Dr Avinash Malik

PhD, BE (Hons First class)


Avinash obtained his BE (Hons I) and PhD from the University of Auckland in 2010. He then worked as a post-doctoral fellow at INRIA Grenoble, the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation. His work as a post-doctoral fellow continued at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in the department of computer science and statistics, after which he then took a role as a research scientist at IBM Research. He joined the University of Auckland in May 2013.


Research | Current

  • Real-time/Embedded systems
  • Compiler construction
  • Programming language semantics
  • Logic for program verification
  • Formal methods application to bioengineering
  • Data mining and analysis
  • Non-linear control


Teaching | Current

COMPSYS723 - Embedded Systems Design

COMPSYS725 - Computer Networks

COMPSYS705 - Formal Methods for Engineers

Postgraduate supervision



Jin-Woo Ro, 2018-2020 -- Efficient traffic simulation engines using quantized state integration on super-dense time

PhD completed

Dr. Hee-Jong Park (co-supervisor), PhD. 2015, postdoc at NTU Singapore

Dr. Zhenmin Li (co-supervisor), PhD. 2016, Assistant Professor, Hefei University of Technology, China.

Jin-Woo Ro (co-supervisor), thesis submitted.

PhD candidates supervising

Main supervisor, Guiming Zhang -- Machine learning techniques for the inverse problem of electrocardiography

Main supervisor, Ke Ren -- Financial portfolio optimizations and machine learning for peer to peer lending systems

Main supervisor, Tommy Peng -- Cardiac device validation considering drug and disease effects on cardiac rhythm

Main supervisor, Surinder Sood -- Hardware synthesis, verification and optimization of hybrid systems

Main supervisor, Luman wang -- Modeling and predictive analytics for gastrointestinal tract

Master (ME Research) candidates supervising

Rakesh Vallabh -- Efficient embedded implementation of neural network architectures.

PhD Oppurtunity in 2019

Looking for a PhD student in machine learning for options/stock trading, (potentially) fully funded. Send me an email with your transcript & CV.


Jim and Hazel D Lord fellowship

INRIA Post-doctoral Fellowship

National Science Foundation, Ireland & IBM Post-doctoral Fellowship


  • Graduate Department Advisor (CSE)
  • Seminar Coordinator
  • Department representative, Faculty of Engineering Health and Safety Committee


Areas of expertise

  • Real-time/embedded systems
  • Compiler construction
  • Data mining and analysis
  • Formal verification applied to bioengineering and medical devices
  • Non-linear control

Publication list: http://dblp.uni-trier.de/pers/hd/m/Malik:Avinash

Committees/Professional groups/Services

IEEE Member

IEEE NZ North section, Computer Society chapter Chair' 2019.

Technical Program Commitee (TPC) member:

CASES'2019 (https://www.esweek.org/cases/about)

Euromicro DSD'2019 (http://dsd-seaa2019.csd.auth.gr/)

ICONS'2019 (http://www.iaria.org/conferences2019/ComICONS19.html)

RTSS'2018 (http://2018.rtss.org/)

CASES'2018 (https://esweek.org/cases/about)

Euromicro DSD'2018 (http://dsd-seaa2018.fit.cvut.cz/dsd/)

WSC'2018 (http://meetings2.informs.org/wordpress/wsc2018/)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Nadeem, M., Li, Z., Malik, A., Biglari-Abhari, M., & Salcic, Z. (2019). Allocation and scheduling of SystemJ programs on chip multiprocessors with weighted TDMA scheduling. JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE, 98, 63-78. 10.1016/j.sysarc.2019.06.009
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Morteza Biglari-Abhari, Zoran Salcic
  • Ai, W., Patel, N. D., Roop, P., Malik, A., & Trew, M. L. (2019). Cardiac Electrical Modeling for Closed-loop Validation of Implantable Devices. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering10.1109/TBME.2019.2917212
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Weiwei Ai, Nitish Patel, Partha Roop, Mark Trew
  • Peng, T., Trew, M. L., & Malik, A. (2019). Predictive modeling of drug effects on electrocardiograms. Computers in biology and medicine, 108, 332-344. 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2019.03.027
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mark Trew, Tommy Peng
  • Malik, A., Park, H., Nadeem, M., & Salcic, Z. (2019). Memory management of safety-critical hard real-time systems designed in SystemJ. MICROPROCESSORS AND MICROSYSTEMS, 64, 101-119. 10.1016/j.micpro.2018.10.007
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Zoran Salcic
  • Ai, W., Patel, N. D., Roop, P., Malik, A., & Trew, M. L. (2019). Closing the loop: Validation of implantable cardiac devices with computational heart models. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics10.1109/JBHI.2019.2947007
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Weiwei Ai, Nitish Patel, Partha Roop, Mark Trew
  • Sehgal, S., Patel, N. D., Malik, A., Roop, P. S., & Trew, M. L. (2019). Resonant model-A new paradigm for modeling an action potential of biological cells. PloS one, 14 (5)10.1371/journal.pone.0216999
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48503
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Nitish Patel, Partha Roop, Mark Trew, Sucheta Sehgal
  • Tewary, M., Malik, A., Salcic, Z., & Biglari-Abhari, M. (2019). An Energy Efficient Embedded Processor for Hard Real-Time Java Applications. Paper presented at 32nd International Conference on Computer Architecture (ARCS), Tech Univ Denmark, Copenhagen, DENMARK. 20 May - 23 May 2019. ARCHITECTURE OF COMPUTING SYSTEMS - ARCS 2019. (pp. 12). 10.1007/978-3-030-18656-2_21
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Zoran Salcic, Morteza Biglari-Abhari
  • Ren, K., & Malik, A. (2019). Investment Recommendation System for Low-Liquidity Online Peer to Peer Lending (P2PL) Marketplaces. Paper presented at 12th ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), Melbourne, AUSTRALIA. 11 February - 15 February 2019. PROCEEDINGS OF THE TWELFTH ACM INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WEB SEARCH AND DATA MINING (WSDM'19). (pp. 9). 10.1145/3289600.3290959


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New Zealand

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