific journals, more than 40 papers in edited volumes and more than 300 conference papers with peer review and full papers in proceedings.

His research is funded from the European projects MULTIFORM (coordinator), CAEC, EMBOCON and F3 (IP) and from the Network of Excellence HYCON II where he coordinates the area of System-wide Coordination and Control. He was a lead author of the position paper on Systems and Control Research prepared by the network HYCON II to raise the awareness in the European Commission about the area and to define the key research topics for the next framework program.

Research Interests:

  • Control structure selection and controller design for process systems
  • On-line performance optimizing control
  • Design and optimization of chemical processes
  • Design and verification of logic controllers
  • Hybrid systems
  • Tool integration
  • Production scheduling.

The group cooperates with many national and international research groups and with chemical companies in Germany (Bayer, BASF, Evonik) in publicly funded and in bilateral projects.

Filipovic, Nenad (Serbia)

Filipovic, Nenad (Serbia)
Position: 

Vice-director of BioIRC Kragujevac Ltd Research and Development Centre for Bioengineering

Organisation: BioIRC Kragujevac Ltd
Organisation's website: http://www.bioirc.ac.rs
Phone: +381-64-844-9673
Personal webpage: 

Expertise:

  • Vice-Director of BioIRC Kragujevac, Ltd.
  • Full professor at University of Kragujevac in Kragujevac, Serbia
  • Research Associate and Consultant, Harvard University
  • Project Manager, Steinbeis Transfer Center, Germany
  • Author and co-author 6 textbook and 1 monography on english language
  • Author and co-author over 120 publication, from over 60 scientific papers in peer review journals
  • Author and co-author several (over 10) software for modeling with finite element method and discrete methods from fluid mechanics and multiphysics, as well as connection of medical data with mechanics solvers
  • PI of scientific program for Bioengineering
  • PI and Co-PI of many national and international scientific project
  • Managing editor of Journal of the Serbian Society for Computational Mechanics
  • Coordinating member of Еuropean Society of Biomechanics for Serbia
  • He is member of European Society for Artificial Organs
  • He is member of Internet Electronic Biomechanics Discussion Forum - BIOMCH-L.
  • He is reviewer in the bioengineering and engineering peer review journals

 

Research Interests:

Computer modelling and experimental research in bioengineering, blood flow through deformable vessels, nonlinear wall models, plaque formation and development, air flow simulation, electromagnetic field simulation, bone biomechanics, hip replacement, sports biomechanics, medical device development, stent testing technology, data mining.

PI for industrial projects with companies: Blood flow through coronary arteries, Simulation of electromagnetic field, device optimisation and development, Lab on Chip design and optimisation.

 

Gavrilovska, Liljana (FYROM)

Gavrilovska, Liljana (FYROM)
Position: 
  • Professor at the Electrical Engineering and Information Technology department
  • Head of the Institute of Telecommunications
Organisation: The St. Cyril and Methodius University
Organisation's website: http://www.feit.ukim.edu.mk
Phone: +389-2-3099-114
Personal webpage: 

Expertise:

Dr. Liljana Gavrilovska currently holds the positions of full professor, Head of the Institute of Telecommunications and the Center for Wireless and Mobile Communications (CWMC) at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, Ss Cyril and Methodius University (UKIM) in Skopje. She received her B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D. from UKIM in Skopje, University of Belgrade and UKIM in Skopje, respectively. Dr. Gavrilovska is author/co-author of more than 100 research journal and conference publications and technical papers, a co-author of the book Ad Hoc Networking Towards Seamless Communications (Springer, 2006) and co-editor of the book Application and Multidisciplinary Aspects of Wireless Sensor Networks (Springer, 2010). Her major research interest is concentrated on cognitive radio networks, future mobile systems, wireless and personal area networks, cross-layer optimizations, ad-hoc networking, traffic analysis and heterogeneous wireless networks. She is a senior member of IEEE and serves as a Chair of the Macedonian ComSoc Chapter.

