Dr Michael Opoku Agyeman, Associate Professor

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Dr. Michael Opoku Agyeman is an Associate Professor and Programme Leader of Computer Systems Engineering at the University of Northampton (UoN), UK. He is Chartered Engineer (CEng) of the IET, Chartered Manager (CMgr) of CMI and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK). Michael represents the research community of UoN at the University Senate. He is the Postgraduate Research (PGR) Lead for the Faculty of Arts Science and Technology and Technology and the University’s Chairs PGR Supervisory Forum.  Michael has over 10 years of experience in Embedded Systems Design.


Michael is the 2018/19 Elected Senate representative for academic staff from the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology (FAST) at the University of Northampton. Previously, he was with 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. He is the author of 5 books, 2 book chapters and over 70 publications in major journals and conference proceedings. Michael has won 2 best papers and 1 best paper in poster session at reputable international conference. Michael’s research interest spans across 3 main strands and disciplines:  1. High Performance Computing; 2. Business Administration (Neuromarketing, advertising and marketing research) and; 3. Pedagogy


He has been a Guest Editor of the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems. He is a technical committee member of over 10 conferences such as IEEE ICCSN, IEEE ICBDA and IEEE ICCT. He is also a reviewer of several conferences and journals including IEEE TVLSI and TCAD. He is the first winner of the Diamond Early Career Research Award at the University of Northampton in 2019. He is also the winner of the University of Northampton’s 2018 International Changemaker of the year award.




Research Interests

  • Network-on-Chip (NoC)
  • Reliable on-chip communication
  • Surface wave communication
  • Wireless on-chip communication
  • System-on-Chip (SoC) design
  • 3D IC, 3D NoC
  • Computer Architecture
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT)
  • Embedded Systems
  • FPGA design and many-core systems


  1. Raghad Zenki; Computing (2019 - ) Touchless feedback to enhance the user experience in immersive mediaDoctoral Research Project.
  2. Julius Azasoo; Computing, Microload Management in Generation Constrained Power SystemDoctoral Research Project.
  3. Liz Coulter-Smith; Computing, Computational Creativity: The Role of Attentional Bias in Immersive Environments, Doctoral Research Project.
  4. Ahmed Janabi; Computing, Doctoral Research Project.
  5. Emmanuel Ofori-Attah; Computing, Efficient Techniques for Low Power on-Chip networks for Emerging Multi-core SystemsDoctoral Research Project.
  6. Mr Hussein Alkhazraji; Computing, Doctoral Research Project.
  7. Mr Mahmood Khalsan; Computing, Doctoral Research Project.
  8. Miss Noor Mohammedali; Computing, Doctoral Research Project.

Teaching Interests


  • CSY2015 Microprocessor Systems
  • CSY1014 Computer Systems
  • CSY2027 Group Project
  • CSY2002 Operating Systems
  • CSY3022 Digital Signal Processing
  • CSY4010 Computing Dissertation


  • CSYM028 Modern Computer Architecture
  • CSYm023 Dissertation


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