Aleksandra Smiljanic received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1996 and 1999, respectively. She completed B.Sc. in electrical engineering at Belgrade University in 1993. Her area of research are the architectures and the internal control for high-capacity packet switches. She has also worked on the scheduling algorithms for packet-switched ring networks.
Currently, Aleksandra works as a professor at Belgrade University in Serbia, and as an associate research professor at Brooklyn Polytechnic University and an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University in New York. She had worked for AT&T Labs from 1999 until 2004. At AT&T Labs Aleksandra worked on the research in the area of high-capacity packet switches and routers, and on the evaluation of the Internet core routers and multiservice edge routers offered by various vendors. She worked for two summers at NEC USA on a design of the packet switch with terabit capacity during her graduate studies.
Aleksandra Smiljanic is an author of numerous conference and journal papers in the area of high performance switching and routing. She is the inventor of seven patents, and of two patent applications. Aleksandra Smiljanic is the author of the Best Papers at IEEE Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing 2000, and IEICE/IEEE Workshop on High Performance Switching and Routing 2002. These awarded papers proposed the scheduling algorithms for terabit packet switches. She got Research Excellence Award at AT&T Labs in 2000. She is a recipient of the Aleksandar Damjanovic Prize as the best student in her class at Belgrade University, 1993. Before university, she won numerous prizes in Yugoslav and international competitions in mathematics and physics.
Aleksandra is the associate editor for OSA Journal on Optical Networking and IEEE Communication Letters.