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Prof. Michael Opoku Agyeman is a Professor of Computer Engineering in the Technology subject area. He is also the Programme Leader of Computer Systems Engineering, a 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 Science and Technology Postgraduate Research (PGR) Lead for the Faculty of Arts Science and Technology and a Chair of the University’s PGR Supervisory Forum. In 2018/19 he was the Elected Senate representative for academic staff from the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology (FAST) at the University of Northampton. 

 He has a PhD in Embedded and Distributed Systems (Electrical/Electronics/Computer Engineering) from Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, in and the MSc. degree in Embedded and Distributed Systems from London South Bank University, UK. Michael received the BSc. (Hons.) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. Michael holds four teaching qualifications: Master of Arts (MA) in Education, Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Digital Leadership and Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Research Degree Supervision from the University of Northampton. Furthermore, he is the holder of two management qualifications: Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from UoN and Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Strategic Management & Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Michael has over 10 years of experience in Embedded Systems Design. 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 (NoC) and other innovative multicore System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions. He is the author of over 80 peer reviewed publications: 5 Books, 2 Book Chapters, over 16 Journals, 32 Conference Papers. 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. Electronics and Computer Engineering; 2. Business and Management (Neuromarketing, advertising and marketing research) and 3. Pedagogy (Education Research). His areas of interest include: Electronics and Computer Engineering: High Performance Computing; Embedded Systems; Internet of Things (IoT); Smart Farming (with focus on vertical farming); Smart Grid and Smart Metering; VLSI; on-chip networking; System-on-Chip; Computer Architecture; multicore and manycore systems; 3D integrated circuits (3D IC); FPGA design; Wireless Networks-on-Chip.  Pedagogy (Education Research): Student engagement; problem- and project-based learning; active distance learning; technology enhanced learning; teaching multidisciplinary groups of students; decolonising learning, teaching and assessment; experiences of ethnic minorities in education; Equality Diversity and Inclusion in (Higher) Education, BAME award and education gap.   Business and Management (Strategic Marketing): Neuromarketing; Eye-tracking and the brain’s buy button; use of EEG and other embedded sensors for strategic marketing; Virtual Reality (VR); digital advertisement and marketing research.    

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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