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Bojan Groselj: Curriculum Vitae

 

 

ADDRESS: Vrtna 3, 4000 Kranj, Slovenia

TELEPHONE: +386-51-316-600

INTERNET: boja_groselj@t-2.net

 

 

PERSONAL DATA

 

CITIZENSHIP: Slovenia

LANGUAGES: English, Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian, French (read), German (read)

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Ø      Designed and implemented a large portion of a distributed railway control system.

Ø      Author of a new method for parallel simulation.

Ø      Designed and implemented CPSim simulation tool in C.

Ø      Designed and implemented an office automation tool for document preparation in Windows.

Ø      Designed and implemented a trading tool in Visual Basic.

Ø      Developed and implemented a precompiler for embedded SQL (Oracle).

Ø      Implemented validation and report generation programs for Oracle database.

Ø      Designed and implemented several client/server applications.

Ø      Published in the area of parallel simulation, sorting, distributed computing, combinatorial optimization, and MIS.

 

 

EDUCATION

 

INSTITUTION AND LOCATION

DEGREE

YEAR

FIELD OF STUDY

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Ph.D.

1988

Computer Science

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

M.E.

1981

Electrical Engineering

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

B.E.

1978

Electrical Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

Ø      XLAB, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Program Manager, 9/08 –

Responsible for program development and commercial exploitation

Ø      ICEsolutions, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Deputy Director (Product Management), 1/05-9/08

Responsible for new product development, IT projects and solutions

Ø       GEA College of Entrepreneurship, Piran, Slovenia, Lecturer, Dean 9/98-1/05

Courses: Information Systems, Doing Business in the Information Era

Projects: Development of Integrated Information System for Slovene Labor Market Analysis,

Unemployment Insurance Simulation for the World Bank, Information System for Case Studies Slovenia-Italy, Information System for Tourist Promotion of Region Bovec

Ø      EDP Contract Services, Computer Consultant, 10/97-9/98

Project: Re-engineering of a three-tier client/server application for the Veterans Administration, using Visual Basic 5.0, Tuxedo, Oracle 7.3, Pro**C.

Ø      RHI Consulting, Arlington, Va., Computer Consultant, 11/96-10/97

Projects:

7/97-10/97: Ported Report Writer from Windows 3.1 to Windows NT for Norwest Bank. Report Writer was re-engineered using Crystal Reports, Visual Basic 5.0, Adobe Acrobat, and the modified stored procedures for Sybase SQL Server.

11/96-7/97: Designed and implemented several client/server applications with Visual Basic 4.0/MS Access/SQL Server for Telco Communications Group:

a)      Project Tracking: Tracking of software projects, including the timing and scheduling of steps, and automatic e-mail.

b)      Order Fulfillment: Ported order entry and fulfillment system from MS Access to MS SQL Server.

c)      Management Reporting: Customized selection, preview, and printing of reports in many different formats. Uses OLE controls.

d)      Database Testbed: Performance analysis of different methods for accessing database from a VB application: MS Access-DAO, MS Access-RDO,  SQL Server-DAO, SQL Server-RDO.

e)      Order Tracking System: Order tracking, data entry and reporting system, first developed for MS Access, and then ported to MS SQL Server/RDO. Many Crystal Reports.

Ø      BoyanTech, Inc., McLean, Va., Computer Consultant, 6/94 - 11/96

Projects:

4/96-11/96: Re-engineering of PHYDIAS, a production/distribution optimization tool for BENDER Management Consultants. Work included design and implementation of validation and report generation programs in PRO*C for Oracle 7.0 in UNIX environment and writing a precompiler for PRO*C programs.

3/96-4/96: Conducted UNIX/C seminar for Computer Learning Center, Alexandria, VA.

11/95-3/96: Implementation of a trading system for Windows. Work included design and implementation of GUI in Visual Basic and the optimization program in C.