Research Interests:

Her research interest is in the areas of: cognitive radio networks, future mobile systems, wireless and personal area networks, cross-layer optimizations, ad-hoc networking, traffic analysis and heterogeneous wireless networks.

She has extensive research experience having worked on several internationally funded projects, among them the ongoing EU FP7-QUASAR, EU FP7-FARAMIR and EU FP7-ACROPOLIS, the finished EU FP7-ARAGORN, EU FP7-ProSense, EU-FP6 MAGNET, EU-FP6 MAGNET Beyond, EU FP5-PACWOMAN, EU FP4-ACTS and NATO RIWCoS projects, as well as numerous domestic projects in her research field.

She was involved in joint projects/programs with national telecom and mobile companies in preparation of strategic projects, quality assesments, prepared coirses to update new technologies, measuremen campains, etc.

 

Kovačević, Branko (Serbia)

Kovačević, Branko (Serbia)
Position: 
  • Rector of the University of Belgrade
  • Professor at the Signals and systems department, School of Electrical engineering
Organisation:  University of Belgrade
Phone: +381-64-2635-153
Personal webpage: 

Expertise:

Branko D. Kovačević received the B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Belgrade in 1975, 1980, and 1984, respectively. In 1981 he joined the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, where he is presently Full Professor, teaching courses in control systems theory and its applications.

Dr. Kovačević was also a visiting professor at the Florida State University, as well as a lecturer at the European Institute for System Sciences. Dr. Kovačević is author of eight books and over 90 scientific journal papers and 200 conference papers.

He was also the supervisor of nearly 100 Diploma engineering thesis, 40 M.Sc. thesis and 10 Ph.D. thesis.

 

Research Interests:

His research interests lie in the field of estimation, system identification, adaptive control and digital signal processing

Krstic, Miroslav (USA)

Krstic, Miroslav (USA)
Position: 
  • Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Director of Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics
Organisation: University of California, San Diego, USA
Organisation's website: http://ucsd.edu
Phone: +1-858-822-1374
Personal webpage: http://flyingv.ucsd.edu/

Expertise:

Prof. Miroslav Krstic holds the Daniel L. Alspach endowed chair and is the founding Director of the Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics at University of California, San Diego. He is a co-author of eight books on nonlinear control, adaptive control, control of PDE and delay systems, control of turbulent fluid flows, stochastic nonlinear systems, and extremum seeking. Krstic has held the Springer Distinguished Visiting Professorship at UC Berkeley and is a recipient of the PECASE, NSF Career, and ONR Young Investigator Awards, as well as the Axelby and Schuck Paper Prizes. Krstic was the first recipient of the UCSD Research Award in the area of engineering and has held the Harold W. Sorenson Distinguished Professorship at UCSD. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IFAC and serves as Senior Editor in Automatica and IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

 

Research Interests:

Academic areas of interest:

  • nonlinear control,
  • adaptive control,
  • control of distributed parameter systems,
  • delay systems,
  • extremum seeking,
  • stabilization of stochastic nonlinear systems,
  • averaging theory, control of fluid flows.

Industrial and applied areas of experience:

  • control of jet engines and internal combustion engines,
  • control of lasers,
  • magnetic levitation,
  • control of accelerators and nuclear fusion,
  • Lithium-ion batteries.

Cooperation with companies: United Technologies,Ford, Bosch, General Atomics, Cymer, L-3 Communications

 

Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, Françoise (France)

Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue, Françoise (France)
Position: 
  • Director of Research at the Signals and Systems Laboratory (CNRS)
  • Founder of the European Embedded Control Institute (EECI)
Organisation: European Embedded Control Institute (EECI)
Organisation's website: http://www.eeci-institute.eu
Phone: +33-1-6985-1727

Expertise:

Françoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue is Directeur de Recherche au Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique since 1993 at the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes. She obtained the Maîtrise ès sciences mathématiques pures degree at the Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse) in 1976 and she held a CNRS position in 1980. She obtained her Docteur d'état ès Sciences Physiques from Université Paris Sud in 1985. Some recent activities include: Co-Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Control; Scientific Manager of the Marie Curie Control Training Site,CTS (ended December 2006); Elected Member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society for 2003-2005; Scientific Manager of the HYCON Network of Excellence (ended March 2009) and HYCON2 (2010-2014); She is Member of the International Advisory board for LCCC - Lund Center for Control of Complex engineering systems since 2010 and Member of the Comité de Direction du GDR MACS. She is the founder of the European Embedded Control Institute (EECI). She will serve as Member of the IFAC Technical Board, in particular as Chair of CC9 Social Systems, for the next triennium (2011 to 2014). She is author and co-author of a book, 80 journal papers and chapters of book, a Special issue of the International Journal on Control, the co-edition of 11 books, about 80 published conference papers. She is the prizewinner of the 2008  Michel Monpetit prize of the French Academy of Science and of the 2010 Prime d’Excellence Scientifique at CNRS.

Research Interests:

Françoise Lamnabhi-Lagarrigue main recent research interests include performance and robustness issues in nonlinear, hybrid and networked control systems

Malek, Miroslaw (Germany)

Malek, Miroslaw (Germany)
Position: 

Professor and Chair of Computer Architecture and Communication

Organisation: Insittut fuer Informatik, Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin
Phone: +49-30-2093 -3028

Expertise:

Miroslaw Malek is professor and holder of Chair in Computer Architecture and Communication at the Department of Computer Science at Humboldt University in Berlin. He authored and co-authored over 200 publications including eight books, has supervised over 25 Ph.D. dissertations (ten of his students are professors) and founded, organized and co-organized numerous workshops and conferences. He serves on editorial boards of several journals, is reviewer of national and international projects and is consultant to government and companies on technical and strategic issues in information technology. Malek received his PhD in Computer Science from the Technical University of Wroclaw in Poland, spent 17 years as professor at the University of Texas at Austin and was also, among others, visiting professor at Stanford, Universita di Roma “La Sapienza”, Politecnico di Milano, Keio University, New York University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Technical University of Vienna and guest researcher at Bell Laboratories and IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

 

Research Interests:

Dependable, embedded, distributed and parallel systems including monitoring, modelling and analysis for failure prediction, dependable architectures and service availability.

Milicev, Dragan (Serbia)

Milicev, Dragan (Serbia)
Position: 

Associate Professor at the Computer Science and Informatics department, School of Electrical engineering

Organisation: University of Belgrade
Organisation's website: http://www.etf.rs
Phone: +381 63 8 434 051

Expertise:

Dr. Dragan Milicev is Associate Professor and Chairman of the Software Engineering Department at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Electrical Engineering (www.etf.rs). He is specialized in software engineering, model-driven development, UML, object-oriented programming, software architecture and design, information systems, and real-time systems. He has published papers in some of the most prestigious scientific and professional journals and magazines (including IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering), contributing to the theory and practice of model-driven development and UML. He is also a member of the program committees of two most prestigious international conferences on model-based engineering (MODELS and ECMFA). 

He is the author of three previous bestselling books on object-oriented programming and UML, published in Serbian. His recent book, recently published by Wiley/Wrox, “Model-Driven Development with Executable UML,” has brought out some original ideas and improvements to the field of rapid model-based development of information systems, boosting the efficiency of development dramatically.

With more than 25 years of extensive industrial experience in building complex commercial software systems, he has been serving as the chief software architect, project manager, or consultant in a few dozen international projects, some of them having national scope and importance.

He is the founder of Serbian Object Laboratories d.o.o. (SOL, www.sol.rs), a software research and development company specialized in designing software development tools using model-driven approach, as well as in building custom applications and systems. He was chief software architect and project manager for most of SOL’s projects and all its products.

He teaches courses on Operating systems, Real-time Programming, Object-Oriented Programming, and Model-Based Software Engineering.

