Ph.D. Belma Ramić Brkić
Ramić Brkić is the Dean of Computer Science and Information Systems Faculty at the University Sarajevo School of Science and Technology. She holds a Ph.D. degree from the International Digital Laboratory, Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), University of Warwick, UK. The PhD thesis title is “The Influence of Olfaction on the Perception of High-Fidelity Computer Graphics” through which a total of 840 participants participated in 4 major experiments. The results of the thesis clearly show that a smell present in the environment firstly affects the perception of object quality within a rendered image, and secondly, enables parts of the scene or the whole animation to be selectively rendered in high quality while the rest can be rendered in a lower quality without the viewer noticing the drop in quality.
Has an MSc (2009) and a BSc (2006) with honors from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She was a Coordinator of CS/IS Department in period of 2009-2011 and a Curriculum Committee member from 2007-2011. In 2013, started a first Computer Graphics club where she is working on a development of educational computer games with student members. She has published papers at international conferences and journals and is interested in research topics such as serious games, visualization and visual perception, multi-modal perception, cultural digitalization, human computer interaction, database systems, data mining techniques and applications, and ICT in education. Belma is particularly interested in doing further research in development of serious games with applications in early childhood development. Two such games, initially developed within the Computer Graphics course and later improved and upgraded as an undergraduate thesis project won 2nd and 3rd place at the regional FIT Coding Challenge, held in Mostar, May 2016. The work on this project is being published as book chapters in “The series Lecture Notes in Network and Systems” by Springer.