Research laboratories

We established a number of research laboratories at FER in order to develop and organize research activities and education in science and specific professional fields.



Auralization Laboratory (AuraLab)

Prof. Kristian Jambrošić

Scientific research activity of the laboratory is focused on a variety of systems for recording and reproduction of sound, optimization algorithms for multi-channel audio playback on a variety of hardware and software platforms, the perception of noise and general sound environment depending on the number of sources and the direction of arrival of sound, and on optimization of various acoustic elements and noise barriers.

Consumer Computing Laboratory (CCL)

Prof. Siniša Srbljić

Consumer Computing Laboratory (CCL) brings together researchers of the Department of Electronics, Microelectronics, Computer and Intelligent Systems. Activities of the Laboratory include research procedures and the design and development of tools to facilitate the development of application systems to end users.


Laboratory for Financial and Risk Analytics (LAFRA)

Prof. Zvonko Kostanjčar

Research in LAFRA focuses on the development of stochastic models, statistical methods and machine learning algorithms for the analysis of financial data, automated trading systems and advanced financial technology.

Text Analysis and Knowledge Engineering Lab (TakeLab)

 Prof. Bojana Dalbelo Bašić

Through scientific research in the fields of computer science statistical machine learning, natural language processing and information retrieval, the goal is to discover new knowledge, enable machine understanding of the text written in natural language and respond to the information needs of users.


Laboratory for Assistive Technologies and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (ICT-AAC)

Prof. Željka Car

Research activity of the Laboratory in the field of assisted communication based on information and communication technology, including collaboration with scientists in the field of education, rehabilitation, psychology and graphic science and is focused on new methods of implementation of accessibility of services of information and communication technology, by applying the concept of collective awareness platforms for sustainability and social innovation.

Atmospheric Phenomena Laboratory (APPLY)

 Prof. Viktor Milardić 

Scientific activity includes acquisition, processing and use of data on atmospheric discharges and their effects on the electricity, telecommunications, transport and other systems whose proper operation may be jeopardized due to lightning strike.



Laboratory for autonomous systems and mobile robotics (LAMOR)

Prof. Ivan Petrović

Research activities of LAMOR include areas of autonomous systems and mobile robotics, which are focussed on mobile robot localization and modelling of the space in which they perform, detection and tracking of moving objects in the surrounding, and mobile robot motion planning and control for the purpose of task execution.


Laboratory for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (LBCB)

Prof. Mile Šikić

Laboratory aims to research and educate in the following fields: whole genome sequence analysis, sequence alignment, metagenomics, prediction of protein interactions, multi-core, many-core and inter-core parallelization, features and emergence of complex networks and epidemic spread in networks.



Social Networking and Computing Laboratory (socialLAB)

Prof. Vedran Podobnik

Lab is designing, implementing and evaluating the next generation of recommender systems – a social recommender; as well as analysing effects of employing social networking as a marketing tool. We study how the corporate social networking can improve business practices within companies and explore ways how the implicit social networking can be a driver of innovation in one particular industry – telecommunications.


Laboratory for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives (LESUEP)

Prof. Damir Žarko

Laboratory encompasses scientific research and professional work and education activities in the areas of design, modeling and optimization of electrical machines for different purposes in the industry, improving energy efficiency and the development of advanced management methods of propulsion systems, identification of parameters of electrical machines for management purposes, the development of test methods, diagnosis, monitoring and protection of electric machines and drives, research single and three phase transducer system to connect renewable energy sources and power networks, and development electrotermal models of semiconductor components for the design of electronic power converters.



Laboratory for Special Purpose Information Systems (LaSPIS)

Prof. Krešimir Fertalj

Laboratory brings together researchers-specialists in specific areas of method development of algorithms and data structures, and software for special purposes, heterogeneous and mobile data storage systems, business intelligence, GIS systems, the system for e-learning and artificial intelligence.


Information Security and Privacy Lab (LISP)

Assist. Prof. Stjepan Groš

In addition to research activities, the Laboratory participates in educational activities in order to generate highly-educated personnel in the field of digital security and privacy, essential domestic economy and also coordinates the various activities related to the development of digital security policy in Croatia.



