Akhan Almagambetov

Assistant Prof. Computer, Electrical and Software Engineering
Electrical, Computer & Software Engr Department
Prescott College of Engineering
Prescott campus

Areas of Expertise

Image processing, computer vision, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and reconfigurable electronics.

Believe it or not, my passion for design and engineering came from my childhood memories of IKEA merchandise—well thought-out, uniquely designed, and inexpensively mass-made furniture and bric-a-brac that managed to make its way into virtually every home on the planet.

Fast forward about 20 years.  Using the ideas that were brewing all this time, I graduated from Syracuse University with a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, made design and data visualization my hobbies, and am currently teaching at ERAU Prescott.  Naturally, I still like IKEA furniture.

In addition to loving Swedish furniture, I'm also a Volvo 240 enthusiast and an HP RPN calculator aficionado—let me know if you need help with either!

My research areas of interest are image processing and computer vision, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), and reconfigurable electronics.  I am the Co-Founder and Adviser to Next.tech (formerly Codevolve.com).


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Syracuse University
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Syracuse University
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, Norwich University

AE 299: Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering

EE 223: Linear Circuits Analysis I
EE 299: Advanced Linear Circuits (Ross)
EE 302: Electronic Devices and Circuits
EE 335: Electrical Engineering I

EGR 115: Introduction to Computing for Engineers

CEC 220: Digital Circuit Design
​CEC 222: Digital Circuit Design Lab
CEC 495A : Computer Vision and Image Processing
CEC 499: Virtual Reality Interfacing (Eberhart, McBurnett, Whitaker)
CEC 499: HMI with OBD (Denemark)
CEC 499: Energy Conversion using BLDC Motors (Fenner)

CS 199: Introduction to OpenCV (Thomas)
CS 499: Theory of Computation (Van Deren)



A. Almagambetov, H. Ross, and D. Feinauer, "Novel n x n bit-serial multiplier architecture optimized for field programmable gate arrays," VLSI, IEEE Trans. In Review.

A. Almagambetov and M. Pavlina, Digital Circuit Design Laboratory Manual, 2nd ed. Rochester, NY: 2018.

A. Almagambetov and M. Pavlina, "Cross-sectional study of engineering student performance across different types of first-year digital logic laboratories," in First Year Eng. Ed. (FYEE) 2017 Conf.

A. Almagambetov, M. Pavlina, A. Kempf, D. Olson, and H. Ross, "Effect on compliance with required learning outcomes through the introduction of state-of-the-art technologies and industry-standard EDA tools into the digital logic design laboratory sequence," in First Year Eng. Ed. (FYEE) 2016 Conf.

K. Sampigethaya, A. Almagambetov, M. Andalibi, T. Groh, K. Martin, M. Pavlina, S. Siewert, A. Boettcher, and D. Battaglia, "Integrating Research into Undergraduate Courses: Experiences from a Multi-Disciplinary Faculty Learning Community," in ASEE Rocky Mtn. Sec. 2016 Conf.

A. Almagambetov, S. Velipasalar, and A. Baitassova, "Mobile computer vision-based traffic light detection in assistive devices for individuals with color vision deficiencies," Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), IEEE Trans., vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 1305–20. Jun. 2015.

A. Almagambetov, S. Velipasalar, and M. Casares, "Autonomous tracking of vehicle taillights and the detection of alert signals by embedded smart cameras," Industrial Electronics (IE), IEEE Trans., vol. 62, no. 6, pp. 3732–41. Jun. 2015.

A. Almagambetov and S. Velipasalar, "Autonomous tracking of vehicle taillights and alert signal detection by embedded smart cameras," in Distributed Embedded Smart Cameras: Architectures, Design and Applications, 1st ed. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2014.

A. Almagambetov, "Toward computationally lightweight stationary and mobile computer vision-based traffic surveillance for assistive devices in intelligent transportation systems," Ph.D. dissertation, Dept. Elect. Eng. and Comp. Sci., Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, NY, 2013.

A. Almagambetov, M. Casares, and S. Velipasalar, "Autonomous tracking of vehicle rear lights and detection of brakes and turn signals," Comp. Intel. for Sec. and Defense Apps. (CISDA), 2012 IEEE Symp.

M. Casares, A. Almagambetov, and S. Velipasalar, "A robust algorithm for the detection of vehicle turn signals and brake lights," Adv. Video and Sig.-Based Surveillance (AVSS), 2012 IEEE Int. Conf.

A. Almagambetov, M. Casares, and S. Velipasalar, "Autonomous tracking of vehicle taillights from a mobile platform using an embedded smart camera," Dist. Smart Cam. (ICDSC), 2012 IEEE Int. Conf.

M. Casares, K. Ozcan, A. Almagambetov, and S. Velipasalar, "Automatic fall detection by a wearable embedded smart camera," Dist. Smart Cam. (ICDSC), 2012 IEEE Int. Conf.


Patents

A. Almagambetov and H. Ross, "Bit-serial multipliers for FPGA applications."  U.S. Patent (App. US 15/807,147).

S. Velipasalar, A. Almagambetov, and M. Casares, "Automatic detection by a wearable embedded smart camera." U.S. Patent 9,571,723 B2 (Feb. 14, 2017).

S. Velipasalar, M. Casares, and A. Almagambetov, "Automatic detection by a wearable camera (continuation)."  U.S. Patent (App. US20180007257A1).

A. Almagambetov and H. Ross, “Bit-serial multipliers for FPGA applications.” U.S. Provisional (App. US 62/419,245).

S. Costa, A. Almagambetov, and L. Wyatt, "A distributed, parallel system for the automated grading and review of computer programming projects." U.S. Provisional (App. US 62/168,719).

S. Velipasalar, A. Almagambetov, and M. Casares, "Automatic fall detection by a wearable embedded smart camera." U.S. Provisional (App. US 61/561,594).


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member. S'05—M'14—SM'16.

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). 2014—present.

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). 2017—present.


Tau Beta Pi (VT Beta). 2007.

Eta Kappa Nu. 2007.

Upsilon Pi Epsilon. 2014.

All-University Doctoral Prize for Best Dissertation. 2014.

Applicability of Research to Business and Industry” Award. 2013.

Faculty of the Year for Teaching Innovation Award. Spring 2017.

Student Government Assoc. (SGA) Faculty of the Semester Award. Spring 2016.