Vedad Hulusic

Coordinator, Digital Media Center
Assitant Professor, University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology

 

 

EDUCATION

2007 – 2011    School of Engineering, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
PhD in Engineering
Dissertation title: Auditory-Visual Interaction in Computer Graphics

Short description: In the thesis, auditory-visual cross-modal interaction research findings have been investigated and adapted to graphics rendering purposes. The results from five psychophysical experiments, involving 233 participants, showed that, even in the realm of computer graphics, there is a strong relationship between vision and audition in both spatial and temporal domains.

 

2000 – 2006    Computing and Informatics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering Sarajevo, University of Sarajevo
Computer Engineer, BSc*

* Five-year programme, Master equivalent

 

CURRENT POSITIONS

2011 –             Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Information Systems Department
University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
Bosnia and Herzegovina

2010 –             Coordinator
Digital Media Center
University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2009 – 2010    Teaching Assistant
School of Engineering
University of Warwick
United Kingdom

2006 – 2007    Teaching Assistant
Computer Science and Information Systems Department
University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
Bosnia and Herzegovina

2004 – 2007    Developer, Graphics designer
K-ing Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

MEMBERSHIPS

2010 –            Association for digitization and informatization of cultural heritage DIGI.BA
Active member and researcher

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

2007 – 2010    Vice Chancellor Scholarship, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

 

SUPERVISION OF GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

2012 – 2015    Supervisor for a PhD student, co-supervisor for Master students
Computer Science and Information Systems Department
University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2011 –            Assistant Professor
Computer Graphics
Design and Implementation in Web Environments
Computer Organisation and Architectures
University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
Bosnia and Herzegovina

2014 –            Assistant Professor
Independent Project Study (Applied Programming)
University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
Bosnia and Herzegovina

2013 – 2014    Assistant Professor
System Analysis and Design
University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
Bosnia and Herzegovina

2011 – 2013    Assistant Professor
Human-Computer Interaction
University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
Bosnia and Herzegovina

2009 – 2010    Teaching Assistant
Computer Graphics
University of Warwick
United Kingdom

2006 – 2007    Teaching Assistant
Computer Graphics
E-commerce
University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology
Bosnia and Herzegovina

 

SKILLS

Computing

  • Confident programmer in C, C++, PHP, Matlab, JavaScript, AJAX, ActionScript
  • Experienced and confident user of various graphics related software packages: Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, MAXON Cinema 4D, Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign
  • Experienced user of audio/video related software packages: Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition
  • Experienced user of MySQL and SQL

Other

  • Project and Time Management, Administration, Communication, Report writing, Team Work, Problem Solving, Innovation

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Computer graphics
  • Serious games
  • Cultural heritage
  • Virtual museums
  • Cross-modal interaction (perception and perceptually-based rendering)
  • High Dynamic Range Imaging
  • Image processing
  • Virtual reality
  • Augmented reality

 

PROJECT PARTICIPATION

EU projects

  • FP7 Network of Excellence 270404: V-MusT.net - Virtual Museum Transnational Network. Member of the General Assembly, Researcher, 2011-2014
  • COST Action IC1005: HDRi: The digital capture, storage, transmission and display of real-world lighting. Management Committee member, 2011-2015

 Local projects

  • Member of the Sarajevo Graphics Group:
    • Interactive Digital Media Presentation of Butmir Neolithic Culture
    • Virtual Reconstruction of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Mostar
    • Virtual City of Sarajevo 
    • Sarajevo City Hall – 3D Virtual Reconstruction
    • Virtual Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Virtual 3D reconstruction of Cultural Heritage Sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina 
  • Coordinator and designer of the UNICEF funded project “Educational interactive e-book for early child stimulation”
  • Lead developer for the UNICEF funded project for tracking field work with children with autism “EDUStat”
  • Lead developer for the UNDP funded project “Teaching basic shapes to children using a computer”
  • Lead developer for the online system for conducting student surveys and tests at University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology (SSST)
  • Project coordinator and developer for the improvement of GIS for Municipal water and waste management company in Sarajevo
  • 3D modeller and graphics designer in several other research and commercial projects

  

ORGANISATIONAL EFFORTS

  • Local Organising Chair - HDRi 2014: Second International Conference and SME Workshop on HDR imaging, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, March 2014
  • Local Organising Chair - EU IC1005 Cost Action WG and MC semi-annual project meetings, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, March 2014
  • Co-organization Committee - 10th VAST International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, VAST 2009, St.Julians, Malta on the 22-25th September 2009
  • Co-organization Committee - EUROGRAPHICS 2009 Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization, EGPGV ‘09, Munich, Germany
  • Local organizing Committee - 19th EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Rendering 2008, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Local organizing Committee - Graphics Hardware Workshop, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2008.

