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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

Controls systems, energy systems (fuel and solar cells, wind, smart grids), wireless communications, and networking.


Zoran Gajic is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rutgers University. He has been teaching linear systems and signals, controls, communication networks, optical networks, and electrical circuit courses at the same school since 1984. Dr. Gajic's research interests are in controls systems, energy systems (fuel and solar cells, wind, smart grids), wireless communications, and networking. He is the author/coauthor of close to 100 journal papers, primarily published in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and IFAC Automatica journals, and eight books on linear systems and linear and bilinear control systems published by Academic Press, Prentice Hall, Marcel Dekker, Taylor and Francis, and Springer Verlag. His Prentice Hall book Linear Dynamic Systems and Signals was translated into the Chinese Simplified Language by Jiaotong University Press in 2004. His 1995 Academic Press book Lyapunov Matrix Equation in Systems Stability and Control was republished in 2008 by Dover Publications. Professor Gajic has delivered four plenary lectures at international conferences and presented more than one hundred forty conference papers. He has served on editorial boards for nine journals and as a guest editor for five journal special issues. Professor Gajic supervised 17 doctoral dissertations and 22 master theses. Ten of his former doctoral students hold faculty positions at respected world universities. Zoran Gajic received Dipl. Ing. (5 year program) and Mgr. Sci. (2 year program) degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade, M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics, and Ph.D. in Systems Science Engineering under direction of Professor Hassan Khalil from Michigan State University in 1984. His research was supported by US National Science Foundation and AT&T Bell Labs. Dr. Gajic was a Visiting Professor at Princeton University in 2003, and the American University of Sharjah (UAE) in 2011. He is a life master of the U.S. Chess Federation and a master of the World Chess Federation. Since September of 2003, Dr. Gajic has been serving as the Graduate Program Director for the Rutgers University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department.


  • Six graduate students supervised by Professor Gajic are now Professors at respected world universities.
  • Editorial Board of five professional journals.
  • Guest Editor for five professional journal special issues.
  • Plenary speaker at three international conferences.
  • Professor Gajic's books were published in three languages, including a translation into Chinese, and a reproduction by Dover Publications.
  • Associate Director of the Rutgers Center for Systems and Controls (SYCON, Director Professor E. Sontag) since 2006.
  • Elected President of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT Faculty Union, New Brunswick Campus, since 2006.
  • A Life Master of the U.S. Chess Federation.
  • A Master of the World Chess Federation.


  • Ph.D. in Systems Science Engineering, Michigan State University
  • M.S. in Applied Mathematics, Michigan State University
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade