Michael Wins Early Career Research Diamond Award

CIDI’s Smart and Connected Systems (SCS) research theme leader Dr Michael Opoku Agyeman wins Early Career Research Diamond Award at UoN’s Pure Launch & Research Diamond Awards (2019).

“Just as a diamond can lie buried within the ground, and needs to be shaped, polished and brought out into the light, so too does our research. Just as a diamond can have a profound effect on others, so too can our research, increasing in significance and reach long after we are gone!”

Celebrating research excellence at the University of Northampton. A special thank you to the University of Northampton research community: staff that make it happen, and the staff who supervise, develop and grow a new generation of researchers as well as the postgraduate researchers.

“Dr Michael Opoku Agyeman continues to impress with not only his outstanding research
contribution in his field but also the quality of his teaching…”. “Though he is an early career researcher, his Management, Teaching, Research and International Relation responsibilities are outstanding and continues to attract international reputation. “

This Award focused on excellence in research for researchers and/or Doctorate students with up to 5 years of post-Doctorate experience. Excellence is demonstrated through contributions to one’s field of study, an ability to provide a stimulating and challenging research environment that incorporates students and teaching, and an ability to communicate research results effectively to relevant audiences. Staff and doctoral students were invited to nominate for five award categories. 59 Nominations were received. These nominations were reviewed by a panel from the research community at the University of Northampton, that selected the top nominations for each award.

Michael wins the UoN’s International Changemaker of the Year award.

CIDI’s Smart and Connected Systems (SCS) research theme leader Dr Michael Opoku Agyeman wins the International Changemaker of the year award.

The award was in recognition of the significant impact made towards alleviating the social issues in developing countries through the SmartWorld project http://www.computing.northampton.ac.uk/~michael/SmartWorld/index.html.

Michael is the founder of the SmartWorld initiative, an international collaborative project that uses technology, particularly Internet-of-Things (IoT), to provide solutions to the potential crisis in developing countries.

Through the SmartWorld initiative, Michael has put new technology methods in place to produce a real-world practical solution to these issues in the form of projects, dissertations and research. In addition, the project has attracted externally funded international students to the University of Northampton. Michael continues to inspire students with his ambitious tenacity that highlights the multidisciplinary benefits of using computing to improve health and well-being on a global scale.