12/94-11/95: Design and development of TravelDoc, document preparation system for Windows. TravelDoc enables automatic creation and typesetting of documents in a client/server environment using a centralized database.

6/94-12/94: Implementation of CPSim, a high-performance simulation tool. CPSim is written in C and runs on many different platforms including parallel machines such as HP-Convex Exemplar, TMC CM-5, and Intel iPSC.

Ø      University of Maryland, Department of Computer Science, College Park, Md., Visiting Assistant Professor, 8/91 - 6/94.

Dr. Groselj has published articles in the area of distributed and  parallel simulation, global snapshots, concurrent operations, and combinatorial optimization.

Ø      University of SW Louisiana, The Center for Advanced Computer Studies, Lafayette, La., Assistant Professor, 9/88-7/91.

Dr. Groselj has published articles in the area of distributed and parallel simulation, distributed load sharing, and deadlock detection.

Ø      McGill University, School of Computer Science, Montreal, Que., Research Assistant,  6/85-1/88.

Work included research and development of new methods for distributed simulation.

Ø      Iskra Avtomatika, Development Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Software Engineer, 6/83-9/84.

Dr. Groselj and his team designed and implemented a real-time railway control and supervision system. The system is now operating in two European countries. His team received an award for outstanding achievement from the government of Slovenia.

Ø      University of Ljubljana, Electrical Engineering Department, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Research Assistant, 9/78-5/83.

Work included the development of graphical display and user interface for railway traffic control.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

JOURNALS

 

Groselj B., Malluhi Q.A., “Combinatorial Optimization of Distributed Queries,”

IEEE Trans. on Knowledge and Data Eng., Vol. 7, No. 6, Dec. 1995, pp. 915-927.

 

Groselj B., “Bounded and Minimum Global Snapshots,” IEEE Parallel & Distributed

Technology, Systems & Applications, Vol. 1, No. 4, Nov. 1993, pp. 72-83.

 

Groselj B., “Guest Editorial: Distributed Simulation,”  International Journal in Computer Simulation 2, 1992, pp. 343-344.

 

Anderson J.H., Groselj B., “Beyond Atomic Registers: Bounded Wait-Free Implementations of Nontrivial Objects,” Science of Computer Programming 19, Dec. 1992, pp. 197-237.

 

Groselj B., Tropper C., “The Distributed Simulation of Clustered Processes,”

Distributed Computing, Vol. 4, No.3, Feb. 1991, pp. 111-121.

 

Efe K., Groselj B., “Minimizing Control Overheads in Adaptive Load Sharing ,” IEEE Parallel & Distributed Technology, June 1989, pp. 307-315.

 

Groselj B., Tropper C., “Pseudosimulation: An Algorithm for Distributed Simulation with Limited Memory,” International Journal of Parallel Programming, Vol. 15, No. 5, Oct. 1987, pp. 413-456.

 

Gyergyek L., Grošelj B., Kuščer A., “Software of the Color Semigraphic Terminal for Process Control Systems,” Elektrotehniški vestnik, Ljubljana 1981, Vol. 48/3.

 

BOOKS

 

Groselj B., Information Systems for Entrepreneurs, GEA College of Entrepreneurship, 1999.

 

Groselj B., “Cocktail Party Simulation,” in Progress in Simulation, Vol. 2, Chapter 6, Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1994.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

 

Groselj B., “CPSim: A Tool for Creating Scalable Discrete Event Simulations,” in Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings, December 3-6, 1995, Arlington, Virginia, pp. 579-583.

 

Anderson J.H., Groselj B., “Pseudo Read-Modify-Write Operations: Bounded Wait-Free Implementations,” 5th Int. Workshop on Distributed Algorithms, October 7-9, 1991, Delphi, Greece, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 579, Springer-Verlag 1992, pp. 52-70.

 

Groselj B., “Fault-Tolerant Distributed Simulation,” in Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings, December 8-11, 1991, Phoenix, Arizona, pp. 637-641.