 

REVIEWER FOR JOURNALS AND CONFERENCES 

  • Computer Graphics Forum
  • The Visual Computer
  • Computers and Graphics Journal (Elsevier)
  • Spring Conference on Computer Graphics
  • Serious Games for Healthcare: Applications and Implications (Book chapter)
  • Journal of Computing and Cultural Heritage
  • Education Technology and Society Journal Special Issue GBL
  • i-Perception: Open-access journal of human, animal and machine perception
  • SEGAH: International Conference on Serious Games and Applications for Health

 

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMME COMMITTEES

  • International IEEE Conference in Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications
  • Spring Conference on Computer Graphics

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Hulusic, V., Pistoljevic, N. (2013). Teaching Children with and without Disabilities School Readiness Skills. In Proceedings of ECC '13 - 7th WSEAS European Computing Conference (pp. 316-323).
  • Hulusic, V., & Rizvic, S. (2013). Story guided virtual environments in educational applications. InTransactions on Edutainment IX (pp. 132-149). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • Hulusic, V., & Pistoljevic, N. (2012). “LeFCA”: Learning framework for children with autism.Procedia Computer Science15, 4-16.
  • Hulusic, V., Debattista, K., & Chalmers, A. (2013). Smoothness perception: Investigation of beat rate effect on frame rate perception.The Visual Computer,29(11), 1159-1172.
  • El-Zayat, M., Rizvic, S., & Hulusic, V. (2012, September). Enhancing integration of virtual objects in augmented reality applications. InVirtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM), 2012 18th International Conference on (pp. 125-132). IEEE.
  • Rizvic, S., Sadzak, A., Hulusic, V., & Karahasanovic, A. (2013, March). Interactive digital storytelling in the sarajevo survival tools virtual environment. InProceedings of the 28th Spring Conference on Computer Graphics (pp. 109-116). ACM.
  • Hulusic, V., Harvey, C., Debattista, K., Tsingos, N., Walker, S., Howard, D., & Chalmers, A. (2012, February). Acoustic Rendering and Auditory–Visual Cross‐Modal Perception and Interaction. InComputer Graphics Forum (Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 102-131). Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
  • Rizvic, S., Sadzak, A., Ramic-Brkic, B., & Hulusic, V. (2011). Virtual Museum Applications and Their Public Perception in Bosnia and Herzegovina.ISPRS-International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences3816, 421-427.
  • Hulusic, V., & Rizvic, S. (2011, May). The use of live virtual guides in educational applications. InGames and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-GAMES), 2011 Third International Conference on (pp. 92-97). IEEE.
  • Hulusic, V., Harvey, C., Tsingos, N., Debattista, K., Walker, S., Howard, D., & Chalmers, A. (2011, April). Acoustic Rendering and Auditory–Visual Cross‐Modal Perception and Interaction. Eurographics 2011 State of The Art Report (STAR). – selected for journal
  • Hulusić, V., Debattista, K., Aggarwal, V., & Chalmers, A. (2011). Maintaining frame rate perception in interactive environments by exploiting audio-visual cross-modal interaction.The Visual Computer27(1), 57-66.
  • Hulusic, V., Debattista, K., Aggarwal, V., & Chalmers, A. (2010, March). Exploiting audio-visual cross-modal interaction to reduce computational requirements in interactive environments. InGames and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-GAMES), 2010 Second International Conference on(pp. 126-132). IEEE.
  • Happa, J., Artusi, A., Dubla, P., Bashford-Rogers, T., Debattista, K., Hulusic, V., & Chalmers, A. (2009, September). The Virtual Reconstruction and Daylight Illumination of the Panagia Angeloktisti. InVAST (pp. 49-56).
  • Hulusić, V., Czanner, G., Debattista, K., Sikudova, E., Dubla, P., & Chalmers, A. (2009, April). Investigation of the beat rate effect on frame rate for animated content. InProceedings of the 25th Spring Conference on Computer Graphics(pp. 151-159). ACM. – best paper award
  • Happa, J., Zányi, E., Hulusic, V., Chrysanthou, Y., Chalmers, A. (2008, June). Capturing and Visualising the Past: High-Fidelity Computer Reconstruction of Byzantine Artefacts. Presented at the World Archaeological Congress, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Happa, J., Zányi, E., Hulusic, V., Chrysanthou, Y., Chalmers, A. (2008). The High− Fidelity Computer Reconstruction of Byzantine Art in Cyprus. InProceedings of IV International Cyprological Congress. Proceedings of IV International Cyprological Congress.
  • Hulusic, V., Aranha, M., & Chalmers, A. (2008, February). The influence of cross-modal interaction on perceived rendering quality thresholds. InProceedings of the 16th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision'2008.
  • Hulusic, V. (2007). Optimization threshold in Sarajevo City Hall virtual model for Efficient Web Presentation. InCentral European Seminar on Computer Graphics, Slovakia.
  • Hulusic, V., Rizvić, S. (2006, November) Virtual 3D model optimization for Web implementation. BIHTEL 2006 Conference.
 

Projects

  • ICT COST Action IC1005
  • LeFCA
  • The Wolf in Love
  • Butmir Neolithic Culture
  • Saborna Church
  • Svrzo's House
  • Church of the Holy Trinity
  • Viziers' Konak