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Željko Kanović

Assistant Professor

University of  Novi Sad

Faculty of technical Sciences

Trg D. Obradovića 6

21000 Novi Sad, Serbia

Tel: ++381 21 485 2449

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Academic CV

  • 2013 – present             Assistant Professor, Computing and Control Department
  • 2012                            PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Novi Sad
  • 2007                            MSc degree in Elec. Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences,                                               University of Novi Sad
  • 2000 – 2013                Teaching and Research Assistant, Computing and Control                                                         Department
  • 2000                            BS degree in Mech. Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences,                                                University of Novi Sad

Main research interest:

  • Numerical optimization
  • Optimal control
  • Fault detection and Diagnosis

Recent Projects:

·         Intelligent Supervisory and Control System for Early Fault Detection and Elimination in Devices, Equipment and Processes
Project Leader: Prof. Zoran Jeličić, PhD
Project No. 32018, 2011 - present

·         Mathematical Optimization in the Decision Support Systems for Efficient and Robust Energy Networks
ICT COST Action TD1207
Management Comitee Member for Serbia

·         Power plants Robustification based On fault Detection and Isolation algorithms (PRODI)
Framework Program 7, 2008-2011.
Contract No: INFSO-ICT-224233


Selected Journal Papers      

1.      Todor Bačkalić, Vladimir Bugarski, Filip Kulić, Željko Kanović, “Adaptable Fuzzy Expert System for Ship Lock Control Support”, Journal of Navigation, 69(6), (2016), 1341-1356. ISSN: 0373-4633.DOI:

2.      Angel Sapena-Bano, Manuel Pineda-Sanchez, Ruben Puche-Panadero,Javier Martinez-Roman, Željko Kanović, “Low-Cost Diagnosis of Rotor Asymmetriesin Induction Machines Working at a Very Low Slip Using the Reduced Envelope of the Stator Current”, IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. 30, No 4, 1409-1419.

3.      Željko Kanović, Vladimir Bugarski, Todor Bačkalić, “Ship Lock Control System Optimization using GA, PSO and ABC: A Comparative Review”, Promet - Traffic and Transportation, 26(1), (2014), p. 23–31. ISSN: 0353-5320.

4.      Milan Rackov, Miloš Milovančević, Željko Kanović, Miroslav Vereš, Klara Rafa, Milan Banić, Aleksandar Miltenović, “Optimization of HCR Gearing Geometry Using Generalized Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm ”, Tehnički vjesnik – Technical Gazette, 21(4), (2014), p. 723-732. ISSN: 1330-3651(print). ISSN: 1848-6339(Online).

5.      Željko Kanović, Milan Rapaić, Zoran Jeličić, “Generalized Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm - Theoretical and Empirical Analysis with Application in Fault Detection”, Applied Mathematics and Computation, 217 (2011), 10175-10186. ISSN 0099-3003

6.      Milan Rapaić, Željko Kanović: Time-varying PSO – convergence analysis, convergence-related parameterization and new parameter adjustment schemes. Information Processing Letters, 109, (2009), 548-552. 

7.      Rapaić M., Kanović Ž., Jeličić Z:Discrete particle swarm optimization algorithm for solving optimal sensor deployment problem. Journal of Automatic Control, 2008, Vol. 18, No 1, 9-14.

SelectedBook Chapters

1.      Miroslav Vereš, Željko Kanović, Milan Rackov, “HCR gearing geometry optimization by using of generalized particle swarm algorithm”, In: L. Ševčik et al. (Ed.) “Modern methods of Construction Design, Lecture Notes on Mechanical Engineering”, Vol.16, 539-565, Springer, Heidelberg, 2014,  ISSN:21954356, DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-05203-8_72

2.      Željko Kanović, “Expert System for Induction Motor Fault Detection Based on Vibration Analysis and Support Vector Machines“. In: Garcia Marquez, F. P., Papaelias, M., (Ed.) “Fault Detection – Classification, Techniques and Role in Industrial Systems“ (113-126), Nova Publishers, New York:2014. ISBN: 978-1-62808-999-8

3.      Željko Kanović, Milan Rapaić, Zoran Jeličić, Milan Rackov, Mirna Kapetina, Jelena Atanacković-Jeličić, “ The Generalized Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm with Aplication Examples“, In: WenJun Zhang (Ed.), “Self Organization – Theories and Methods“ (81 - 108), Nova Publishers, New York:2013. ISBN: 978-1-62618-865-5

4.      Milan Rackov, Miroslav Vereš, Željko Kanović, Siniša Kuzmanović , “HCR Gearing and Optimization of Its Geometry”, In: A. Subić (Ed.) „Advances in Engineering Materials, Product and Systems Design“ (117-132). Trans Tech Publications Inc., Zurich, Switzerland:2013. ISBN: 978-3-03785-585-0

5.      Željko Kanović, Milan Rapaić, Zoran Jeličić, “The Generalized Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm: Idea, Analysis and Engineering Applications”, In:Girolamo Fornarelli, Luciano Mescia (Ed.)  “Swarm Intelligence for Electric and Electronic Engineering” (237-258).IGI Global, Hershey, PA:2012. ISBN: 978-1-4666-2666-9


  1. Miroslav Vereš, Željko Kanović, Milan Rackov  “HCR Gearing Geometry Optimization by using of Generalized Particle Swarm Algorithm”,       54th International Conference of Machine Design Departments, Hejnice, Czech Republic, 10th-12th September 2013, 451-456. ISBN: 978-80-7372-986-8
  2. “Broken Bar Detection Using Current Analysis - A Case Study “
    Dragan Matić, Željko Kanović, Dejan Reljić, Filip Kulić, Đura Oros, Veran Vasić
    SDEMPED 2103 – 9th IEEE International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives, August 27-30, 2013, Valencia, Spain, 645-649.ISBN: 978-1-4799-0025-1
  3. “Some irregularities which may occur during implementation of  hcr gearing “
    Milan Rackov, Siniša Kuzmanović, Željko Kanović, Miroslav Vereš
    International Conference on Mechanical Engineering Technologies and Applications COMETa 2012, November 28-30, 2012. Jahorina, Republic of Srpska
    ISBN: 978-99938-655-5-1
  4. “ Induction Motor Broken Bar Detection using Vibration Signal Analysis, Principal Component Analysis and Linear Discriminant    Analysis“
    Boris Jakovljević, Željko Kanović, Zoran Jeličić 2012 IEEE International Conference on Control Applications (CCA), Part of 2012 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, October 3-5, 2012. Dubrovnik, Croatia , ISBN: 978-1-4673-4504-0
  5. “An Application for Induction Motor Fault Detection Based on Vibration Analysis and Support Vector Machines“
    Željko Kanović, Zoran Jeličić, Milan Rapaić, Boris Jakovljević, Milena Petković
    24th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems- ECOS 2011, Novi Sad 4-7. July 2011, p. 1827-1836. ISBN:978-86-6055-016-5
  6. Milan R. Rapaić, Željko Kanović, Zoran Jeličić: An empirical analysis of convergence related particle swarm optimization. 9th WSEAS Int. Conf. on SIMULATION, MODELLING AND OPTIMIZATION (SMO '09).Budapest, Hungary, 3-5. September 2009. Published in : Mathematical Methods and Applied Computing, Volume I - Proceedings of the WSEAS Applied Computing Conference 2009 (ACC ’09), Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece, September 28-30, 2009, pp. 37-42, ISSN: 1790-2769, ISBN: 978-960-474-124-3