oran Kostic,Ph.D.           zk2172(at)columbia.edu    
      Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Director of the M.S. EE Program

Electrical Engineering Department, Columbia University in the City of New York

  M.S. Program in Electrical Engineering
  • Mobile Data, Computing and Communications
  • Wireless Internet, Systems and Networks
  • 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
  • Internet of things
  • Mobile computing on heterogenous multiprocessor architectures - general purpose, graphics, DSP and programmable VLSI, parallel OpenCL based implementations
  • Deep learning.
  • Wireless
  • Evolution of spectrum and next generation mobile systems
  • Mobile health, medical applications of technology
 Supported by
  •     KLA-Tencor, Nvidia, Intel, Broadcom, Silicon Labs.

Short Bio
    Zoran Kostic has a Ph.D. 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 spent two decades working in research, product development and leadership positions in Bell Laboratories, AT&T Research, Thomson Multimedia, The Mathworks and Broadcom.

    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 Internet of Things, mobile data,  parallel implementations on heterogeneous computing architectures, and deep learning applications. 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.