# Hrvoje Podnar

Morrill Hall 109

Phone: 203.392.5815

Email: podnarh1@southernct.edu

## Spring 2016 |
## Office Hours |

Tuesday | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm |

Wednesday | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm |

Thursday | Online 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm |

**current courses:**

- 424 System Administration
- 443 Fundamentals of Internet Programming
- 590 Thesis I: Proposal Development
- 591 Thesis II: Thesis Completion
- 600 Independent Study

**Education**

Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics

State University of New York

Stony Brook, New York

M.S.C. in Applied Mathematics

University of Zagreb

Croatia

B.S.C. in Applied Mathematics

University of Zagreb

Croatia

**Research**

Fiber optic network traffic optimization by means of Branch & Bound trees and Genetic Algorithms, Optimization (Linear, Nonlinear), Network Design, Optimal/Heuristic Solution approaches, Game Theory/Cost Allocations.

**Publications**

Podnar H., Skorin-Kapov J. , Skorin-Kapov D., "Network Cost Minimization Using Threshold Based Discounting", European Journal of Operational Research, 137/2, (2002), p371-386.

Podnar H., Skorin-Kapov J., "A Genetic Algorithm for Optimizing Throughput in Non-Broadcast WDM Optical Networks", Hybrid Information Systems, (Eds. A. Abraham and M. Koeppen), Physica Verlag, Heidelberg, (2002), p323-338.

Podnar H., Skorin-Kapov J., "Genetic Algorithm for Network Cost Minimization Using Threshold Based Discounting", to appear in Journal of Applied Mathematics & Decision Sciences.

Podnar H., Skorin-Kapov J., "An Application of a Genetic Algorithm for Throughput Optimization in Non-broadcast WDM Optical Networks with Regular Topologies ", Mathematical Communications, 7, (2002) p 45-49.

**Presentations**

Skorin-kapov J., Podnar H. "A Genetic Algorithm Approach to a Design of a WDM Optical Network" Proceedings of the IFORMS, San Antonio, November 5-8, 2000.

Skorin-Kapov D., Podnar H., Skorin-Kapov J. "Cost Minimization of Networks with Threshold Based Discounting", Proceedings of the INFORMS/KORMS, Seoul, South Korea, June 16-20, 2000.

Podnar H., Skorin-Kapov J. "A Genetic Algorithm for Cost Minimization Applied to Networks with Threshold-Based Discounting" Proceedings of the INFORMS, Philadelphia, November 7-10, 1999.

Skorin-Kapov J., Podnar H. "On Network Design: 'Cost Minimization via Amalgamation of Flows'", Proceedings of the SoftCOM'98, Croatia, October 14-17, 1998.

**Grants**

Connecticut State University Research Grant 2003-2004

'dash optimization' Academic Partnership Program