Gregor Kosec

Parallel and Distributed Systems Laboratory (PDSL), Head

Gregor Kosec graduated at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics in 2006 and obtained Ph.D. in 2011 at University of Nova Gorica. In 2011 he became a member of Parallel and Distributed Systems Laboratory at Jožef Stefan Institute. His main research interest covers physical modelling, computational physics, meshless methods, and generic programming.

In cooperation with colleagues he published 30 peer reviewed original scientific papers, two scientific monographs in Springer, 4 book chapters, and presented his work at 36 international conferences. He was awarded with 4 international rewards and 2 domestic rewards, namely with reward for exceptional contribution to the sustainable development and with Puh Certificate of Recognition. He is an active reviewer for several international scientific journals and is also active in organization of international conferences.

Gregor Kosec led several applied projects, starting with “Analysis of de-icing by operational countermeasures” for ELES, Ltd., Electricity Transmission System Operator, followed by project Dynamic Thermal Rating of overhead power lines in icing conditions (DTRi) funded by FP7 TETRACOM.  In 2018 he led project “Cooling of overhead power lines in low wind regimes” and in 2019 “Dynamic determination of DTR uncertainty” again for ELES, Ltd. In 2016 he was involved in FWO funded project “Multi-analysis of fretting fatigue using physical and virtual experiments”, and in a technology transfer “System for mobile monitoring of vital physiological parameters and environmental context”. Together with colleagues from JSI and Elektroinštitut Milan Vidmar he proposed technological innovation DiTeR, a modular software designed to predict the thermal state of power lines in given operating and weather conditions, that was in 2019 successfully put to operational use for 27 transmission lines in the Slovenian power network. He is member of NESUS – Network for Sustainable Ultrascale Computing (COST IC1305), IEEE International Professional Association and HiPEAC – European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation. He is an active member of program committees of international conferences: PARENG – Conference on Parallel, Distributed, GPU and Cloud Computing for Engineering, MIPRO: DC – Distributed Computing and Data Science and Biomedical Engineering, ICCS – International conference on computational science. He is also advising masters’ and Ph.D students from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at University of Ljubljana.