Drazen Lucanin

Dražen Lučanin, PhD

Former research assistant & PhD student


About me

I worked as a research assistant (2011-2015) and have completed a PhD in computer science in 2016 at the Faculty of Informatics, Vienna University of Technology, focusing on energy efficiency of geographically-distributed data centers. In the winter of 2014 I was a visiting researcher at the University of Manchester. Previously, I worked for one year (2011/2012) as an external associate at the Ruđer Bošković Institute, researching machine learning methods for forecasting financial crises. I completed my bachelor's (2006-2009) and master's degree (2009-2011) in computer science at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb. During my graduate studies I participated in the Erasmus exchange program two times at the University of Vienna (in 2009 and 2011).

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Research interests

  • Large-scale distributed computing (parallel, cloud and P2P computing)
  • Artificial intelligence (pattern recognition, machine learning)
  • Modern GUIs (visual programming, advanced human-computer interaction)
  • Open source (the “bazaar” development process, Ubuntu GNU/Linux)

Research projects

  • HALEY – Holistic Energy Efficient Approach for the Management of Hybrid Clouds, Vienna University of Technology research award, 2011–2015
  • FOC-II – Forecasting Financial Crises, FP7, 2011–2012
  • AMASL – Ambient Assisted Shared Living, University of Vienna, 2009–2010


Refereed publications in journals
  • Dražen Lučanin*, Ilia Pietri*, Simon Holmbacka*, Ivona Brandić, Johan Lilius, Rizos Sakellariou. Performance-Based Pricing in Multi-Core Geo-Distributed Cloud Computing. IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing.  (IEEE Xplore, doi:10.1109/TCC.2016.2628368, *equal contribution)
  • Dražen Lučanin, Ivona Brandić. Pervasive Cloud Controller for Geotemporal Inputs. IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 180–195, April–June 2016.  (IEEE Xplore, doi:10.1109/TCC. 2015.2464794)

Refereed publications in conference proceedings
  • Soodeh Farokhi, Pooyan Jamshidi, Dražen Lučanin, Ivona Brandić. Performance-based Vertical Memory Elasticity. 12th IEEE International Conference on Autonomic Computing (ICAC 2015), 7–10 July, 2015, Gronoble, France.  (preprint, IEEE Xplore, doi:10.1109/ICAC.2015.51)
  • Dražen Lučanin, Ilia Pietri, Ivona Brandić, Rizos Sakellariou. A Cloud Controller for Performance-Based Pricing. 8th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing (CLOUD 2015), 27 June – 2 July, 2015, New York, USA.  (IEEE Xplore, doi:10.1109/CLOUD.2015.30)
  • Dražen Lučanin, Foued Jrad, Ivona Brandić, and Achim Streit. Energy-Aware Cloud Management through Progressive SLA Specification. 11th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems,  and Services (GECON 2014). 16–18 September, 2014, Cardiff, UK.  (arXiv, SpringerLink, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-14609-6_6)
  • Dražen Lučanin, Ivona Brandić. Take a break: cloud scheduling optimized for real-time electricity pricing. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Cloud and Green Computing (CGC), 30 September – 2 October, 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany.  (arXiv, IEEE Xplore, doi:10.1109/CGC.2013.25)
  • Dragan Gamberer, Dražen Lučanin, Tomislav Šmuc. Analysis of World Bank Indicators for Countries with Banking Crises by Subgroup Discovery Induction. Proceedings of the 36th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics (MIPRO). 20–24 May, 2013, Opatija, Croatia.  (IEEE Xplore, CROSBI)
  • Toni Mastelić, Dražen Lučanin, Andreas Ipp, Ivona Brandić. Methodology for trade-off analysis when moving scientific applications to the Cloud. CloudCom 2012, 4th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science. 3–6 December, 2012, Tapei, Taiwan.  (preprint, IEEE Xplore, doi:10.1109/CloudCom.2012.6427575)
  • Dragan Gamberer, Dražen Lučanin, Tomislav Šmuc. Descriptive modeling of systemic banking crises. The 15th International Conference on Discovery Science (DS 2012), 29–31 October, 2012, Lyon, France.  (preprint, SpringerLink, CROSBI, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-33492-4_8)
  • Matija Gulić, Dražen Lučanin, Nina Skorin-Kapov. A Two-Phase Vehicle based Decomposition Algorithm  for Large-Scale Capacitated Vehicle Routing with Time Windows. Proceedings of the 35th International Convention on Information  and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics (MIPRO), 21–25 May, 2012, Opatija, Croatia.  (preprint, IEEE Xplore)
  • Dražen Lučanin, Ivan Fabek, Domagoj Jakobović. A visual programming language for drawing and executing flowcharts. Proceedings of the 34th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics (MIPRO). 23–27 May, 2011, Opatija, Croatia. Best student paper award. (arXivIEEE Xplore)
  • Matija Gulić, Dražen Lučanin, Ante Šimić, Šandor Dembitz. A digit and spelling speech recognition system for the Croatian language. Proceedings of the 34th International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics (MIPRO). 23–27 May, 2011, Opatija, Croatia. (IEEE Xplore)

Refereed publications in workshop proceedings
  • Dražen Lučanin, Michael Maurer, Toni Mastelić, Ivona Brandić. Energy Efficient Service Delivery in Clouds in Compliance  with the Kyoto Protocol. 1st International Workshop on Energy-Efficient Data Centers, 8th May, 2012, Madrid, Spain.  (arXiv, SpringerLink, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-33645-4_9)

  • Dražen Lučanin. Energy Efficient Cloud Control and Pricing in Geographically Distributed Data Centers. PhD thesis, Faculty of Informatics, Vienna University of Technology, June, 2016.
  • Dražen Lučanin. Visual definition of procedures for automatic virtual scene generation. Master’s thesis, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, June, 2011. (arXiv)
  • Dražen Lučanin. Graphical user interface for a video-conferencing application accessible to the elderly. Bachelor’s thesis, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, June, 2009.


Research visits

Scientific talks

In addition, personally presented all the conference and workshop publications with first authorship.

Other activities
  • Track chair for GECON 2015, 12th International Conference on Economics of Grids, Clouds, Systems and Services.
  • Program comitee member for CloudComp 2012, 3rd International Conference on Cloud Computing, Vienna, Austria; 24–26 September, 2012.
  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, SuperComputing, CCGrid, (EC)2, Euro-Par, PDP, International Conference on Runtime Verification, WETICE, WORKS, BISE / WIRTSCHAFTSINFORMATIK.
  • Member, IEEE, 2012–2015.




Distributed Systems Group
Information Systems Institute (room 05 16)
Vienna University of Technology
Argentinierstrasse 8/184-1
A-1040 Wien, Austria

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