Matej Zajc


Dr. Matej Zajc, Professor


prof. dr. Matej Zajc
is a Full professor at the Department for ICT, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He teaches courses at bachelor, masters and phd levels in the fields ICT and multimedia. For his comprehensive teaching he received a Milan Vidmar award in 2015 awarded by Faculty of Electrical engineering. In 2012 he was recipient of an exceptional scientific achievement ARRS in the domain of Education. In 2015 he was a visiting professor at Human Centered Design and Engineering Department at University of Washington. His research field covers telecommunications and information-communication technologies. Currently, he is mentor to five doctoral students in the field of ICT in smart grids.

Prof. dr. Matej Zajc actively participates in activities promoting electrical engineering field and activities that promote engineering studies in the community. He is an active volunteer at IEEE, he was IEEE Slovenia Section Chair (2010-2013), Chair of IEEE Signal Processing & Circuits and Systems Chapter (2013-2017), and currently he is Chair of IEEE Education Chapter (2017 – ). For the last 9 years he is vice-chair of conference ERK (Electrical engineering and computer science conference in Slovenia), member of many organizational conference boards IEEE (MELECON, EUROCON, EDUCON, ENERGYCON, ICALT, etc.) and organizer of many events at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, as for example Erasmus+ BENEFIT Open Day (26.9.2018) and 12th international conference WSPLC 2018 (24.-25.9. 2018) with more than 80 participants.

Research fields

  • Modern real-time communication systems and services for Smart grids
  • Multimedia systems and ambient intelligence
  • Interactive technologies and technology enhanced learning
  • Digital signal processing and algorithm engineering

Recent events

  • Erasmus+ BENEFIT workshop on New teaching methodologies and instructional approaches in ICT engineering education with emphasis on learning outcomes and competence development for engineering profession – organizer of a two-day workshop
  • Intsikt 2019 -XV International Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies , Tuzla, June – Career Opportunities in Information Communication Technology Engineering – conference chair

Current projects

  • ERASMUS+ KA2: BENEFIT – Boosting the telecommunications engineer profile to meet modern society and industry needs (KA2 Capacity Building in Higher Education) (2017-2020) (link) – local coordinator

Past projects

  • IMPONET – Intelligent Monitoring of Power Networks – No. 09030/ aplikativno raziskovalni, EU-Eureka (2010-2013) – coordinator at UL
  • PLC technologie for alternative intelligent networks and services – STELKOM (2010 – 2011) – coordinator
  • ELU – Enhanced Learning Unlimited / raziskovalni, EU-FP6 (2006 – 2008) – koordinator UL


Full list of publications is available here.


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Head: Professor Andrej Košir

User-adapted Communication and Ambient Intelligence Lab (LUCAMI)
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana
Tržaška 25, 1001 Ljubljana

Contact Info
Telephone: +386 1 4768 354 (Head)
Fax: +386 1 4768 855