oran Kostić,Ph.D.
      Professor of Professional Practice, EE MS Program
Electrical Engineering Department, Columbia University in the City of New York

  • Project COSMOS - advanced wireless research and applications -> link, link, link, link
  • Applications of deep learning: medicine, smart cities, cloud-connected vehicles
  Research Opportunities for students
  M.S. Program in Electrical Engineering
  • Mobile Data, Computing and Communications
  • Wireless Internet, Systems and Networks
  • Deep Learning
  • Signal Processing
  • Mobile System-on-Chip, Systems, Hybrid SW/HW systems
  • Mobile graphics engines
  • Product development, research, intellectual property development, consulting and due diligence
 Active Interests and Research -> details
  • Smart Cities, smart intersections, cloud-connected vehicles
  • Deep Learning Applications
  • Advanced Wireless Research
  • Internet of Things (IoT) -> see http://iotcolumbia.weebly.com/
  • Mobile health, medical applications of technology
  • GPUs, computing on heterogeneous multiprocessor architectures - general purpose, graphics, DSP and programmable VLSI, parallel CUDA and OpenCL
  • Evolution of spectrum and next generation mobile systems
 Supported by
  • Nvidia, Intel, Broadcom, Google, ST Microelectronics, Atmel/Microchip, Silicon Labs,  KLA-Tencor.

Short Bio
    Zoran Kostic received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester and Dipl. Ing. degree from the University of Novi Sad. Prior to joining Electrical Engineering department of Columbia University, he worked on research and development  in Bell Laboratories, AT&T Research, Thomson Multimedia, The Mathworks and Broadcom, and taught at several academic institutions. 

    Zoran's industrial expertise spans mobile data systems and wireless communications, from algorithms and VLSI modem design to architecture of TCP/IP-based cellular networks in early OFDM-based systems. He worked on software-defined radios, display processing and openVG graphics engines.  His work covered both research and SW/HW system development, which resulted in notable publications record, three dozen patents and critical contributions to successful products. As a Senior Principal Scientist, he was the system architecture lead for two multi-core mobile SoC product lines. Zoran's present interests lie in deep learning applications in smart cities and medicine, internet of things, mobile data, and applications of parallel and heterogeneous computing architectures. He has experience in Intellectual Property consulting.

   Dr. Kostic is a senior member of the IEEE. He served as an associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications and IEEE Communications Letters, and organized technical symposia and numerous conference sessions.