Fraunhofer-Pupin JPO Team

Prof. Dr. Sanja Vraneš
Dr. Valentina Janev
Jelena Jovanović
Dejan Paunović, Dipl. Ing
Dr. Nikola Tomašević
Dr. Marko Batić
Dr. Lazar Berbakov
Dea Pujić, B.Sc
Marko Jelić, B.Sc

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Sanja Vraneš

Prof. Sanja Vraneš, PhD is jointly appointed as the Director General of the Institute Mihajlo Pupin and as a Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Belgrade. Before that, she was the Scientific Director of the Institute for 10 years. From 1999 she has been engaged as a United Nations Expert for information technologies, and from 2005 as an expert evaluator and reviewer of EC Framework Programme Projects and H2020 projects. Her research interests include artificial intelligence, semantic web, linked data web, knowledge management, decision support systems, etc. In these areas she published over 240 scientific papers. She serves as a reviewer for respectable international journals, such as IEEE Transaction on Computer and IEEE Intelligent Systems magazine. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Bristol, England in 1993 and 1994. In the period 1999-2004 she was a Scientific Consultant at the ICS-UNIDO, International Center for Sceince 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 35 research projects funded by the European Commission – 5 H2020 projects (REACT, LAMBDA, RESPOND, In-BETWEEN, SLIDEWIKI), 16 FP7 projects (LOD2, EMILI, GEO-KNOW, EPIC-HUB, CASCADE, SPARTACUS, REFLECT, PERFECTION, ENERGY WARDEN, HELENA, HYDRO-WEEE, META-NET, HYDRO-WEEE-DEMO, PROCEED, GENDERTIME, ICT-WEB-PROMS),  5 CIP/EIP projects  (CESAR, GREEN, WEEEN, IMAGEEN, SHARE-PSI),  3 FP6 projects (SARIB, PROMETEA and Web4WEB), 3 Interreg projects (STRIM, I2E, MOVECO), 1 IPA Adriatic (PACINNO), 1 SEE project (FORSEE), 1 COST action (IC1304). She is a member of IEEE, ACM and AAAI. She is also a full member of the Serbian Academy of Engineering Sciences and served two terms (10 years) as a member of the National Scientific Council. She received numerous honors and awards for her work, including the Medal of Honor (Cavaliere dell’ordine della stella d’Italia) of the President of the Republic of Italy (2017), Nikola Tesla Award, Best software package award, Best paper award, University of Bristol postdoctoral fellowship award, etc. She speaks five languages.

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Honors and awards:
Medal of Honor (Cavaliere dell’ordine della stella d’Italia) of the President of the Republic of Italy (2017)
Member of the National Scientific Council, two terms
Member of the Serbian Academy of Engineering Sciences (since 2006)
Expert of European Union (since 2005)
United Nations Expert (since 1999)
Nikola Tesla award for achievements in technical sciences (1996)
University of Belgrade Best Publication Award (Prof. Branko Rakovic) 1994
Best Software Package Award at Belgrade Computer Fair (1994)
Silver Medal for Software at Novi Sad Technology Fair (1994)
Nomination for the City of Belgrade “Oktobarska” award (1995)
University of Bristol Postdoctoral Fellowship (1993)
National Science Foundation Fellowship (1988)

Contact information:
E-mail: sanja.vranes@pupin.rs
Phone: +381(11) 6773149
Fax: +381(11) 6776583

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Valentina JanevDr Valentina Janev is a Senior Researcher at the Mihajlo Pupin Institute, University of Belgrade, Serbia. She graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and received the PhD degree in the field of Semantic Web technologies from the University of Belgrade, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. She has participated in design and implementation of many information systems including government applications as part of commercial or scientific (EU FP6 and FP7) projects.  Her recent interests include Semantic Web, W3C standards, business intelligence applications, as well as knowledge management in R&D organizations, e-government and emergency services. In these areas she published a book and over 70 scientific papers.

 

 

 

Contact information:
E-mail: valentina.janev@pupin.rs

 

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Nikola TomaševićNikola Tomašević, PhD, is a Research Associate at the Mihajlo Pupin Institute since 2007. He received a Dipl. Ing. Degree in July 2007 at the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia. In December 2013, he defended his PhD thesis at the Department of Communications and Information Technologies of the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade. He is involved in technical management and research activities of R&D projects in various domains. Currently, under the H2020 Work Programme, he is managing two H2020 projects (REACT and RESPOND) and taking active role in several other H2020 projects (such as InBetween, IDEAS and LAMBDA). So far, he took part in a number of EU H2020, FP7 and FP6 projects (H2020 SlideWiki, FP7 EPIC-HUB, CASCADE, EMILI, Reflect, and FP6 Web4Web) and also was actively involved in R&D projects financed by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development of Serbia (SOFIA and AMICA). In his scientific career, his research activities were focused on energy efficiency, emergency management, recommendation and support systems, semantic web technologies, mobile communication systems, learning analytics and natural language processing. He (co-)authored more than 40 scientific and technical papers as journal, conference and workshop contributions. He also serves as a reviewer for respectable journals (Applied Energy (Elsevier), Transactions on Wireless Communications (IEEE), International Journal of Neural Systems (World Scientific), Artificial Intelligence Review (Springer), etc.), as a PC member and session chair of international conferences (such as TELFOR and ICTERI).

