IEEE / ITU Telecommunications External Expert and Consultant
Aleksandar is currently employed at the Communications Regulatory Agency Bosnia and Herzegovina, as the Expert Advisor to the Director-General (12/2017 – 03/2020) and Director of Telecommunications (04/2020 – 08/2020). He moved back to the Bosnia and Herzegovina as the part of an initiative for creating an expert group of the regulatory authority competent for the implementation of 4G, Digital TV and other significant and critical national projects in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Since January 2017, Aleksandar has started serving in the IEEE on the global level as an executive board member. IEEE is a renowned representing electrical engineering community with 600.000 members and the budget approx. one billion US$, which makes the IEEE the world’s largest professional, non-government and not-for-profit organization and the most significant engineering organization, which advances technology for humanity. Aleksandar is an active IEEE volunteer for more than 17 years and nowadays he is the member of a few working groups and executive committees on a global level: IEEE Publications Services and Products Board, IEEE Conferences Committee, IEEE Young Professionals Committee, IEEE Platform Guidance Group, IEEE Internet of Things Standards Steering Committee and many others global level OUs, but also in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia in their local sections and chapters. He served in the IEEE Industry Engagement Committee in 2017.
He is very active in promoting smart technologies for improving quality of life and building a smart society at all. Aleksandar has substantial international experience in technical, business, education and regulation/legal side of smart technologies. He was awarded a grant from IEEE Communications Society for 1st Summer School for 30 best Ph.D. students in Telecommunications worldwide in 2015 and is the author of 8 papers on IEEE conferences and workshops. Furthermore, he was one of 19 members in the international expert group in IEEE for creating the trend/survey paper „Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applied in Cybersecurity“.
He is an individual expert member or the official representative of the Communications Regulatory Agency Bosnia and Herzegovina in many technical, standardization and policy organization, as follows: IEEE, ITU, BEREC, 3GPP, RIPE, IETF, EMERG, IEC and many others.
His research interest is Cellular Mobile System 4G/5G with focus on Internet of Things applications and services and especially for Smart Cities and their initiatives, but also Computer Networks Design, Routing, and Switching and Communications Security including Applied Mathematics methods and algorithms in Cryptography.
Aleksandar is the project leader of many past and current international, regional and domestic projects related with Smart Cities, Smart Grid and Emergency Communications, including the first practical implementation of the Smart City services in Bosnia and Herzegovina and one of the first in the region: “EU MED Project ESMARTCITY: Smart Public Lights in East Sarajevo” in the cooperation with the Development Agency of East Sarajevo and local government.
Aleksandar is also a Distinguished Lecturer of Friedrich Naumann Foundation on Smart Technologies, Smart and Responsive Cities topics. He is also co-founder of Smart Cities Education Initiative in the Western Balkans region as the representative of the IEEE partner, together with representatives of Friedrich Naumann Foundation.
Aleksandar is very related to educational activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and the Western Balkans region. He served as a member of Executive Board of the BH Futures Foundation in the period 2017-2018 for the very beginning of the organization building many innovations, entrepreneurship and mentorship programs and activities. Aleksandar is also co-founder and agitator for the European Robotics Week program in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was the main judge in a competition in robotics for kids: First Lego League Serbia 2019.
In years before, Aleksandar graduated BSc in 2009 and MSc in 2016 at the University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). In the period between 2009 and 2014, Aleksandar was employed in University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Electrical Engineering (Bosnia and Herzegovina) as research and teaching assistant in the field of computer sciences, computer networks and cybersecurity. In 2014, he received Maria Curie Fellowship from EU for Ph.D. studies and was working on the FP7 ADVANTAGE ITN Project in Working Package 1 team for Smart Home design at University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences (Serbia). The primary research topic is Architecture Design for 5G Cellular System, with focus on optimizing uplink Communications and Power Control in Small Cells and Uncoordinated Random-Access Control for Massive and Critical Machine-to-Machine communications, as his Ph.D. topic.