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Milica Stojanovic

413 Dana Research Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


Milica Stojanovic is a Professor at Northeastern University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. She is also a Guest Investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), and a Visiting Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she is affiliated with the AUV Laboratory.

Milica’s research is in the areas of digital communications, signal processing, and communication networks. She is interested in communication system design and performance analysis for time-varying channels, with related applications to mobile wireless, and in particular to underwater acoustic communication channels.

Milica is an active member of the IEEE (Fellow 2010) and the  Acoustical Society of America. She serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering and the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, and is the Chair of the IEEE Ocean Engineering Society’s Technical Committee on Underwater Communications. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the IEEE Communication Letters, Editorial Board of the Elsevier Journal of Physical Communication, and the IEEE Signal Processing for Communications and Networking Technical Committee.


Research & Scholarship Interests

Wireless communications and networks, underwater acoustic transmission, statistical system characterization, adaptive signal processing
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • Distinguished Technical Achievement Award, IEEE Ocean Engineering Society

Professional Affiliations

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Fellow

Selected Publications

  • R. Ahmed, M. Stojanovic, Joint Power and Rate Control for Packet Coding over Fading Channels, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 42(3), 2016, 697-710
  • Y. Aval, S.K. Wilson, M. Stojanovic, Capacity of Acoustic Channels and Practical Power-Allocation Strategies, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, Special Issue on Underwater Communications, 40(4), 2015, 785-795
  • Y. Aval, M. Stojanovic, Differentially Coherent Multichannel Detection of Acoustic OFDM Signals, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 40(2), 2015, 251-268
  • P. Qarabaqi, M. Stojanovic, Statistical Characterization and Computationally Efficient Modeling of a Class of Underwater Acoustic Channels, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, Special Issue on Underwater Communications, 38(4), 2013, 701-717
  • S. Yerramalli, M. Stojanovic, U. Mitra, Partial FFT Demodulation: A Detection Method for Doppler Distorted OFDM Systems, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 60(11), 2012, 5906-5918
  • J. Heidemann, M. Stojanovic, M. Zorzi, Underwater Sensor Networks: Applications, Advances, and Challenges, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 2012, 158-175
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Related News

September 19, 2017

ECE Associate Professor Tommaso Melodia will lead a three-year $1.57M NSF grant with Associate Professors Stefano Basagni, Matteo Rinaldi, and Professor Milica Stojanovic for the "Development of a Software-Defined Networking Testbed for the Internet of Underwater Things".

December 7, 2015

ECE Professor Milica Stojanovic has been awarded the 2015 IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society's Distinguished Technical Achievement Award.

August 27, 2014

ECE associate professors Stefano Basagni, Yunsi Fei, & professor Milica Stojanovic were awarded a $400K NSF grant to develop a Northeastern University Marine Observatory NETwork (NU MONET).

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