Integrated Circuits and Electromagnetic Compatibility Laboratory (IC&EMC Lab)

Prof. Adrijan Barić

Laboratory activities cover various areas of electronics, from modeling of semiconductor elements to the design of electronic systems; they can be roughly divided into modeling of electronic elements, design and modeling of the connection lines on the chip and on printed circuit boards from low frequencies up to GHz-leg band, design of integrated circuits, design and testing of systems and of integrated circuits with respect to electromagnetic compatibility and electromagnetic immunity, and designing electronic systems.


Internet of Things Laboratory (IoTLab)

Prof. Ivana Podnar Žarko

The aim of the Laboratory is to carry out laboratory and intensify research and innovation activities in the field of Internet of things in order to develop innovative services and software platforms for networking of a large number of different devices and in particular to encourage multidisciplinary research related to the improvement of living conditions in cities.



Multimedia Quality of Experience Research Laboratory (MUEXLab)

Prof. Lea Skorin-Kapov

The MUEXLab conducts multidisciplinary research in the areas of User Experience (UX) and Quality of Experience (QoE) of advanced multimedia services such as multiparty audiovisual communications, video streaming, virtual/augmented reality and networked games. Research focuses on assessing/modeling QoE, and QoE management and optimization mechanisms in communication networks.


Laboratory for Mechatronic Systems (LAMES)

Prof. Jadranko Matuško

The aim of the Laboratory is to conduct research activities in the field of mechatronic systems and in particular advanced control algorithms such as model predictive and optimal management of mechatronic systems.



Micro- & Nano-Electronics Laboratory (MiNEL)

Prof. Tomislav Suligoj

Activities of the Laboratories are directed towards design, analysis, measurement and modeling of new semiconductor elements both in standard and in innovative materials at the micro- and nano-scale.


Smart Grid Laboratory (SGLab)

Prof. Igor Kuzle 

Activities of the laboratory are especially focused on the study of the impact of renewable energy sources and distributed generation on power system which aims to increase the flexibility of using advanced technologies such as devices for electrical energy storage, electric vehicles and their chargers, synchronized measurement devices, aggregation of controllable loads, forming microgrids, several generation systems etc.



Advanced Shape Reconstruction and Registration Laboratory (SHARK Lab)

Prof. Tomislav Pribanić

The areas of research include methods and algorithms of computer vision for 3D reconstruction and 3D registration, also including the use of sensors from mobile platforms such as smart phones and tablets for this purpose; as well as procedures for calibration of 3D systems, particularly for applications in biomedicine and optimal ways of processing the output 3D data suitable for further use, for example, for preparing 3D printing.


Laboratory for Nuclear Energy and Safety (LNES)

 Prof. Davor Grgić

Activities of the Laboratory are focused on scientific research and professional work and education specialist in nuclear energy and nuclear safety. The researchers of this laboratory have gained experience and references to international projects in the field of: analysis and development of new reactor systems, the application of computer programs in the safety analyzes, assessments of safety and reliability of nuclear power plants, as well as the technical and economic analysis of the nuclear option.



Image Processing Laboratory (LOS)

Prof. Sven Lončarić

Activities of the Laboratory are focused on research in the theory and applications of image processing and computer vision in diverse areas such as the processing and analysis of images in biomedicine, visual inspection of the quality of products for industrial automation, computer vision for advanced driver assistance systems and biometric systems for signature verification.


Laboratory for determination of complex structures properties with acoustics methods (LoskSAM)

Assist. Prof. Antonio Petošić

Production of new materials with improved properties in acoustic applications (reduced speed of propagation, increased attenuation in the audible frequency range, reducing the reflection coefficient for the purpose of acoustic invisibility, digitization wave in the material instead of digitization in electronic circuits, operation on digitized waves in materials) presents new challenges for the researchers at this laboratory.



Laboratory for Underwater Systems and Technologies (LABUST)

Prof. Nikola Mišković

Laboratory is engaged in applied research and development of unmanned marine vehicles (underwater and surface), and development and innovation in the field of marine technology. The laboratory is very active in the implementation of international projects (EU FP7 and H2020, NATO, Office of Naval Research).


Applied Optics Laboratory (AOLab)

Prof. Zvonimir Šipuš

Activities of the Laboratory are focused on scientific research, professional and educational projects related to modern optical communication and sensor systems.



