Sven Lončarić, Professor and Director

Short Biography

Prof. Sven Loncaric

Dr. Sven Loncaric is a full professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia. He has 27 years of professional experience and has been active in the area of image processing and computer vision research since 1990. He was a Fulbright scholar and earned his doctoral degree in electrical engineering from University of Cincinnati, OH, in 1994. After earning his doctoral degree he continued his academic career as an assistant professor at University of Zagreb. Dr. Loncaric was an assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJ, from 2001-2003. His main areas of research are medical image analysis and biomedical imaging. He has published with his students and collaborators more than 200 publications in scientific peer-reviewed journals and at international conferences. Dr. Loncaric is a recipient of the 2014 Annual Award for Scientific Achievements of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.

Dr. Loncaric served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Computing and Information Technology and as an associate editor of EURASIP Journal of Image and Video Processing. He has established a series of symposia under title “International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA)” and was general chair, program chair, organizer, and co-organizer of seven ISPA symposia since 2000. The symposia have been technically co-sponsored by IEEE Signal Processing Society. From 2008-2010, dr. Loncaric was the Head of the Department of Electronic Systems and Information Processing, School of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb. Since 2012, he has served as the Chair of the Committee for Research and International Collaboration at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. Since 2011, he has served as the Chair of the University of Zagreb Committee for Biomedical Engineering. In 2012, dr. Loncaric founded the Center of Excellence for Computer Vision at the University of Zagreb bringing together research groups in image processing and computer vision theory and applications from seven schools at the University. He was the founding chair of the annual Croatian Workshop for Computer Vision that was first organized in 2012. Dr. Loncaric has served as the Head of the Center of Excellence for Computer Vision. He is a co-director of the national Center of Excellence for Data Science and Cooperative Systems.

Dr. Loncaric is a Senior Member of IEEE and IEEE Signal Processing Society and a member of the Croatian Academy of Engineering. He was the chair of IEEE Croatia Section from 2005-2008, during which period he introduced many new activities including the Award Program. From 2008-2010, he was the Chapters Coordinator for IEEE Croatia Section. From 2010-2014, dr. Loncaric served as the Chair of the IEEE Croatia Section Award Committee. From 2012-2014, he served as the Chapters Committee Chair for the IEEE Signal Processing Society.

In his spare time he enjoys running marathons, mountaineering, skiing, and sailing.

Education

  • 1994, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA
  • 1989, M.S. in Electrical Engineering , University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1985, B.S. in Electrical Engineering , University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Positions Held

  • Full Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Director of the Image Processing Group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia (2006-present)
  • Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Director of the Image Processing Group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia (2001-2006)
  • Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Director of the Visual Information Processing Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark (2001-2003)
  • Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Director of the Image Processing Group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia (1996-2001)
  • Higher Assistant of Electrical Engineering, Director of the Image Processing Group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia (1994-1996)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA (1990-1994)
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia (1986-1990)

Awards

  • Golden Plaque "Josip Lončar" for scientific achievements and professional contributions to digital image processing area, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, 2017
  • Award "Fran Bošnjaković" for outstanding scientific achievements in the area of technical sciences, University of Zagreb, 2016
  • Award "Rikard Podhorsky" for outstanding scientific achievements and innovations, Croatian Academy of Engineering, 2015
  • Annual award for outstanding scientific achievements, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, 2014

Publications

The full list of publications is available at http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=159172&lang=EN.

Curriculum Vitae

A more detailed curriculum vitae is available here.