Kalman Ziha: born 24thJuly 1948. Sombor. Education: grammar school 1967. Sombor, graduated 1973., M.Sc. 1978., Ph.D. 1989. at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture at University of Zagreb. Work experience: Shipbuilding Industry Split 1973.-1975. and 1990.-1994., University Computing Centre Zagreb 1975.-1990., from 1994. professor at the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture at the University of Zagreb. Head of the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering since 2003. Head of the Chair for Ship Production Engineering since 2006. Branches of learning: operation research, information technology, ship design, structural analysis, system analysis, system reliability, technical optimization, statistics, probability, fracture mechanics, ultimate strength. Author of about 60 scientific contributions in journals and on conferences, about 40 professional papers and 1 patent. Participated and coordinated information technology and technical research projects. Editor of the Symposium Theory and practice of shipbuilding. Editor of the journal Brodogradnja/Shipbuilding since 2005. Retired 2014. as professor emeritus of the University of Zagreb.