 

Research Interests:

  • Software engineering
  • model-based software engineering
  • model-driven development
  • UML, executable UML
  • information systems
  • operating systems
  • real-time programming and modelling,
  • parallel processing

Milutinovic, Veljko (Serbia)

Milutinovic, Veljko (Serbia)
Position: 

Chair for Computer Engineering and Information Theory, School of Electrical Engineering

Organisation: University of Belgrade
Email: vm@etf.rs
Phone: +381-64-3370-148
Personal webpage: http://home.etf.rs/~vm/

Expertise:

Dr. Veljko Milutinovic is a professor of School of Electrical Engineering in Belgrade (ETF) and head of the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics (RTI).

His Ph.D. at the ETF in Belgrade with Professor Lukatela (which had a crucial influence on his further scientific development) and after that, during the 80's about 10 years was engaged as a professor at Purdue University in the U.S.(ranked among the top 10 in the U.S. in the field of RTI) where noted as a co-author of architecture and design of the first GaAs microprocessor in the world, agency DARPA project Star Wars, which later on brought him the award Fellow of the IEEE This project has realized processor speed of 200MHz about a decade before Intel, and his book that describes the details of the process was a best-seller in the U.S. for the IEEE PRESS.

During the 90's, after returning to Serbia, he took part in teaching at the University of Purdue, Stanford and MIT (the second and first in the United States in the field of RTI) and had about 20 books published by leading U.S. publishers. For 7 of them forewords were written by 7 different Nobel Prize winners (one of them is realized with co-author who is the current president of Stanford University, Dr. John Hennessy, and the other with the dean of the ETF at MIT, Dr. Jack Dennis). After year 2000, he participated in 4 different FP6 and FP7 four different project through collaboration with leading universities and industries in the EU / US, including Microsoft, Intel, IBM, Intel, Ericsson, especially Maxeler.

Several prominent universities in the EU has engaged him as a consultant to design the mechanisms for greater scientific productivity and better placement on the famous Shanghai list of best universities in the world; He has lectured by invitation to over 100 European universities.

He has published about 40 papers in IEEE journals and currently has about 400 SCI citations.

 

Research Interests:

His research interests lie in the field of high performance computing, machine learning and data mining and wireless sensor networks (and especially interdisciplinary issues crosscutting these fields)

Nosović, Novica (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Nosović, Novica (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Position: 

Associate Professor at the Computer Science and Informatics department, Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Organisation: University of Sarajevo
Organisation's website: http://www.etf.unsa.ba
Phone: +387-33-250-752

Expertise:

Prof. Novica Nosovic graduated in the field of Telecommunications, got his M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Control in 1986 and he received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in 1997. He has a considerable experience in managing projects in the field of educational infrastructure (three Tempus projects, SEEREN and SEE-GRID projects from FP6) and he is very well networked both in BH and in the broader region.

Research Interests:

  • Digital logic design
  • Advanced computer architectures
  • Software Engineering

Petrovački, Dušan (Serbia)

Petrovački, Dušan (Serbia)
Position: 
  • Professor Emeritus in Technical Sciences
  • Head of Division for Automatic Control and Systems, Department for Computing and Control Systems Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences
Organisation: University of Novi Sad
Organisation's website: http://www.ftn.uns.ac.rs
Phone: +381-21-485-2259 ; +381-63-542-449
Personal webpage: 

Expertise:

Professor Emeritus Dušan Petrovački, PhD in Technical Sciences, has gained experience in education and research in the field of control and monitoring at the University of Novi Sad. He studied and worked professionally with Control Systems since the 1969.

He gave the undeniable contribution to the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department for Computing and Control Systems engineering, performing managing functions:

  • Director of the Institute for Measurements and Control (1988-1991),
  • Dean of the Faculty of Technical Sciences (1991-1998),
  • Head of Division for Automatic Control and Systems at Department for Computing and Control Systems (1985-present),
  • Provincial Secretary for Science and Technological Development of AP Vojvodina (2002-2004).

At international post-graduate studies in international UNESCO Centre for large-scale control and decision systems held 8 international courses and lectures on control, simulation and optimization.

