Michael Opoku Agyeman, PhD

Dr, MSc, BSc (Hons), PGCert, PGCAP, MIEEE, MIET, CEng, ACMI

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  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, 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.


Dr. Michael Opoku Agyeman is a Charted Engineer (CEng) of the IET and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK) who is a Senior Lecturer and the Programme Leader of BEng, HND, MEng Computer Systems Engineering at the Department of Computing at the University of Northampton, UK.

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. He is an Associate member of the Chattered Management Institute (ACMI). 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 received the PhD in Embedded and Distributed Systems from Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, in 2014 and the MSc. degree in Embedded and Distributed Systems from London South Bank University, UK, in 2009. Michael received the BSc. (Hons.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana, in 2008.

He is the author of one book and over 50 publications in major conference proceedings and journals. His research interests include VLSI SoC design, computer architecture, reconfigurable computing, wired and wireless NoCs, smart rehabilitation solutions, embedded systems and Internet-of-Things (IoT).

He has been a Guest Editor of the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems. Michael is currently a reviewer of several conferences and journals including IEEE TVLSI and TCAD. His work on wireless NoCs have attracted two best paper awards in IEEE/IFIP 14th International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing in 2016 (EUC) and Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD) 2016.

He is the receiver of the UoN’s 2018 International Changemaker of the year award. He serves as a Technical Committee Member (TPC) of over 10 conferences including IEEE ICCSN, IEEE ICBDA, ICIIP and ICBDSC. 

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

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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Research Output 2011 2019

A Home Rehabilitation System Motivating Stroke Patients With Upper and/or Lower Limb Disability

Opoku Agyeman, M., Al-Mahmood, A. & Hoxha, I., 20 Jul 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conference typesPaperResearchpeer-review

Patient rehabilitation
Internet of things

An Overview of Cycle-Accurate, Event-Driven and Full Systems Simulators for Chip-Multiprocessors

Janabi, A. H. K. & Opoku Agyeman, M., 5 May 2019, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conference typesPaperResearchpeer-review

Computer systems

A Sneak Peek Into Arduino-Based Robot Car Projects: Aimed at Disaster Management/Prevention

Opoku Agyeman, M. & Hoxha, I., 30 Aug 2019, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. 132 p.

Research output: Book/Report typesBookResearchpeer-review

Railroad cars

Design and Implementation of an IoT-Based Energy Monitoring System for Managing Smart Homes

Opoku Agyeman, M., Al-Waisi, Z. & Hoxha, I., 22 Aug 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conference typesPaperResearchpeer-review

Smart meters
Remote control

Design and Implementation of a Smart Health Monitoring System

Opoku Agyeman, M. & Jegatheeswaran, M., 25 Jun 2019, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. 160 p.

Research output: Book/Report typesBookResearchpeer-review

Biomedical equipment
Health risks


Ubiquitous computing

Best Paper Award

Michael Opoku Agyeman (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Honorary award

Systems analysis

Early Career Research Diamond Award

Michael Opoku Agyeman (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Honorary award

teaching research

Activities 2012 2019

Supervising the early stages of a research degree

Michael Opoku Agyeman (Organiser)
12 Mar 2019

Activity: Training ProgrammesParticipating in a training programmeResearch

International Symposium on Computer Science and Intelligent Control

Michael Opoku Agyeman (Member of programme committee)

Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopParticipating in a conference or workshopResearch

Being a research degree examiner

Michael Opoku Agyeman (Participant)
7 May 2019

Activity: Training ProgrammesParticipating in a training programmeResearch