Valentin Rakovic


Position: Assistant professor
Email: valentin@feit.ukim.edu.mk
Telephone: +38923099112

Education


  • 2016: Received PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies at Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia
  • 2010: Received Master degree in Wireless and mobile communications from Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Institute of Telecommunications at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, Skopje, Macedonia
  • 2008: Received Bachelor degree in Telecommunications from Ss Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, Skopje, Macedonia

Research interests


  • Cognitive Radio
  • Heterogeneous Networks
  • Radio Resource Management
  • Signal processing
  • Radio Environment Modeling and Mapping
  • Space Division Multiple Access techniques

Skills


  • Java, Spring
  • C, C++, C#
  • PHP, JScrip
  • SQL, MySQL
  • MATLAB, CVX, Yalmip
  • Qualnet, Opnet, Omnet++
  • IOS, JUNOS

Awards and recognitions


  • One of UKIM's best scientists for 2015
  • Best Demo Award at IEEE DySpan 2015. Coauthor of the awarded demo paper:”REM-facilitated Smart WiFi”
  • Best Demo Award at IEEE DySpan 2011. Coauthor of the awarded demo paper:”Constructing Radio Environment Maps with Heterogeneous Spectrum Sensors”

Publications


  • V. Rakovic, A. Ichkov, N. Grosheva, V. Atanasovski and L. Gavrilovska, “Analysis of Virtual Resource Allocation for Cloud-RAN Based Systems,” 20th ICIN Conference Innovations in Clouds, Internet and Networks, Paris, France, March 7-9, 2017
  • D. Denkovski, V. Rakovic, V. Atanasovski, L. Gavrilovska, and P. Mähönen, “Generic multiuser coordinated beamforming for underlay spectrum sharing,” Communications, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 64, no. 6, pp. 2285-2298, June 2016. (IF = 1.992)
  • L. Gavrilovska, V. Rakovic, “Human Bond Com-munications: Generic Classification and Technology Enablers”, Springer Journal on Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 88, no. 1, pp. 5-21, 2016. (IF=0.653)
  • V. Rakovic, D. Denkovski, V. Atanasovski and L. Gavrilovska, “Radio Resource Management based on Radio Environmental Maps: Case of Smart-WiFi,” 23rd International Conference on Telecom-munications, ICT 2016, May 2016
  • D. Denkovski, V. Rakovic, A. Ichkov, V. Atanasovski and L. Gavrilovska, “REM facilitated Smart-WiFi,” IEEE Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN’15), Stockholm, Sweden, October, 2015. (Best Demo Award)
  • L. Gavrilovska, M. Angjelichinoski, V. Rakovic, D. Denkovski, “Medium Access Control Protocols in Cognitive Radio Networks,” in Cognitive Radio and Networking for Heterogeneous Wireless Net-works, 1st ed., M.-G. Di Benedetto, A. Cattoni, J. Fiorina, F. Bader, L. De Nardis Ed., Springer, 2015.
  • V. Rakovic, et al., “CHEST (COPD e-Health Sen-sor Solution)”, 1st EAI International Conference on Future access enablers of ubiquitous and intelligent infrastructures (FABULOUS’15), Ohrid, Macedonia, September, 2015
  • M. Bubinska, V. Rakovic, L. Gavrilovska, “Analy-sis of the performance of reactive routing protocols in a battlefield monitoring scenario”, XII National Conference with international Participation ETAI 2015, Ohrid, Macedonia, September, 2015
  • V. Rakovic., D. Denkovski, V. Atanasovski, P. Mahonen, L. Gavrilovska, , "Capacity-Aware Cooperative Spectrum Sensing Based on Noise Power Estimation," Communications, IEEE Transactions on , vol.63, no.7, pp.2428,2441, July 2015 (IF = 1.992)
  • L. Gavrilovska, V. Rakovic, V. Atanasovski, “Visions towards 5G: Technical Requirements and Potential Enablers,” Springer Journal on Wireless Personal Communications, 2015. (IF=0.979)
  • V. Rakovic, D. Denkovski, Z. Hadzi-Velkov and L. Gavrilovska, “Optimal time sharing in underlay cognitive radio systems with RF energy harvesting, ” IEEE International Conference on Communica-tions (ICC’15), London, UK, June, 2015
  • L. Gavrilovska V. Atanasovski P. Latkoski V. Rakovic, “Analysis of Reconfigurability, Control and Resource Management in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks”, International Journal of Computers Com-munications & Control, 2015. (IF 0.694)
  • L. Gavrilovska, D. Denkovski, V. Rakovic, and M. Angjelichinoski, "Medium Access Control Protocols in Cognitive Radio Networks: Overview and General Classification," IEEE Communications Surveys and Tu-torials, vol.16, no.4, pp. 2092-2124, 2014. doi:10.1109/COMST.2014.2322971 (IF=6.5)
  • D. Denkovski, V. Rakovic, M. Angjelicinoski, V. Atanasovski and L. Gavrilovska, “Small-cells Radio Resource Management Based on Radio Environ-mental Maps,” IEEE INFOCOM 2014, Toronto, Canada, May, 2014