Laboratory for application of information technologies in education (eduLab)

Prof. Ivica Botički

The Laboratory promotes research and innovation in various aspects of computer assisted education. Edulab serves as a platform to connect and inform the students on the scientific activity of members of the laboratory, but also as a platform for connecting with the industry, and ultimately as a medium through which students will be able to find a job in the area of their expertise and in companies that they have interested for.


Laboratory for Pattern Recognition and Biometric Security Systems (RUBIOSS)

Prof. Slobodan Ribarić

The aim of the Laboratory is development and promotion of research in these areas, and the use of research results in the development of systems such as: system for automatic analysis of games in group sports based on computer vision, intelligent system for the localization of objects in the stereoscopic images and videos of traffic environment, systems for detection and tracking of faces in group scenes, systems for automatic identification of persons in video surveillance systems, and systems for automatic identification of persons based on fusion of biometric features.



Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems (LARICS)

Prof. Zdenko Kovačić

Laboratory research activities are related to the following topics and areas: Integrated control of robots and processes; intelligent control systems; control of production systems (planning and distribution of tasks); control of multiagent autonomous systems; professional service robotics; control of autonomous aircraft; biologically inspired robotics (humanoid, walking robots); heterogeneous robotic systems; robot application in the diagnosis of autism; application of artificial intelligence in robotics etc.


Statistical Modeling and Optimization Laboratory (SMOLab)

Assist. Prof. Nikica Hlupić

The Statistical Modeling and Optimization Laboratory (SMOLab) is primarily focused on the optimization of complex or difficult-to-predict systems (technical, business etc.), even under the conditions of unreliable or incomplete data on system operation and behavior. Designed processing of available information and development of dedicated algorithms alleviates the lack of insight into the exact functioning and improves the efficiency and coherence of the components.



Laboratory for Renewable Energy Systems (LARES)

Prof. Mario Vašak

Built on the premises of control theory and applications, LARES contributes to improving exploitation and competitiveness of wind energy, sun energy, storage systems, microgrid, energy efficiency in buildings, transport systems and water distribution systems.


Human-Oriented Technologies Laboratory (HOTLab)

Prof. Igor S. Pandžić

In our research we explore and develop technological means to analyse and simulate people and their behavior, with a strong interest in applications of such technologies. We blend techniques from various fields, including computer vision, machine learning, computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality, to achieve goals such as face tracking, gaze tracking, performance animation, emotion estimation, gender and age estimation and face-based augmented reality experiences.



Laboratory for Energy and Environmental Markets and Exchanges (LEEMaE)

 Prof. Željko Tomšić

In our research we explore and develop technological means to analyse and simulate people and their behavior, with a strong interest in applications of such technologies. We blend techniques from various fields, including computer vision, machine learning, computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality, to achieve goals such as face tracking, gaze tracking, performance animation, emotion estimation, gender and age estimation and face-based augmented reality experiences.


Power System Protection Laboratory (LZEES)

Assist. Prof. Juraj Havelka

Research and innovation activities of the Laboratory are protection of the power system in a general, the protection of renewable energy sources, control and reliability of the electricity system, and the influence of renewable power sources to reliability of the power system.



Green Engineering Laboratory (GEL)

Prof. Dina Šimunić

The goal of the laboratory is to implement and intensify research and innovation activities in the field of wireless communication networks with the aim of developing new technologies in the field of green engineering and energy efficiency.


Data Streams Laboratory (StreamsLab)

Prof. Krešimir Pripužić

The mission of the laboratory is to conduct research and development activities in the field of data stream processing, to improve networking and increase the visibility of researchers in the international research space, to transfer knowledge to the Croatian economy for the development of new products and services, and to organize teaching and involve students in project tasks in this field.



Remote Metrology Laboratory (REM)

Prof. Marko Jurčević

The laboratory gathers researchers in specific fields of electrical engineering metrology and related scientific fields. The activities of the laboratory are focused on multidisciplinary methods of measurement of physical quantities, remote data acquisition and sensing, transmission, processing and protection of collected data.


Demand Resonse Lab (DRLab)

Prof. Hrvoje Pandžić

Laboratory is conceptualized as an active household that consists of a number of devices (battery stack, electric vehicle charger and household devices) whose electricity consumption can be controlled with the goal of providing demand response to the aggregator or the system operator signals.