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Janez Povh PhD.

title: Associate Professor
work position: senior scientific associate
chair: 15 Chair of Engineering Design and Transportation Systems
laboratory: Laboratory for Engineering Design - LECAD
room no.: 415
telephone: 416
e-mail:
Contact hours

Every Monday from 8.00 to 10.00 in the office N16.

Education

2006: Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics; doctoral dissertation titled: »Application of semidefinite and copositive programming in combinatorial optimization”, completed under supervision of professor Franz Rendl from the Institute of Mathematics, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt.

2002: M.Sc. degree in Mathematics from University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. Advisor: professor Bojan Mohar.

1998: B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics.

Employment

1. 9. 2016 – University of Ljubljana, Faculty of mechanical engineering, senior researcher.

1. 2. 2010 – 15. 8. 2016: Faculty of information studies in Novo mesto (FIS), assistant professor (from 17. 2. 2012 associate professor).

1. 2. 2008 – 31. 1. 2010: Institute of Mathematics and Physics in Ljubljana, researcher in Computer intensive methods and optimization.

1. 7. 2005 – 1. 10. 2005; 1. 2. 2007 – 1. 5. 2007: Researcher at Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Institute of Mathematics, project ADONET (FP6).

31. 1. 2006 – 31. 1. 2008: Teaching assistant at University of Maribor, Faculty of Logistics.

1. 10. 1999 – 30. 1. 2006: Teaching assistant at School of Business and Management in Novo mesto.

1. 12. 1998 – 1. 10. 1999: developing engineer at Ensico d.o.o.

15. 2. 1998 – 1. 7. 1998: developing engineer at Iskra SYSEN, d.d.

Leading and other important functions

2017 - : head of Centre of development, research and innovations Novo Mesto,

2014 - : member of the Executive board of Slovenian society Informatica

2013 - : vice-president of society Čarunalnik

2015 – 2016: president of the University of Novo mesto project board.

October 2008 – September 2014: Dean of Faculty of information studies in Novo mesto.

2012 - 2016: founder and head of the Laboratory of data technologies at Faculty of information studies in Novo mesto.

2008 – 2010; 2012 – 2014: Member of the Expert Council at University and Research Centre in Novo Mesto, from 2012 also president of this council.

Prizes and awards

2007: Krka award for research.

Slovenian holder of national and international projects (duration of at least 3 years)

2018 - 2021: Extending first and second order algorithms for nested classes of optimization problems to solve computationally challenging industrial questions (joint Slovenian-Hungarian project, Slovenian part funded by ARRS)

2017 - 2020: High-performance solver for binary quadratic problems, (joint Austrian-Slovenian research project, Slovenian part funded by ARRS)

2017 - 2020: Biomedical data fusion by nonnegative matrix trifactorization (leading partner: IMFM, funded by ARRS);

2013 - 2015: Applied project Categorisation and simulation of data flows, which was part of the Creative core FIS grant (1 mio€).

2008 - 2010: New methods development and application of existing mathematical programming methods in combinatorial optimization and real algebra (postdoc project funded by ARRS)

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