Aleksandar (Alex) Vakanski



I posted this blog initially on the electronic blackboard for the courses I taught, hoping that the students would find some of the covered topics interesting and thought provoking. One of my goals as an instructor is to inspire a trend of continuous learning among the students, by understanding the need for maintaining and upgrading their knowledge with the new technologies, as well as for integrating and connecting gained knowledge across related disciplines.

The blogs link to videos or articles describing the latest scientific advancements, technological breakthroughs, predictions of future technologies, or simply stories that I liked and wanted to share with others.


Predicting Protein Folding with Deep Learning

First Black Hole Image

Earthquake Alert App

Biometric Airport Terminals

Exploration of Mars

Amazon Go Store


Bionic Learning Network

Voice Interfaces

Reusable Rockets

Quantum Computing



NASA's Mission to Europa

Deep Learning

Atlas Robot

Genome Editing with CRISPR-Cas9


How Driverless Cars Work

How to Engineer a Dog

Technological Singularity

Unlimited and Free Clean Energy

Advances in Biomedical Engineering

We Got Scared

Automation and the Future


IBM’s Watson

Big Dog Robot

Smart Bird

Femto Photography