Nina Skorin-Kapov, PhD
    Associate Professor (Profesor Contratado Doctor)

    University Center of Defence, San Javier Air Force Base (Centro Universitario de la Defensa de San Javier, CUD San Javier)  
    MDE-UPCT, C/Coronel López Peña, s/n, 30720, Santiago de la Ribera, Murcia, SPAIN
    Tel: (+34) 968 189 923
    e-mail: nina.skorinkapov@cud.upct.es
    web: http://www.cud.upct.es/http://www.cud.upct.es/index.php/investigacion/plantilla-pdi

                                            
                                                  (last updated October 2017)

   

Nina Skorin-Kapov was born in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1981 and grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and Long Island, New York, USA. In 1996 she returned to Croatia and received her Dipl-Ing and PhD degrees in Telecommunications from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, in 2003 and 2006, respectively.  In 2006-7, she completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Télécom ParisTech (formerly Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications, ENST), Paris, France. In 2008, she joined the Department of Telecommunications at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb as an Assistant Professor, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. In 2013, she joined the Centro Universitario de la Defensa de San Javier (University Centre of Defence at the Spanish Air Force Academy), Santiago de la Ribera, Murcia, Spain, associated to the Technical University of Cartagena (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, UPCT). Her main research interests include optimization and planning of communication networks, particularly in wide-area optical networks.



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RSONAL DATA:

Date of birth:         January 14, 1981
Place of birth:        Zagreb, Croatia
Citizenship:            Croatia and USA
Residency:             Spain


EDUCATION AND RESEARCH INTERESTS

EDUCATION

2006

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in the field of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.

-          Doctoral thesis title: Heuristic Algorithms for Virtual Topology Design And Routing and Wavelength Assignment in WDM Networks (in English)

-          Homologated for Spain by Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT)

2003

Diploma Engineer (Dipl.Ing.) in Electrical Engineering in the field of Telecommunications and Informatics (5 year program), Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb. (top 5% of her class)

-          Engineering thesis title: Application of Steiner Trees to the Delay-Constrained Multicast Routing Problem (in Croatian)

RESEARCH interests

Optimization and planning in telecommunications, WDM wide-area optical networks, (meta)-heuristic algorithms, network security and attack management


PROFESSIONAL AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2016-present

Associate Professor at the University Center of Defence, San Javier Air Force Base (Centro Universitario de la Defensa de San Javier, CUD San Javier), MDE-UPCT, Santiago de la Ribera, Murcia, Spain (CUD is associated to the Technical University of Cartagena (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, UPCT))

2014-2015

Assistant Professor at the University Center of Defence, San Javier Air Force Base (Centro Universitario de la Defensa de San Javier, CUD San Javier), MDE-UPCT, Santiago de la Ribera, Murcia, Spain (CUD is associated to the Technical University of Cartagena (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, UPCT))

2012-2013

Associate Professor at The Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.

2008-2012

Assistant Professor at The Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.

9/2006-9/2007

 

Post-Doctoral Researcher at The Networks and Computer Science Department (INFRES), Telecom ParisTech (Ecole nationale supérieure des télécommunications), Paris, France.

2006-2008 

 

Post-Doctoral research assistant at The Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

 (On leave 9/2006-9/2007)

2003-2006

Research assistant at The Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.


OTHER AFFILIATIONS

 
External Associate and Visiting Professor at the Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.


External collaborator in the Telecommunication Networks  Engineering Group (Girtel) at the Technical University of Cartagena



VISITING RESEARCHER

Numerous research stays in the framework of FP7-ICT-216863 project BONE, UKF project SAFE and COST Action IntelliCIS at the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Cartagena, Spain hosted by Associate Professor Pablo Pavon-Marino from the Department of Information Technologies and Communications. Collaboration in the areas of multi-hour optical networks planning and optical network security.

-         Dates and durations: 11/2008 -12/2008 (2 weeks); 4/2009-5/2009 (3 weeks); 4/2010-5/2010 (1 month); 10/2010-10/2010 (2 weeks); 2/2011-5/2011(3 months), 1-8/9/2011 (1 week); 16/3/2012-15/6/2012 (3 months)

Research visits in the framework of FP7-ICT-216863 project BONE, UKF project SAFE at The Royal Institute of Technology KTH/ICT (KTH), Stockholm, hosted by Professor Lena Wosinska, head of ONLab. Collaboration in secure optical networks planning.      

