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Dr. Edward Sazonov

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Edward Sazonov (IEEE M’02, SM’11) received the diploma of systems engineer from Khabarovsk State University of Technology, Russia, in 1993, and his doctorate in computer engineering from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia, in 2002. Currently he is a professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at The University of Alabama College of Engineering in… Read more about Dr. Edward Sazonov

In The News: American Fulbright scholars in Newcastle

Aligning with its commitment to enhance international collaboration and foster global impact, the University of Newcastle welcomes two visiting American Fulbright Scholars who will contribute to research in water sustainability and eating behavior. Visiting from the University of Alabama, Professor Sazonov develops wearable devices to study health-related behaviors and deliver… Read more

Sources: The National Tribune , Mirage News

In The News: UA researchers test tech to monitor eating habits

University of Alabama researchers are involved in the study of a wearable device designed to monitor the user’s eating habits, with an eye toward fighting obesity. The Automatic Ingestion Monitor, which was developed in a UA lab, is clipped to prescription or nonprescription eyeglasses. The monitor includes a tiny high-definition… Read more

Sources: The Tuscaloosa News, WVUA, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Alabama Newscenter, Fox 6, mHealth Intelligence, Outbreak News Today, Warwick Beacon, Food Management, WPRI (Providence, Rhode Island), CBS (Providence, RI)

In The News: UA engineering professors create sensor to prevent hot-car deaths

A pair of University of Alabama professors has devised a monitor meant to help prevent accidental hot-car deaths and injuries among children left in vehicles. “The idea is that if there is someone or anything that breathes that is left in the car unattended, that the driver or the owner… Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, NBC 13 (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), CBS 42 (Birmingham), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), Yellowhammer News, WVUA (Tuscaloosa)

UA Engineers Develop Solution to Child Heat Deaths in Cars

A patent-pending device developed by University of Alabama researchers can alert a cell phone when a human or animal is inside a parked vehicle getting too hot. It monitors carbon dioxide levels from human breath inside the vehicle along with temperature and car movement. Read more

In The News: 3 Food Sensors to Track Every Bite and Gulp

People looking to track their diets and count their calories can choose from dozens of apps designed to help them do just that. But using the apps properly requires a lot of effort. “There’s a huge problem with self-reporting,” says Edward Sazonov, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University… Read more

Sources: IEEE Spectrum

Postdoc Fellow Wins Poster Contest

Muhammad Farooq, a postdoctoral fellow in The University of Alabama Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, received the best poster award at a conference recently. Farooq’s poster about real-time feedback from a wearable sensor that monitors energy intake during a meal was recognized at Tech Summit: Innovative Tools for Assessing Diet… Read more