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Dragan Boscovic

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Research Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8809
Research Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8809
Instructor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8809
Instructor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8809
Biography

University of Belgrade          Electronics & CS                       BS        1983

University of Belgrade          Optoelectronics                         PhD      1988 

University of Bath                Numerical Electromagnetics        PhD      1991

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2017 - Present               ASU, Founder and Director of Blockchain Research Lab

2016 – Present              ASU, Technical Director, Center for Assured and Scalable Data Engineering

2016 – Present              ASU, Research Professor, School of Computing (CIDSE)

2013 – Present              Stanford University, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, mediaX

2011 – 2013                  Google, Head of Core Research, Media and Predictive Analytics

2006 – 2011                  Motorola Inc, Senior Director, Motorola Labs

2004 – 2006                  Motorola Inc, CTO, Early Stage Accelerator

1997 – 2004                  Motorola SAS, Managing Director, European Research Labs – Paris

1991 – 1997                  Motorola Ltd, Research Manager, European Labs – UK

1988 – 1991                  University of Bath, Research Officer

1983 – 1988                  Institute of Applied Physics, Scientist

Research Interests

Back in 2005, Boscovic defined a cognitive network as a network that can dynamically alter its topology and/or operational parameters to respond in the most optimal way to the needs of a particular user or a group of users while at the same time enforcing its conformity to operating and regulatory policies. 

  

An essential attribute of cognitive networks is self-configuration - its capability to respond and dynamically adapt to the operational and contextual changes by deploying a distributed management logic in accordance with the autonomic computing paradigm. Over past couple of years this vision has been realized through Software Defined Network (SDN) instantiations which exploit machine learning techniques to make sense of contextual data collected by the participating network nodes and rely on graph theory to abstract and parametrize network's state and topology. SDN's control unit processes the data, takes adequate network management decisions and translates them into network reconfiguration commands that are understandable by the constituting networking elements. 

 

In his latest thinking Boscovic has upgraded his views  on Cognitive Networks to include not only the network nodes but also people brought together by the services and applications served by a given cognitive network.  This symbiotic relation between the network and its users produces the concept of  social collective intelligence blending technology with the human world made up of individuals, groups, organisations and their thoughts , actions and emotions. In such concept the cognitive network's control logic  can no longer be defined  in isolation from the socio-economic assumptions and incentives that will allow it to operate in harmony with the structure of society itself.

Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 492Honors Directed Study
CSE 499Individualized Instruction
CEN 584Internship
CSE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 599Thesis
SER 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 595Continuing Registration
CSE 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 493Honors Thesis
CSE 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 580Practicum
CSE 590Reading and Conference
CSE 595Continuing Registration
CEN 599Thesis
CSE 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 599Thesis
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 584Internship
CSE 790Reading and Conference
CSE 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 493Honors Thesis
CSE 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CSE 492Honors Directed Study