-         Date and duration: 8/2008-9/2008 (2 weeks), other short term visits to ONLab (previously Negonet) co-located with workshops and invited talks (4-7/7/2010, 16-18/05/2011, 9/07/2011)

Visiting Professor and Research visits to the Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia. Collaboration in the areas of optical networks planning and optical network security. Visiting professor in graduate course Heuristic Optimization Methods.      

-         Date and duration: 13-23/6/2014, 13-30/10/2014, 16/11-11/12/2015

 

ACCREDITATION, AWARDS AND MEDIA

NATIONAL ACCREDITATIONS

Croatian scientific accreditation:
-          Znanstveni savjetnik (2011)
 
Spanish ANECA accreditation:
-          Titular de Universidad (2012),  
-          Profesor Contratado Doctor , Profesor de Universidad Privada (2011)

Spanish scientific evaluation (Sexenios) by La Comisión Nacional Evaluadora de la Actividad Investigadora (CNEAI): 2
-    2004-2009
-    2010-2015


Awards

  2013
 Co-author of the paper winning the Fabio Neri Best Paper Award for 2013 of the Journal Optical Switching and Networking (see publications)

2012

Award for young scientists “Vera Johanides” for year 2011 awarded by the Croatian Academy of Engineering (HATZ)

2011

“Exceptional outstanding paper" award at international conference and convention MIPRO 2011

2008

National Award for Science: Annual Scientific Award for junior researchers (Državna nagrada za znanost: Godišnja nagrada znanstvenim novacima) for 2007 in the area of technical sciences.

2006

Annual award for young scientists awarded by the Society of University Teachers (Godišnja nagrada društva sveučilišnih nastavnika mladim znanstvenicima)

2003

Runner up for the Best Student Paper Award at The 7thInternational Conference on Telecommunications, ConTEL, Zagreb 2003.

2001-3

National scholarship awarded by the Croatian Ministry of Science and Technology

2002

The "Josip Lončar" award for excellence for academic year 2001/2002

  


MEDIA



  
  •  Included in supplement “Challengers in 2012” (50 people in Croatia), Jutarnji List (Croatian National newspaper), December 21st, 2011
  • Featured in panorama article, Jutarnji List (Croatian National newspaper), July 3rd, 2011
  • Forbes Magazine, Croatian edition, Cover page and portrait article themed “The New, Better Generation has Arrived”,  July 2011 issue
  • Representing project SAFE on Good Morning Croatia  June 2nd, 2011
  • TV appearance, e-Hrvatska (e-Croatia) at conference and convention Mipro 2011, May 25th, 2011
  • Live studio interview representing young scientists in Good Morning Croatia (national television), April 16th, 2008

 

INVOLVMENT IN PROJECTS


2016-2020

COST Action CA15127: Resilient communication services protecting end-user applications from disaster-based failures (RECODIS)

-          Management Committee Substitute member and researcher

2016-2019

IN4WOOD-Industry 4.0 for wood and furniture manufacturers (ref. 575853-EPP-1-2016-1-ES-EPPKA2-SSA), EC Grant, Erasmus+

-          Researcher

2015-2018

Optical Networks Convergence in the Future Internet (ONOFRE), Spanish national project TEC2014-53071-C3-1-P

-          Researcher

2015-2018

Toward Flexible  and energy efficient datacentre networks (Frame Project funded by the Swedish Research Council)

-          External collaborator and researcher

2011-2013

Cost Action IC0806: Intelligent Monitoring, Control And Security Of Critical Infrastructure Systems (Intellicis)

-          Management Committee member and researcher

2010-2013

Security in All-Optical Networks (Swedish Vinnova funded project)

-          External collaborator and researcher

2009-2011

 

A Security Planning Framework for Optical Networks (SAFE), in collaboration with The Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain; The Royal Institute of Technology KTH/ICT, Sweden; and Athens Information Technology, Greece, finance by the Unity Through Knowledge Fund (UKF) in Croatia

-          Principal investigator

2008-2011

 

FP7-ICT-216863 Building the Future Optical Network in Europe (BONE)

-          Researcher and Joint Activity JA5 leader in Work Package 11

2007-2011

 

Analiza performansi i oblikovanje sirokopojasnih mreza (Analysis of the performance and design of broadband networks), National / Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports

