Dr Veselin Rakocevic

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering
City, University of London
London EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom
email veselin.rakocevic.1 [at] city.ac.uk
room C130
phone: +44 (0)20 7040 8136




Current and Past PhD students


I work as Reader in Electronic Engineering at City, University of London.

I hold a PhD in Electronic Engineering (Telecommunications) from Queen Mary, University of London (2002) and a Dipl-Ing (5 year) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Belgrade, Serbia (1998). Upon the completion of the PhD, in 2002, I was offered a Lectureship in Electronic Engineering at City University London. I was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2005, and to Reader in Electronic Engineering in 2014. In the period October 2015 – January 2018 I worked as Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at City.

My main research interest is in the operation of multihop wireless networks, particularly in the operation of distributed wireless networks. I have interest in network simulation, in vehicular networks, interference management in OFDMA and bio-inspired networking algorithms.


Research projects:


-Protocol Design for Multi-Connectivity in 5G Networks 2018-2019, with Deutsche Telekom, (2018-2019)

-REACH - Rural broadband intErnet Access using Cooperative mesh networking in wHite space spectrum, EU-India Research and Innovation Partnership project, £300K, (2015-2019)

-Visualising the Smart Home: Creative Engagement with Customer Data, E-On International Research Initiative, £240K, (2012-2013)

-Wireless Networks for Moving Objects, EU COST Action IC0906 (2010-2013)

-Interference Management in Heterogeneous LTE-A Networks, 3 Full PhD Scholarships from T-Systems Research Laboratories, Germany (2010-2018)

-Personalised Mobile Authentication to Prevent Fraud on Mobile Commerce Applications, UKIERI program, EPSRC, £110K, (2008-2011)

-Customised and Distributed TV-Services for Home Scenarios via DVB and IPTV, German Ministry of Research, (2007-2010)

-Broadband Internet for Public Transportation, collaboration with T-Systems Research Laboratories, Germany, German Ministry of Research, €360K, (2005-2008)

-Secure Communication System for Mobile Commerce, Emerald Fund, commercialization grant, £50K, (2006-2008)

-Traffic Control in Multihop Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, £70K, EPSRC CASE award for New academics, (2003-2006) 


I am a member of IEEE and IEEE ComSoc and served as a member of Technical Program Committee for the following conferences: ICC, ICT , NEW2AN, WCNC , Globecom, MASS, ICSNC, Pervasive Health, and IASTED conferences. I have been actively involved in the  COST 290 action. I review papers for IEEE Communication Surveys, Computer Networks, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, IET Communications, Ad Hoc Networks, and others. I was also involved in the organization of several ICST conferences, including EHealth 2008 and Digibiz 2009.