Bio

Dr. techn. Blerim Rexha is a full professor at the University of Prishtina, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Prishtina, Kosovo. He received his Ph.D. from Vienna University of Technology, Institute of Computer Technology in 2004 in field of data and web service security. During his 10 years stay in Austria, he used to work for several tech companies, among them for Siemens AG, in department of Program and System Engineering in Vienna.

Prof. Rexha has published papers in renowned international venues in the areas of his research interest and has been invited several times as guest speaker in national and international conferences. He teaches several courses about data, computer and internet security.

Latest news

Head of the Jury of the 12th Edition of the Albanian ICT Awards

At the successful conclusion of the 12th Edition of the Albanian ICT Awards, in Tirana, Albania, as the Head of […]

Appreciation from the Minister of Defense

Today, I received a heartfelt appreciation from the Minister of Defense, Government of Kosovo Mr. Ejup Maqedonci, for my extraordinary […]

DevCon Conference at university

I was delighted to extend a warm welcome to all participants of DevCon2024 (https://devcon.dev/) on behalf of the Faculty of […]

University career

  • Present2018

    Full Professor

    University of Prishtina
    Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • 20182011

    Associate Professor

    University of Prishtina
    Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • 20152011

    Adjunct Professor

    American University in Kosovo (AUK)

  • 20142014

    Guest Professor

    Linnaeus University
    Faculty of Technology – Vaxjo – Sweden

  • 20112007

    Assistant Professor

    University of Prishtina
    Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • 20072005

    Guest Lecturer

    University of Prishtina
    Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2004

    Ph.D. in Computer Engineering

    Vienna University of Technology

  • Graduated Electrical Engineer (MSc) 1994

    Inxh. i dpl. (Master)

    University of Prishtina

  • 2005

    Software Engineering Management (SEM)

    Siemens Training Center - Vienna

  • 2001

    Programming Microsoft .NET with Visual C#

    Global Knowledge - Viena

  • 2001

    Programming Windows System Services

    Siemens Training Center - Vienna

Honors & Awards

  • February 2024
    Appreciation for contribution to Cyber Security State Training Center
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    Appreciation from the Minister of Defense, Government of Kosovo Mr. Ejup Maqedonci, for my extraordinary contribution to establishing and writing curricula for the State Training Center for Cyber Security.
  • January 2018
    “Ambassador” of Cyber Security and Privacy
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    Cyber Security and Privacy, https://www.cybersecurity-privacy.com/  international conference hosted for many years in Prishtina for continues support and successful collaboration has awarded the certificate of “Ambassador” of Cyber Security to Prof. Dr. techn. Blerim Rexha.

    Prishtina, Kosovo.

  • April 2016
    ICT Academician of the Year
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    Albanian ICT (https://ictawards.org) awarded Prof. Rexha as”ICT Academician of the Year”  see the ceremony in Youtube  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcVmPPPdu1M)

    Tirana, Albania.

  • September 2015
    Best Paper Award
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    Our paper, with my colleagues  Ilir Murturi, Isak Shabani and Avni Rexhepi titled “Improving Quality of Election Process Using Crowdsourcing Techniques ” presented in International Conference – Gazi, Turkey was awarded with “Best Paper Award”.
  • June 2013
    Best Paper Award
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    Our conference paper, with my colleagues Arbnor Halili and Korab Rrmoku, titled “Kosovo’s websites vulnerabilities and its economic impact” – presented  International Conference on Information Systems and Technology Innovations, Tirana, Albania – June 15th – 16th, 2013 was selected as best paper of the conference.
  • February 1994
    Distinguished Student Award
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    Awarded by the Senate of the University of Prishtina for outstanding achievements during studies and for excellent average grade during studies 9.6 out of 10.

Invited speaker

  • September 2023
    Invited speaker at the University of Mitrovica
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    Presentation on the topic: Challenges of Using Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education and Scientific Research.
  • May 2023
    Keynote speaker at the University in Gjilan
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    Presenting the cutting-edge research in the field of electronic voting using blockchain technology at the annual conference for science and technology, organized by 'Kadri Zeka' University in Gjilan.
  • March 2023
    Invited speaker to 3rd expert round in TUM
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    Invited speaker to 3rd round expert circle for Securing processes in the governmental environment through encryption technologies by TUM, Germany.
  • April 2022
    Panel Discussion: Threats to information integrity:
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    NDI Kosovo Panel Discussion: “Threats to information integrity: Youth at the front line”
  • September 2019
    Hack to L|Earn and Protect
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    Journey of driving students to Cyber Security
  • May 2019
    Challenges of e-Services in Kosovo
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    Invited speaker at DiGiDay conference, topic: Challenges of e-Services in Kosovo using national biometric eID card in compliance with eIDAS regulation
  • May 2018
    Cyber Security global trends & Kosovo
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    ” International Conference for Cyber Security, Cybercrime and Cyberlaw, Faculty of Law, University of Prishtina, May, 2018

    Prishtina, Kosovo.

  • January 2017
    The role of education in security/privacy awareness raising
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    International Conference on Privacy in Digital Age, January 2017, Hotel Emerald, Prishtina, Kosovo.

    Tirana, Albania.

  • November 2016
    Enhancing Cyber Security – Together
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    First Regional Conference on Cyber Security Threats, 21-22 November 2016, Hotel Emerald, Prishtina, Kosovo

    Video: https://www.facebook.com/cybersecuritprivacy/videos/1697113223904940/

  • March 2015
    e-Education as the key driver to reform Education in Kosovo
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    International Conference “Austrian Kosovo e-Government Day, Prishtina March 2015.
  • March 2015
    Transition to Europa's most advanced electronic documents – the way ahead
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    Pan European High Security Printing Conference, Budapest, Hungary on 23-25 March 2015
  • September 2013
    Transition to Europa's most advanced electronic documents
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    World e-ID Congress, Nice, French Riviera Sept. 25-27, 2013