-          Researcher

2007-2008

Cost Action 291: Towards Digital Optical Networks

-          Researcher

2007-2008

 

FP6 Network of Excellence (NoE) e-Photon/ONe+

-          Researcher

2006-2008

 

Hybrid Optical Networks under Dynamic Traffic (HONeDT), French-Croatian bilateral Cogito Project

-          Researcher (1.1.2006-31.12.2007)

-          Principal Investigator (1.1.2007-1.3.2008)

2003-2006

 

Nove arhitekture telekomunikacijskih mreža (New architectures for telecommunication networks), National / Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports

-          Researcher

2003-2004

New telecom world oriented network designing:  data traffic sizing, Industrial / Ericsson Nikola Tesla d.d., Croatia

-          Researcher

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES:


  • A. Muhammad, N. Skorin-Kapov, M. Furdek, "Manycast, Anycast and Replica Placement (MARP) in Optical Inter-Datacenter Networks", accepted for publication in  IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, M. Furdek, Z. Szilard, L. Wosinska, “Physical-Layer Security in Evolving Optical Networks”, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 54, No. 8, pp. 110-117, Aug. 2016
  • M. Furdek, N. Skorin-Kapov, and L. Wosinska, "Attack-Aware Dedicated Path Protection in Optical Networks",  IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp 1050-1061, Feb 2016
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, Amornrat Jirattigalachote, Lena Wosinska, "An ILP Formulation for Power Equalization Placement to Limit Jamming Attack Propagation in Transparent Optical Networks", Security and Communication Networks, Volume 7, pp. 2463–2468, 2014
  •  R. Aparicio-Pardo, B. Garcia-Manrubia, P. Pavon-Marino, N. Skorin-Kapov, M. Furdek, "Balancing CapEx Reduction and Network Stability with Stable Routing-Virtual Topology Capacity Adjustment (SR-VTCA)",  Optical Switching and Networking, Vol 10, Issue 4, November 2013, Pages 343–353. (Winner of the Fabio Neri Best Paper Award for 2013)

  •  R. Aparicio-Pardo, N. Skorin-Kapov, P. Pavon-Marino and B. Garcia-Manrubia, “(Non)-Reconfigurable Virtual Topology Design under Multi-hour Traffic in Optical Networks”,  IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol 20, Issue 5, pp. 1567-1580, Oct. 2012
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, M.Furdek, R. Aparicio Pardo and P. Pavón Mariño, "Wavelength Assignment for In-band Crosstalk Attacks in Optical Networks: ILP Formulations and Heuristic Algorithms", European Journal of Operations Research, Vol 222, No.3, pp.418-429, Nov. 2012.
  • R. Aparicio-Pardo, B. Garcia-Manrubia, N. Skorin-Kapov, P. Pavon-Marino, "Heuristic Approaches for Periodic Reconfiguration of Lightpath-based Networks under Multi-hour Traffic”, Journal of Networks, Special Issue on "Transparent Optical Networking”, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 800-811, May 2012.
  • Pablo Pavon Marino, Nina Skorin-Kapov, „Stable Routing with Virtual Topology Capacity Adjustment: A novel paradigm for operating optical networks“, IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 3, Issue 12, pp. 902-911, 2011.
  • Amornrat Jirattigalachote, Nina Skorin-Kapov, Marija Furdek, Jiajia Chen, Paolo Monti), and Lena Wosinska, "Sparse Power Equalization Placement for Limiting Jamming Attack Propagation in Transparent Optical Networks", Optical Switching and Networking,  Vol. 8, Issue 4, pp 249-258, December 2011.
  • M. Furdek, N. Skorin-Kapov, M. Grbac, "Attack-Aware Wavelength Assignment for Localization of In-band Crosstalk Attack Propagation", IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 2, Issue 11, pp. 1000-1009, November 2010.
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, J. Chen, L. Wosinska, “A New Approach to Optical Networks Security: Attack Aware Routing and Wavelength Assignment“, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp 750-760, June 2010.
  • P. Pavon-Marino, R. Aparicio-Pardo, B. Garcia-Manrubia and N. Skorin-Kapov, "Virtual topology design and flow routing in optical networks under multi-hour traffic demand", Photonic Network Communications, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp.42-54, February 2010.
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, O. Tonguz, N. Puech, “Towards efficient failure management for reliable transparent optical networks“, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp. 72-79, May 2009
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, “A New Objective Criterion and Rounding Techniques for Determining Virtual Topologies in Optical Networks”, IEEE Communication Letters, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp.540-542, June 2007.
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, “Routing and Wavelength Assignment in Optical Networks Using Bin Packing Based algorithms,” European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 177, Issue 2, pp. 1167-1179, March 2007.
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, “Heuristic Algorithms for the Routing and Wavelength Assignment of Scheduled Lightpath Demands in Optical Networks,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 24, No. 8, pp. 2-15, August 2006.
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, M. Kos, “A GRASP Heuristic for the Delay-Constrained Multicast Routing Problem,” Telecommunication Systems, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 55-69, May 2006.
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, “Multicast Routing and Wavelength Assignment in WDM Networks: A Bin Packing Approach,” OSA Journal of Optical Networking, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 266-279, April 2006.

