Tihana Galinac Grbac, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
University of Rijeka
Vukovarska 58
51000 Rijeka

e-mail: tihana dot galinac at riteh dot hr

Research Interests

Short Curriculum Vitae

Tihana Galinac Grbac is the assistant professor of computer science and the head and founder of the Software Engineering and Information Processing Laboratory (SEIP Lab) at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Rijeka, Croatia. She joined the faculty in 2007.

Previously, she was working at Ericsson Nikola Tesla (ETK) and was actively involved in Ericsson Core Network development. With their scholarship, she received the MSc and PhD degree from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia, in 2005 and 2009, respectively. The eight years of experience in R&D projects developing large scale complex software system that is evolutionary developed by globally distrubuted teams have strongly influenced and motivated her research and have served as a platform for experimentation, where she has continously implemented her research results and is gaining motivation for further research.

At the Faculty of Engineering, she participated in the development and realization of the new Study Programme of Computer Science, served as the head of this programme, and the professional practice coordinator, established a number of courses for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students including specialist education programs. She founded the Software Engineering and Information Processing Laboratory (SEIP Lab) in 2011.

Her main research interests are related to large scale and complex software systems that are evolutionary developed. In a broader sense, she is also interested in a variety of large scale complex systems including smart cities, telecommunication networks and others. In her investigation she is actively performing experimentation within industry context using real data and statistical, soft computing and optimisation methods in the search for better understanding of these systems. She is actively involved as the leader, management committee member and researcher in a number of research projects funded by European Union, Croatian government or industry partners. The results of her work are continously published in international scientific journals and conferences. She is a member of the IEEE and ACM. She is married to Neven and has two sons - Mak and Vid.

List of Projects

·        ERASMUS preparatory visit, Agency for mobility and EU programmes, project leader, 2011


List of Recent Publications

  1. Galinac Grbac, T., Huljenić, D., On the Probability Distribution of Faults in Complex Software Systems, Information and Software Technology, published online first.
  2. Galinac Grbac, Car, Ž., P., Huljenić, D., A Quality Cost Reduction Model for Large Scale Software Development, Software Quality Journal, accepted, published online first.

3.     Galinac Grbac, T., Runeson, P., Huljenić, D., A Second Replicated Quantitative Analysis of Fault Distributions in Complex Software Systems, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering,  10.1109/TSE.2012.46.

4.     Galinac Grbac, T., Car, Ž., Huljenić, D., Quantifying Value of Adding Inspection Effort Early in the Development Process: a Case Study, IET Software, 3 (2012), 6, pp. 249-259.

  1. Mauša G., Galinac Grbac T., Dalbelo Bašić B., Multivariate Logistic Regression Prediction of Fault-proneness in Software Modules, Proceedings of the International Conference on Telecommunications and Information of MIPRO 2012, pp. 813-818
  2. Mauša G., Galinac Grbac T., Dalbelo Bašić B., Overview of Search-based Optimization Algorithms Used in Software Engineering, Proceedings of the International Conference on Innovative Technologies IN-TECH 2012, pp. 409-412

7.     Galinac Grbac, Tihana, Huljenić, Darko, Defect Detection Effectiveness and Product Quality in Global Software Development. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6759 (2011), 113-127.

  1. Galinac, Tihana, Empirical evaluation of selected best practices in implementation of software process improvement, Information and Software Technology, 51 (2009) , 9, pp. 1351-1364.
  2. Ivček, Mario, Galinac, Tihana, Adapting Agile practices in globally distributed large scale software development, Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Telecommunications and Information of the 32th International Convention MIPRO 2009, Opatija, Croatia, 2009, pp. 139-144.
  3. Galinac, Tihana, Analysis of Quality Management in Modern European Software Development, Engineering review: znanstveni časopis za nove tehnologije u strojarstvu, brodogradnji i elektrotehnici, 2 (2008), pp. 65-76.
  4. Macke, Dirk, Galinac, Tihana, Optimized Software Process for Fault Handling in Global Software Development, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5007 (2008), pp. 395-406.
  5. Galinac, Tihana, Car, Željka, Software Verification Process Improvement Proposal Using Six Sigma, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 4589 (2007), pp. 51-64.
  6. Ivček, Mario, Galinac, Tihana, Aspects of Quality Assurance in Global Software Development Organization, Proceedings of the International Conference on Telecommunications and Information of the 31st International Convention MIPRO 2008, Opatija, Croatia, 2008, pp. 150-155. AWARDED AS BEST PAPER.
  7. Galinac, Tihana, Car, Željka, Continuous Improvement Framework for Global Software Development, Software Quality Systems Conference, Koln, Germany, SQS 2008.
  8. Galinac, Tihana, Car, Željka, Establishing Measurements for Software Process Improvement, International Journal of Software Measurement, 1 (2007), pp. 24-42.

Full list of published articles is available in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography (CROSBI).