Electrical & Computer Engineering

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-Abraham Maslow-


Dr. Sarkodie-Gyan Dr. Sarkodie-Gyan is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas, College of Engineering, and Founding Director of the University's Laboratory for Industrial Metrology and Automation. He is also the Founding Director of the University's Laboratory for Human Motion Analysis and Neurorehabilitation. He is a member of the World Federation of Neurorehabilitation. He holds the exclusive and legally protected title of Chartered Measurement and Control Technologist of the Royal Charter; He is Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control (InstMC). He is a certified European Engineer of the FEANI, and Distinguished Member of the German Institution of Engineers, VDI (Gesellschaft fuer Mess-und Automatisierungstechnik, GMA).

Sarkodie-Gyan holds the Degree of Master of Engineering Sciences (Dipl.Ing) in Electrical Engineering and Cybernetics (Automatic Controls) from the Technical University Otto-von-Guericke Magdeburg, and the Doctor of Engineering Sciences in Measurement and Control Engineering, from the Technical University Berlin.

He has held academic positions as Lecturer, Reader, Scholar, Scientist and Professor in Higher Institutions of Education in Germany, the United Kingdom, and in the United States. He was Principal Investigator in the invention of the Gait Trainer, GTI, (a commercial product, a machine-supported gait trainer that enables non-ambulatory stroke patients the training of gait-like movements very early after disease onset). He earned the title of a Reader in Cybernetics and Systems Science.

He has successfully supervised over twenty-one students for the highest academic degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in areas of machine vision and pattern recognition, robotics, automatic controls, and in biomedical engineering. He has also served as external examiner for PhD candidates in the United Kingdom and in France. He holds patents in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. He is the Founding Father of the Mechatronics program at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, New Mexico.

He is author of a novel book in biomedical engineering, and has published extensively in several peer-reviewed journals. He is reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for the National Science Foundations (NSF), and for several journals in engineering, biomedical engineering and in artificial intelligence.

Dr. Sarkodie-Gyan's research interests are in computer vision and pattern recognition, robotics, sensors, control systems, (space) biomedical engineering and in soft computing. He has served as Principal Investigator and/or Co-Principal Investigator in various high impact research projects in Europe and in the United States. He exhibits excellent knowledge in several languages including French, German, English, (Latin), Twi and Hausa.

Dr. Sarkodie-Gyan has no competing editorial or research interests regarding his role as a research scientist or an Associate Editor for the Elsevier Journal Measurement.

“Give me a lever long enough
And a prop strong enough.
I can single-handedly move the world.”


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