Membership of professional bodies: Member of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering); member of ETAN.

Professor Emeritus Dušan Petrovački is one of the founders and head of the Centre for geoinformation technologies and systems (2002 - present).

 

Research Interests:

Professor Emeritus Dušan Petrovački, PhD, has gained knowledge and experience of Control Systems, Monitoring, Optimization Methods, Process Industry, Computer Applications in Different Fields of Systems Sciences, Research and Development Control System and GIS during his professional work from 1969-present.

Control Systems certified knowledge and experience of control systems and optimization methods was acknowledged in the implementation of control algorithms and process control in different fields of systems.

The significant value of his work is reflected in the fact that he has leaded and participated in the design and implementation over 80 systems and industrial plants based on high technologies.

In many research projects Mr Petrovacki was involved as expert consultant and project leader in fields of identification and estimation of non-linear systems, modelling and simulation of dynamic systems, neural networks, artificial intelligence, modern control systems, optimal control, non-linear control and geoinformation systems and technologies.

He has published over 200 scientific papers in journals and conferences and participated in a significant number of projects of which 14 are international: funded by the EU (FP-7, INTERREG, SEE, Tempus), UNDP, MSF (US), DOE (US), Academia Sinica (China), British Council, Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands).

 

Prljača, Naser (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Prljača, Naser (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Position: 
  • Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • Vice rector for Research
Organisation: University of Tuzla
Organisation's website: http://www.untz.ba ; http://www.fe.untz.ba
Phone: +387-35-300-525 ; +387-62-339-389

Expertise:

Naser Prljaca, received Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Sarajevo (1884), MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade (1991), and PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from Dublin City University (1995). He carried out visiting researcher projects under the auspice of Fulbright grants with Rutgers University (2006) and Rochester Institute of Technology (2000), and with Dublin City University (2002) under the auspice of the EU grant. He participated in a number of research and development projects financed and co-financed by various institutions. He has published numerous research papers in international conferences proceedings and journals, and is the author of several textbooks. He is a Full Professor in Control and Systems, Chair of Automatic Control and Robotics Department at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Tuzla. Currently, he is serving as a Vice-rector for Research at the University of Tuzla.

 

Research Interests:

  • Control and systems theory
  • Embedded and networked control and sensor systems
  • Robotics and robot and machine vision
  • Research and development of networked automotive electronic control units for industrial
    partners, research and development of networked building automation electronic control units for industrial partners
  • Collaborative research projects with support from EU, USA , Swiss, Slovenian and Bosnian
    research funds

 

Salihbegovic, Adnan (Bosnia and Herzergovina)

Salihbegovic, Adnan (Bosnia and Herzergovina)
Position: 

Professor at the Department of Automatic Control and Electronics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering

Organisation: University of Sarajevo
Organisation's website: http://www.etf.unsa.ba
Phone: +387-33-250-759

Expertise:

Prof. Dr. Adnan Salihbegovic is   professor at the Faculty of electrical engineering (ETF), University of Sarajevo, teaching on Modelling and simulation and System Identification at Department of Automatic control and Electronics and courses on CAD/CAM Engineering and HMI/SCADA system and real-time embedded systems design, at the Department of Automatic Control and Electronics. He has held position of vice-dean for science and research at the Faculty from 2004 – 2011 during which period Faculty has participated in several FP6 projects and now is working on 3 FP 7 projects as participating member in projects Consortiums. His teaching at the University has started in early seventies and since then he has been involved in educational process for four decades.

 

Research Interests:

Parallel to his academic and teaching duties at ETF, he has been working as researcher and research director with, at that time, leading Institute for automatic control and computer sciences IRCA, within  one of the largest industrial Company in former Yugoslavia- Energoinvest in the period of 1967 till 1993.

