Mislav Grgić

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Mislav Grgić
Alma materUniversity of Zagreb
AwardsBronze, Silver and Gold Medals "Josip Lončar" from FER (1997, 1999 and 2020)

"Vera Johanides" award from the Croatian Academy of Engineering (2005)
"Fran Bošnjaković" Award of the University of Zagreb (2017)
City of Zagreb Award (2017)
The Order of the Croatian Star with the Effigy of Ruđer Bošković (2019)

The Croatian State Science Award (2019)
Scientific career
Fieldsimage compression, content-based image retrieval, face recognition, medical imaging, digital mammography, breast cancer, biometrics
InstitutionsUniversity of Zagreb

Mislav Grgić (born in 1973 in Osijek, Croatia) is a university professor,[1] scientist,[2] Ph.D. in technical sciences, and electrical engineer. He served as a Dean of FER from 2014 until 2018.[3] He was the Head of the Alumni Community of FER from 2018 until 2022,[4] with more than 20,000 members, and he was a Special Advisor to the Rector of the University of Zagreb for STEM Disciplines and International Projects from 2015 until 2022.[5] He is a full member of the Academia Europaea - The Academy of Europe[6] and a full member of the Croatian Academy of Engineering.[7] He was a science advisor to the President of the Management Board of Končar - Electrical Industry,[8] the largest electrical engineering company in Croatia.


Mislav Grgić was born in 1973 in Osijek, Croatia. He 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 [9] 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.

Mislav Grgić was an editor of four books and many other publications and is a member of many organizing committees of scientific conferences.[10][11][12] He is highly cited scientists at the University of Zagreb, with more than 5,600 citations according to Google Scholar database (h-index = 33).[13][14]

Academic activities[edit]

Mislav Grgić was a dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER), University of Zagreb, Croatia (2014-2018; the youngest ever elected dean), and a vice dean for research of FER (2010-2014). He was a head of the alumni community, with more than 20,000 members (2018-2022). He was a special advisor to the rector of the University of Zagreb for STEM disciplines and international projects (2015-2022).[15] He was a science advisor to the president of the management board of "Končar - Electrical Industry", the largest electrical engineering company in Croatia, for two years (2019-2020). Prof. Grgić is currently a president of the prestigious Deans' Club association since November 2022.

He was a deputy president of the "Energy Platform Living Lab - Association for Open Innovations in Energy Sector" (2014-2018),[16] and a president of the board of directors of institution "Innovation Center Nikola Tesla" (2015-2018).[17]

Mislav Grgić initiated, organized and conducted a project that resulted in creation of a new database: "SCface - Surveillance Cameras Face Database",[18] pioneering database for testing face recognition in real-world conditions. The SCface database was downloaded by more than 400 research groups located in 60 countries since January 2010. SCface database has a multidisciplinary importance: it is used not only in engineering and computer science fields but also in other fields like neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry, what can be seen from the citations to this database from the corresponding research papers. SCface database is also used by military officials, police departments, and several renowned companies (e.g. Samsung, Bosch, Panasonic, LG Electronics, IBM, Amazon, NEC, and Visa Research).

Mislav Grgić initiated, organized, and developed a web-site "Face Recognition Homepage",[19] academic and research portal that become a starting point on the web for every face recognition researcher. This web-site is an information pool for the face recognition community that provides an entry point for novices as well as a centralized information resource to concentrate face recognition and related scientific efforts. The importance of the web-site could be seen from the fact that it was described in the section "NetWatch" of the Science Magazine, one of the world's top academic journals.[20]

Scientific and professional organizations[edit]

Mislav Grgić has been elected as a Full Member of the Academia Europaea - The Academy of Europe since July 2019.[21][22] Academia Europaea is based in London, and founded in 1988. In the Academia Europaea, among others, there are over 70 Nobel Prize winners.

He has been accepted as a full member of the Croatian Academy of Engineering (HATZ) [23] since 2012, where he was a collaborating member from 2004 to 2012. He served as a Chair of the IEEE Croatia Section (2013-2016),[24] that has approx. 700 members. He also served as a member of the Committee for International Cooperation at HATZ (2009-2013).

