Professorship Promotes Innovative Use of Marine Resources

The Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announces that Vladimir M. Stojanovic, a principal investigator in RLE and a member of MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), will be the 2006–2007 Doherty Assistant Professor of Ocean Utilization. The professorship, established through a generous grant from the Henry L. and Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation, is administered by the MIT Sea Grant College Program to recognize and support junior MIT faculty conducting research that can impact the innovative use of marine resources.

Professor Stojanovic leads RLE’s Integrated Systems Group and conducts collaborative research in MIT’s Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL). He received the Dipl.Ing. from the University of Belgrade in 1998, and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2000 and 2005 respectively. From 1999 to 2004, he was Principal Engineer in the Logic Interface Division of Rambus, Inc. Professor Stojanovic’s research interests include optimization of integrated circuits and systems application of convex optimization to digital communications, analog and VLSI circuits, modeling of noise and dynamics in circuits and systems, communications and signal processing architectures, high-speed electrical and optical links, on-chip signalling, clock generation and distribution and high-speed digital and mixed-signal IC design.

Said Jeffrey H. Shapiro, RLE Director and Julius A. Stratton Professor of Electrical Engineering, “A key area of Professor Stojanovic’s research holds the potential for achieving enormous performance gains for multi-mode fiber communications, especially for battery-powered applications in which energy efficiency is of paramount importance. Thus his work will be of great value for undersea sensors, as well as having important ramifications for all short-range optical communications relying on multi-mode optical fiber. I am grateful to the Doherty Foundation for its vision in establishing this award, and for MIT Sea Grant’s continuing efforts to promote multi-disciplinary research and scholarship at MIT that contribute to a sustainable marine environment and economy.”

The support from this award will facilitate Professor Stojanovic’s research efforts to dramatically improve upon conventional optical communication approaches over multi-mode fiber, with significant potential impact in the cost, simplicity, and energy utilization of marine communications.

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Stojanovic Biography

RLE Integrated Systems Group 

The Doherty Professorship

MIT Sea Grant College Program 

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 

Microsystems Technology Laboratories