Zoran Kostić

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

813 CEPSR
Mail Code 4712

Tel(212) 851-0269
Fax(212) 854-9421

Research Interests

Deep learning applications and optimized implementations on parallel computing architectures. Internet of Things systems. Mobile and wireless communications. Medical and smart city applications of science and technology.

Kostić uses parallel computing, deep learning, and software/hardware co-design techniques to implement systems and optimize their performance. He was a key contributor to research in mobile wireless systems of second and third generation, and a lead system architect for a system-on-chip deployed in dozens of millions of devices. He uses his integration skills to create complete solutions to problems at scale. He has a vigorous collaboration with industrial partners and academics from engineering and medical fields. He also has extensive intellectual property development and consulting experience.

Zoran Kostić holds a Dipl. Ing. degree from the University of Novi Sad, and MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester. Prior to joining the Department of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, he spent two decades working in research and product development and held leadership positions in Bell Laboratories, AT&T Research, Thomson Multimedia, The Mathworks and Broadcom.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Associate professor of professional practice, electrical engineering, Columbia University
  • Senior principal scientist, Broadcom
  • Principal engineer, Thomson Research
  • Principal MTS (member of technical staff), AT&T Research, Wireless Lab
  • Senior MTS, Bell Laboratories Research, Wireless Communications

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Cellular System on Chip Technical Lead, Broadcom
  • Senior Engineer, The Mathworks
  • MTS, Bell Laboratories Cellular Mobile Communications
  • Graduate student advisor, AT&T Research
  • Academic Instructor, graduate level and executive courses, UCLA, UCSD, CU
  • Founder, startup InnovICs , third generation cellular system design
  • Intellectual Property Consulting

GRANT SUPPORT

  • Nvidia, Intel, Broadcom, Microchip/Atmel, Google, Amazon , KLA-Tencor

HONORS & AWARDS

  • IEEE, Senior Member
  • Three dozen patents on signal processing, wireless and mobile communications (database link

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  •  Z. Kostic, "Low Complexity Equalization for pi/4 DQPSK Signals Based on the Method of Projection onto Convex Sets," appeared in IEEE Transactions of Vehicular Technologies, Vol. 48, No. 6, pp. 1916-1922, Nov. 1999.
  •  Zoran Kostic, System Architect, Broadcom, “Wireless/Multimedia System on Chip for Cellular Phones: Architecture, design, performance across SW, HW, test,” Responsibility for two product lines with multiple SoCs with tens of millions in products; 2010-2014.
  •  Zoran Kostic, System Architect, Broadcom, “Display Processing Engine,” bit accurate design, simulations and performance, 2008-2009.
  •  Zoran Kostic and Nelson Sollenberger, "Dynamic Frequency Hopping in limited bandwidth cellular systems," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 20, No. 1, January 2002.
  •  Zoran Kostic, Kim Leung, Yin Hujun, “US Patent 8,934,368, “WLAN having load balancing based on access point loading”, 2002.
  •  Kin K. Leung, Martin V. Clark, Bruce McNair, Zoran Kostic, Leonard J. Cimini, Jr., and Jack H. Winters, "Outdoor IEEE 802.11 Cellular Networks: Radio and MAC Design, and Their Performance", IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, vol. 56, No. 5, pp. 2673 - 2684, Sep. 2007.
  • Zoran Kostic and Nelson Sollenberger, "Dynamic Frequency Hopping in limited bandwidth cellular systems," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 20, No. 1, January 2002.
  • Moe Win and Zoran Kostic, "Impact of Spreading Bandwidth on Rake Reception in Dense Multipath Environments," IEEE Journal on Special Areas in Communications, Vol. 17, No. 10, pp. 1794-1806, Oct.1999.
  • Kostic and G. Pavlovic, "Resolving Sub-chip Spaced Multipath Components in CDMA Communication Systems," IEEE Transactions of Vehicular Technologies, Vol. 48, No. 6, pp. 1803-1808, Nov. 1999.
  • Zoran Kostic, System Architect, Broadcom, “OpenVG ASIC Accelerator,” design, simulations and performance, 2008-2009.