Dr. Ardian Greca, 43, died Tuesday evening, April 3rd, 2012, after an extended illness. He was born October 25th, 1968, to Ndricim and Liliana Greca in Elbasan, Albania.
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Dr. Greca graduated from the Polytechnic University of Tirana with a Bachelor's of Electronic Engineering degree in 1991. After graduation, he worked as an inspector for the General Directory of Customs, Ministry of Finance, in Tirana, Albania. In this role, he was responsible for the computerization of the custom procedures and for the implementation of the digital networking infrastructure.
He later completed a doctorate of Philosophy in Electrical and Information Engineering from Yamagata University, Japan in 2000. His doctoral work was in network survivability techniques, with an emphasis on ATM and Optical networks. From 2000-2001 he was a post-doctoral research fellow at NTT Network Innovation Laboratories, Japan, where he conducted research on next generation optical path network design.
He joined the Department of Computer Science at Georgia Southern University as the Yamacraw professor in 2001. Dr. Greca has published more than 30 papers in refereed journals and conferences and has served extensively on numerous departmental, college and university committees. Professionally, he was also a reviewer for IEEE publications, and was very active with the IEEE, Savannah Section.
Dr. Greca is survived by his parents, Ndricim and Liliana Greca of Tirana, Albania; his sister, Matilda Greca, and niece, Tea Bibeti, of Brooklet, Ga.; his uncle and wife, Sefedin and Najada, and their daughters, Senada, Erina and Indrit, all of Queens, N.Y.; and grandparents, Nuredin and Hysnie Mullahaj of Tirana, Albania. In addition, he is also survived by Thoma Lacka of Athens, Greece, whom he considered to be his brother. Dr. Greca has numerous friends around the world.
His hobbies included playing soccer and basketball, as well as traveling around the world. Ardian loved his family very much.
Visitation will be Friday, April 6th, 2012, from 5-6:30 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro, Ga.
The funeral service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro, Georgia is in charge of the arrangements.
Statesboro Herald, April 6, 2012
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