Michael Opoku Agyeman: KNUST Alumnus Becomes First Black Computing Professor At University Of Northampton

Dr Michael Opoku Agyeman

Dr Michael Opoku Agyeman, an alumnus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has attained a remarkable feat by becoming the first black and youngest Computer Science & Computing professor at the University of Northampton.

He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK) and, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from KNUST in 2008, he pursued a master’s degree also in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at London South Bank University in 2009.

He later received a PhD in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering from Glasgow Caledonian University. Michael also holds two teaching qualifications – Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) and Postgraduate Certificate in Research Degree Supervision (PGCert) – from the University of Northampton.

Dr Michael Opoku Agyeman

He was previously with the Intel Embedded System Research group of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) as a Research Fellow, where he worked on reliable wireless Network-on-Chip solutions.

Michael is the author of four books, two book chapters and over 70 publications in major journals and conference proceedings. His research interest spans three main strands and disciplines: High-Performance Computing and Embedded Systems, Business Administration and Pedagogy, which are all linked by his passion for emerging technologies and teaching.

He has been a Guest Editor of the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems, a technical committee member of over 10 conferences, and also a reviewer of several conferences and journals.

His research contribution on smart rehabilitation systems for stroke patients won the best paper in the poster session award at the International Symposium on Computer Science and Intelligent Control (ISCSIC) in 2019. He is the first winner of the Diamond Early Career Research Award at the University of Northampton in 2019, and also the winner of the University of Northampton’s 2018 International Changemaker of the year award.

Michael is also the founder of the SmartWorld initiative, an international collaborative project that uses technology, particularly Internet-of-Things (IoT), to provide solutions to the potential crisis in developing countries.

source: kuulpeeps.com

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