Hardware Engineering Research Group


Hardware Engineering Research Group


The Hardware Engineering research group encompasses research on computer systems engineering and associated modeling, design, simulation and verification technologies. This is a multi-disciplinary group of academics, students with varying interest from electrical and electronics engineering, computer science and mathematical sciences.

Our research interests includes but are not limited to:

  • Design and modeling of hardware systems and architectures and the verification of such systems.
  • Use and possible development of specialized simulation techniques.
  • Design, development and testing of embedded microelectronics systems with varying specializations.
  • People
    Assis. Prof. Dr. Harun Šiljak (Head, contact person)
    Assis. Prof. Dr. Nejdet Dogru
    Assis. Prof. Dr. Tarik Uzunović
    Semir Šakanović
    Damir Bilić
    Mehrija Hasičić
    Senad Zaimović
    Mehmed Đug
    Almin Hasandić
    Dalibor Đumić
    Ermin Podrug


    Accepted/Published Articles in SCI indexed Journals (Peer-review)

    Tarik Uzunovic, Eray A. Baran, Edin Golubovic, Asif Sabanovic; A Novel Hybrid Contouring Control Method for 3-DOF Robotic Manipulators, Mechatronics, Oct. 2016
    Zhenishbek Zhakypov, Tarik Uzunovic, Ahmet Ozcan Nergiz, Eray A Baran, Edin Golubovic, Asif Sabanovic; Modular and reconfigurable desktop microfactory for high precision manufacturing, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2016
    Nejdet Dogru, Abdulhamit Subasi; Comparison of clustering techniques for traffic accident detection, Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences, Vol. 23, Dec. 2015
    Tarik Uzunovic, Edin Golubovic, Asif Sabanovic; Piezo LEGS driving principle based on coordinate transformation, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 20, Issue 3, June 2015
    Harun Šiljak, Abdulhamit Subasi; Fourier spectrum related properties of vibration signals in accelerated motor aging applicable for age determination, Eksploatacja i Niezawodność - Maintenance and Reliability, Vol. 16, No. 4, Sep. 2014
    Harun Šiljak, Serhat Şeker; Hurst Analysis of Induction Motor Vibrations from Aging Process , Balkan Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 1, Jun. 2014
    Harun Šiljak; Inverse Matching-based Mobile Robot Following Algorithm using Fuzzy Logic, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. 29, No. 4, Oct. 2014

    Accepted/Published Articles in non-SCI indexed Journals (Peer-review)

    Sami Miniaoui, Enes Sukic, Nejdet Doğru; An Innovative RFID-Based Solution to Secure Parking Spots for Physically Challenged, TEM Journal, Vol. 5, No. 2, May. 2016


    International conferences:

    Mehrija Hasičić, Damir Bilić, Harun Šiljak; Sensor fusion for Solar Car Route Optimization, 5th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing (MECO), 2016
    Damir Bilić, Mehrija Hasičić, Harun Šiljak; Practical Implementation of Solar Car Optimized Route Estimation, BIHTEL 2016, XI International Symposium on Telecommunications, Sarajevo/Bosnia and Herzegovina, Oct. 2016
    Emir Salihagic, Jasmin Kevric, Nejdet Dogru; Classification of ON-OFF states of Appliance Consumption Signatures, XI International Symposium on Telecommunications BIHTEL 2016, Oct. 2016
    Burak Soner, Tarik Uzunovic, Emre Ozsoy, Edin Golubovic, Asif Sabanovic, DSC-based implementation for power control of DFIG in microgrid applications, Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2015-41st Annual Conference of the IEEE, 2015
    Tarik Uzunovic, Edin Golubovic, Doğancan Kebude, Asif Sabanovic; Control system for high precision positioning applications based on piezo motors, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics (ICM), 2015
    Tarik Uzunovic, Asif Sabanovic; Formation Control of Differential-Drive Mobile Robots in the Framework of Functionally Related Systems, Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2015 - 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE, 2015


    1. Project
    Project Name:
    Project Framework for Embedded Systems using PIC Microcontrollers

    Supported by: International Burch University
    Project lasted three months, concluded by setting up the environment for serial programming of any PIC microcontroller and was the base for the next Microcontroller based projects.


    1. Project
    Project Name:
    Smart Control of Growth Chamber

    Supported by: International Burch University
    Based on requirements stated for growth chamber design, a control system is developed in a microelectronic framework. Multiple sensor types are combined with a control algorithm in order to provide a fully controlled environment. The final phase of the project is installing the system in the real growth chamber and assessing its performance.

    2. Project
    Project Name:
    Hardware Framework for Network Security and Machine Learning Algorithms
    Supported by: International Burch University
    The first task for this project will be focused on setting up a hardware framework for the research and development of network security and machine learning algorithms. This includes setting up the FPGA based development platforms and the associated software tools and scripts for the synthesis, verification and testing of such algorithms.

    3. Project
    Project Name:
    Novel cascade control algorithms testing on the FESTO Compact Workstation

    Supported by: International Burch University
    Identification of the FESTO compact workstation control loops and testing the novel cascade control algorithms on the real plant and the model, together with theoretical justification for the novel tuning method.

    4. Project
    Project Name:
    Model Predictive Control for heating of the Smart Growth Chamber

    Supported by: International Burch University
    Identification and modeling of the smart growth chamber heating environment and application of MPC for its control, followed by multiparameter control of the whole SGC environment.

    5. Project
    Project Name:
    Hardware and software setup for IBU HAM

    Supported by: International Burch University
    Development of custom FPGA-based USRP and setup of an Echolink node with Svxlink server.