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Alexander Michael Yemelyanov

Professor of Computer Science

School of Computing and Mathematics
Georgia Southwestern State University,
800 GSW State University Drive, Americus, GA 31709

Office Location: Rm. 211, Crawford Wheatley Hall   
Office Hours: 11:00 - 12:00 pm MTWR (or by appointment)

Phone: (229) 931-2820         Fax: (229) 931-2270

  ACADEMIC DEGREES  back to top

D.Sc. –  Systems Engineering (with a concentration in Ergonomics), 1991
             Institute of Aircraft Equipment, Zhukovsky, Moscow region, Russia
             Supreme Certification Board under the Council of Ministers of the USSR, Moscow
             Dissertation: “Computer-Aided System for Human Error Analysis (theory, method, implementation)”
Ph.D. – Applied Mathematics (with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence), 1980
Russian Academy of Sciences, Dorodnicyn Computing Center, Moscow, Russia
             Dissertation: “Method for Analysis of Human Behavior Through Use of Frames and Special Modal Logic” .        
M.S. –  Computer Science, 1975, conferred with honors, GPA 4.94/5.00
             Lomonosov Moscow State University,
             Department of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, Moscow, Russia


  • Member of IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Group
  • Full Member of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
  • Member of Association of Computing Machinery (ACM)
  • Full Member (Academician) of International Informatics Academy
  • Awarded the academic status of Full Professor, Committee on Higher School for the Ministry of Science, Higher School, and Technical Policy of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, 1992
  • Awarded the academic status of Senior Researcher majoring inAutomated Control Systems”, Supreme Certification under the Council of Ministers of the USSR, Moscow, USSR, 1989

 HONORS  back to top

  • Listed in Who's Who in American Education since 2006
  • Listed in Who’s Who in America since 2005
  • Listed in Who's Who in the World since 2006
  • Listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering since 2006


2006 present  Professor (tenured)
2006    Associate Professor
                        Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA
                        School of Computer and Information Sciences

2000 – 2001    Adjunct Professor
 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA                                               
                        School of Business, Department of Information Systems                                           
                        College of Humanities and Science, Department of Math  & Computer Science

1991 – 2000    Professor, Deputy Chair
1989 – 1991    Associate Professor 
    Plekhanov Russian Economic University, Moscow, Russia
                        School of Economics and Mathematics,                                                                     
Department of Mathematical Methods in Economics

1997 – 1999    Professor
                        Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia
                        School of Business Engineering and Management, Department of Management

1982 – 1989    Director, Computer Support Systems Division
                        Moscow Research Institute of Planning & Management, Moscow, Russia

1980 – 1982    Senior Researcher
1975 – 1980    Junior Researcher
The Scientific & Technical Information Center of Russia
                        State Committee of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia

  COURSES  back to top


  • Human-Computer Interaction & Interface Design (graduate)

  • Decision Support & Expert Systems (graduate)

  • Systems Analysis & Design (undergraduate/graduate)

  • Decision Making Theory (undergraduate/graduate)

  • Information Storage and Retrieval (undergraduate/graduate)

  • Object-Oriented Analysis & Design (with UML) (undergraduate/graduate)

  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms (undergraduate/graduate)

  • Theory of Computation (undergraduate/graduate)

  • Data Structures & Algorithms (undergraduate)  

  • Discrete Mathematics (undergraduate)

  • Concepts of Programming Languages (undergraduate/graduate)

  • Computer Applications (undergraduate)

  RESEARCH  back to top

My professional interests include computer-aided analysis and modeling of human performance; decision making; and risk/safety analysis, especially in human errors, in complex human-machine systems.


2004 2006: Project manager
for “Design of ComplianceWeb System” (contractor agreement between Advanced Environmental Technologies, LLC and Georgia Southwestern State University, GSW-i-TECH Center). Together with Dr. Fu, Dr. Shah, H. Girma.
1993 – 1995: Principal Investigator for “Expert system for pilot’s error investigation”. Contract project for Scientific-Research Institute of Ministry of Defense and Institute for Information Transmission Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. Together with Dr. V. Venkov, Dr. M. Kotik, and Dr. V. Smolnikov.
1990 – 1993: Principal Investigator for “Develop an expert system for diagnosing the errors of aviation specialists” Contract project for Center GosNIIGA, Transportation Ministry of Russia, Moscow, Russia, Together with Dr. M. Kotik, Dr. V. Kostikov, and Dr. V. Smolnikov.
1988 – 1990 Principal Investigator for “Implement a new computerized system to support human error reduction in air traffic management” Contract project for Air traffic control department of Aeroflot, Moscow, Russia, Together with Dr.Y. Murigin and A. Dolgonovsky.

