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Prof. Sonja Grgic, Ph.D
 
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Prof. Sonja Grgic, Ph.D. - CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Personal Information:

  • place of birth: Vukovar, Croatia
  • citizen of Croatia
  • nationality: Croatian
  • marital status: married
  • children: daughter Dora

Education:

  • 1972-1980; "Ivo Lola Ribar" Elementary School; Vukovar; Croatia
  • 1980-1984; Gymnasium; Vukovar; Croatia
  • 1984-1989; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia; (B.Sc.)
  • 1989-1992; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia; (M.Sc.)
  • 1993-1996; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia; (Ph.D.)

Degrees:

  • February 1989; B.Sc. ("Diplomirani inzenjer elektrotehnike"); University of Zagreb
  • January 1992; M.Sc. ("Magistar tehnickih znanosti"); University of Zagreb
  • May 1996; Ph.D. ("Doktor tehnickih znanosti"); Universiry of Zagreb

Theses:

  • B.Sc. thesis: "Characteristics of video cassette recorders for high definition television"
  • M.Sc. thesis: "Architecture of cable distribution network for video signal transmission"
  • Ph.D. thesis: "The effect of bit rate variation on the quality of television pictures"

Association Memberships:

  • HATZ (Croatian Academy of Engineering) full member
  • SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) member
  • IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) full-member
  • ELMAR (Croatian Society Electronics in Marine) Presidency member
  • AMAC-FER (Almae Matris Alumni Croaticae - FER) member
  • KoREMA (Croatian Society for Communications, Computing, Electronics, Measurement and Control) member

International Program Committee Memberships:

  • IWSSIP (International Conference on Systems, Signals and Image Processing)
  • VIPromCom (International Symposium on Video Processing and Multimedia Communications)
  • ECMCS (EURASIP Conference on Digital Signal Processing for Multimedia Communications and Services)
  • EC-VIP-MC (EURASIP Conference focused on Video/Image Processing and Multimedia Communications)
  • ELMAR (International Symposium Electronics in Marine)
  • ICECom (International Conference on Applied Electromagnetics and Communications)

Work Experience:

  • 1989-1991; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia;
    Professional Assistant at Department of Radiocommunications and Microwave Engineering
  • 1989-1992; Croatian Radio Television - Department for Transmission and Links; Zagreb; Croatia;
    Visiting Assistant in the field of cable distribution of television system
  • 1991-1992; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia;
    Research Assistant at Department of Radiocommunications and Microwave Engineering
  • 1992-1996; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia;
    Assistant at Department of Radiocommunications and Microwave Engineering
  • 1996-1997; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia;
    Senior Assistant at Department of Radiocommunications and Microwave Engineering
  • 1997-2002; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia;
    Assistant Professor at Department of Radiocommunications and Microwave Engineering
  • 2002-2007; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia;
    Associate Professor at Department of Wireless Communications
  • 2007-2012; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia;
    Full Professor at Department of Wireless Communications
  • 2012-____; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia;
    Tenured Professor at Department of Wireless Communications

Courses on the bachelor study program (FER-1):

  • Television
  • Noise Analysis in Communication Systems
  • Digital Television

Courses on the bachelor study program (FER-2):

  • Eletronic communications
  • Multimedia Technologies

Courses on the master study program (FER-2):

  • Video Communication Technologies
  • Digital Broadcasting Systems
  • Laboratory of wireless technologies 1
  • Laboratory of information processing 1

Courses on the PhD study program:

  • Picture Quality in Digital Video Communications
  • Brodaband Networks for Television Signal Distribution

Scientific Projects:

  • 1991-1996; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia; Collaborator on the project 2-07-277: "Research of Advanced Technologies for Croatian Broadcasting Systems", Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia
  • 1992-1996; Co-operation in Science and Technology with the European Commission: Project COST-242: "Methods for the Performance Evaluation and Design of Multiservice Brodaband Networks"
  • 1996-2000; Co-operation in Science and Technology with the European Commission: Project COST-257: "Impacts on New Services on the Architecture and Performance of Broadband Networks"
  • 1997-2002; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia; Collaborator on the project 036015: "Multimedia Communications Technologies", Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia
  • 2000-2002; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia; Collaborator on the project 036041: "Research and Development of Cable TV Services in Croatia", Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia
  • 2002-2006; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia; Collaborator on the project 0036015: "Multimedia Communication Systems", Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia
  • 2007-2013; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia; Project Leader on the project 036-0361630-1635: "Picture Quality Management in Digital Video Broadcasting", Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Republic of Croatia
  • 2007-2013; University of Zagreb; Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing; Zagreb; Croatia; Collaborator on the project 036-0982560-1643: "Intelligent Image Features Extraction in Knowledge Discovery Systems", Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Republic of Croatia
  • 2012-2016; Collaborator on project ICT COST Action IC1105; 3D content creation, coding and transmission over future media networks (3D-ConTourNet)

Research Interests:

  • Image and Video Signal Processing
  • Picture Quality Assesment
  • Television Signal Transmission and Distribution
  • Digital Broadcast Systems
  • Measurements in Television
  • Image and Video Signal Compression

Honours & Awards:

  • "Josip Loncar" silver medal of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb for the outstanding Ph.D. thesis work, 1996
  • Award of the Croatian Society Electronics in Marine - ELMAR, 1998
  • Certificate of Appreciation of the Croatian Society Electronics in Marine - ELMAR for notable services and contributions, 2003
  • Award of the Croatian Society Electronics in Marine - ELMAR for notable services and contributions to the ELMAR Society, 2008
  • Annual Award "Rikard Podhorsky" of the Croatian Academy of Engineering (HATZ) for the outstanding scientific achievement during last three years with the application in industry, 2007

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