prof. dr. sc. Tihana Galinac Grbac

External associate, Department of Applied Computing

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Tihana Galinac Grbac was born in Pula in 1977. She received her B. Sc., M. Sc. and Ph. D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) in Zagreb, Croatia, in 2000, 2004, and 2009, respectively.

Since November 2007 she has been working at the Department of Computing at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Rijeka. In April 2018 she was promoted to Full Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula. Previously, she spent 8 years with Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Zagreb, Croatia, as a software engineer, technical and project leader in the global development projects of telecommunication network and process improvement projects. She participated in two scientific projects financed by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia and 2 EU COST projects. She was leading the bilateral project „An empirical comparison of machine learning based approaches for code smell detection” and the research project "Evolving Software Systems Analysis and Innovative Approaches for Smart Management (EVOSOFT)" financed by the Croatian Science Foundation. Currently, she is a project leader of the research project " Reliable and Safe Complex Software Systems: From Empirical Principles to Theoretical Models in View of Industrial Applications" financed by the Croatian Science Foundation. She has over 80 publications in journals and conference proceedings in the area of computing and electrotechnics motivated by problems of resource management and software engineering and the development of innovative models for information processing based on artificial intelligence.

Prof. Galinac Grbac is a member of ACM, IEEE, and Croatian Society MIPRO. She is a member of the Croatian ACM Section Executive Committee and the vice-chair of the IEEE Technology Management Croatian Section. She participated in more than 10 conference international programs committees, she is a member of two journal editorial boards and she serves as a reviewer in international journals. For her educational contributions, she received 2017 the IEEE Croatian Section Award for Exceptional Contribution to Engineering Education – for her exceptional contribution to knowledge transfer from industry and its application in engineering education in the field of computer science. At the ICT Gold Awards 2016, she was elected among the Top 50 most influential women in Croatian ICT.


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