Veljko Pejovic

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I am an assistant professor at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. My research covers mobile computing, wireless networks and information and communicaton technologies for development. Lately I have been focused on mobile sensing, anticipatory mobile computing, and the analysis of mobile data traces.

I obtained my PhD from the Computer Science Department,University of California Santa Barbara, USA in August 2012. Before that I got a BS degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Belgrade, School of Electrical Engineering. From September 2012 to November 2014 I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, UK, where I worked with Dr. Mirco Musolesi on mobile social sensing. In the last few years I have also spent some time at Meraka Institute, South Africa, The University of Cambridge, UK, The University of Edinburgh, UK and University College Cork, Ireland. My work has been published by top journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, ACM Computing Surveys, presented at top conferences, such as WWW, Ubicomp, CoNEXT, ICTD, and featured in media including the Time Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, IEEE Spectrum. Here you can find my Google Scholar, LinkedIn, GitHub profiles.

I am looking for motivated PhD students! I have a number of active and potential projects on mobile sensing, mobile data analysis, and data for development, and I am looking for people to work with on these. The University of Ljubljana, Slovenia is one of the top research universities in the region, offers a range of teaching and research fellowships and is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Europe. Please email me (Veljko.Pejovic [at] if you want to chat about doctoral study topics. To find out more details about PhD studies in Ljubljana, please read the following info sheet.

Postdoctoral positions I am happy to discuss potential postdoctoral opportunities at FRI funded through fellowships such as EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions


August 2015: Are you addicted to your phone? The My Phone and Me app, a part of our research efforts, helps you to monitor your phone usage and how you interact with mobile notifications. You can find out more here.

August 2015: I will present a recent analysis of the role of task engagement on mobile interruptibility at the Smarttention, Please! Intelligent Attention Management on Mobile Devices Workshop, collocated with MobileHCI in Copenhagen, Denmark.

June 2015: Our paper Disease Containment Strategies based on Mobility and Information Dissemination has been published by the Nature Scientific Reports.

April 2015: A call for PhD studies at FRI Ljubljana is out! Opportunities include fully-funded research and teaching studentships in all areas of computer science. More details here.

April 2015:Our work one identifying risky inidividual in order to tackle epidemics was presented at the Data for Development Challenge track of NetMob conference at MIT. A preprint of the paper is available from ArXiv: Progmosis: Evaluating Risky Individual Behavior During Epidemics Using Mobile Network Data.

January 2015: I joined the Faculty of Computer and Information Science (FRI), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, as an assistant professor.

December 2014: Our paper Anticipatory Mobile Computing: A Survey of the State of the Art and Research Challenges has been accepted to ACM Computing Surveys.

August 2014: Our paper SenSocial: A Middleware for Integrating Online Social Networks and Mobile Sensing Data Streams has been accepted to in ACM/IFIP/USENIX Middleware'14.

July 2014: Our paper Anticipatory Mobile Computing for Behaviour Change Interventions has been accepted to Mobile Systems for Computational Social Science Workshop (with UbiComp'14).

April 2014: Our paper InterruptMe: Designing Intelligent Prompting Mechanisms for Pervasive Applications has been accepted to ACM UbiComp'14.

January 2014: I gave a talk about VillageLink, our solution for wide area wireless coverage, at the COMSNETS'14 conference in Bangalore, India. You can find the slides here.

November 2013: SignalTracker is now on the Android Market! SignalTracker is an application that helps you find free, reliable, and fast WiFi locations, and profile your cellular data coverage. With SignalTracker you get a personal wireless connectivity map. More about the project here.