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prof. dr. sc. Mario Kušek
Title:Full professor
Location: C08-12
Public phone number:6129-801
Internal phone number:301
E-mail: E-mail
Department: Department of Telecommunications
Graduation year:1997
mr.sc. graduation year:2001
PhD graduation year:2005
Employed in this institution since:1997


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University graduate

Postgraduate doctoral study programme


Mario Kusek is a Full Professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia. He holds a PhD degree (2005) in electrical engineering, major in telecommunications and informatics, from the University of Zagreb. He is currently a lecturer of 9 courses and has supervised over 130 students at B.Sc, M.Sc. and PhD studies. He participated in two scientific projects financed by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, two EU COST actions, one bilateral project with The Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (FTW) and he led research projects funded by companies Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Kate-Kom and Agrokor. He has co-authored over 80 papers in journals, conference proceedings and books in the area of distributed systems, multi-agent systems, self-organized systems and machine-to-machine (M2M) Communications. Prof. Kušek is a member of IEEE, currently also serving as the Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Croatia Chapter and Conference coordinator in IEEE Croatia Section, the KES International and the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). He serves as a program co-chair on two international conferences and technical reviewer for various international journals and conferences.
Professional and scientific interests can be found in the menu under "Hobbies and interests".

Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)
Professional memberships

IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc)

IEEE Computer Society

KES International

ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)

List of select projects
  • symbIoTe - Symbiosis of smart objects across IoT environments, H2020 project (researcher) (2016 - 2018)
  • Energy Efficient M2M Device Communication, strategic project with The Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (FTW) – Project coordinator (2013 - 2015)
  • M2M Communication Challenges, research project with Ericsson Nikola Tesla (researcher) (2011 - onward)
  • Wireless Networking for Moving Objects (WiNeMO) - ICT COST Action IC0906 (action web-page: http://cost-winemo.org) (2010 - 2014)
  • Agreement Technologies (AT) - ICT COST Action IC0801, supported by EU RTD Framework Programme (action web-page: http://www.cost.eu/domains_actions/ict/Actions/IC0801) (2009 - 2012)
  • Content Delivery and Mobility of Users and Services in New Generation Networks, Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, project  036-0362027-1639 (2007 - 2013)
  • Telecom enablers for advanced ICT applications, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, principal investigator (2008 - 2011)
  • COST IC0801 Agreement Technologies, Management Committee member (2009 - 2012)
  • IP Competence, Ericsson Nikola Tesla (2007 -2008)
  • Agent-based Service Telecom Operations Management, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, principal investigator (2006-2007)
  • Mobility of Users and Services in New Generation Networks, Croatian Ministry of Science (2002-2006)
  • Agent-based Remote Software Management, Ericsson Nikola Tesla (2005)
  • Remote Operation Environment, Ericsson Nikola Tesla (2003-2004)
  • Remote Operation Management, Ericsson Nikola Tesla (1999-2002)
Hobbies and interests
  • IoT - Internet of Things
  • M2M - Machine to Machine Communications,
  • Microservices
  • Self-organizing Systems,
  • Mobile Software Agents,
  • Distributed systems,
  • Mobile programming (Android, iOS),
  • Programming platform for telecommunication services (IMS - IP Multimedia Subsystem, Parlay/OSA, Parlay X, Jain SLEE, OneAPI),
  • Web (programming in Java: Spring, Java EE)
  • Seb Services (SOAP, WSDL, REST, XML, JSON, SOA)
  • UML,
  • OOP (Object-oriented Programming),
  • OOD (Object-oriented Design),
  • TDD (Test Driven Development),
  • Agile Processes (extreme programming, Scrum),
  • Programming Languages: Java, Objective C, C++, Swift, Python
  • Operating Systems: Linux, Unix, Mac OS X.