During   26 years of research and development in industry, he has designed and developed more than 30 apparatus and devices in analogue, hybrid, digital and microprocessor technologies, for industrial process monitoring and control, including PID, nonlinear and adaptive controllers, PLCs, and distributed control systems. All these products have been introduced in full scale industrial production and implemented on numerous industrial plants including thermal plants, refineries, alumina and steel metallurgical plants, etc.

From that period of  research and development he has authored and patented as principal holder four patents in USA, former SSSR and several European countries.

Since 1993 till 2003 he has been working as lead control and instrumentation system design engineer at Refinery Ras Lanuf in Libya, and has designed and implemented many upgrades and revamping as well as new system designs on Utility, Refinery, Ethylene and Polyethylene plants, Harbor loading systems, Tank farms, Fire and Gas systems, etc. Many of these systems have been designed and built as Safety instrumented systems with SIL 3 safety level in system design and maintenance.

He is author or co-author of more than 60   scientific papers and numerous professional articles published in  refereed journals and   conference proceedings, related to the field of automatic control and  control systems design, system architectures, software engineering and real-time operating systems, distributed systems and networking and network protocols.

Currently, he is also working as advisor on several projects for industry in the area of design of HMI/SCADA systems and Fire & gas systems for refineries. 

He is member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Society for Computing Machinery (ACM)  and International Society of Automation  ISA. He has organized  two IEEE sponsored International conferences as general chair, was Program committee chair  on two conferences and served as member of program committee  on many more. He is also serving as national representative in FP 7 ICTC Committee in European Commission in Brussels.

 

Stanković, Srdjan (Serbia)

Stanković, Srdjan (Serbia)
Position: 

Professor at the Signals and systems department, School of Electrical engineering

Organisation: University of Belgrade
Organisation's website: http://automatika.etf.bg.ac.rs/
Phone: 

Expertise:

Srdjan S. Stanković got his Dipl. Ing. degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, in 1968. He got his M. Sc. degree in 1972, and Ph. D. degree in 1975 from the same Faculty. His M.Sc. and Ph.D. dissertations were both from the field of System Identification; his Ph. D. thesis supervisor was Professor Pieter Eykhoff, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands.

He was with the Institute for Nuclear Sciences, Vinča, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, from 1968 to 1972. Since 1973 he has been with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, where he is currently Full Professor of Automatic Control. He held the Research Fellow position from 1972 to 1973 at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. He held the Visiting Professor position at the Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, from 1987 to 1988, in 1998, 2001 and 2003. He also held different part-time consulting positions in Government institutions and industry, as well as in research institutions, taking part in big research and development projects  (Institute for Nuclear Sciences, Vinča, Belgrade, Iron and Steel Works, Smederevo, Institute “Mihajlo Pupin”, Belgrade, Institute of Applied Mathematics and Electronics, Belgrade, Ministry of Health, etc.).

 

Research Interests:

His research interests lie in the field of Stochastic Systems and State Estimation, Digital Signal Processing, Adaptive Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks and Medical Decision Making Systems.

Stankovski, Mile (FYROM)

Stankovski, Mile (FYROM)
Position: 
  • Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Professor at the Institute of Automation and System Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Organisation: The St. Cyril and Methodius University
Organisation's website: http://www.feit.ukim.edu.mk
Phone: +389-2-3062-224
Personal webpage: 

Expertise:

Mile Stankovski was born in Kumanovo, Macedonia on 26 January 1954. He received the B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering in 1978, the M.Sc. degree in 1987 and he obtained the Ph.D degree in Technical sciences in 1997, all from the University "Sts. Cyril and Methodius" of Macedonia. After working in industry (Company for Steel pipes productions AD “11 Oktomvri” in Kumanovo, Macedonia, on the positions from engineer in maintenance department to the Main engineer for technical and technological activities in the company) from 1978-1997, he joined the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies as an assistant professor and later as full professor. During that time he was enrolled as a Head of IASE laboratory. Since 2008 he is acting as the Dean of FEEIT. His main fields of interest are Process control, Remote control systems, Programmable logic controllers, Computer controlled processes, Robotics and navigation and others. He has published more than 75 papers in international and regional conferences, as well as in journals and magazines.

