Matej Zajc


Dr. Matej Zajc, Professor


ICT for green transition

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. His research is devoted to ICT for smart grid; ICT for green transition; Internet of Things; Ambient intelligence; smart objects and environments; modelling socio-technical systems. 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. 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.

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

    • ICT systems and services for Smart grid
    • Users in Green transition
    • Ambient intelligence and smart environments
    • Interactive technologies and technology enhanced learning

Recent events

    • Organizer of a Special session at Balkancom 2021Information and Communication Technologies as a Key enabler for Energy Transition  (submission deadline 8.8.2021) (send me an email for more information)
    • Speaker at Webinar Steps towards data interoperability in smart grids, 16.6.2021, organized by EIMV – link
    • Special session of Erasmus+ BENEFIT at ERK 2020 – Didactics I & II – selected paper are available here
    • 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


    • ERASMUS+ KA2: BENEFIT – Boosting the telecommunications engineer profile to meet modern society and industry needs (KA2 Capacity Building in Higher Education) (2017-2021) (link) – publications are available here
    • IMPONET – Intelligent Monitoring of Power Networks – No. 09030, EU-Eureka (2010-2013) – local coordinator at UL
    • PLC technologies for alternative intelligent networks and services – STELKOM (2010 – 2011) – coordinator
    • ELU – Enhanced Learning Unlimited, EU-FP6 (2006 – 2008) – local coordinator at UL


Full list of publications is available here.



I am teaching courses on Bachelor (1. level), Masters (2. level) and PhD (3. level) programs for over 25 years. My students are enrolled in ICT and Multimedia programs.

Ambient intelligence (E, 3. level)

Communication electronics (E, 2. level)

Ambient intelligence (MM, 2. level)

Multimedia terminals (MM, 2. level)

Intelligent systems (E, 1. level)

Project management (ICT) (AE, 1. level, applied engineering)

Multimedia content (MM, 1. level) – before 2019/20

Team of Masters and Phd students

Invitation to Erasmus students to join the team researching ICT and multimedia topics on Green transition!
Contact me for more information!
Masters students:
Ena KikanovićConsumers’ flexibility modelling within the energy community framework (completed)
Amila DerviševićSemantic data modelling with graph databases enabling interoperability in smart grids (completed)
Nejc BevkAgent modelling of prosumer behaviour
Blaž Okorn – Coordination of local electricity balancing between active users using the Ethereum platform 
Bachelor Students:
Tim Marentič Solar power plant and battery storage design towards company’s energy self-sufficiency (completed)
Galla Os  – Visualization of energy community information
Phd students:
Mitja KolencCommunication systems for data monitoring of distributed energy resources – januar 2020 – recipient of CIGRE/CIRED award  – 50. Bedjanič award for doctoral thesis 2020 (link, award ceremony)
Ajla MehinovićICT architecture and information modelling supporting local electricity market
Ivana ManevskaConsumer-centered methodology framework for active consumer engagement in energy services
Andrej SouventOntology-based IoT integration framework for Smart Grid (co-mentoring)
Janez Bartol – Hierarchical ICT architecture for secure data governance and exchange at the edge of Smart grid

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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