Biography
Biography
Biography
Biography

Mislav Grgic in Osijek Mislav Grgic received B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER), Zagreb, Croatia, in 1997, 1998 and 2000, respectively. He has been working at the Department of Communication and Space Technologies at FER since July 1997 . He was a visiting researcher at the University of Essex, United Kingdom (1999/2000). He has been promoted to the position of Full Professor since June 2010 and to the permanent position since January 2016. He was serving as a Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia, from October 2014 to September 2018. He participated in several research projects. He published more than 200 papers in books, journals and conference proceedings in the area of image and video compression, content-based image retrieval, face recognition and digital mammography (computer-aided detection and diagnosis of breast cancer).

He has been appointed as a Special Advisor to the Rector of the University of Zagreb for STEM disciplines and international projects since October 2015. He has become a Head of the Alumni Community, with more than 20,000 members, since December 2018.

He has been elected as a Full Member of the Academia Europaea - The Academy of Europe (based in London; founded in 1988 and in which, among others, there are over 70 Nobel Prize winners) since July 2019. He has been accepted as a full member of the Croatian Academy of Engineering (HATZ) since 2012.

Prof. Grgic is one of the most cited scientists at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, with more than 4400 citation according to Google Scholar database (h-index: 31).

Prof. Grgic is a senior member of IEEE and a member of IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, EURASIP, SPIE, ELMAR, and AMAC-FER. He was a Chair of the IEEE Croatia Section (2013-2016). Prof. Grgic participates in more than 110 conference international programs committees, he is member of several journal editorial boards and he serves as a technical reviewer for various scientific journals.

Prof. Grgic was a member of the Working Group for the preparation of negotiations for the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union, responsible for the Chapter 10 of the acquis communautaire: "Information Society and Media" (2005-2008), an appointed member of the Committee on Transportation, Communications and Maritime Affairs of the Croatian Parliament (2008-2011) and a member of the Supervisor Board at Croatia Airlines (2011-2012). He was the initiator and the main organizer in the process of adoption of the "Croatian Open Access Declaration" in October 2012.

Prof. Grgic received bronze and silver medals "Josip Loncar" from FER for outstanding B.Sc. and M.Sc. theses, and "Vera Johanides" award from the Croatian Academy of Engineering for scientific achievements in the area of multimedia communications, in 1997, 1999 and 2005, respectively. He also received the highest FER's award - gold medal "Josip Lončar" - for the great contribution to the development and successful management of the Faculty, for a scientific contribution in the field of digital image processing and multimedia communications, for the popularization of science and for the general enhancement of the reputation of the Faculty through its scientific research and professional work, in 2020. He received the highest award in the field of technical sciences of the University of Zagreb - "Fran Bosnjakovic" Award - for notable results in scientific, teaching and professional work and the promotion of scientific discipline and profession, in 2017. Also, he received the highest award of the City of Zagreb for great contribution to scientific work and activities in Zagreb in the same year. He received the Order of the Croatian Star with the Effigy of Rudjer Boskovic for extraordinary service in scientific work, popularization of science and attracting international projects, awarded by H. E. Mrs. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, President of Republic of Croatia, in June 2019. He received the Croatian State Science Award for 2018 for popularization of technical sciences (with three co-awardees), presented in Croatian Parliament in December 2019.

Education

  • 1998-2000; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia; (Ph.D.)
  • 1997-1998; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia; (M.Sc.)
  • 1992-1997; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia; (B.Sc.)
  • 1989-1992; Mathematical gymnasium "XV." (MIOC); Zagreb; Croatia
  • 1988-1989; Mathematical gymnasium "III." (CUO "Braca Ribar"); Osijek; Croatia
  • 1980-1988; Elementary school "Mladost"; Osijek; Croatia

Degrees

  • 2 October 2000; Ph.D. ("Doktor tehnickih znanosti"); University of Zagreb
  • 6 November 1998; M.Sc. ("Magistar tehnickih znanosti"); University of Zagreb
  • 19 February 1997; B.Sc. ("Diplomirani inzenjer elektrotehnike"); University of Zagreb

