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Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
111 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 11111-1011

Phone: 111-111-6470

Fax: 111-111-6645

Email: [email protected]

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 111-364-6123

Fax: 111-364-3160

Email: [email protected]

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 111-757-5400

Fax: 111-282-7929

Email: [email protected]

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 111-292-2509

Email: [email protected]

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
111 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 11111-1014

Phone: 111-111-6373

Fax: 111-111-9249

Email: [email protected]

Web:

Alex Vakanski, Ph.D., P.E.

Alex Vakanski, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor, Industrial Technology

Office

TAB 312

Phone

111-757-5422

Web

Mailing Address

University of Idaho, Idaho Falls
1776 Science Center Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

  • Ph.D., Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University, 2013
  • M.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, 2003
  • B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, 1998

  • Cognitive robotics, learning from demonstration
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Vision-based control of robots
  • Control systems and automation

Alex Vakanski is an assistant professor in Industrial Technology. At the University of Idaho in Idaho Falls, he teaches courses in the areas of manufacturing, robotics, CAD design and quality control. His research efforts are focused on enhancing cognitive abilities of robots and machines, through the development of algorithms for visual perception and comprehension of the world.

  • Mathematical Modeling of Human Motions using Recurrent Neural Networks, MAG – CMCI
  • Development and Commercialization of a Visual Learning System for Robot Programming by Demonstration, I2I-NSERC

  • A. Vakanski, and F. Janabi-Sharifi, Robot Learning by Visual Observation, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN-10: 1119091802, ISBN-13: 978-1119091806, 2017.
  • A. Vakanski, J. M. Ferguson, and S. Lee, "Mathematical modeling and evaluation of human motions in physical therapy using mixture density neural networks," Journal of Physiotherapy and Physical Rehabilitation, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 1–10, 2016.
  • A. Vakanski, I. Mantegh, A. Irish, and F. Janabi-Sharifi, "Trajectory learning for robot programming by demonstration using Hidden Markov Model and Dynamic Time Warping," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics - Part B: Cybernetics, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 1039 - 1052, 2012.
  • E. Nematollahi, A. Vakanski, and F. Janabi-Sharifi, "A second-order conic optimization-based method for visual servoing," Journal of Mechatronics, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 444 - 467, 2012.

  • ASNT Faculty Grant Award, awarded by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, 2015

Locations

U of I College of Engineering

Mailing Address:

Janssen Engineering (JEB) Room 125
111 Perimeter Drive MS 1011
Moscow, ID 11111-1011

Phone: 111-111-6470

Fax: 111-111-6645

Email: [email protected]

Web: College of Engineering

U of I Boise Engineering

Mailing Address:

Idaho Water Center 
322 E. Front Street 
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 111-364-6123

Fax: 111-364-3160

Email: [email protected]

Web: Boise Engineering

U of I Idaho Falls Engineering

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Phone: 111-757-5400

Fax: 111-282-7929

Email: [email protected]

Web: Idaho Falls Engineering

U of I CDA Computer Science

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 111-292-2509

Email: [email protected]

Web: U of I Coeur d'Alene

Engineering Outreach

Physical Address:

Engineering Physics (EP) Building, Room 312
111 Perimeter Drive MS 1014
Moscow, ID 11111-1014

Phone: 111-111-6373

Fax: 111-111-9249

Email: [email protected]

Web:

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