He 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). He was an appointed member of the Committee on Transportation, Communications and Maritime Affairs of the Croatian Parliament (2008-2011) [25]

He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Senior Member of SPIE. He is also 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, ELMAR, and AMAC-FER.

Honors and awards[edit]

  • 2020 "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;[26]
  • 2019 The Croatian State Science Award for 2018 for popularization of technical sciences (with three co-awardees), presented in Croatian Parliament;[27]
  • 2019 The Order of the Croatian Star with the Effigy of Ruđer Bošković for extraordinary service in scientific work, popularization of science and attracting international projects, awarded by H. E. Mrs. Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of Republic of Croatia;[28][29]
  • 2017 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 until 2016;[30]
  • 2017 The highest award in the field of technical sciences of the University of Zagreb - "Fran Bošnjaković" Award - for notable results in scientific, teaching and professional work and the promotion of scientific discipline and profession;[31]
  • 2017 The highest award of the City of Zagreb for great contribution to scientific work and activities in Zagreb;[32]
  • 2016 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;[33]
  • 2015 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;
  • 2005 Young scientist award "Vera Johanides" of the Croatian Academy of Engineering (HATZ) for scientific achievements in the area of multimedia communications;
  • 1999-2000 "The British Scholarship Trust" fellowship;[34]
  • 1999 "Josip Loncar" silver medal of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb for the outstanding M.Sc. thesis work;
  • 1997 "Josip Loncar" bronze medal of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb for the outstanding B.Sc. thesis work;
  • 1994, 1995, 1996, and 1997 Rector's Award of University of Zagreb;
  • 1994-1997 The City of Zagreb Merit Scholarship.

Other activities[edit]

Mislav Grgić is a founder and first chair of the program "ŠUZA - From School to Science and Academic Community" - official FER's popularization program that is conducted in cooperation with elementary and secondary schools in Croatia.[35] He is a co-founder and a president (prefect) of the Academic Male Choir of FER [36] (the biggest male choir in Croatia) and Women Singing Choir "Rezonanca" of FER.[37] He is an honorary member of the Croatian Singing Society "Slavulj" Petrinja,[38] the oldest singing society in Croatia, founded in 1864, with only six honorary members in their 156-years long history.

He is also a member of The Society of Brethren of the Croatian Dragonthe - as the Dragon Strossmayer's - where he is serving as 10th Grand Master (2021-2026),[39] and he was also serving as a Herald - Head of the Dragons' Heraldic Office (2017-2019). He was also a member of the management committee (2017-2021) of medieval castle in Ozalj, Croatia - first mentioned in 1244. He is a member of the Brotherhood (Fraternity) of All Saints in Korcula, founded in 1301 and a member of the Croatian Heraldic & Vexillological Association.

He is a founder of several non-governmental organizations (NGOs): Croatian Council of the European Movement, Croatian Club for International Cooperation, Croatian Junior Chamber, and Croatian Academic-Business Club.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Sonja Grgić [40] (maiden: Bauer), university professor, with whom he has one child. He is a Christian of Roman Catholic denomination.


