Aleksander "Olek" Malinowski



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Dr. Malinowski is a Professor at Bradley University. The areas of his main interests include Networked cyber-physical systems, computer networks, Internet of Things, computational intelligence and autonomous mobile agents with emphasis on their navigation. He is also a Senior Member of IEEE and an active volunteer and Senior Administrative Committee member for the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society.

Social Media:


  • Amateur digital photography
  • Travel, nature sightseeing
  • Electronic music (listening to)
  • US FIRST: Technical Challenge Mentor for FTC Team #9985, and for FRC as a judge at regional level
  • BSA: Committee member for Troop #163 and Merit Badge Counselor


Teaching Interests:

  • ECE 103 Computers and Programming (structural programming in C99)
  • ECE 205 Microcontroller Architecture and Programming
  • ECE 322 Interfacing Lab
  • ECE 470/570 Object Oriented Programming for Embedded Systems (C++ and data structures))
  • ECE 471/571 Real-Time Operating Systems
  • ECE 472/572 Embedded Microcontroller Linux
  • ECE 473/573 Embedded TCP/IP
  • ECE 474/574 Robotic Navigation with SLAM
  • ECE 483/583 Microprocessor Architecture and Design


Research and Professional Interests:

  • Computer Programming Algorithms with emphasis on network connectivity and cyber-physical system applications
    • Ethernet
    • Factory Automation, Home automation, Internet of Things
    • Microcontroller Linux, BuildRoot, Operating Systems
    • Networked cyber-physical systems (embedded systems)
    • TCP/IP Network programming for small embedded systems
    • General purpose programming with C, C++, and Java
  • Simultaneous Localization and Mapping of Mobile agents (SLAM for robots)
  • Neural networks - theory of learning, modeling with, control applications

    Recent Keynote delivered - Current Challenges for the Internet of Things Ecosystem at 22nd International Science Conference:
    Computer Networks - CN2015, June 16-19, 2015, Brunów Palace, Lwówek Śląski, Silesia, Poland

    Recent Publications - see

      Recent Student Projects - see


      Professional Volunteer Work for IEEE:

      • Senior Administrative Committee Member of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society elected since 2005, senior since 2010
      • Associate Editor for IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics since 2007
      • Associate Editor for IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics in 2004-2005, 2010-present
      • IEEE IES Newsletter Editor in 2002-2004, associate editor in 1998-2001
      • IEEE IES Web and Information Technology Committee Founding Member, chair in 2005-2007, member since 2005
      • Manuscript Collection and Review for IES and IES-sponsored conferences
      • Technical co-chair for IECON'04, IECON'05, ISIE'06 and ISIE'15, also HSI'08, HSI'09, HSI'10
      • Technical track chair or co-chair for numerous other IES Conferences
      • Occasional reviewer for some other IEEE Transactions
      • Occasional "expert reviewer" for some IES-sponsored conferences