Aleksandar (Alex) Vakanski



Industrial Technology

College of Engineering

University of Idaho - Idaho Falls

1776 Science Center Drive

Idaho Falls, ID 83402, USA

Office: TAB 312

Phone: (208) 757-5422

E-mail: vakanski{at}uidaho{dot}edu


Associated Faculty positions:

Affiliate Faculty, Department of Computer Science, University of Idaho

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University



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I am an Assistant Professor in Industrial Technology at the University of Idaho in Idaho Falls. I am also an Affiliate Faculty with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Idaho.

The scope of my research interests resides at the intersection of the fields of mechatronics and artificial intelligence. My research endeavors revolve around the topics of machine learning, visual perception and control, cognitive robotics, and time-series modeling, with the efforts directed toward enhancing the capacity of machines and robots to assists us and improve the quality of our lives.

My current research projects involve modeling human movements with application in robotics for observational learning from demonstrations and in healthcare for assessment of patient performance in physical rehabilitation, and image processing with application in agriculture for crop disease detection in aerial images and in healthcare for breast cancer detection in ultrasound images.

In the Fall 2019 semester I am teaching Introduction to Industrial Technology and Fundamentals of Unmanned Aerial Systems.