Vanja Smailović

Vanja Smailović is a Research Engineer at Ericsson Nikola Tesla R&D Centre and an External Associate at the Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb. He received his BSc degree in Computing at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in 2009, as well as his MSc degree in 2011 with the thesis titled "Communication in ad-hoc social networks" (supervisor: prof. Ignac Lovrek). The same year he enrolled in the postgraduate study (PhD) at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and is currently in his final year of the doctoral programme. 

His BSc thesis titled "RoboDance" won the competition and represented Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the 15th University of Zagreb Fair in 2010. The same year, he participated in the Erasmus student exchange programme where he attended a semester in Copenhagen at the Aalborg University Denmark, from which he returned with above average grades. In 2011, after applying for the PhD programme at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing he won the student scholarship for the PhD programme. In 2013, his idea "Gift Personalisation for Telco Subscribers" together with the prototype proposal won the Ericsson Växthus 2013 competition in the category of Data Exposure for Monetization, in Spain.

He is a principal investigator on a project funded by the World Bank through Unity Through Knowledge Fund, contracted by Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Ericsson Nikola Tesla and Unity Through Knowledge Fund. Additionally, he is a technical co-ordinator in a research project in collaboration with industry, contracted between Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and Ericsson Nikola Tesla R&D Centre. 

Research interests:

  • Social networking technologies
  • Context-aware services
  • Personalized services
  • User profiling, User profile modeling
  • Big data technologies, Data monetization
  • Ubiquitous/pervasive computing systems
  • Multi-agent systems

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Contact information:

      Vanja Smailovic

      Ericsson Nikola Tesla d.d.
      Krapinska 45
      HR-10002 Zagreb
      Croatia
      Phone: +385 98 942 0395
      email: vanja.smailovic@fer.hr

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