Professor Alex Yakovlev
Professor of Computer System Design

Roles and Responsibilities

Head of MicroSystems Research Group.

Degree Programme Director:
BEng/MEng Computer Systems Engineering/Microelectronics and Software Engineering (CSE/MSE) from 1999 to 2006

Board of Studies Chairman for Computer Systems Engineering until 2007.


MSc (1979), PhD(1982) from St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University (formerly Leningrad Electrical Engineering Institute - LETI)

DSc (2006) from University of Newcastle upon Tyne

CEng (2015)


Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of IET


English and Russian

Alex is head of the uSystems (microSystems) research group and his profile can be viewed on Google Scholar.

Research Interests

Design of Asynchronous VLSI Systems, Petri Nets and concurrency models in system design, Hardware Description Languages, Low Power Electronics, Energy-Proportional and Energy-Modulated Computing, Energy-Harvesting Electronics

CAD Systems for VLSI, Fault Tolerance and Reliability in VLSI, System Timing

"Genetic Evolution" of IP-driven Electronics and IT Technology 

My blog on energy-modulated computing:

SAVVIE project (Staying alive under intermittent power)





Advanced VLSI Systems Design for MSc

Low Power and Asynchronous Systems for MSc

MEng, MSc Project supervision