Dr Vladimir Stankovic


Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

The goal of my research is to open novel scientific horizons by bringing together communications, multimedia, signal processing, machine learning, and energy via problem-solving research and through advanced user-centric design approaches.

My research broadly consists of developing novel theoretical foundations, algorithmic and system design solutions, as well as practical demonstrations for efficient acquisition, processing and communications of data. The work ranges from core signal/image processing, information and communication theory and machine learning research necessary for establishing performance limits and developing algorithms to practical system designs through implementation, visualization and user-centric design methods. I am particularly interested in energy-aware and environmentally-oriented information and communication technology (ICT): from low-power acquisition, processing, and communications, to application-driven data analysis for healthcare monitoring and smart homes/buildings.


Has expertise in:

    • Wireless communications systems
    • Multimedia processing and communications
    • Signal/image processing
    • Information theory
    • Source-channel-network coding
    • Energy disaggregation
    • Motion analysis

Prizes and awards

Finalist of the World first 10K Best paper Award (Top 3%)
IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing Workshop (MMSP) top 10% best paper award 2010

more prizes and awards


  • PhD (Dr-Ing), University of Leipzig, Germany, 2003
  • MEng (Dipl-Ing) Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, 2000.

Professional activities:

  • Senior Member of IEEE
  • Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2012-2017)
  • Editor at Large for IEEE¬†Transactions on Communications (2011-)
  • Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters (2006-2011)
  • Area Editor for¬†Elsevier Signal Processing: Image Communication
  • General Chair IEEE Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP) Workshop 2017


Non-intrusive load disaggregation solutions for very low-rate smart meter data
Zhao Bochao, Ye Minxiang, Stankovic Lina, Stankovic Vladimir
Applied Energy Vol 268 (2020)
Codebook cardinality spectrum of distributed arithmetic codes for stationary memoryless binary sources
Fang Yong, Stankovic Vladimir
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory (2020)
The risks and benefits of AI smart meters
Stankovic Lina, Stankovic Vladimir
Graph-based micro-seismic signal classification with an optimised feature space
Li Jiangfeng, Yang Cheng, Stankovic Vladimir, Stankovic Lina, Pytharouli Stella
2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (2020)
Averaging is probably not the optimum way of aggregating parameters in federated learning
Xiao Peng, Cheng Samuel, Stankovic Vladimir, Vukobratovic Dejan
Entropy Vol 22 (2020)
High-accuracy real-time microseismic analysis platform : case study based on the super-sauze mud-based landslide
Li J, Stankovic L, Pytharouli S, Stankovic V
Geoconvention (2020)

more publications


  • Image/video processing
  • Analogue and digital communication systems
  • Signals and systems
  • Information theory

Research interests

Signal-information processing and communications as applied to

  • Smart homes/buildings
  • Health monitoring
  • Multimedia signal processing
  • Smart grid communications

Professional activities

Appliance Usage Detection from Smart Meter Data Using Supervised and Unsupervised Non-Intrusive Load Monitoring
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (Journal)
Editorial board member
PGCon: Edinburgh Postgraduate Conference
External Examiner for PhD Thesis in University of Sydney
IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and Image Processing
Member of programme committee
Graph Signal Processing Classification with Applications

more professional activities


Smart pumping for Subsurface Engineering (Prosperity Partnership)
Shipton, Zoe (Principal Investigator) Corney, Jonathan (Co-investigator) Dempster, William (Co-investigator) Perry, Marcus (Co-investigator) Pytharouli, Stella (Co-investigator) Stankovic, Lina (Co-investigator) Stankovic, Vladimir (Co-investigator) Yang, Shangtong (Co-investigator) Fan, Ding (Researcher) Parastatidis, Emmanouil (Researcher) Rizzuto, Francesco (Researcher) Xi, Xun (Researcher)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2023
Signal Processing in the Information Age (UDRC III)
Weiss, Stephan (Principal Investigator) Stankovic, Vladimir (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2023
Eco-Bot: Personalised ICT-tools for the Active Engagement of Consumers Towards Sustainable Energy
Stankovic, Lina (Principal Investigator) Stankovic, Vladimir (Co-investigator) Murray, David (Researcher)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2020
EPSRC Global Challenges Research Fund Institutional Sponsorship Award 2017 (GCRF) / R171051-102
Stankovic, Vladimir (Principal Investigator) Stankovic, Lina (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018
SENSors and Intelligence in BuiLt Environment (SENSIBLE) MSCA RISE
Stankovic, Lina (Principal Investigator) Glesk, Ivan (Co-investigator) Gleskova, Helena (Co-investigator) Stankovic, Vladimir (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2020
Real-Time Simulation of Construction Projects through Hybrid Application of Building Information Modelling and Image Processing
Pour Rahimian Leilabadi, Farzad (Principal Investigator) Stankovic, Vladimir (Principal Investigator) Agapiou, Andrew (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2017

more projects


Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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