Prof. Ilić is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), and Professor Emerita of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, as well as the Former Director of the Electric Energy Systems Group (EESG) at Carnegie Mellon.

She has been appointed Visiting Professor of Intelligent Electricity Networks and Chair in Control of Future Electricity Network Operations at Delft University of Technology in Delft, The Netherlands.

Prof. Ilić was an Assistant Professor at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, and tenured Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was then a Senior Research Scientist in Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT from 1987 to 2002. She has over 30 years of experience in teaching and research in the area of electrical power system modeling and control. Her main interest is in the systems aspects of operations, planning, and economics of the electric power industry.

She has co-authored several books in her field of interest. Prof. Ilić is an IEEE Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer.