Gregor Kosec

Parallel and Distributed Systems Laboratory (PDSL), Head

Gregor Kosec graduated at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, in 2006 and received his PhD from the University of Nova Gorica in 2011. In 2011, he became a member of the Parallel and Distributed Systems Laboratory at the Jožef Stefan Institute. In 2020, he became the head of the Parallel and Distributed Systems Laboratory. His main research interests are numerical modelling, meshless methods and generic programming. In collaboration with colleagues, he published 39 peer-reviewed original scientific papers, two scientific monographs with Springer, 4 book chapters and presented his work at 58 international conferences. He has been awarded 4 international prizes and 2 national prizes, namely with reward for exceptional contribution to the sustainable development and the Puh Certificate of Recognition. He is an active reviewer for several international scientific journals, organises international conferences.

In 2016, Gregor was involved in the FWO-funded project “Multi-analysis of fretting fatigue using physical and virtual experiments’ as a WP leader. From 2020, he led two young researcher programmes and four core research grants in which JSI was involved as a partner institution. From 2023, he is cooperating with the Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of Wroclaw in a joint project dealing with inertial effects in the fluid flow in complex porous media.

Gregor Kosec carried out several applied projects totalling approximately 1 M€ in the last eight years. Starting with the “Analysis of deicing by operational countermeasures” for national transmission System Operator, followed by the Dynamic Thermal Rating of overhead power lines in icing conditions (DTRi) project funded by FP7 TETRACOM. In 2018 he led the project “Cooling of overhead power lines in low wind conditions” and in 2019 “Dynamic determination of DTR uncertainty”, also for ELES, Ltd. From 2021 to 2023 Gregor led three applied projects related to asset management in the power sector. Together with colleagues from JSI and Elektroinštitut Milan Vidmar, he proposed the technological innovation DiTeR, a modular TRL9 software for predicting the thermal state of power lines in given operating and weather conditions, which was successfully commissioned in 2019 for 27 transmission lines in the Slovenian power grid. DiTeR has been marketed globally by company Operato since 2020 and has so far been tested in pilot projects in Croatian, Lithuanian and Israeli transmission networks. Negotiations are currently underway for pilot projects on the Canadian, and Uruguayan transmission networks. In 2023 he also assisted the Bavarian operator TransnetBW in the transition from static to dynamic operation. In 2023, he lead and conducted research in development of advanced concept of efficient use of transformers leveraging the DTR technology that has been caried out for Slovenian Electricity Distribution Operator. From 2023 he is also leading the project dealing with implementation of a microscale meteorological model. Since 2024 he is PI in H2020 project “Holistic Approach towards Empowerment of the DiGitalization of the Energy Ecosystem through adoption of IoT solutions”.