 

Groselj B., “Peaksort,” in Proceedings of Melecon 91, IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, May 22-24, 1991, Ljubljana, Slovenia, pp. 946-953.

 

Groselj B., “Cocktail Party Simulation and its Performance on a Network of Workstations,” in Proceedings of the SCS Western Multiconference, The Society for Computer Simulation International, Jan. 17-19, 1990, San Diego, CA, pp. 70-73.

 

Groselj B., Tropper C., “A Deadlock Resolution Scheme for Distributed Simulation,” in Proceedings of the SCS Eastern Multiconference,  The Society for Computer Simulation International,  Mar. 28-31, 1989, Tampa, FL, pp. 108-112.

 

Groselj B., Tropper C., “The Time-of-Next-Event Algorithm,” in Proceedings of the SCS Multiconference on Distributed Simulation,  The Society for Computer Simulation International, Feb. 3-5, 1988, San Diego, CA, pp. 25-29.

 

Groselj B., Tropper C., “Distributed Simulation Using a Look-Ahead Algorithm,” in Proceedings of the 2nd European SIGOPS Workshop on Distributed Systems, Amsterdam, ACM SIGOPS, Sep. 1986.

 

 

TECHNICAL REPORTS

 

Groselj B., “A Calculus of Constrained Actions and its Application,” University of Maryland CS-TR-3014 (UMIACS-TR-92-138), Dec. 1992.

 

Groselj B., “Peaksort: A Heapsort with a Twist,” University of Maryland CS-TR-3013 (UMIACS TR-92-137), Dec. 1992.

 

Agrawala, A.K., Groselj B., “Real-Time UNITY: A New Method For Specification and Verification of Real-Time Systems,” University of Maryland CS-TR-2857 (UMIACS-TR-92-33), March 1992.

 

Groselj B.,“Distributed Depth-First Search and Deadlock Detection,” University of Maryland CS-TR-2856 (UMIACS-TR-92-32), March 1992.

 

Groselj B., “Process Assignment, Flow Control, and Scheduling in Distributed Discrete-Event Simulation,” The Center for Advanced Computer Studies, University of SW Louisiana, TR 89-3-7, Sep. 1989.

 

 

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

·        NSF Research Grant for project “Distributed Simulation of Clustered Processes” (1989-1991).

·        McGill University's Major Fellowship (1987, 1986).

·        Three-year scholarship from Centre de recherche informatique de Montreal (1985).

·        One-year scholarship from the World University Service of Canada (1984).

·        B. Kidrič Foundation Award for outstanding achievements in research and development (1984).

·        V. Bedjanič Foundation Award for outstanding Master's thesis (1981).

·        F. Prešeren Award for outstanding Bachelor's thesis (1987).

 

 

TEACHING

 

 

INSTITUTION

COURSE

YEAR

GEA College of Entrepreneurship

Information Systems for Entrepreneurs

Doing Business in the Information Era

Fall 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

 

Spring 2002

Computer Learning Center

UNIX/C (Professional Series)

Spring 1996

University of Maryland, College Park

CMSC 411 (Computer System Architecture)

Spring 1994, Fall 1992

 

CMSC 311 (Computer Organization)

Fall 1993

University of Maryland,

College Park

CMSC 818 (Assertional Reasoning for Real-Time Systems)

Spring 1993

 

CMSC 400 (Introduction to Computer Systems and Software)

Spring 1992, Fall 1991

University of Southwestern Louisiana

CMPS 533 (Distributed Computing Systems)

Spring 1991

 

CMPS 619 (Parallel Program Design)

Fall 1990

 

CMPS 511 (Advanced Simulation)

Fall 1990, Fall 1989, Fall 1988

 

CMPS 430 (Computer Architecture)

Spring 1990, Spring 1989

McGill University

308-305 (Computer System Architecture)

Spring 1985

 

 

 

 

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