University of Sarajevo (UNSA)

University of Sarajevo
Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Kampus Univerziteta, Zmaja od Bosne bb
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Research group:
Computer Networks and Architecture Laboratory



Institution Background

The University of Sarajevois the largest and oldest university in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is the oldest institution of tertiary education in the ex-Yugoslav states.It was originally established in 1531 as an Ottoman Islamic law college; but the university in its modern, secular incarnation being established and effectively added to that in 1949.Today, with 23 faculties and around 50,000 enrolled students, it ranks among the largest universities in the Balkans in terms of enrollment. Since opening its doors in 1949, 122,000 students received bachelor’s degrees, 3,891 received master’s degrees and 2,284 received doctorate degrees in 45 different fields.

Faculty of Electrical Engineering has 12 officially signed technical and science cooperation agreements with partners such as: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb (Croatia); Power System Engineering Research Center, Cornell University, (USA); Malardalen University(Sweden), Global Center of Excellence (Global COE), Information, Electrical and Electronic Sciences, Graduate School Science and Technology, Keio University (Japan); Energoinvest dd (B&H); Institute for Physics (Zagreb – Croatia); Software Engineering Group, Humboldt University, (Berlin – Germany); etc. The ETF Sarajevo also cooperates with other universities without official agreement signed, like: University of Maribor – Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Slovenia).

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering was and is actively taking part in many international joint projects like: TEMPUS, FP6, FP7, SEE‑


Research Group Background


The Computer Networks and Architecture Laboratory is located in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. The group focuses on research in computer architectures, reconfigurable architectures, parallel systems and networks. The lab participated in FP6 Research Infrastructures SEE-GRID (“Development of grid enabled elnfrastructure in South East Europe”), and BALCON project -“Boosting EU-Western Balkan Countries research collaboration in the Monitoring and Control area” (Contract No 288076), and other FP7 projects.


Prof. Amila Akagicis a member of the Computer Networks and Architecture Laboratory and a Assistant Professor at Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Computer Science and Informatics. She is a Member of the IEEE and ACM. Her current research emphasis is heterogeneous computing, which is a computing model where one or more general-purpose processors are accelerated by one or more special-purpose co-processors. She has active research in the architectures, synthesis tools, and applications of reconfigurable hardware (specifically, FPGAs). Her PhD focused on developing architectures and methodologies that help reduce the design time of computer systems, particularly those implemented using FPGAs.


Major Interest in Action Scientific Topics

  • Scope of research activities in ultrascale computing systems.
  • Paralelization methods suitable for ultrascale.
  • Usage of programmable architectures in large scale systems.
  • Heterogeneous computing.
  • Applications of adaptive filters, and digital signal processing.