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Professor Vesna Brujic-Okretic

Head of the School of Computing and Information Systems, and professor in computing and information science at Kingston University.

Professor Vesna  Brujic-Okretic Areas of expertise

Find out more about Professor Vesna Brujic-Okretic


Professor Brujic-Okretic joined Kingston University in 2012 as Professor in Computing and Information Science, as well as Head of the School of Computing and Information Systems in the Faculty of Science, Computing and Information Systems.

Currently one of her main areas of interest and research is around context-aware mobile systems using augumented reality.  Context-aware computing refers to a general class of mobile systems that can sense their physical environment and then adapt their behaviour accordingly. The addition of augumented reality is where a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical real-world environment (say through a mobile phone) is enhanced by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.

Professor Brujic-Okretic's background is in engineering physics and applied mathematics. "We are living in a world of tremendous transformations in our society brought about by the continuity of access to information and a revolution in communications," says Professor Brujic-Okretic. "This seamless integration of information spaces has changed the way we live, from how we operate in both our home and work lives, to how we search for information and use collective intelligence."





Year gained Subject
1991 BSc in Engineering Physics, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
1979 MSc, Physics in Ionized Gases, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
1974 PhD in Physics, University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now Serbia).

Career Highlights

Year Position held
2012 - Professor in Computing and Information Science and Head of the School of Computing and Information Systems at Kingston University.
2006 - 2012 Head of Department of Information Science, City University London.
2003 - 2006 Senior lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Programme, School of Informatics, City University London.


John, D,Gatzidis, C, Boucouvalas, A. C, Liarokapis, F. and Brujic-Okretic, V. (2011) Prototyping Expressive 3D Social Worlds. The Open Virtual Reality Journal, 3 (1), pp. 1-15

Gatzidis, C., Brujic-Okretic, V., Mastrogianni, M., "Evaluation of Non-Photorealistic 3D Urban Models for Mobile Device Navigation", To appear in HCI International 2009, Springer Lecture Notes In Computer Science, San Diego, California, US, 19-24 July, (2009).

John, D., Gatzidis, C., Liarokapis, F., Boucouvalas, A., Brujic-Okretic, V., "A Framework for the Development of Online, Location-Specific, Expressive 3D Social Worlds", To appear in the 1st IEEE International Conference in Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications 2009, IEEE Computer Society, Coventry, UK, 23-24 March, (2009).

Gatzidis, C., Brujic-Okretic, V., Liarokapis, F., Baker, S., "Developing a Framework for the Automatic Generation and Visualisation Of 3D Urban Areas on Mobile Devices", 10th Symposium For Virtual And Augmented Reality, Joao Pessoa, Brazil, 13-16 May, 151-162, (2008). ISBN 857669167-1.

Gatzidis, C., Brujic-Okretic, V., Liarokapis, F., Baker, S., "Towards Rapid Generation And Visualisation Of Large 3D Urban Landscapes for Mobile Device Navigation", 2008 IEEE Virtual Reality Workshop on Virtual Cityscapes: Key Research Issues in Modeling Large-Scale Immersive Urban Environments, IEEE Computer Society, Reno, Nevada, US, 8-9 March, (2008). IEEE Catalog Number CFP08VIR-DVD. ISBN 978-1-4244-1972-2.

Gatzidis, C., Papakonstantinou, S., Brujic-Okretic, V., Baker, S., "Recent Advances In The User Evaluation Methods And Studies Of Non-Photorealistic Visualisation And Rendering Techniques", 12th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IEEE Computer Society, London, UK, 9-11 July, 475-480, (2008). ISBN 978-0-7695-3268-4.

Fotis Liarokapis, Vesna Brujic-Okretic, Stylianos Papakonstantinou (2006): Exploring Urban Environments using Virtual and Augmented Reality, Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting, GRAPP 2006 Special Issue, ISSN 1860-2037

Liarokapis, F., Mountain, D., Papakonstantinou, S., Brujic-Okretic, V., Raper, J., Mixed Reality For Exploring Urban Environments, Proc. of the 1rst International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP 2006), 25-28 Feb, Setubal, Portugal, 208-215, (2006). ISBN: 972-8865-39-2.

Stylianos Papakonstantinou, Vesna Brujic-Okretic (2006): Design and implementation of an advanced generic location-aware engine, Proceedings of GIS Research UK, GISRUK 2006 National Conference, University of Nottingham

Liarokapis, F., Greatbatch, I., Mountain, D., Gunesh, A., Brujic-Okretic, V., Raper, J., Mobile Augmented Reality Techniques for GeoVisualisation, Proc. of the 9th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IEEE Computer Society, 6-8 July, London, 745-751, (2005). ISBN: 0-7695-2397-8. (IEEE Digital Library)

V.Brujic-Okretic, J-Y Guillemaut, M.Michielen, L. Hitchin and GA Parker (2004) Real time scene reconstruction for remote vehicle navigation. Editors: Lucian, M.L. and Neamtu, M., Geometric Modelling and Computing: Seattle 2003, pp.113-123, Nashboro Press




Media Highlights

Professor Brujic-Okretic is available to talk to media on all aspects of her work and around her research interests.

Conference Highlights

Professor Brujic-Okretic has been a seasoned conference presenter both in the UK and overseas.

Professional Body Membership

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

Key Industry Roles

Professor Brujic-Okretic and her colleagues at Kingston University are currently working in collaboration with Lerch Bates - an international consulting services firm doing oscillations measurement and data management in real time using tablets and smart phone system architecture.





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