Doctor Alex Vukovic
Doctor Alex Vukovic
Adjunct Professor



Dr. Alex Vukovic is Vice-President of Terrestrial Wireless Systems Research Branch at Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC). Currently, his focus is on executive leadership of innovative wireless network communication concepts, technologies and applications, as well as broadband radio communication building blocks, to best position and support the Canadian ICT sector, Industry Canada and Canadian economic development strategies.

Dr. Vukovic has over 20 years in science and technology leadership in communications and network architectures acquired at industry, research laboratories and academia. Before joining CRC in 2001, Dr. Vukovic managed technology integration at Nortel, a multi-billion-dollar investment.

Dr. Vukovic is an internationally recognized authority, technology adviser, industrial research project leader. In 2006, for example, he was selected to be a Canadian Technology Ambassador, representing Canada by helping further develop Canada's and Japan's technology relationship in photonics. He is also a distinguish speaker, leader of international committees, editor and author of over 100 journal and conference papers, and scientific and committee chairman. Recently, he was General Chair of the international Wireless and Optical Communications conference (2007 and 2008). In addition, Dr. Vukovic proudly represented CRC and Industry Canada at the international level by sharing his visionary thinking about future communication technologies (European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication 2006, 2007 and 2009).

Dr. Vukovic has received national and international recognition for his leadership in science and technology, including the Nortel Gold Award, IEEE Award, NSERC Synergy Award (team), IASTED Achievement Award, Industry Canada Award and CRC's President Leadership Award (2009). He earned his M.A.Sc. degree in 1987 and his Ph.D. degree from combined studies at the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and Friedrich - Alexander University, Germany, in 1990. Dr. Vukovic is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa, Senior Member of IEEE and a Professional Engineer in Ontario. He also completed Music Conservatorium for piano.

Research interests

  • Innovative wireless network communication concepts
  • Technologies and applications
  • Broadband radio communication building blocks