Dr Vladan Velisavljevic

Reader in Visual Systems Engineering

Dr Vladan Velisavljevic

Dr Vladan Velisavljevic received the BSc and MSc (Magister) degree from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 1998 and 2000, respectively, and the Master and PhD degree from EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2001 and 2005.

From 1999 to 2000, he was a member of academic staff at the University of Belgrade. In 2000, he joined the Audiovisual Communications Laboratory (LCAV) at EPFL as Teaching and Research Assistant, where he was working on his PhD degree in the field of image processing.

In 2003, he was a visiting student at Imperial College London. From 2006 to 2011, Dr Velisavljevic was a Senior Research Scientist at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Berlin, Germany.

He joined the University of Bedfordshire as Senior Lecturer in October 2011 and became Reader in Visual Systems Engineering in 2015. He is also Head of the Centre for Sensing, Signals and Wireless Technology (SSWT) since 2014 and Acting Head of Research Institute for Smart Cities (RISC) since 2022.

Complete CV available upon request.

Teaching Areas

  • Digital signal and image processing (MSc)
  • Programming embedded systems (MSc)
  • Emerging Technologies (MSc)
  • Digital Electronics (1st & 2nd year BEng)
  • MSc Project coordination

Research Interests

  • Image and video processing
  • Multiple view video
  • Wavelet theory
  • Multi-resolution and distributed signal processing
  • Camera systems
  • Machine learning for signal sensing

Recent Projects

  • Early fault detection for electric pumps, Innovate UK KTP grant with Deckpro Pumps/ Uptime Systems, 2020-2022
  • Smart goal bar sensor system, Innovate UK KTP grant with Harrod Sports, 2019-2022
  • Refinement of detection algorithms in wireless sensor networks, consultancy with Clearview Traffic Group, 2015
  • Image-based dimension extraction, consultancy with Morrison Utility Services, 2015
  • Novel algorithms for solar-powered in-road sensors to measure speed and classify vehicles to inform intelligent traffic management decisions, Innovate UK grant 39455-289165, 2014-2015

PhD Supervision

  • Charalambos Theodorou, from March 2021 (supported by Briteyellow Ltd.)
  • Saber Farag, Super-resolution of plenoptic images, completed in November 2019
  • Ivan Ivanov, Antenna design for energy harvesting, completed in September 2018
  • Noppakun Boonsim, Car make and model recognition under limited lighting conditions at night, completed in December 2016
  • Christopher Hahne, The standard plenoptic camera: applications of a geometrical ray tracing model, completed in April 2016 (co-supervised with Amar Aggoun)
  • Eleftherios Chatziantoniou, Spectrum sensing and occupancy prediction for cognitive machine-to-machine wireless networks, completed in July 2015


  • External Examiner for BEng/MEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering, De Montfort University, since January 2021
  • External Examiner for MSc Digital Media Systems, Inst. for Digital Technologies, Loughborough University in London, 2015-2020
  • Nicholas Collis, “Evaluating AQUACOLD: a novel crowdsourced linked data search tool, against comparable systems”, PhD Thesis, University of Bedfordshire, May 2021
  • Joy Eze, “Application of Optimization Methods for Resource Allocation in Cognitive Radio-supported Vehicular Networks”, PhD Thesis, University of Bedfordshire, September 2019
  • Christian Lloyd-Davies, “Water Monitoring Drone System”, MSc by Research, University of Bedfordshire, July 2019
  • Michael Lawson, “Estimation of the Plenoptic Function from a Swiped Image”, PhD Thesis, Imperial College London, December 2018
  • Tsampikos Kounalakis, “Methods and Techniques for 3D Image Classification”, PhD Thesis, Brunel University, July 2015
  • Bojana Begovic, “Dictionary Learning for Scalable Sparse Image Representation”, PhD Thesis, University of Strathclyde, June 2015
  • Cheng Fang, “Characterisation and Modelling of the Wireless Propagation Channel in Small Cells Scenarios”, PhD Thesis, University of Bedfordshire, September 2014
  • Adam Scholefield, “Quadtree Structured Approximation Algorithms”, PhD Thesis, Imperial College London, October 2013

Professional Activities

  • General Chair of IEEE ICME 2020 and IEEE MMSP 2017
  • Area Chair for IEEE ICIP 2018-2022, IEEE ICME 2019 (Outstanding Area Chair Award received), IEEE ISCAS 2020-2022, VCIP 2020-2022
  • Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia since July 2021
  • Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology since January 2021
  • Associate Editor for Elsevier Signal Processing: Image Communications since August 2015
  • Associate Editor for IET Journal of Engineering 2014-2020
  • Associate Editor for MMTC R-Letters & Member of Review Board for Multimedia Communications Technical Committee (MMTC), IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), 2010 – 2015
  • Elected member of IEEE CAS VSPC TC since Jan. 2020 and IEEE CAS MSA TC since Aug. 2020
  • Co-chair of IEEE ComSoc MMTC Interest Group on 3D Processing and Communications since 2017
  • Lead Guest Editor for Special Issue on Visual Signal Processing for Wireless Networks, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, February 2015
  • Special Session Organizer and Chair, Processing and delivery for novel immersive 3D media formats, 3DTV-Con, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2015
  • Special Session Organizer, Compression of high-dimensional media data for interactive navigation, IEEE Int. Conf. on Image Proc. (ICIP), Brussels, Belgium, September 2011
  • TPC Chair for Multimedia Computing and Communications (MCC) Symposium at Int. Conf. on Computing, Networking and Communications (ICNC) 2013 and 2014
  • Senior Member of IEEE since 2012 (Member since 2006, Student Member since 2001)
  • Fellow of UK HEA since December 2013 (Associate Fellow since July 2012)
  • Technical Referee: IEEE TIP, IEEE TSP, IEEE SPL, IEEE JSTSP, IEEE TCSVT, IEEE TMI, IEEE TIFS, EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, Elsevier Signal Processing, Elsevier Signal Processing: Image Communication
  • TPC Member: ICIP 2004, 2005, 2009-2019, ICASSP 2004, 2005, 2013-2019, ICICS 2007, 2009, PV 2010, 2013-2016, IPSN 2004, EUSIPCO 2008-2019, ICME 2014-2019


Invited Talks

  • “Compression distortion and refocussing analysis in 3D imaging”, Overview Lecture, IEEE ISCAS 2021, May 2021
  • "Scalable user-interactive multi-view video compression", Surrey University, Guildford, UK, April 2013
  • "Directionally-adaptive separable image transforms – directionlets", Imperial College London, UK, November 2008
  • "Directionlets in image compression and beyond", Stanford University, CA, April 2008
  • "Directionlets: anisotropic multi-directional representation with separable filtering", Google Inc., Mountain View, CA, October 2006

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