External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Mislav Grgić: Ulaganje u obrazovanje i istraživanje okosnica je razvoja i napretka društva". Lider Media. 2016-01-03. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  2. ^ "Mislav Grgić: Tajni je sastojak uspjeha istraživački orijentirano obrazovanje". Lider Media. 2016-12-26. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  3. ^ Andrea Barać (2014-05-29). "Novoizabrani dekan FER-a nastojat će ukinuti sustav preduvjeta pri polaganju ispita". Srednja.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  4. ^ "Prof. dr. sc. Mislav Grgić imenovan voditeljem alumni zajednice FER-a". www.fer.unizg.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  5. ^ "Savjetnici rektora". www.unizg.hr. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  6. ^ "Academy of Europe: Grgic Mislav". www.ae-info.org. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  7. ^ "Grgić Mislav – Akademija tehničkih znanosti Hrvatske". www.hatz.hr. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  8. ^ "Mislav Grgić savjetnik za znanost Darinka Bage, prvog čovjeka Končar-Elektroindustrije - novac.hr". novac.jutarnji.hr. 2 March 2019. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  9. ^ "Zavod za komunikacijske i svemirske tehnologije FER-a". www.fer.unizg.hr. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  10. ^ "Mislav Grgić :: Scientist details". tkojetko.irb.hr. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  11. ^ Grgic, Mislav; Delac, Kresimir; Ghanbari, Mohammed, eds. (2009). Recent Advances in Multimedia Signal Processing and Communications. Studies in Computational Intelligence. Vol. 231. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-02900-4. ISBN 978-3-642-02899-1. ISSN 1860-949X.
  12. ^ Mrak, Marta; Grgic, Mislav; Kunt, Murat, eds. (2010). High-Quality Visual Experience. Signals and Communication Technology. Bibcode:2010hqve.book.....M. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-12802-8. ISBN 978-3-642-12801-1. ISSN 1860-4862.
  13. ^ "Mislav Grgic - IEEE Xplore profile". ieeexplore.ieee.org. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  14. ^ "Mislav Grgic - Google Scholar Citations". scholar.google.com. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  15. ^ Sarkotić, Gordana (2019-10-23). "Profesor Mislav Grgić, član Europske akademije, za Narod.hr: 'Strateški razvoj znanosti je ključan'". narod.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  16. ^ "EPLL | Energy Platform Living Lab". EPLL | Energy Platform Living Lab. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  17. ^ "ICENT – Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla |". Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  18. ^ "SCface - Surveillance Cameras Face Database". www.scface.org. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  19. ^ "Face Recognition Homepage". www.face-rec.org. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  20. ^ Leslie, Mitch (2006). "NetWatch". Science. 312 (5773): 505. ISSN 0036-8075. JSTOR 3845898.
  21. ^ "Profesor Mislav Grgić s FER-a izabran za redovitog člana Europske akademije". www.vecernji.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  22. ^ Narod.hr (2019-10-10). "Prof. dr. sc. Mislav Grgić s FER-a izabran za redovitog člana Europske akademije". narod.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  23. ^ "Croatian Academy of Engineering – Croatian Academy of Engineering". www.hatz.hr. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  24. ^ "Obavijesti - IEEE". www.ieee.hr. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  25. ^ "Odbor za pomorstvo, promet i veze - 6. saziv Hrvatskoga sabora". www.sabor.hr. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  26. ^ "Tražilica nagrada". www.fer.unizg.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  27. ^ "Održana svečana dodjela državnih nagrada za znanost za prošlu godinu - Studentski.hr". studentski.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  28. ^ "Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović uručila odlikovanja u prigodi Dana državnosti". www.vecernji.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  29. ^ "Odluka o dodjeli odlikovanja Reda Danice hrvatske s likom Ruđera Boškovića prof. dr. sc. Mislavu (Josip) Grgiću". narodne-novine.nn.hr. Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  30. ^ "Dobitnici nagrada". www.ieee.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  31. ^ "Fran Bošnjaković". www.unizg.hr. Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  32. ^ "U 2017. godini". www.zagreb.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  33. ^ "Dies Academicus: Awards and Recognitions of the University of Zagreb to HATZ Members – Croatian Academy of Engineering". www.hatz.hr. Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  34. ^ "Archive of Scholars | British Scholarship Trust". www.britishscholarshiptrust.org. 9 March 2020. Retrieved 2023-06-10.
  35. ^ "Programme team - Šuza". www.fer.unizg.hr. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  36. ^ "Home - Akademski muški zbor FER-a". akmuz.fer.hr. 29 October 2019. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  37. ^ "Rezonanca". www.fer.unizg.hr. Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  38. ^ "Hrvatsko pjevačko društvo "Slavulj" Petrinja". www.slavuljpetrinja.com (in Croatian). Retrieved 2020-09-04.
  39. ^ "Izabran X. Veliki meštar Družbe "Braća Hrvatskoga Zmaja", Mislav Grgić, Zmaj Strossmayerski, XVI. saziv Meštarskoga zbora (2021. – 2026.) i Nadzorni odbor Družbe". DBHZ. Retrieved August 11, 2021.
  40. ^ "Sonja Grgic - Curriculum Vitae". www.vcl.fer.hr. Retrieved 2020-09-04.