Dr. Josip Balen teaches at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and IT in Osijek. His main area of expertise outside of his teaching career is intelligent transportation systems, while his main area of expertise in regard to teaching are mobile app development and implementation. Alongside his career in academia, he also works as an entrepreneur and consultant for SME. He has spent a lot of time on numerous prestigious European universities, bringing his own skills and knowledge to as high of a level as possible, while also participating in a number of national and international projects. He is an active IEEE volunteer with many titles on all levels – local, national and international, as well as being the founder of IEEEmadC, a global mobile app development competition.