 

Contact information:
E-mail: nikola.tomasevic@pupin.rs
Phone: +381(11) 6774024
Fax: +381(11) 6776583

 

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Lazar BerbakovDr Lazar Berbakov received the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications engineering from the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, in 2007. He defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled “Collaborative Beamforming Schemes for Wireless Sensor Networks with Energy Harvesting Capabilities” from the Department for Signal theory and telecommunications, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, in 2013. In 2014, he joined Mihajlo Pupin Institute, Belgrade, Serbia, where he serves as a Research Associate. He participated in FP7 SPARTACUS and R&D projects financed by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development of Serbia. In SPARTACUS project, he served as the main software architect and developer of FLARE mobile application for indoor positioning and situation awareness in emergency situations. Currently, he is involved in 3 H2020 research projects where he is contributing to the design and implementation of IoT architectures. He published more than 20 papers as journal and conference contributions to indoor positioning and IoT topics. His main research interests include indoor positioning, Internet of things and emergency management.

 

Contact information:
E-mail: lazar.berbakov@pupin.rs

 

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Marko BatićMarko Batić, PhD, is a Research Associate at the Mihailo Pupin Institute, Belgrade since 2009. He received the BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from the School of Electrical Engineering, the University of Belgrade (RS). Currently, he is managing two H2020 projects on behalf of IMP (InBetween and IDEAS) and taking part in another two H2020 (RESPOND and REACT) dealing with the ICT applications in the domain of smart energy management and smart grids. Moreover, he is leading two commercial software development projects. He was also employed as an external expert with the European Commission for the evaluation process of a H2020 LCE call (2017.). Previously, he took part in several EU FP7 projects and was actively involved in scientific projects financed by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development of Serbia. More precisely, he was leading the design, development and implementation of a Decision Support System (DSS) for multi-criteria investment appraisal in renewable energies (FP7 ENERGY WARDEN). He was actively involved in the ICT enabled improvement of energy efficiency at EU airports (FP7 CASCADE) and the development of cloud-based platform for optimal multi-carrier energy dispatch within multiple, geographically separated, entities (Fp7 EPIC-Hub). He published over 25 scientific papers covering international and national journal, conference, and workshop contributions. He also serves as a reviewer for respectable international journals (e.g. Energy Conversion Management, Energy and Buildings and Sustainable Cities and Society).

Contact information:
E-mail: marko.batic@pupin.rs
Phone: +381(11) 6774024
Fax: +381(11) 6776583

 

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Jelena Jovanović
Jelena Jovanović
finished university of Mathematics, group for computer science, in Belgrade, Serbia. As a Software Engineer at the Mihajlo Pupin Institute, she took part in design, development and implementation of many EU FP6 and FP7 scientific projects. Her interests include multi-criteria decision support algorithms, web application development, database design and implementation, but also she is interesting in gender aspects in career management and environmental protection. She also took part in several projects financed by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Serbia. She has experience in developing software using Java, EJB, JavaServlet, MySql, HTML, JSP.

 

 

Contact information:
E-mail: jelena.jovanovic@pupin.rs
Phone: +381(11) 6774024
Fax: +381(11) 6776583

 

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Dejan PaunovićDejan Paunović, Dipl. Ing, has received a Dipl. Ing. degree at the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade. He has been employed with the Mihajlo Pupin Institute since 2003. He is involved in scientific projects financed by the Serbian Ministry of Science and he took part in several EU FP6, FP7 and HORIZON 2020 projects.

He has experience in enterprise application software development, web application architecture, client/server programming, database and web development. His interests include programming languages, databases, algorithms, web technology design and implementation, and are focused on the design, analysis and implementation of software systems.

 

 

 

Contact information:
E-mail: dejan.paunovic@pupin.rs
Phone: +381(11) 6774024
Fax: +381(11) 6776583

 

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Dea PujićDea Pujić, got her BSc in EE & CS degree at the School of Electrical Engeneering, University of Belgrade in 2018. She has since been working on different data driven problems in the energy domain, with a specific focus on solving the Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring problem using beyond-state-of-the-art convolutional neural networks and forecasting production of renewable sources by employing various machine learning algorithms. Her work is mostly based on the implementation of various novel artificial intelligence approaches and Big data processing techniques and is developed in the context of four active H2020 projects – InBetween, RESPOND, REACT and LAMBDA.

 

 

 

 

Contact information:
E-mail: dea.pujic@pupin.rs

 

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Marko JelićMarko Jelić, BSc EE & CS, obtained his degree at the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade in 2018. Hi is currently working as a Junior Researcher at The Mihajlo Pupin Institute and is actively involved in four European research projects from the H2020 programme: REACT, RESPOND, InBetween and LAMBDA. His main focus is on novel applications of optimization algorithms in the domain of automated energy management of hybrid renewable energy systems. Marko is also working on developing energy benchmarking and energy saving services which are considered as critical components in the integration and deployment of a futuristic IoT platform that incorporates a large number of smart sensors and actuators in order to maximize efficiency for both users and energy suppliers.

 

 

 

 

Contact information:
E-mail: marko.jelic@pupin.rs