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A Yemelyanov


Dr. Alexander Michael Yemelyanov
Professor and Chair
Department of Computer Science
Office: Crawford Wheatley Hall, Room 207
Office Hours: 11:00 - 12:00 pm MTWR (or by appointment)
Phone: 229-931-2820


  • D.Sc. –  Systems Engineering (concentration in Human Factors), 1991
    Research Aviation Institute, Moscow-Zhukovsky, Russia
    Supreme Certification Board under the Council of the USSR
  • Ph.D. – Computational and Applied Mathematics, 1980
    Russian Academy of Sciences, Dorodnicyn Computing Center, Moscow, Russia
  • M.S. –  Applied Mathematics (major in Computational Mathematics), 1975
    Lomonosov Moscow State University,
    Department of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics, Moscow, Russia


  • Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA; Department of Computer Science, School of Computing and Mathematics
    • 2016 – Present   Professor & Chair   
    • 2006 – Present   Professor (tenured)
    • 2001 – 2006      Associate Professor
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; School of Business, Department of Information Systems; College of Humanities and Science, Department of Math & Computer Science
    • 2000 – 2001      Adjunct Professor
  • Plekhanov Russian Economic University, Moscow, Russia; School of Economics and Mathematics, Department of Mathematical Methods in Economics
    • 1991 – 2000      Professor, Deputy Chair
    • 1989 – 1991      Associate Professor
  • Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia; School of Business Engineering and Management, Department of Management
    • 1997 – 1999      Professor
  • Moscow Research Institute of Planning & Management, Moscow, Russia
    • 1982 – 1989      Director, Computer Support Systems Division
  • The Scientific & Technical Information Center of Russia; State Committee of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia
    • 1980 – 1982      Senior Researcher
    • 1975 – 1980      Junior Researcher

Affiliations and Certifications

  • 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 in “Automated Control Systems”, Supreme Certification under the Council of Ministers of the USSR, Moscow, USSR, 1989


Professional Interests

My professional interests include human computer interaction; decision analysis; risk/safety analysis and modeling, 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.


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

  • “The Model of the Factor of Significance of Goal-Directed Decision Making”. In C. Baldwin (Ed.), Advances in Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 586), Springer International Publishing, 2017, pp. 319-330.
  •  “Applying SSAT in Computer-Based Analysis and Investigation of Operator Errors”. In C. Baldwin (Ed.), Advances in Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Engineering (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 586), Springer International Publishing, 2017, pp. 331-339 (Yemelyanov, A.M.and Yemelyanov A.A.).
  • “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

  • Verbal decision analysis of risk related causal factors in operator errors, Proceedings of 2015 Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting (SRA 2015 Annual Meeting), Arlington, Virginia, December 6 – 10, 2015. (Yemelyanov, A. M., Baev, S, Yemelyanov A. A., Tikhomirov N. P.).
  • Optimization of Performance Shaping Factors Analysis in Safety Databases”. INFORMS-2014 Annual Meeting of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, San-Francisco, Nov. 9-12, 2014 (Yemelyanov, A. M., Yemelyanov, A. A.).
  • Determining risk-related patterns in human operator error analysis. Proceedings of 2013 Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting (SRA 2013), Baltimore, MD, December 8-11, 2013.
  • 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.” Proceedingsof 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-USASymposium 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.

Courses Taught 

  • Human-Computer Interaction & Interface Design (graduate)
  • Decision Support & Expert Systems (graduate)
  • Computer Graphics (undergraduate/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)


Married with daughter Alina Alexandrina

Verbal decision analysis of risk related causal factors in operator errors, Proceedings of 2015 Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting (SRA 2015 Annual Meeting), Arlington, Virginia, December 6 – 10, 2015.

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