 

Research Interests:

  • Control systems
  • Industry automation
  • Computer controlled processes
  • Plants and process automation
  • PLC Controllers
  • SCADA Systems

 

Vraneš, Sanja (Serbia)

Vraneš, Sanja (Serbia)
Position: 
  • Scientific Director of the Mihajlo Pupin Institute
  • In chanrge of the the Fraunhofer-Pupin Joint Project Office (JSO)
Organisation: Mihajlo Pupin Institute
Phone: +381-11-277-3149

Expertise:

Sanja Vranes is jointly appointed as a Scientific Director of the Mihajlo Pupin Institute and as a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Belgrade. She is also in charge of the Fraunhofer-Pupin Joint Project Office, established in 2003. From 1999 she has been engaged as a United Nations Expert for information technologies, and from 2005 as the Expert of the European Commission.

She published over 170 scientific papers. She serves as a reviewer of respectable international journals, like IEEE Transaction on Computer, IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine, and also as a reviewer and evaluator of European Commission's FP6 and FP7 projects. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Bristol, England, in 1993 and 1994. In the period 1999-2005 she was a Scientific Consultant at the ICS-UNIDO, International Center for Science and High Technology in Trieste, Italy. She has also served as a project leader and/or principal architect of more than 20 complex commercial software projects. She has taken part in 14 EU Framework Programme projects (AFTUR, SARIB, PROMETEA, Web4WeB, REFLECT, PERFECTION, ICT-WEB-PROMS, HELENA, HydroWEEE, EnergyWARDEN, EMILI, META-NET, CASCADE, LOD2),  two EU CIP/EIP projects (CESAR, WEEEN) two EU Interreg/CADSES projects (STRIM and I2E ) and one SEE project (FORSEE). She is a member of IEEE, ACM and AAAI. She is also a member of Serbian Academy of Engineering Sciences and of National Scientific Council.

 

Research Interests:

Her research interests include semantic web, artificial intelligence, knowledge representation, knowledge management, decision support systems, complex event processing, real-time systems, etc.

Vukić, Zoran (Croatia)

Vukić, Zoran (Croatia)
Position: 

Professor at the Control and Computer Engineering dpt, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing - Head of the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST)

Organisation: University of Zagreb
Organisation's website: http://labust.fer.hr ; http://www.fer.hr/zari
Phone: +385-1-6129-840
Personal webpage: http://lapost.fer.hr/zvukic

Expertise:

Zoran Vukić has more than 30 years of experience in education and research. He was Department Chair between 1992 and 1996 and is at present Head of the Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (http://labust.fer.hr). Graduated from the University of Zagreb in 1972 (M.Sc.) and earned Ph.D. in 1989. He was a Fulbright Fellow at Vanderbilt University (USA) and specialized in control at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. He was a visiting professor at Vanderbilt University in 1986/87, and University Maribor (Slovenia) from 1994. Co-author of four books (of which one in English language “Nonlinear Control” by Marcel Dekker, and one in Slovenian language). He has led a number of research projects (national and international), and has more than 100 papers in journals and international conferences. At present he is coordinating one FP7 project (http://cure.fer.hr) and is a partner in one FP7 project “CART-Cooperative Autonomous Robotic Towing system”. Member of the Editorial boards of journals "Brodogradnja" (Engl. Shipbuilding) (from 1992 - present) and ”Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems” - part B Editor - Unmanned systems (from 2006 - 2010) – by Springer. Member of: IEEE Control System Society IEEE Oceanic Enginering Society, IFAC TC on Marine Systems, Mediterranean Control Association, AUSI Consortium, Slovenian Automation Society, Croatian KoREMA association, Croatian Academy of Science and Art - Scientific Maritime Council - Section marine technology, etc.

Research Interests:

Application of control theory to marine vessels (surface and underwater), especially the area of fault tolerant control, robust control, intelligent control, non-linear control, adaptive control, reconfigurable control and co-operative control.



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