Mr Andrew Tzer-Yeu Chen

BE(Hons) in Computer Systems Engineering (First Class Honours), BCom in Marketing, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, PGCertCE in Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship

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Graduate Teaching Assistant
Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


PhD Candidate working in the field of embedded vision.

Computer vision has been an active research area for decades, but the majority of algorithm development has taken place in a theoretical context, with powerful desktop computers and no time limitations. In order to put these algorithms into the real world, we need to consider how to maintain high levels of accuracy in resource constrained and real-time environments. My research looks at embedded vision, implementing algorithms in computationally efficient ways so that standalone devices such as smart cameras can become part of the next generation of sensor systems.

Research | Current

  • Embedded Vision
  • Image Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Robotics

Teaching | Current

  • COMPSYS201 - Fundamentals of Computer Engineering
  • COMPSYS302 - Software Design Practice
  • ELECTENG209 - Analogue and Digital Design

Past Courses

  • COMPSYS701 - Advanced Digital Design
  • COMPSYS704 - Advanced Embedded Systems
  • MECHENG223 - Machines and Mechanisms

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Sherwin, T., Easte, M., Chen, A. T.-Y., Wang, K. I.-K., & Dai, W. (2018). A Single RF Emitter-Based Indoor Navigation Method for Autonomous Service Robots. Sensors (Basel, Switzerland), 18 (2).10.3390/s18020585
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kevin I-Kai Wang, Tyrone Sherwin
  • Chen, A. T., Biglari-Abhari, M., & Wang, K. (2017). Trusting the Computer in Computer Vision: A Privacy-Affirming Framework. 2017 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Workshops (CVPRW), 1360-1367. Honolulu, Hawaii, US: IEEE Xplore. 10.1109/CVPRW.2017.178
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Morteza Biglari-Abhari, Kevin I-Kai Wang
  • Chen, A. T., Biglari-Abhari, M., Wang, K. I. K., Bouzerdoum, A., & Tivive, F. H. C. (2016). Hardware-Software Co-design for a Gender Recognition Embedded System. In H. Fujita, M. Ali, A. Selamat, A. Sasaki, M. Kurematsu (Eds.) Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Trends in Applied Knowledge-Based Systems and Data Science, 9799, 541-552. Morioka, Japan: Springer. 10.1007/978-3-319-42007-3_47
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Morteza Biglari-Abhari, Kevin I-Kai Wang
  • Chen, A. T.-Y. (2016). UN Youth New Zealand: Civics education outside the traditional classroom context. set: Research Information for Teachers, 2016 (3), 61-62. 10.18296/set.0060
  • Chen, A. T.-Y., & Wang, K. I.-K. (2016). Computer Vision Based Chess Playing Capabilities for the Baxter Humanoid Robot. Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (ICCAR), Hong Kong, PEOPLES R CHINA. 28 April - 30 April 2016. PROCEEDINGS OF 2016 THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONTROL, AUTOMATION AND ROBOTICS. (pp. 4).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kevin I-Kai Wang