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Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade
Kosta Jovanović (1986, Čačak) is Associate Professor at University of Belgrade - School of Electrical Engineering (ETF). He completed elementary school, Gimnazija Čačak and Study programme electrical and computer engineering at ETF as the best student in the class. He gained his PhD degree in robotics in 2016 and his professional experience in company SMS Siemag (2009), Technical University of Munich (2010) and DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics (2013), all in Germany. He is an alumni of DAAD and Foundation dr. Zoran Đinđić.

He is head of the ETF Robotics laboratory, and he have led 4 Horizon Europe/2020 projects in robotics at ETF and collaborated with leading robotics research labs in Europe (ETH Zurich, Imperial College London, DLR, Fraunhofer, TUM, Politehnico Milano, DTI, VTT, etc.), 5 EU projects of innovations in collaboration with companies in Serbia (Galeb, ABB, Servoteh, Ivamax, Vision Equipment, Concept Line, etc.) and 2 projects funded by Serbian Science Fund. His research interests are human-robot collaboration and application of robots and AI in human-centered Industry 5.0. He has published papers in the most reputable robotics journals (IEEE RAM, IEEE RAL, IJRR, Computers & Education, etc.). He is devoted to providing engineering students with hands-on experience on cutting-edge technology in the lab at the graduate level and for international research collaboration at postgraduate level.  

He served as a vice-dean for collaboration with industry at ETF from 2018-2022. He has been honored with numerous awards: scientific achievements at conferences in Serbia, Germany, and Italy, American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia, City of Belgrade, Nikola Tesla Foundation, University of Belgrade. He participates as a consultant in programs for industry-academia cooperation and vocational training funded by GIZ and EBRD. He coordinates ETF activities in collaboration with the MK Foundation for the Palace of Science project, representing one of the most substantial private sector investments in education within the region.