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Hrvoje Podnar

podnarMorrill Hall 109
Phone: 203.392.5815

Spring 2019

Office Hours

Tuesday    On Campus: 1:40 pm - 2:40 pm
Wednesday    Online:   7:00 pm - 9:00pm
Thursday    On Campus: 10:00 - 11:00 am and 1:40 - 2:40 pm
Online Classes and Office hours are held at:

Current courses:

  • CSC 235 Web and Database Development
  • CSC 443 Internet Programming
  • CSC 590 Thesis I: Proposal Development
  • CSC 595 Special Project Development
  • CSC 600 Independent Study

Past courses

  • CSC 200 Information Management & Productivity Software
  • CSC 335 Database Management Systems Design
  • CSC 424 System Administration
    • CSC 591 Thesis II: Thesis Completion


Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics
State University of New York
Stony Brook, New York

M.S.C. in Applied Mathematics
University of Zagreb

B.S.C. in Applied Mathematics
University of Zagreb


Fiber optic network traffic optimization by means of Branch & Bound trees and Genetic Algorithms, Optimization (Linear, Nonlinear), Network Design, Optimal/Heuristic Solution approaches, Game Theory/Cost Allocations.


Podnar H., Skorin-Kapov J. , Skorin-Kapov D., "Network Cost Minimization Using Threshold Based Discounting", European Journal of Operational Research, 137/2, (2002), p371-386.

Podnar H., Skorin-Kapov J., "A Genetic Algorithm for Optimizing Throughput in Non-Broadcast WDM Optical Networks", Hybrid Information Systems, (Eds. A. Abraham and M. Koeppen), Physica Verlag, Heidelberg, (2002), p323-338.

Podnar H., Skorin-Kapov J., "Genetic Algorithm for Network Cost Minimization Using Threshold Based Discounting", to appear in Journal of Applied Mathematics & Decision Sciences.

Podnar H., Skorin-Kapov J., "An Application of a Genetic Algorithm for Throughput Optimization in Non-broadcast WDM Optical Networks with Regular Topologies ", Mathematical Communications, 7, (2002) p 45-49.


Skorin-kapov J., Podnar H. "A Genetic Algorithm Approach to a Design of a WDM Optical Network" Proceedings of the IFORMS, San Antonio, November 5-8, 2000.

Skorin-Kapov D., Podnar H., Skorin-Kapov J. "Cost Minimization of Networks with Threshold Based Discounting", Proceedings of the INFORMS/KORMS, Seoul, South Korea, June 16-20, 2000.

Podnar H., Skorin-Kapov J. "A Genetic Algorithm for Cost Minimization Applied to Networks with Threshold-Based Discounting" Proceedings of the INFORMS, Philadelphia, November 7-10, 1999.

Skorin-Kapov J., Podnar H. "On Network Design: 'Cost Minimization via Amalgamation of Flows'", Proceedings of the SoftCOM'98, Croatia, October 14-17, 1998.


Connecticut State University Research Grant 2003-2004

'dash optimization' Academic Partnership Program