BOOK CHAPTERS (and LNCS publications):


  • M. Furdek, N. Skorin-Kapov, "Physical-Layer Attacks in Transparent Optical Networks", in Optical Communications Systems, N. K. Das (Ed.), InTech, Rijeka, Croatia, ISBN 979-953-307-230-1, pp. 123-146, February 2012
  • L. Wosinska (edt.), D. Colle, P. Demeester, K. Katrinis, M. Lackovic, O. Lapcevic, I. Lievens, G. Markidis, B. Mikac, M. Pickavet, B. Puype, N. Skorin-Kapov, D. Staessens, and A. Tzanakaki, “Chapter 9: Network Resilience in Future Optical Networks”, I. Tomkos, M. Spyropoulou, K. Ennser, M. Kohn, B. Mikac (eds.), Towards Digital Optical Networks (Cost Action 291 Final Report), Lecture Notes on Computer Science (LNCS 5412), pp.253-284, Springer 2009.
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, “WDM Optical Networks Planning using Greedy Algorithms”, a chapter in Greedy Algorithms, W. Bednorz (Ed.). pp. 569-586, ISBN 978-953-7619-27-5, 2008 InTech Publishers.
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, N. Puech, “A Self-Organizing Control Plane for Failure Management in Transparent Optical Networks”, in Self-Organizing Systems, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS 4725), (also in Proc of IWSOS2007 Sept 11-13, 2007), pp 131-145, Springer 2007.


PAPERS IN REFEREED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:


  • Marija Furdek, Ajmal Muhammad, Nina Skorin-Kapov,"Survivable Manycast, Anycast and Replica Placement in Optical Inter-Datacenter Networks", 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (Icton 2017), invited paper, Girona, Spain, July 2-6 2017
  • Pablo Pavon-Marino, Francisco-Javier Moreno-Muro, Nina Skorin-Kapov, "Evolution of Core Traffic for Growing CDNs: Is the growth rate of core network traffic overestimated?", 2017 Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Los Angeles, California, USA, March 19 – 23, 2017.
  • Marija FurdekMatija Džanko, Nina Skorin-Kapov and Lena Wosinska, "Planning of optical networks based on programmable ROADMs," in Proc. Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP) 2015, invited paper, pp. 1-3, Hong Kong, November 19-23, 2015
  • Ajmal Muhammad, Nina Skorin-Kapov, Lena Wosinska, "Manycast and Anycast Routing for Replica Placement in DataCenter Networks", in Proceedings of the 41st European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2015), September-October 2015
  • M. Furdek, N. Skorin-Kapov, S. Zsigmond y L. Wosinska. "Vulnerabilities and Security Issues in Optical Networks". 16th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (Icton 2014), invited paper,  Graz, Austria, 6-10.7.2014
  • M. Furdek, N. Skorin-Kapov y L. Wosinska. "Shared Path Protection Under the Risk of High-Power Jamming". 19th European Conference on Network and Optical Communications (NOC 2014), invited paper,  Milano, Italy, 4-6.6.2014
  • S. Drakulić, N. Skorin-Kapov, “Green routing and wavelength assignment in optical networks”, in Proc. of the 15th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (Icton 2013), , invited paper, Cartagena, Spain, June 23-27, 2013
  • M. Furdek, N. Skorin-Kapov, “Attack-Survivable Routing and Wavelength Assignment for high-power jamming”, in Proc. of the 17th Conference on Optical Network Design & Modeling (ONDM 2013), Brest, France,  April 16-19, 2013, pp. 70-75
  • M. Gulić, D. Lučanin, N. Skorin-Kapov, "A Two-Phase Vehicle based Decomposition Algorithm for Large-Scale Capacitated Vehicle Routing with Time Windows", in Proc. of MIPRO 2012, Opatija, Croatia, May 21-25, 2012, pp. 1285-9
  • M. Furdek, N. Skorin-Kapov, A. Tzanakaki: "Survivable Routing and Wavelength Assignment considering high-powered jamming attacks", post-deadline paper accepted to the Asia Communication and Photonics Conference and Exhibition (ACP 2011), Shanghai, China, November 13-16, 2011.
  • M. Furdek, J. Chen, N. Skorin-Kapov, L. Wosinska, "Compound attack-aware routing and wavelength assignment against power jamming", accepted for the Asia Communication and Photonics Conference and Exhibition (ACP 2011), Shanghai, China, November 13-16, 2011. (3rd place for Best student paper award)
  • M. Furdek, N. Skorin-Kapov, "Physical-Layer Attacks in All-Optical WDM Networks", In Proc. of 34rd International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics MIPRO, CTI - Telecommunications and Information MIPRO 2011, Opatija, Croatia, May 23-27, 2011. (Winner of "Exceptional outstanding paper" award).
  • M. Karan, N. Skorin-Kapov, "A Branch and Bound Algorithm for the Sequential Ordering Problem", in Proc. of 34rd International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics MIPRO, CTI - Telecommunications and Information MIPRO 2011, Opatija, Croatia, May 23-27, 2011.
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, "Attack-Aware Planning and Optimization in Transparent Optical Networks," Asia Communication and Photonics Conference and Exhibition (ACP 2010), invited talk, Shanghai, China, December 2010.
  • A. Jirattigalachote, N. Skorin-Kapov, M. Furdek, J. Chen, P. Monti and L. Wosinska, "Limiting Physical-Layer Attack Propagation with Power Equalization Placement in Transparent WDM Networks, " Asia Communication and Photonics Conference and Exhibition (ACP 2010), Shanghai, China, December 2010. (Winner of the Best Student Presentation Award)
  • R. AparicioPardo, P. PavonMarino, N. SkorinKapov, B. GarciaManrubia, J. GarciaHaro, “Algorithms for virtual topology reconfiguration under multi-hour traffic using Lagrangian relaxation and tabu search approaches”, In Proc of 12th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (Icton 2010), invited paper, Munich, Germany, June 27-July 1, 2010
  • M. Furdek, M. Bosiljevac, N. Skorin-Kapov, Z. Šipuš, “Gain Competition in Optical Amplifiers: A Case Study” In Proc. of 33rd International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics MIPRO, CTI - Telecommunications and Information MIPRO 2010, Opatija, Croatia. pp. 229-234.
  • M. Furdek, N. Skorin-Kapov, M. Bosiljevac, Z. Šipuš. “Analysis of Crosstalk in Optical Couplers and Associated Vulnerabilities”, In Proc. of 33rd International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics MIPRO, CTI - Telecommunications and Information MIPRO 2010, Opatija, Croatia. pp. 223-228
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, P. Pavon-Marino, B. Garcia-Manrubia, R. Aparicio-Pardo, “Scheduled Virtual Topology Design Under Periodic Traffic in Transparent Optical Networks|, In Proc. of the Sixth International Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks and Systems (BROADNETS 2009), Madrid, Spain, September 14-16, 2009.
  • B. Garcia-Manrubia, R. Aparicio-Pardo, P. Pavon-Marino, N. Skorin-Kapov, J. Garcia-Haro, “MILP Formulations for Scheduling Lightpaths under Periodic Traffic”, In Proc of 11th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (Icton 2009), invited paper, Săo Miguel, Azores, Portugal, June 2009.
  • M. Furdek, N. Skorin-Kapov, “ A Scalable Wavelength Assignment Approach for Preventive Crosstalk Attack Localization in Optical Networks”, in Proc. of  the 10th International Conference on Telecommunications (ConTEL 2009), Zagreb, Croatia, June 8-10, 2009
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, M. Furdek, “Limiting the Propagation of Intra-Channel Crosstalk Attacks in Optical Networks through Wavelength Assignment”, in Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC) (Optical Society of America, Washington, DC, 2009), JWA65, March 2009.
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, “MILP formulation for routing lightpaths for Attack-Protection in TONs”, Proceedings of NAEC'08, Riva del Garda, Italy, Sept. 2008, pp. 55-62.
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, J. Chen, L.Wosinska, “A tabu search algorithm for attack-aware lightpath routing”, The Proc. of the10th  International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2008), Athens, Greece, June 22-26, 2008, pp.42-45.
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, O.Tonguz, N. Puech, ”A novel optical supervisory plane model: The application of self-organizing structures”, The Proc. of the10th  International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON 2008), invited paper, Athens, Greece, June 22-26, 2008, pp.10-13.
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, O. Tonguz, N. Puech, “Self-Organization in Transparent Optical Networks: A New Approach to Security”, The 9th International Conference on Telecommunications (Contel 2007),    Zagreb, Croatia,  June 13-15, 2007, invited paper, pp. 7-14.
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, M. Kos, “Static Routing and Wavelength Assignment in Wavelength Routed WDM Networks”, The Proceedings of the 13th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference (Melecon2006), Benalmadena (Malaga), Spain, May 16-19, 2006, pp 692-695.
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, M. Kos, “Heuristic Algorithms Considering Various Objectives for Virtual Topology Design in WDM Optical Networks”, The Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Telecommunication Systems: Modeling and Analysis ICTSMA2005, Dallas, Texas Nov 17th-20th, 2005, pp195-209.
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, M. Kos, “A GRASP Heuristic for the Delay-Constrained Multicast Routing Problem”, The Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Telecommunication Systems Management, ICTSM12, Monterey, USA 2004.
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, M. Kos “The Application of Steiner Trees to Delay Constrained Multicast Routing: a Tabu Search Approach”, The Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Telecommunications, ConTEL, Zagreb 2003, pp. 443-448. (Runner up for Best Student Paper)