  PUBLICATIONS back to top

More than 100 scientific publications including three books.


  • Origin of Human-Operator Error (co-author Mikhail Kotik). Moscow: Transport Publishers, 1998. 253 pp..

  • Human-Operator Errors in Transportation Systems (co-author Mikhail Kotik). Moscow: Znanie Publishers, 1989.  64 pp..

  • Errors of Control : Psychological Causes and Method for Computer-Aided Analysis (co-author Mikhail Kotik). Tallinn: Valgus Publishers, 1985. 391 pp.

Selected papers:

  • “Modeling and Decision Support for Analysis of Operator Errors in Complex Systems, Journal of  Computers      (JCP), Academy Publisher, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2009 .

  • “Decision Support and Analysis Systems.” Computer Facilities, Systems, Control, N 5, 1998, pp. 15-23.

  • “Emotions as an Indicator for Subjective Preferences in Decision Making (Express Decision Support Method).”
    Psikologicheskiy Jurnal (Psychological Journal, Russian Academy of Sciences), V 13, N 1, 1992, pp. 118-125.

  • “Method of Analysis of Human Management Performance Through Use of Frames and Special Modal Logic.” Izvestia AN SSSR: Tekhnicheskaia kibernetika (Proceedings of the USSR Academy of Sciences: Technical Cybernetics), N 4, 1981, pp. 94-102.

Selected published proceedings:

  • Analysis of Influencing Factors in the Model of Erroneous Action: Computer-based Method and Algorithms. Proceedings of 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Anchorage,, Alaska, October 9 – 12, 2011, pp.. 2107 – 2112.

  •  Applying Risk-as-Feeling Approach for Modeling Positive and Negative Affects in Operator Decision Making”.  Proceedings of 2009 Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting  –”Risk Analysis: the Evolution of a Science” (SRA 2009 Annual Meeting), Baltimore, Maryland, December 6 – 9, 2009, p. 203.(Yemelyanov, A. M., Yemelyanov A. A.).

  • "Modeling Operator Performance for Error Analysis". Proceedings of 2007 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Montreal, Canada, October 7 – 10, 2007, pp. 609-614.

  • "Intelligent Agents as a Mechanism of the Synchronization of Web and Human Services".  Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference Intelligent Systems and Agent, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2007 (Peltsverger, B., Yemelyanov, A., Chen, Y., Zhou, B.).

  • "ComplianceWeb – Environmental Compliance Management System". Proceedings of the 14th International
    Conference on Safety Problems in Complex Systems
    , Moscow, Russia, Institute of Control Sciences, December,
    2006 (
    Fu, X., Peltsverger, B., and Yemelyanov, A.).

  • "Unified Modeling of Human Operator Activity in a Real-World Environment". Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics", The Big Island, Hawaii, October 10 – 12, 2005.

  • “Human Operator Behavior Modeling in Real-World Environment. Proceedings of the 14th Conference on Modeling and Simulation BRIMS 2005, Los Angeles, CA, May 16 – 19, 2005.

  • "Toward a System Approach to Human Error Investigation". Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, September 20 – 24, 2004, pp. 2436-2440.

  • “Investigation and analysis of human-operator error”. Proceeding of the 11th International Conference on Safety Problems in Complex Systems, Moscow, Russia, Institute of Control Sciences: December 24-25, 2003.

  • "How to improve Error Analysis and Classification System". Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 47th Annual Meeting,, Denver, CO, October 13 –17, 2003, pp. 1943-1947.

  • “An Automatized Method for Human-Operator Error Analysis.” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 46th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, September 30 – October 4, 2002, pp. 1935-1938.

  • “Frames in the Human-Operator Behavior Analysis.” In Computational Intelligence and Applications. (Ed. A. Abraham et al.), Atlanta, Dynamic Publisher, 2002, pp. 263-266. 

  • “Towards Safety Analysis of Manufacturing Systems.” Proceedings of Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation. Kobe, Japan: July 11-18, 1994. 

  • “Human Errors Analysis for Preventing Accidents.” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Robotics, Mechatronics, and Manufacturing Systems. Kobe, Japan: September 16-20, 1992.

  • “SAFE - A Knowledge-Based System for Prevention of Incidents. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on CAD/CAM, Robotics and Factories of the Future, V 2, London, August 19-22, 1991, pp. 749-754.

PERSONAL back to top

Married with daughter Alina Alexandrina


Last modified: March, 2012         Georgia Southwestern State University, 800 Wheatley Street, Americus, GA 31709