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: 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

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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

In The News: Don’t Despair: Today’s EE Students are Truly Impressive

It’s common to talk about the dismal state of undergraduate education these days, with so many students spending lots of time and serious money, while majoring in vague subjects with little discernible rigor or demands. Then there’s the annual Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge event– an impressive counter to that view… Read more

Sources: Electronics 360

In The News: AIM device counts chews and takes photos to automatically track your diet

There are already a number of devices that allow people to keep track of what and how much they eat, in order to help themselves lose weight or maintain a better-balanced diet. Most of these gadgets, however, rely on the user to manually enter the data regarding each meal. The University of… Read more

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