Aleksandar (Alex) Vakanski



Assistant Professor, Ph.D, P.E.

Industrial Technology

Department of Nuclear Engineering & Industrial Management

College of Engineering

University of Idaho - Idaho Falls

1776 Science Center Drive

Idaho Falls, ID 83402, USA

Office: TAB 311

Phone: (208) 757-5422



Associated Faculty positions:

Affiliate Faculty, Department of Computer Science, University of Idaho

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Toronto Metropolitan 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. And, I am a member of the Machine Intelligence and Data Analytics (MIDA) lab led by Dr. Xian.

The scope of my research interests resides at the intersection of machine learning and mechatronics. I am particularly interested in biomedical applications of machine learning, as well as, in designing robust, secure, and trustworthy machine learning systems, in general.

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

In the Spring 2023 semester, I am teaching Computer Integrated and Robotics Manufacturing Technology, Project and Program Management, and Adversarial Machine Learning.