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Professors at FER among world's...

Professors at FER among world's top scientists

Petra Škaberna

A research group from Stanford University in California (USA) published this year's study on scientific citations. This list ranks 2% of the world's most influential scientists or about 180,000 of the most cited scientists in all disciplines. Two lists were published: the list of the most influential scientists for the entire scientific career and the list of the most influential scientists for 2021. The list of the most influential scientists in the world for their whole scientific career includes 61 Croatian scientists, two of whom are from FER. Head of the Center for Artificial Intelligence, academician prof. Sven Lončarić, PhD , ranked among the 2% most cited scientists in the world in the field of "Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing", while prof. Hrvoje Pandžić, PhD , is among the 2% most cited scientists in the field of "Energy". The list of the most influential scientists in the world for 2021 includes 91 Croatian scientists, three of whom are from FER: academician prof. Sven Lončarić, PhD , in the field of "Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing", prof. Hrvoje Pandžić, PhD , in the field of "Energy" and prof. Damir Žarko, PhD , in the field of "Electrical & Electronic Engineering". A study is available here . The study used data from the Scopus database, which measures the impact of scientists until the end of 2021. The study, which classifies scientists in 22 scientific fields and 176 branches, analyzed citations in the period from 1996 to 2021 and is based on a complex model that uses six standardized metrics of scientific productivity: a total number of citations, Hirsch's h-index, Schreiber's Hm-index revised by co-author, single author, single or first author and number of article citations by single, first or last author.

Signed Memorandum of Understanding...

Signed Memorandum of Understanding with the Calar Alto Observatory

Petra Škaberna

The University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UNIZG FER) and Centro Astronómico Hispano en Andalucía ( CAHA ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU was signed with the objective of promoting academic cooperation in education and research and it was signed by the UNIZG FER Dean Prof. Vedran Bilas., PhD, and the CAHA Director Jesús Aceituno Castro, PhD. FER and CAHA have agreed to foster collaboration between their institutions. The parties wish to develop scientific and technical collaborations in astronomy, astrophysics, and computing in a wide range of areas of common interest. These may include, between and among the institutions, the development of technologies, instruments, and software, promoting the advancement of education, research, and services, and strengthening friendly cooperation. Interested parties in cooperation are invited to contact us for any questions or the purpose of designing and implementing joint activities. The personnel responsible for executing the signed MoU from the FER side is Prof. Ana Babić , PhD, and from the CAHA side is Stefan Cikota , PhD. More information is available below.

Academic cooperation between Infineon...

Academic cooperation between Infineon and FER in the field of power electronics

Petra Škaberna

Infineon Austria and FER at the University of Zagreb have launched academic cooperation in power electronics. The collaboration will advance the further development of energy-efficient technologies for decarbonization as well as strengthen one of the key areas of European microelectronics expertise. The cooperation focuses on research and development of microelectronic solutions that systematically reduce energy consumption as well as on training for these research fields. These include, for example, electro-mobility or the energy-efficient generation, transmission and use of electricity. The duration of this academic cooperation is initially set for six years. Prof. Željko Jakopović, PhD, has been appointed to lead the project. The collaboration is part of Infineon Austria's spillover activities within the Important Project of Common European Interest on Microelectronics (IPCEI ME). More information is available below and photos are in FER's Gallery .

FER welcomes students from all over...

FER welcomes students from all over the world

Petra Škaberna

On the eve of the new academic year, FER organised the New Student Orientation Meeting on 28 September 2022, an introductory class for international students attended by more than 100 students from as many as 19 countries from all over the world! We were delighted to welcome students from Bangladesh, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Libya, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Ukraine, Turkey and the USA! Most students come as part of the Erasmus+ mobility programme and as part of the FER study programmes, which we hold in English. We're also happy to welcome a new generation of students from France who come to us as part of bilateral cooperation, as well as a group of students who participate in the joint study programme Intelligent Field Robotic Systems (IFRoS) in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus programme. Welcome to the FER! Photos of the introductory event can be found here .

Tech Talk: What to do when AI just...

Tech Talk: What to do when AI just isn't there yet @ KSET

Darija Filipović

We’re counting down the days until the upcoming KSET Tech Talk (18st October 2022 @ 14.00)! Did you know that today’s AI is capable of solving 80% of the math problems Photomath users face? In this talk, you will be shown how the rest is solved. Get a sneak peek at some of the most interesting challenges that Photomath engineers are solving. Join Software Engineers Domagoj Cerjan & Ivan Jurin who will tell you all about their product, Engineering Life at Photomath, and much more! You can interact and ask questions! Did we mention you can win a prize? To join, please register at this link !

Introductory event for the Erasmus...

Introductory event for the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Study - IFRoS

Petra Škaberna

On Thursday, 29 September 2022, the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Study in Intelligent Field Robotic Systems - IFRoS , held its introductory event, where students and faculty of the programme met in person for the first time. The students were welcomed by the Vice Dean for Students Prof. Ana Sušac, the Head of International Studies at FER, Prof. Marko Delimar, and the representatives of IFRoS at FER - Assoc. Prof. Tamara Petrović and Prof. Stjepan Bogdan. Within IFROS, six students from Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Ecuador, Bangladesh and Ethiopia will spend one or two semesters at our faculty and will be educated in the field of field robotics. In addition to our University, the University of Girona (Spain) and the Eötvös Loránd University from Budapest are also participating in the IFRoSJoint Master Study.

FER professors appointed to Horizon...

FER professors appointed to Horizon Europe bodies

Petra Škaberna

Professors of our Department of Energy and Power Systems (ZVNE), Prof. Željko Tomšić, PhD , and  Prof. Davor Grgić, PhD , were appointed as Croatian representatives to the Program Committee for the Framework Program for Research and Innovation - Horizon Europe and the Research and Training Program of the European Atomic Energy Community for the period 2021 - 2025. They were appointed on July 28, 2022, by the Minister of Science and Education, Prof. Radovan Fuchs, PhD. The members of the Program Committee are officially appointed by the Ministry of Science and Education, who are responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Horizon Europe Program and are intermediaries between the European Commission and the stakeholders of the national funding system. The members of the Program Committee are experts and representatives with many years of experience in the respective field. For the area of Climate, Energy and Mobility (including related missions and partnerships) was appointed: Prof. Željko Tomšić, PhD, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Expert. Among the representatives of the Republic of Croatia in the compositions of the Program Committees of the Research and Training Program of the European Atomic Energy Community for the period 2021-2025, complementing Horizon Europe, the following was appointed for the field of nuclear fission: Prof. Davor Grgić, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Expert.