Vladimir Crnojević

Position:Director of the BioSense Institute

Academic Rank: Principal Research Fellow

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Prof. Vladimir Crnojević is Director of the BioSense Institute which focuses on R&D in ICT for agrifood sector at various levels: from micro and nanotechnology sensors, through Internet of Things, agrirobotics, remote sensing, to big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Prof. Crnojević is a Full Professor in Computer Sciences at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia and Associate Professor Extraordinary at the Department of Mathematical Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He studied Electrical Engineering (EE) and obtained his PhD in Image Processing in 2004. He acted as Director of EE Department at the University of Novi Sad from 2012-2015, and in 2015 founded the BioSense Institute – the regional leader in EU (FP7 and H2020) projects, including flagship projects such as ANTARES, IoF2020 – Internet of Food and Farm 2020 and SmartAgriHubs. BioSense Institute has strong cooperation with industry and has run a significant number of accelerator programs through which more than 200 SMEs in AgTech were funded. He led the team of BioSense researchers who won the 1st Prize at the 2017 Syngenta Crop Challenge with the algorithm for smart seed selection. Vladimir’s current research interests include machine learning, image processing, remote sensing, big data and IoT with application in agrifood and biosystems.