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Zvonko Vranesic Croatian-Canadian International Chess Master and Professor at the University of Toronto
By Nenad N. Bach and Darko Žubrinić | Published  07/9/2016 | Sports , Science , People , Education | Unrated
Member of the Canadian Chess Hall of Fame


Zvonko Vranešić, Professor Emeritus at the Univeristy of Toronto and multiple Canadian chess champion

 
Summary. Professor Zvonko Vranesic was born in Croatia's capital Zagreb. At the Univeristy of Toronto, he served as the Director of the Computer Engineering Program from 1991 to 1995, and as Chair of the Division of Engineering Science from 1995 to 2000. He worked on numerous consulting projects in the area of computer engineering. Presently, he is a Principal Software Engineer at the Altera Toronto Technology Center. He has co-authored five books which have become widely used (worldwide) in undergraduate courses. He represented Canada in numerous chess competitions. He holds the title of International Master and since 2010 is a member of the Canadian Chess Hall of Fame.



Dr. Zvonko Vranešić is a member of Canadian Chess Hall of Fame since 2010

 
Zvonko Vranešić

Zvonko Vranesic was born in Zagreb, Croatia. He received the B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada, in 1963, 1966 and 1968, respectively. From 1963 to 1965 he worked as a design engineer for Northern Electric Co. Ltd., Bramalea, Ontario, Canada. In 1968 he joined the faculty of the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Toronto, where he is now a Professor Emeritus. During the academic years 1977/78 and 1984/85 he was a Senior Visitor in the Computer Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, England, and in the Institut de Programmation at the University of Paris 6, France.


Dr. Zvonko Vranešić, Professor Emeritus of Computer Engineering
at the Univeristy of Toronto.

At the University of Toronto, he served as the Director of the Computer Engineering Program from 1991 to 1995, and as Chair of the Division of Engineering Science from 1995 to 2000.

He was one of the co-founders of Microdesign Ltd. (in 1980); a high technology company which became a wholly owned R & D arm of the Meridian Technologies Co. in Toronto. He worked on numerous consulting projects in the area of computer engineering. Presently, he is a Principal Software Engineer at the Altera Toronto Technology Center.

His research interests include computer architecture and FPGA technology. He has co-authored five books and has published over 150 scientific papers. His books ``Computer Organization'' (co-authored by V.C. Hamacher and S.G. Zaky), ``Fundamentals of Digital Logic with VHDL Design'' (co-authored by S. Brown), and ``Fundamentals of Digital Logic with Verilog Design'' (co-authored by S. Brown) have become widely used (worldwide) in undergraduate courses on these subjects.


Professor Zvonko Vranešić is a member of the
Computer Group of the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Engineering

He represented Canada in numerous chess competitions. He holds the title of International Master.

Source www.eecg.toronto.edu



PhD students of Professor Zvonko Vranesic

Books
by Professor Vranešić

  1.  S. Brown and Z. Vranesic, "Fundamentals of Digital Logic with VHDL Design", 2nd ed, (1st edition in 1999), McGraw-Hill, 2005.
  2.  S. Brown and Z. Vranesic, "Fundamentals of Digital Logic with Verilog Design", McGraw-Hill, 2003.
  3. V.C. Hamacher, Z.G. Vranesic and S.G. Zaky, "Computer Organization", 5th ed. (1st edition in 1978), McGraw-Hill, 2002.
  4. S.D. Brown, R.J. Francis, J. Rose and Z.G. Vranesic, "Field-Programmable Gate Arrays", Kluwer, 1992.
  5. Z.G. Vranesic and S.G. Zaky, "Microcomputer Structures", Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1989.








Zvonko Vranesic is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is also a well-known chess player.

He has co-authored books such as Fundamentals Of Digital Logic With Verilog Design, Digital Design With VHDL, and Computer Organization And Embedded Systems.

Vranesic was born in 1938 in Zagreb. He emigrated to Canada when he was young and studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto. He went on to teach the subject at the university. He represented Canada in international chess tournaments and holds the titles of International Master of Chess and International Master of Correspondence Chess.

Source www.bookleey.com



Use of HDLs in Teaching Computer Hardware Courses
Zvonko Vranesic and Stephen Brown, University of Toronto



Professor Zvonko Vranešić wins Chess Championship. Source Toronto Public Library.


 
Zvonko George Vranesic, a Croatian–Canadian chess and correspondence chess international master, electrical engineer, and Professor Emeritus from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Engineering Research Group, University of Toronto. His research interests covers Multiple-Valued Logic Systems and FPGA, beside other books on that topics, along with Stephen Brown, he co-authored Fundamentals of Digital Logic with VHDL (2000) and Verilog Design.


Dr. Zvonko Vranešić, Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto

In the 70s, along with his student Michael Valenti, Zvonko Vranesic was co-author of Chute (CHess, University of Toronto, Engineering). He supervised Valenti's 1974 Masters Thesis, and co-authored Experiences with Chute after the WCCC 1977 in the Proceedings of the 1977 annual ACM conference

Zvonko Vranesic represented Canada at five Chess Olympiads, he scored a Grandmaster norm at the 19th Chess Olympiad in Siegen. Notable are his wins against Leonid Stein at the 16th Olympiad in Tel Aviv 1964, and versus David Levy in Lone Pine 1975.

Source chessprogramming.wikispaces.com


 
Professor Zvonko Vranešić lived in Zagreb for 19 years. His parents are from Žumberak, a Croatian region west of Zagreb: his father Ilija is from the village of Dragoševci, while his mother (b. Herak) is from the village of Brašljevica.



Many thanks to Professor Siniša Srbljić, University of Zagreb, for informing us about Professor Zvonko Vranešić, University of Toronto.

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