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

Professor Stojanovic graduated from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, in 1988 (summa cum laude), and received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, in 1991 and 1993. Upon graduation, she was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and subsequently a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholarship. Professor Stojanovic spent a considerable part of her research career as a Principal Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she also served as an Associate Director for Research at the MIT Sea Grant College Program. A Distinguished Visitor Award took her to the University of Padova, Italy, where she taught for a semester during 2006. In 2008, Professor Stojanovic joined the faculty of Northeastern University.

Professor Stojanovic's research interests include digital communications theory, statistical signal processing and wireless networks, and their applications to underwater acoustic systems. Her teaching career spans over twenty years, with traditional as well as newly-developed courses in these areas. She has made pioneering contributions to underwater acoustic communications, and her work has been widely cited.

Professor Stojanovic is an IEEE Fellow (2010), for contributions to underwater acoustic communications, a recipient of the IEEE Ocean Engineering Society’s Distinguished Technical Achievement Award (2015), IEEE WICE Outstanding Achievement Award (2019), and the IEEE Ocean Engineering Society’s Distinguished Lecturer (2018). She is a member of the Academy of Engineering Sciences of Serbia, and holds an honorary doctorate from the Aarhus University in Denmark. In 2020, students of the ECE Department at Northeastern University selected her as the Eta Kappa Nu Professor of the Year. Professor Stojanovic is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, and serves on the Senior Editorial Board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. She is the Chair of the IEEE Ocean Engineering Society’s Technical Committee for Underwater Communication, Navigation and Positioning. Her past editorial positions include those with the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and the IEEE Communication Letters.