Theses

  • Ph.D. thesis: "Image Retrieval Using Spatial-Frequency Analysis"
  • M.Sc. thesis: "New Discrete Cosine Transform Algorithm Suitable for Video Objects Coding"
  • B.Sc. thesis: "Video Compression Methods and Algorithms in Multimedia Communications"

Work Experience

  • Science Advisor to the President of the Management Board; Koncar - Electrical Industry; 1 January 2019 - 30 June 2020
  • Member of the Strategic Development Board; Koncar - Electrical Industry; since November 2018
  • Special Advisor to the Rector of the University of Zagreb for STEM Disciplines and International Projects; University of Zagreb; since October 2015
  • Full Professor - permanent position; University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; since 19 January 2016
  • Dean; University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; 1 October 2014 - 30 September 2018
  • Vice Dean for Research; University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; 1 October 2010 - 30 September 2014
  • Full Professor; University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; 8 June 2010 - 18 January 2016
  • Associate Professor; University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; 19 April 2007 - 7 June 2010
  • Assistant Professor; University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; 15 October 2003 - 18 April 2007
  • Research Assistant; University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; 1 July 1997 - 14 October 2003
  • Visiting Researcher at the Multimedia Communications Research Laboratory, University of Essex, Department of Electronics Systems Engineering, Colchester, United Kingdom (1999-2000)
  • General Co-chair of 3 international conferences
  • Program Chair of 24 international conferences
  • Steering Committee Member of 4 international conferences
  • Member of the International Program Committee of more than 110 conferences
  • Editor of the 20 conference proceedings
  • Member of the Supervisor Board at Croatia Airlines (2011-2012)
  • Appointed Member of the Committee on Transportation, Communications and Maritime Affairs of the Croatian Parliament (2008-2011)
  • Member of the Working Group for the preparation of negotiations for the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union, responsible for the Chapter 10 of the acquis communautaire: "Information Society and Media" (2005-2008)
  • Various Volunteer Positions in IEEE Croatia Section and IEEE Region 8

Awards and Recognitions

  • "Josip Loncar" gold medal of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb for the great contribution to the development and successful management of the Faculty, for a scientific contribution in the field of digital image processing and multimedia communications, for the popularization of science and for the general enhancement of the reputation of the Faculty through its scientific research and professional work, November 2020
  • The Croatian State Science Award for 2018 for popularization of technical sciences (with three co-awardees), presented in Croatian Parliament, December 2019
  • The Order of the Croatian Star with the Effigy of Rudjer Boskovic for extraordinary service in scientific work, popularization of science and attracting international projects, awarded by the President of Croatia Mrs. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, June 2019
  • IEEE Croatia Section Distinguished Service Award for longtime contribution towards successful activities and international promotion of the IEEE Croatia Section, especially during his terms as a Chair of the IEEE Croatia Section from 2013 to 2016, November 2017
  • The Highest award in the field of technical sciences of the University of Zagreb - "Fran Bosnjakovic" Award - for notable results in scientific, teaching and professional work and the promotion of scientific discipline and profession, November 2017
  • Recognition of the University of Zagreb for an extraordinary contribution to the development of university sports in the academic year 2016/2017, October 2017
  • The Highest award of the City of Zagreb for great contribution to scientific work and activities in Zagreb, May 2017
  • Special Recognition of the Rector of the University of Zagreb for committed and engaged work in university committees and boards and for foundation and development of the strategic investment project "Innovation Center Nikola Tesla" at the University of Zagreb (with Nedjeljko Peric), November 2016
  • Medal of the Electric Traction Division of the Warsaw University of Technology on the 90th Anniversary of Electric Traction Teaching at the Warsaw University of Technology, October 2015
  • Recognition of the Croatian Society Electronics in Marine - ELMAR for longtime contribution to the activities of the society, September 2013
  • Plaque of the Croatian Society Electronics in Marine - ELMAR for notable longtime support and contribution to the activities of the ELMAR Society, September 2008
  • Young scientist award "Vera Johanides" of the Croatian Academy of Engineering (HATZ) for scientific achievements in the area of multimedia communications, February 2005
  • "The British Scholarship Trust" fellowship; 1999-2000
  • "Josip Loncar" silver medal of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb for the outstanding M.Sc. thesis work, November 1999
  • "Josip Loncar" bronze medal of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb for the outstanding B.Sc. thesis work, November 1997
  • Rector's Award of University of Zagreb for the work: "Video Compression Standards in Multimedia Communications", 1997
  • Rector's Award of University of Zagreb for the work: "Methods for the Subjective Assessment of TV Picture Quality in Analog and Digital Systems", 1996
  • Rector's Award of University of Zagreb for the work: "Discrete Cosine Transform", 1995
  • The City of Zagreb Merit Scholarship, 1994-1997
  • Rector's Award of the University of Zagreb for the work: "Communication Integration and Political Disintegration", 1994
  • Winner of the municipal mathematics contest; Zagreb; Croatia, 1991
  • Winner of the "Mathematics & Physics Magazine" contest with a special award, 1989

Certificates of Appreciation

  • Certificate of Recognition of the IEEE Member Recruitment and Recovery Committee for outstanding achievement in member recruitment for the Croatia Section during the 2020 membership year, September 2020
  • Certificate of Appreciation of the Association of Families with Three or More Children - Association "3plus Families", June 2020
  • Certificate of Appreciation of the dean of the University of Applied Sciences Nikola Tesla in Gospic, July 2019
  • Certificate of Recognition of the Croatian Society Electronics in Marine - ELMAR, Zadar, September 2018
  • Certificate of Recognition of the Rowing Section of FER for his support in their activities, December 2018
  • Certificate of Recognition of the IEEE Member Recruitment and Recovery Committee for outstanding achievement in member recruitment for the Croatia Section during the 2018 membership year, October 2018
  • Certificate of Appreciation of the dean of the University of Applied Sciences Nikola Tesla in Gospic, July 2018
  • Certificate of Appreciation of the Academic Male Chair at FER, Zagreb for promotion of male choir singing and special contribution in Choir activities, May 2018
  • Certificate of Appreciation of the University of Zagreb for an extraordinary contribution to the development of university sports in the academic year 2016/2017, October 2017
  • Certificate of Recognition of the IEEE Recruitment and Recovery Committee for outstanding achievement in member retention for the Croatia Section during the 2017 membership year, September 2017
  • Certificate of Appreciation of the Electrical Engineering Students Club KSET for successful cooperation and contribution to Job Fair, May 2017
  • Certificate of Appreciation of the Petar Preradovic Elementary School from Pitomaca, May 2017
  • Certificate of Appreciation of the Association of Physically Disabled for volunteer contribution and participation in the Festival of Equal Opportunities, May 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation of the Croatian Singing Society "Slavulj" Petrinja for the support and contribution towards realization of the cultural and arts program, as well as development and activities of the society, March 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation of the Croatian Association of Informaticians, March 2015
  • Certificate of Appreciation of the students' association eSTUDENT for the successful cooperation during four years period, June 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation of the students' association eSTUDENT for the support and understanding, as well as for selflessly promotion of the association's activities during academic year 2012/2013, July 2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation of the Croatian Academic and Research Network - CARNET for participation in evaluation jury of the Webfestival contest, October 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation by the Director of the IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa and Middle East) for notable services and contributions towards the advancement of IEEE and the engineering profession while chairing IEEE Croatia Section GOLD Affinity Group (2005-2006)
  • Certificate of Appreciation of the Croatian Society Electronics in Marine - ELMAR for significant longtime and devoted activities in the society and for the promotion of Adriatic orientation of the Republic of Croatia, Zadar, June 2003

Wikipedia article about Mislav Grgić (in English): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mislav_Grgić

Wikipedia article about Mislav Grgić (in Croatian): https://hr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mislav_Grgić