Curriculum Vitae

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Research Career
  • 12/2016 − present       Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
  • 02/2015 − 12/2016     Researcher,  Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia. Technical project leader – H2020 project IN LIFE (http://inlife-project.eu)
  • 10/2010 − 02/2015     Assistant Researcher, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia. Developing machine learning algorithms for human activity recognition and human energy expenditure estimation using wearable sensors, such as: accelerometers, heart-rate, etc.
Education
10/2011 − 01/2015 PhD in Information and Communication Technologies
  Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  Thesis title: “Context-based Reasoning in Ambient Intelligence”
  GPA: 9.98 (out of 10)
  Supervisor: Prof. dr. Matjaž Gams
Co-supervisor: Dr. Mitja Luštrek
10/2010 − 10/2011 M.Sc. in Information and Communication Technologies, with Honours
  Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  Thesis title: “Adaptive Human Activity Recognition and Fall Detection using Wearable Sensors”
  GPA: 10 (out of 10)
  Supervisor: Prof. dr. Matjaž Gams
10/2006 − 09/2010 B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering, with Honours
  Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia
  Thesis title: “Using heuristics for extraction of classification rules”
  GPA: 9.83 (out of 10)
  Supervisor: Prof. dr. Ivan Chorbev
Honours and Awards
2016 Best Young Scientist in Macedonia, award given by the President of Macedonia.
2015 Best Paper award at the European conference on Ambient Intelligence – AmI, for the paper “Person Identification by Analyzing Door Accelerations in Time and Frequency Domain”.
2014 Best Paper award at the 6th IPSSC for the paper “Recognizing Human Activities and Detecting Falls in Real-time”. Award for presenting scientific achievements with scientific quality and practical usage.
2013 First Place award at the International competition in Activity Recognition − EvAAL. Our real-time activity recognition and fall detection system achieved the absolute highest score at the competition (including the competitor’s scores from previous editions of the competition).
2008 − 2010 Three times award for exceptional effort and achievements at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, Skopje, Macedonia.
2000 − 2006 Active participant in many competitions in mathematics:
– Bronze medal at the Macedonian Olympiad in Mathematics
– Two times second award in national competitions in Mathematics
– Two times third award in national competitions in Mathematics
Research Experiences
01/2015 − present Department of Intelligent Systems, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Researcher, Technical project leader – H2020 project IN LIFE (http://inlife-project.eu)
  • Developing a prototype wristband device for fall detection and behavior monitoring.
  • Developing a web-portal for elderly care-giver support. The portal includes scheduling visits and tasks, monitoring care-givers and their activities and similar.

Developing a prototype tablet device for monitoring the user’s apartment and providing additional home security.

10/2011 − 01/2015 Department of Intelligent Systems, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Research Assistant, PhD Student
  • Developing machine learning algorithms for human activity recognition and human energy expenditure estimation using wearable sensors, such as: accelerometers, heart-rate, GSR, etc.
  • Developing a custom firmware for Shimmer sensors, in order to be used in real-life. Dozens of sensors were equipped with the firmware, and were used by patients in a real-life scenario for the European project – Chiron (http://inlife-project.eu/).

Developing an algorithm for tourist trip route planning for the National project eTurist (https://www.e-turist.si/)

10/2010 − 10/2011 Department of Intelligent Systems, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Research Assistant, Master Student

Developing algorithms for activity recognition and fall detection using wearable location and inertial sensors, for the European FP7 project Confidence (http://dis.ijs.si/confidence/).

06/2010 − 08/2010 Department of Intelligent Systems, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
– Intern, Undergraduate Student
– Research focused on human activity recognition using accelerometers
10/2009 − 02/2010 Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies, Macedonia
– Assistant lecturer for laboratory exercises for the course “Structural Programming”
Bibliography (Summary)
  • 10 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals
  • 1 international patent application “Method and system for detecting a person driving a vehicle while using a mobile computing device” (United Kingdom patent office)
  • 2 Slovenian national approved patents
  • More than 30 scientific papers presented at international conferences
  • more than 360 citations (Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=LOpq5BoAAAAJ&hl=en)
Selected Publications
[Journal]
2015
Gjoreski H, Kaluža B, Gams M, Milić R, Luštrek M. Context-based Ensemble Method for Human Energy Expenditure Estimation. Applied Soft Computing, December 2015, p.p. 960–970.
[Journal]
2015
Gjoreski H, Kozina S, Gams M, Luštrek M, Álvarez-García JA, Hong JH, Ramos J, Dey AK, Bocca M, Patwari N. Competitive Live Evaluation of Activity-recognition Systems. IEEE Pervasive Computing, vol:14, Issue: 1, pp. 70 – 77 (2015)..
[Journal]
2015
Luštrek M., Gjoreski H, Vega N. G., Kozina S., Cvetkovic B., Mirchevska V., Gams M. Fall detection using inertial sensors and accelerometers. IEEE Pervasive Computing, Vol:14, Issue:4, pp. 72-79, (2015)
[Journal]
2014
Gjoreski H, Gams M, Luštrek M. Context-based fall detection and activity recognition using inertial and location sensors. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, vol. 6, no. 4, p.p. 419-433 (2014).
[Journal]
2013
Kozina S, Gjoreski H, Gams M, Luštrek M. Three-layer activity recognition combining domain knowledge and meta-classification. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, vol. 33, no. 4. (2013).
[Conference]
2015
Gjoreski H, R. Piltaver, M. Gams. Person Identification by Analyzing Door Accelerations in Time and Frequency Domain. 12th European Conference Ambient Intelligence, AmI, 2015, pp. 60-75. [BEST PAPER AWARD]
[Conference]
2014
Gjoreski H, Kozina S, Luštrek M and Gams M. Using multiple contexts to distinguish standing from sitting with a single accelerometer. European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ECAI, (2014).
[Conference]
2013
Gjoreski H, Kaluža B, Gams M, Milić R, Luštrek M. Ensembles of multiple sensors for human energy expenditure estimation. In Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international joint conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing, UbiComp, p.p. 359–362, (2013).
[Conference]
2012
Gjoreski H, Luštrek M, Gams M. Context-based fall detection using inertial and location sensors. Lecture notes in computer science (LNCS 7683), Ambient Intelligence: Third International Joint Conference, AmI 2012.
[Conference]
2011
Gjoreski H, Luštrek M, Gams M. Accelerometer Placement for Posture Recognition and Fall Detection. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Environments, IE, p.p. 47-54 (2011).
Services
Organization committee Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School Student’s Conference, 2012
Paper Review Committee Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments (JAISE)
Professional Memberships Slovenian Artificial Intelligence Society (SLAIS)
Student member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Student member, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Languages

Macedonian (Native speaker)
English, Slovene (Fluent)
German (Basic)
Serbian, Croatian, Bulgarian (Working knowledge)

Scholarships
2011 − 2014 Scholarship for PhD students in Slovenia from abroad, awarded by the Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund.
2014 Student scholarship, travel grant, for attendance of the European Conference in Artificial Intelligence ECAI, Prague, Czech Republic.
2014 Student scholarship, travel grant, for attendance of the ACM International Joint Conference On Pervasive And Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp, Seattle, USA.
2010 − 2011 Scholarship awarded by the Department of Intelligent Systems at the Jožef Stefan Institute in Slovenia for master studies.
2007 − 2010 Scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Education of Macedonia, which was given to the best 125 students with remarkable success in the studies.
2002 − 2006 State scholarship for high school students.