Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Director of the M.S. EE Program
Electrical Engineering Department, Columbia University in the City of New York
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.