Professor Vesna Brujic-Okretic


I am a Professor of Computer Science with background in engineering and physics. My expertise is in the area of augmented and virtual reality - with applications ranging from unmanned vehicle navigation to real-time integration of complex data forms into systems supporting decision making process. Recent completions include an intelligent urban transport system application in the context of Smart Cities. 

The School of Computer Science and Mathematics continues to perform strongly in both its education portfolio and in research. Our cyber security centre has become a national Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education, achieving a Silver Award by the National Cyber Security Centre (GCHQ) - taking the cyber security agenda vigorously forward within and beyond the University.  The School's performance is reflected in the REF2021 results, with 73% of our research rated as world-leading or internationally excellent  (4* or 3*) and in The Guardian League Table for 2023 - it is placed in the top 37% of computer science departments in the UK. 

The School offers a programme of modern and popular courses in computer science, data science, user experience design, cyber security, games programming and digital media technologies - at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. From 2023, an undergraduate course in Artificial Intelligence will be launched - matching the areas of strength in the School's research.

Academic responsibilities

Head of School


  • PhD in Plasma Physics, University of Belgrade, (former Yugoslavia)
  • MSc in Physics, with Distinction, University of Belgrade, (former Yugoslavia)
  • BSc in Engineering Physics, First Class Honours, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade
  • Chair of British Association for Information and Library Education and Research, BAILER
  • Fellow of the British Computer Society, Chartered Institute of IT
  • Member of the IEEE

Teaching and learning


Research student supervision


Number of items: 20.


Ahmad Khan, Nauman, Nebel, Jean-Christophe, Khaddaj, Souheil and Brujic-Okretic, Vesna (2020) Scalable system for smart urban transport management. Journal of Advanced Transportation, 2020, p. 8896705. ISSN (print) 0197-6729

John, David, Gatzidis, Christos, Boucouvalas, Anthony, Liarokapis, Fotis and Brujic-Okretic, Vesna (2011) Prototyping expressive 3D social worlds. The Open Virtual Reality Journal, 3, 1 -15. ISSN (online) 1875-323X

Papakonstantinou, Stelios and Brujic-Okretic, Vesna (2009) Framework for context-aware smartphone applications. The Visual Computer, 25(12), pp. 1121-1132. ISSN (print) 0178-2789

Liarokapis, Fotis, Brujic-Okretic, Vesna and Papakonstantinou, Stelios (2007) Exploring urban environments using virtual and augmented reality. Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting, 3(5), ISSN (online) 1860-2037

Cvetkovic, S.R., Seebold, R.J.A., Bateson, K.N and Okretic, V.K. (1994) CAL programs developed in advanced programming environments for teaching electrical engineering. IEEE Transactions on Education, 37(2), pp. 221-227. ISSN (print) 0018-9359

Okretic, V.K. and Cadez, V.M. (1991) MHD wave reflection in presence of resonant processes. Physica Scripta, 43(3), pp. 306-309. ISSN (print) 0031-8949

Čadež, V.M. and Okretič, V.K. (1989) Leakage of MHD surface waves in structured media. Journal of Plasma Physics, 41(1), pp. 23-30. ISSN (print) 0022-3778

Stanic, B.V. and Okretic, V.K. (1982) Reflection of a transient plane wave obliquely incident on compressible plasma half-space. Proceedings of the IEEE, 70(1), pp. 85-88. ISSN (print) 0018-9219

Conference or Workshop Item

Khan, Nauman Ahmad, Brujic-Okretic, Vesna and Khaddaj, Souheil (2016) Intelligent integration framework for smart transport system. In: 12th International Conference on Intelligent Environments - IE'16; 14 - 16 Sep 2016, London, U.K.. ISSN (print) 2472-7571 ISBN 9781509040568

Khan, Nauman Ahmad, Brujic-Okretic, Vesna and Khaddaj, Souheil (2016) Self-adaptive service driven architecture for intelligent transport system. In: 15th International Symposium on Distributed Computing and Applications to Business, Engineering and Science (DCABES 2016); 24-26 Aug 2016, Paris, France. (Unpublished)

Francik, Jarek, Brujic-Okretic, Vesna, Menegazzo, Mirko, Godwin, Adrian and Zienowicz, Krzysztof (2016) Real-time sensor data integration in vertical transport systems. In: Sensors Applications Symposium; 20-22 April 2016, Catania, Italy. ISBN 9781479972500

Gatzidis, Christos, Brujic-Okretic, Vesna and Mastroyanni, Maria (2009) Evaluation of non-photorealistic 3D urban models for mobile device navigation. In: Third International Conference on Virtual and Mixed Reality VMR 2009 (held as part of HCI International 2009); 19-24 Jul 2009, San Diego, U.S.A.. ISSN (print) 0302-9743

John, D., Gatzidis, C., Liarokapis, F., Boucouvalas, A. and Brujic-Okretic, V. (2009) A framework for the development of online, location-specific, expressive 3D social worlds. In: First International IEEE Conference in Serious Games and Virtual Worlds; 23-24 Mar 2009, Coventry, U.K..

Gatzidis, C., Papakonstantinou, S., Brujic-Okretic, V. and Baker, S. (2008) Recent advances in the user evaluation methods and studies of non-photorealistic visualisation and rendering techniques. In: 12th International Conference on Information Visualisation; 4 - 11 July 2008, London, U.K.. ISSN (print) 1550-6037 ISBN 9780769532684

Gatzidis, Christos, Brujic-Okretic, Vesna, Liarokapis, Fotis and Baker, Stuart (2008) Towards rapid generation and visualisation of large 3D urban landscapes for mobile device navigation. In: IEEE Virtual Reality Workshop on Virtual Cityscapes: Key Research Issues in Modeling Large-Scale Immersive Urban Environments; 08 - 09 Mar 2008, Reno, Nevada, U.S..

Brujic-Okretic, Vesna (2003) Real-time scene reconstruction for remote vehicle navigation. In: SIAM conference on Geometric design and Computing; 10 -13 Nov 2003, Seattle, U.S.A..

Brujic-Okretic, Vesna, Guillemaut, J.Y., Hitchin, L.J., Michielen, M. and Parker, G.A. (2003) Remote vehicle manoeuvring using augmented reality. In: International Conference on Visual Information Engineering; 7-9 July 2003, Guildford, U.K.. ISSN (print) 0537-9989 ISBN 0852967578

Ristic, Mihailo, Brujic, Djordje, Ainsworth, Iain and Brujic-Okretic, Vesna (2001) Nurbs fitting through large sets of scattered data. In: 7th SIAM Conference on Geometric Design and Computing; 5 - 8 Nov 2001, Sacramento, U.S.A..

Brujic, Djordje, Ainsworth, Iain, Ristic, Mihailo and Brujic, Vesna (2001) Efficient shape description using NURBS. In: 4th International Workshop on Visual Form; 28–30 May 2001, Capri, Italy. ISBN 3540421203

Okretic, V.K. and Cadez, V.M. (1993) The resonant absorption of a propagating MHD fast wave in a structured plasma. In: International Conference on Solar magnetic fields; 29 June - 2 July 1993, Freiburg, Germany. ISBN 9781560723998

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