Mario Brcic is a Data Science & AI Team Lead at HPC Research Center@FER since 2019 where he works on applied and scientific research into Edge AI and AI applications in (energy-efficient, exascale) High-Performance Computing with a focus on multimedia, automotive, and genomics. He also works as an assistant professor at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing since 2019 with interests in value alignment, combinatorial optimization, and reinforcement learning. He works as a consultant for companies in the areas of data science, management science, and optimization.
Mario holds a master’s degree in computer science since 2008 with the thesis titled “Source code generator based on UML specifications”. He got Ph.D. in computer science in 2015 with the thesis titled “Proactive-reactive project scheduling with flexibility and quality requirements”.
Mario always seeks challenging and concrete experiences to gain the necessary skills and to grow personally. In his free time, he likes to put his theories and skills in risk management, optimization, and logistics to test in adventurous undertakings such as cycling touring through the Mediterranean, or long-distance kayaking on the open sea. He is a former self-trained competitive freediver, long-distance triathlete, and current marathon runner. On the softer side, he enjoys poetry and philosophy.