CEO, Institute BioSens
Prof. Vladimir Crnojević is the founder and director of BioSense Institute – Research and Development Institute for Information Technology in Bio Systems. Institute focuses on R&D in various fields: from micro and nanotechnology sensors, through Internet of Things, agrirobotics, satellite imaging and remote sensing, to big data, bioinformatics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, with special interest on applications in agrifood and environmental sectors. Prof. Crnojević is a Full Professor in Computer Sciences at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. He studied Electrical Engineering and obtained his PhD in Image Processing in 2004, when he entered the field of artificial intelligence thus becoming one of the pioneers in Serbia. He acted as Director of EE Department at the University of Novi Sad from 2012-2015, and in 2015 founded the BioSense Institute – to support digital transformation of bio sectors through multidisciplinary research and innovation. Under his leadership BioSense Institute grew from 12 to 130 employees (40 PhD holders) and become recognized as a regional leader in digital transformation of agriculture with more than 100 various projects implemented, with significant participation in EU projects and growing industrial collaboration. BioSense Institute has deployed a number of accelerator programmes through which more than 200 innovative SMEs in AgTech were funded. Vladimir’s current research interests include machine learning, image processing, remote sensing, big data and IoT with application in agrifood and biosystems, with constant effort to apply the results in concrete solutions for the industry, thus boosting the digital transformation and innovation in Serbia.