Alan V. Sahakian

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering (by courtesy), and Senior Advisor to the Dean, Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science of Northwestern University. Academic Affiliate staff, Department of Cardiology, NorthShore University HealthSystem.

From this page you can view my curriculum vitae, and a short biographical sketch.

You can also view my Northwestern Scholars and ResearchGate pages.

For students in my courses: In my lectures I generally code in Python, currently version 3.9. You can download the installation package for your own machine here. Mark Pilgrim's Dive into Python 3 tutorial is an excellent learning resource.
For projects or courses involving circuit design and analysis, I'm currently using Analog Devices/Linear Technology LTspice. You can download the package here.
For projects or courses involving VHDL or Verilog, e.g. for FPGA design, I'm currently using Intel/Altera Quartus Prime (Lite Edition) v16.1 which is free and includes Modelsim. You can download the package here. The online book "FPGA's for Dummies" (2'nd Intel Special Edition) is also free and well-matched to the Quartus Prime toolset.

Voice Phone Number: (847)-491-7007 (faculty office) or (847)-491-3641 (EECS chair's office)
Fax Phone Number: (847)-491-4455
Home Phone Number: (224)-392-2082

Email address:

  • Note: I receive about 200 emails per day at this address. I apologize if I happen to miss yours.
    Postal Address: Where I can usually be found: When I can usually be found: This page was created in September 1994 and last updated on August 25, 2023.