Prof. Ljiljana Pic
School of Engineering Science
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles
M.Sc. Syracuse University
Dipl.Ing. University of Pristina, Yugoslavia

Associate Member
Centre for Scientific Computing
Centre for Experimental and Constructive Mathematics

Simon Fraser University
School of Engineering Science
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
ASB 9811
Tel.: (778) 782-3998
FAX.: (778) 782-4951
ljilja at

Research Interests

  • Communication networks:

    • modeling and analysis of computer networks
    • characterization and modeling of network traffic
    • performance analysis of communication networks
    • simulation of protocols and network control algorithms
    • intelligent control of communication systems.

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  • Nonlinear circuits and systems:

    • analysis of complex systems and networks
    • theory of nonlinear circuits and systems
    • software tools for circuit simulation
    • homotopy methods for finding dc, steady-state,and transient solutions of transistor circuits.

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  • Honors and Awards

  • 2017 IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Outstanding Contribution Award, For outstanding contribution serving as the SMC Society President 2014-2015
  • 2017 IEEE Vancouver Section Annual Recognition, Circuits and Systems Chapter, Outstanding Small Technical Chapter: In recognition of outstanding leadership and individual contributions to the success of the Vancouver Section
  • IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, Eta Chapter, Professional Member, November 21, 2015
  • IEEE Canada E. F. Glass Western Canada Merit Award, May 4, 2015: For exemplary and long service to the Vancouver Section and Chapters
  • 2014 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections: IEEE CAS Society Regions 1-7 Chapter of the Year Award
  • Honorary Professor of Obuda University, September 1, 2014
  • 2014 IEEE Vancouver Section Annual Recognition, Circuits and Systems Chapter, Outstanding Small Technical Chapter - Highest Number of Meetings in 2013
  • 2013 IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Outstanding Contribution Award, For outstanding contribution to the restructuring, planning and organization of the IEEE SMC Society Transactions.
  • 2013 IEEE Vancouver Section Annual Recognition, IEEE Vancouver Best Performing Small Technical Chapter, Annual Recognition presented to Circuits and Systems Chapter Best Performing Small Technical Chapter in 2012
  • 2012 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Meritorious Service Award, For sustained dedication and service to the IEEE Circuits and System Society
  • 2012 Centennial Volunteer Award, IEEE Vancouver Section, In recognition for outstanding contributions and support of the Vancouver Section's Centennial events and initiatives
  • 2012 Centennial Volunteer Award, IEEE Vancouver Section, In Appreciation of the Centennial Technical Symposium Presentation titled "Understanding Communication Networks"
  • Outstanding Service Award, IEEE Vancouver Section, 2010
  • Nominee, YWCA Vancouver Women of Distinction Award, 2008
  • EIC Canadian Pacific Railway Medal, 2007
  • IEEE Fellow 2005
  • Research Fellow of the BC Advanced Systems Institute, 1999 - 2002
  • Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 1998
  • NSF Visiting Professorship for Women Grant, University of California, Berkeley, 1995 - 1997
  • Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship, 1984 and 1985
  • UCLA Hortense Fishbaugh Memorial Scholarship, 1983
  • UCLA School of Engineering Fellowship, 1981 and 1982
  • IIE Fulbright Fellow, 1978 - 1979
  • City of Pristina Public Award for Contribution to Arts and Sciences, 1974
  • Mathematics competition: Elektrijada 1973 (3rd place); SUSEJ 1974 (2 - 3rd place)
  • Vuk Karadzic Diploma, Republic of Serbia, for perfect score achieved in all subjects, High School Ivo Lola Ribar, Pristina, Yugoslavia, 1969.
  • Mentoring

  • IAM-CSC-PIMS Senior Undergraduate Math Modelling Workshop: 2002 and 2003.
  • WICSE Seminar
  • Former affiliations

  • University of California, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, Berkeley, California
  • Bell Communications Research
  • Bell Labs (currently part of Lucent Technologies, formerly part of AT&T)
  • University of California, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Los Angeles, California
  • Syracuse University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Syracuse, New York
  • University of Pristina, Electrical Engineering Department, Pristina, Yugoslavia.
  • My childhood memories: Prokletije, mountains in Yugoslavia on the border between Montenegro and Albania:

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