ABSTRACTS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:

  • M. Furdek, A. Jirattigalachote, N. Skorin-Kapov, L. Wosinska, ” Attack-Aware Optical Networks Planning: A Cost Analysis”, Icton 2011, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2011 (invited)
  • N. Skorin-Kapov, P. Pavon-Mariño, "Scheduling, Routing and Assigning Wavelengths to Lightpaths in Optical Networks", European             Chapter on Combinatorial Optimization, ECCO-XXI, Dubrovnik (Croatia), May 2008.

 

INVITED TALKS

-          “Physical-Layer Security and Planning in Optical Networks”, at the HAKOM Croatian Post and Electronic Communications Agency, invited talk (1h), September 27th, 2012.

 -         “Attack-Aware Planning for Transparent Optical Networks”, The 1st Workshop "Future Internet: Efficiency in high-speed networks" (W-FIERRO 2011), invited talk (1h), Cartagena, Spain, July 9th, 2011.

 -          “An Attack-Aware Planning Framework for Transparent Optical Networks”, Workshop “Survivability and Security Issues in All-optical Networks”, invited talk (30 min), KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, May 17th, 2011.

 -       "Attack-Aware Planning and Optimization in Transparent Optical Networks," Asia Communication and Photonics Conference and Exhibition (ACP 2010), invited talk (30 min), Shanghai, China, December 2010.

 -          “(Non)-Reconfigurable Virtual Topology Design under Multi-hour Traffic in Transparent Optical Networks”, 1st ONS (Optical Networking Systems) workshop, invited talk (1h), KTH, Stockholm, Sweden, July 2nd, 2010.

 -         “Routing Lightpaths for Attack Protection in Transparent, Optical Networks”, the 1st Workshop on "All-optical overlay networks", invited talk (30 min), KTH, Electrum, Kista, Sweden,  September 4th,  2008.

 

TEACHING AND TUTORING ACTIVITIES

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Currently teaching the following courses in the undergraduate program in Industrial Engineering at the University Centre of Defence at the Spanish Air Force Academy (Centro Universitario de la Defensa de San Javier, CUD), Spain.

Academic Years

Undergraduate Course Information

2013/2014,2014/2015, 2016/2017, 2017/2018

Electromagnetic Exploration Systems, elective, taught in the 4th year

2012/2013,2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2016/2017,
2017/2018

Informatics, compulsory, taught in the 1st year



Currently teaching online course Metaheuristics in the Management Science master entitled “Máster en Técnicas de Ayuda a la Decisión” given by the University of Alcalá

Academic Years

 Course Information

2015/2016, 2016/2017

Metaheuristics, Operations Research Module


Teaching (Lectures) held as an Assistant/Associate Professor in the 5-year university study Electrical Engineering (FER-1), area Telecommunications and Informatics, at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, and the 3-year undergraduate (BSc) studies of Computing and Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, according to the Bologna system (FER-2):

Academic Years

Undergraduate Course Information

2007/2008

Reliability of Telecommunications Systems, compulsory, taught in the 4th year (FER-1)

2008/2009

Photonic Communication Technologies, elective, taught in the 5th year (FER-1)

2007/2008

Telecommunication Systems and Networks, compulsory, taught in the 3rd year (FER-2)

2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013

Information Theory, compulsory , taught in the 3rd year (FER-2)

 

Teaching (Lectures) held as an Assistant/Associate Professor in the Master’s study program Information and Communication Technology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, according to the Bologna system (FER-2):

Academic Years

Graduate Course Information

2008/2009

Laboratory of Telecommunications and Informatics 1 and 2, compulsory, taught in the 1st year

2009/2010, 2010/2011,2011/2012, 2012/2013

Photonic Communication Technologies, elective, taught in the 2nd year

2008/2009,2009/2010, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2012/2013

Photonic Telecommunication Networks, compulsory, taught in the 1st year

2010/2011,2011/2012, 2012/2013

Heuristic Optimization Methods, elective,  taught in the 2nd year

 

Teaching (laboratory classes and excercies) held up to 2008 as a pre- and post-doctoral Research/Teaching Assistant in the 5-year university study Electrical Engineering (FER-1), area Telecommunications and Informatics, at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, and the 3-year undergraduate (BSc) studies of Computing and Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, according to the Bologna system (FER-2):

Academic Years

Course Information

2004/2005, 2005/2006,2007/2008

Transmission Systems, compulsory, taught in the 4th year (FER-1)

2004/2005, 2005/2006

Logical Algebra, compulsory , taught in the 3rd year (FER-1)

2005/2006

Information Networks, compulsory, taught in the 3rd year (FER-1)

2004/2005, 2005/2006

Algorithms and Optimization Methods, elective, taught in the 3rd year (FER-1)

2005/2006

Digital Logic, compulsory, taught in the 1st year (FER-2)

2007/2008

Teletraffic Theory, compulsory, taught in the 4th year (FER-1)                                                     


TUTORING ACTIVITIES

Supervision of Ph.D. Dissertations

-       Marija Furdek, Routing and wavelength assignment for limiting jamming attack propagation in optical networks”, defended on Dec. 10th, 2012.

 

Master´s students:

-          Mentored 9 Master’s theses

-          Mentored 14 student seminars and served as co-mentor of 3 group projects

 

Bachelor´s students:

-          Mentored 12 Bachelor’s theses

-          Served as leader and/or mentor of 6 Diploma Engineer theses (5-year program)

-          Mentored 9 student seminars and served as co-mentor of 5 group projects

 

Hosting visiting PhD students at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia; research activities in secure optical networks planning and multi-hour virtual topology design:

-          JiaJia Chen, PhD student from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, 18/04- 05/05/2008

-          Ramon Aparicio-Pardo, PhD student from the Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT) Cartagena, Spain, 21/09- 23/11/2009

-          Amornrat Jirattigalachote, PhD student from The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, 08/03- 27/03/2010

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES


UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

-     ECTS coordinator for the masters study Information and Communications Technology and the ICT areas on the bachelors program at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia  (December 2010- January 2013)

-          Coordinating exchanges for international programs Erasmus, Double Degree, Erasmus Mundus


-     Vice representative of the graduate students the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 2005-2007

-         Member of working group "Análisis de la Actividad Docente en los Centros Universitarios de la Defensa" for innovation in teaching at the       University Center , 1.2.2013-present

 

EDITORIAL AND REFEREEING ACTIVITIES

 

Associate Editor:

 -          ONDM Special Issue of OSA/IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, March 2017 (with M. Tornatore and P. Pavon Mariño)

 -          CIT. Journal of Computing and Information Technology (2011-2015)


 Reviewing articles for the following journals and conferences:

 Journals:

-          IEEE/ACM Transaction on Networking (1)

-          IEEE Communication Letters (2)

-          European Journal of Operations Research (5)

-          Optical Switching and Networking (4)

-          Computers and Operations Research (3)

-          Journal of Optical Networking (2)

