Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Zoran Salcic

Head of Department


Contact details

Room 303.244
City Campus
38 Princes Street

Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 87802


Zoran Salcic is a Professor of Computer Systems Engineering at The University of Auckland. He completed most of his PhD research at the City College New York (CCNY). His main research interests include complex digital systems design, custom-computing machines, reconfigurable computing, FPGAs, processor and computer systems architectures, embedded systems and their implementation, design automation tools for embedded systems, hardware-software co-design, new computing architectures and models of computation and languages for heterogeneous systems, and related areas in computer systems engineering in which he earned international recognition and reputation.

Recently, he also started research in the area of micro- and nano-devices for optoelectronic computing. He supervised more than 350 students in their final undergraduate projects, PhD and Master’s research. Besides academic he also has significant industrial experience in related high tech industries.

He has published more than 250 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers, several books and numerous technical reports. He is editor-in-chief of EURASIP Journal on Embedded systems. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society (Academy of Science) New Zealand and recipient of Alexander von Humboldt Research Award in 2010.


Dipl.Ing., Electrical Engineering, Sarajevo University, 1972
ME, Computer Engineering, Sarajevo University, 1974
PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sarajevo University, 1976

Research interests

  • Embedded systems hardware, software and challenging applications
  • Digital system design and custom computing machines
  • Concurrent programming and system design languages
  • Adaptive computing systems

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Research groups

Embedded Systems


  • COMPSYS 305 - Digital Systems Design
  • COMPSYS 403 - Embedded Systems Design
  • COMPSYS 701 - Advanced Digital Systems Design
  • COMPSYS 704 - Advanced Embedded Systems

Selected publications

Malik, Z. Salcic, P. S. Roop and A. Girault. SystemJ: A GALS Language for System Level Design, Journal of Computer Languages, Systems & Structures, COMLAN, Elsevier, 2010

I. Radojevic, Z. Salcic, P. Roop: Design of Heterogeneous Embedded Systems in DDFCharts, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Computing, 2010

A. Malik, Z. Salcic, P. Roop: SystemJ Compilation using the Tandem Virtual Machine Approach, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems, 14, (3), 2009

Z. Salcic, Y. Wu, S.K. Nguang: An Improved Taylor Method for Frequency Measurement in Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 50, p3288-3294, 2009

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Professional affiliations

  • Fellow Royal Society New Zealand
  • Recipient of Humboldt research award
  • Senior member IEEE

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