  • V. Rakovic, D. Denkovski and L. Gavrilovska, “Combined beamforming design for underlay spectrum sharing,” IEEE WCNC 2014 FutureHetNets Workshop, Istanbul, April, 2014
  • V. Rakovic, V. Atanasovski and L. Gavrilovska, “Optimal Cooperative Spectrum Sensing under Faded and Bandwidth Limited Control Channels,” Springer Journal on Wireless Personal Communications, 2014. DOI 10.1007/s11277-014-1904-y (IF=0. 979)
  • L. Gavrilovska, J. van de Beek, Y. Xieb, J. Riihijarvi, P. Mahonen, V. Atanasovski, D. Denkovski, V. Rakovic, “Enabling LTE in TVWS with Radio Environment Maps: From an Architecture Design towards a System Level Prototype,” Elsevier Journal on Computer Communications, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.comcom.2014.07.008 (IF = 1.35)
  • L. Gavrilovska, V. Atanasovski, V. Rakovic, K. Chomu, and K. Smiljkovic, “Development of Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) Research Platforms and Applications through the FP7 ProSense Project,” Transactions on Internet Research, Vol. 10, No. 1, Jan. 2014.
  • L. Gavrilovska, V. Atanasovski, V. Rakovic, D. Denkovski, “Integration of Heterogeneous Spectrum Sensing Devices Towards Accurate REM Construction,” in Cognitive Communication and Cooperative HetNet Coexistence, 1st ed., C. F. Ba-der and M.-G. Di Benedetto Ed., Springer, Jan. 2014
  • L. Gavrilovska, V. Atanasovski, V. Rakovic, D. Denkovski and M. Angjelicinoski, “REM-enabled transmitter localization for ad hoc scenarios,” IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), San Diego, U.S.A, November, 2013
  • D. Triantafyllopoulou, A. Kliks, V. Rakovic, L. Gavrilvoska, “Existing Policy Frameworks: An Overview,” 10th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2013), Ilmenau, Germany, Aug., 2013
  • V. Rakovic, V. Atanasovski, L. Gavrilovksa, “Feasibility of Cooperative Spectrum Sensing based on Clustered Beamforming,” IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Network-ing 2013, July, 2013, Batumi, Georgia
  • V. Rakovic, V. Pavlovska, V. Atanasovski, L. Gavrilovska, “Cooperative spectrum sensing based on noise power estimation,” 2013 International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, June, 2013, Atlantic City, USA
  • A. Achtzen, L. Simic, M. Petrova, P. Mahonen, V. Rakovic, P. Latkoski, L. Gavrilovska, “Software Tool for Assessing Secondary System Opportunities in Spectrum Whitespaces,” 14th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, June, 2013, Madrid, Spain
  • L. De Nardis, et. al., “Neighbour and network discovery in cognitive radio networks: research activities and results in the ACROPOLIS Network of Excellence,” European Wireless 2013, April, 2013, Guilford, UK.
  • I. Dagres, et al., “An Integrated Platform for Source Detection, Identification and Localization with Ap-plications to Cognitive-Radio,” European Wireless 2013, April, 2013, Guilford, UK
  • J. van de Beek, E. Lidström, T. Cai, Y. Xie, V. Rakovic, V. Anatasovski, L. Gavrilovska, J. Riihijärvi, P. Mähönen, "REM-enabled opportunistic LTE in the TV band", In Proc. of the 2012 Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN 2012), Bellevue, USA, October 2012
  • M. Pavloski, V. Rakovic, V. Atanasovski, L. Gavrilovska, "Multi-level modeling of spectrum use", 9th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2012), ACROPOLIS Special Session, Paris, France, Au-gust 28-31, 2012
  • V. Rakovic, M. Angjelicinoski, V. Atanasovski and L. Gavrilovska, "Location estimation of radio transmitters based on spatial interpolation of RSS values", 7th International ICST Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks and Communications (CROWNCOM 2012), Stock-holm, Sweden, June 18-20, 2012
  • G. Baldini, V. Rakovic, V. Atanasovski and L. Gavrilovska, "Security aspects of policy controlled cognitive radio", IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security (NTMS’12), Istanbul, Turkey, May 7-10, 2012
  • D. Denkovski, V.Rakovic, M. Pavloski, K. Chomu, V. Atanasovski and L. Gavrilovska, "Integration of Heterogeneous Spectrum Sensing Devices Towards Accurate REM Construction”, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC'12), Paris, France, April 1-4, 2012
  • V. Rakovic, V. Atanasovski and L. Gavrilovska, "Clustered Network Coordinated Beamforming for Cooperative Spectrum Sharing of Multiple Secondary Systems", CogART 2011, Barcelona, Spain, 26-29 October 2011
  • V. Atanasovski, J. van de Beek, A. Dejonghe, D. Denkovski, L. Gavrilovska, S. Grimoud, P. Mahonen, M. Pavloski, V. Rakovic, J. Riihijarvi and B. Sayrac, "Constructing Radio Environment Maps with Heterogeneous Spectrum Sensors," IEEE Symposia on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN) 2011, demonstration, Aachen, Germany, May 2011. (Best Demo Award)
  • L. Gavrilovska, V. Rakovic and V. Atanasovski, "En-ergy Efficiency of Resource Management Architectures in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks," River’s Journal of Green Engineering, Volume 1, Issue 3, April 2011
  • P. Latkoski, O. Ognenoski, V. Rakovic, V. Atanasovski and L. Gavrilovska, "Demonstration of RIWCoS Platform for Future Heterogeneous Networks," 2nd International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems Technology (Wireless VITAE 2011), Chennai, India, February 28 - March 3, 2011
  • V. Rakovic, L. Gavrilovska, ” Novel RAT selection mechanism based on Hopfield Neural Networks,” IEEE International Congress on Ultra Modern Telecommunications and Control Systems (ICUMT 2010), Moscow, 2010
  • B. Petrovska, L. Gavrilovska and V. Rakovic, “Companding Techniques for PAPR Reduction in DVB-T Systems” submitted to 18th Telecommunications forum TELFOR 2010, Belgrade, 2010
  • V. Atanasovski, V. Rakovic and L. Gavrilovska, “Efficient Resource Management in Future Heterogeneous Wireless Networks: the RIWCoS Ap-proach,” IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), San Jose, CA, USA, October 31 – November 3, 2010
  • P. Latkoski, O. Ognenoski, V. Rakovic, L. Gavrilovksa, “Prototyping and Optimization of IEEE 802.21-based Reconfigurable Mobile Terminal,” IEEE Military Communications Conference (MILCOM 2010), San Jose, CA,USA, 2010
  • V. Rakovic, L. Gavrilovska and V. Atanasovski, “Energy Efficiency of Resource Management Architectures in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks,” 13th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC 2010), Recife, Brazil, October 2010
  • P. Latkoski, V. Rakovic, O. Ognenoski, V. Atanasovski and L. Gavrilovska, “SDL+QualNet: A Novel Simulation Environment for Wireless Heterogeneous Networks,” 3rd International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTools) 2010, Torremolinos, Malaga, Spain, March 2010
  • V. Rakovic, V. Atanasovski and L. Gavrilovska, ”Velocity Aware Vertical Handovers,” 2nd International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies (ISABEL 2009), Bratislava, Slovacka, November 24-27, 2009
  • P. Latkoski, V. Rakovic, O. Ognenoski, L. Gavrilovska, “Modeling and Simulation of Wireless Heterogeneous Networks,” 2nd International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies, ISABEL09, 2009
  • F. Sarevski, V. Rakovic, O. Ognenoski, V. Atanasovski and L. Gavrilovska, “Performance Analysis of Routing Protocols in Ad-hoc and Sensor Networking Environments,” TELFOR Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2009, pp. 10 – 13.
  • O. Ognenoski, V. Rakovic, F. Sarevski, D. Denkovski, V. Atanasovski and L. Gavrilovska, ”Enhancing Quality of Experience in Wireless Heterogeneous Networks,” 17th Telecommunications Forum (TELFOR 2009), Belgrade, Serbia, November 24-26, 2009
  • V. Rakovic, D. Denkovski, E. Todoroska and L. Gavrilovska, “HIGH MOBILITY HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK SCENARIO ,” IX National Conference with international Participation ETAI 2009, Ohrid, Macedonia, September 26-29, 2009
  • V. Rakovic, O. Ognenoski, A. Kaloxylos, A. Boucouvalas, V. Atanasovski and L. Gavrilovska, “A RAT Selection Mechanism in Emergency Scenarios,” 1st International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems Technology (Wireless VITAE 2009), Aalborg, Denmark, May 2009
  • O. Ognenoski, V. Rakovic, M. Bogatinovski, V. Atanasovski and L. Gavrilovska, “User perception of QoS and economics for a WiMAX network in a backup scenario,” 1st International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems Technology (Wireless VITAE 2009), Aalborg, Denmark, May 2009
  • F. Sarevski, V. Rakovic, O. Ognenoski, V. Atanasovski and L. Gavrilovska, “Performance Analysis of Routing Protocols in Ad-hoc and Sensor Networking Environment,” 16th Telecommunications Forum (TELFOR 2008), Belgrade, Serbia, November 25-27, 2008 (Best Student Paper Award)
  • L. Gavrilovska, V. Atanasovski, V. Rakovic, O. Ognenoski and A. Momiroski, “Providing Interoperability in Heterogeneous Environments towards 4G,” 50th International Symposium ELMAR-2008, September 10-13, 2008, Zadar, Croatia
  • L. Gavrilovska, V. Atanasovski, V. Rakovic, O. Ognenoski and A. Momiroski, “Performance of Vertical Handovers in Heterogeneous Wireless Systems utilizing IEEE 802.21,” accepted to the Workshop “Cognitive Radio Technology and Reconfigurable Wireless Communications”, IEEE Communications 2008 Conference, Bucharest, Romania, June 5-7, 2008