-          OSA/IEEE Journal of Optical Communications and Networking (6)

-          IEEE Communications Magazine (1)

-          Computer Networks(1)

-          IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology (4)

-          Optics Letters (1)

-          Photonic Network Communications (2)

-          Security and Communication Networks (2)

-          Revista Ingeniería e Investigación (1)

 

Conferences:

IEEE Globecom 2008/09/10/11/12/15, Mipro 2011/12/13, IEEE HPSR 2011/12/13/14/15, ONDM 2010/12/13/14/15, NETWORKS 2008/10/12, APC 2010/11, AOE/APOC 2009, IEEE Contel 2005/07/09/11/13/15, ICC 2007/12/14/15, WOCN 2007, ICP2012, IEEE WCNC 2013/14/15, IEEE Eurocon 2013, DESEi+d 2014/15

 

Reviewing project proposals:

      -         Reviewer of grant proposal in the Discovery Grants Program of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada        (2013)

      -         Reviewing project proposals for the Croatian Science Foundation for program International Collaborative Workshops (2010)

      -         Reviewing a bilateral French-Croatian project proposal for program "Cogito", Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (2008)

  

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATIONAL ACTIVITIES

Conference organization:


-          TPC Co-Chair of the 20th International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM 2016), Cartagena, Spain, May 9-12, 2016

 -          Social Media Chair of the 16th International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing (IEEE HPSR 2015), Budapest, Hungary,  July 1-4, 2015.

-        Organizational committee  member of the 1st Workshop "Future Internet: Efficiency in high-speed networks" (W-FIERRO 2011),            Cartagena, Spain, July, 2011

-         Tutorial chair of  IEEE International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing ( IEEE HPSR 2011), Cartagena, Spain,         July, 2011

       Scientific secretary of Program Committee, The international symposium “The Theory of Relativity and Philosophy” as part of “The 14th Days of Frane Petrić”, Cres, Croatia, Sept. 26th-28th, 2005

 

Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member: 


-    III Congreso Nacional de i+d en Defensa y Seguridad (DESEi+d 2015)
-    IEEE Globecom 2015
-    IEEE HPSR 2015
-    Networks 2015
-    IEEE ICC 2015, Optical Networks and Systems Symposium
-    II Congreso Nacional de i+d en Defensa y Seguridad (DESEi+d 2014)
-    IEEE WCNC 2015 - Track 3- Mobile and Wireless Networks
-    ONDM 2015
-    IEEE HPSR 2014
-    IEEE WCNC 2014, Track 3 : NET
-    IEEE ICC 2014, Optical Networks and Systems Symposium
-    DESEi+d2013
-    International Conference on Optical Networking Design and Modeling, ONDM 2014
-    IEEE HPSR 2013
-    International Conference on Optical Networking Design and Modeling, ONDM 2013
-    IEEE ICC 2013, Optical Networks and Systems Symposium
-    ICP 2012 (3rd International Conference on Photonics 2012).
-    IEEE WCNC 2013
-    IEEE Globecom 2012, FON (Flexible Optical Networks) Workshop
-    3DOC 2012
-    ACP 2012, SC4: Network Architectures, Management, And Applications
-    Ronext 2012 (Workshop on Reliability Issues in Next Generation Networks) as part of ICTON 2012
-    IEEE HPSR 2012
-    Networks 2012
-    IEEE ICC 2012, Optical Networks and Systems Symposium and workshop on "New Trends in Optical Networks Survivability"
-    IEEE Globecom 2011, Optical Networks and Systems Symposium
-    IEEE Globecom 2010, Optical Networks and Systems Symposium
-    IEEE HPSR 2011
-    ACP 2011, SC4: Network Architectures, Management, And Applications
-    ACP 2010, SC4: Network Architectures, Management, And Applications   
-    AOE/APOC 2009, SC4: Network Architectures, Management, And Applications
-    Networks 2010
-    Networks 2008


 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

-          IEEE, member (2004-present)

-          Croatian Operational Research Society, CRORS (2005).

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    -      Member of  the Advisory Board of the Institute of Telemedicine of the Republic of Croatia,  (December 2009 – November 2012)

    -      Serving as Lector (linguistic corrections) for Technical English for scientific papers. Lectored over 50 scientific papers. (2006-present)

  

Languages

-          English and Croatian – native tongues

-          Spanish – fluent