Dr Morteza Biglari-Abhari



MSc. (Electrical and Electronic Engineering), Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
PhD, (Electrical and Electronic Engineering), University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia


Research | Current

  • Security Enhanced Computer Architecture
  • Embedded Computer Vision Systems (for autonmous vehicles and robots)
  • Hardware/software co-design of real-time embedded systems
  • Re-configurable architectures and energy-efficient multi-processor systems on chip

Research groups

  • Embedded Systems
  • Precision Time Machines (PRET)

Teaching | Current

  • COMPSCI 313 - Computer Organisation
  • COMPSYS 302 - Software Design Practice
  • COMPSYS 304 - Computer Architecture 1
  • COMPSYS 305 - Digital Systems Design 1
  • COMPSYS 701 - Advanced Digital Systems Design

Postgraduate supervision

Completed stduents: 2 PhD (main supervisor), 4 PhD (co-supervisor), 12 ME (main supervisor)

Current students: 6 PhD and 1 ME


Director of Computer Systems Engineering Program

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Professional affiliations

  • Chair of IEEE New Zealand North Section (2013, 2014)
  • Senior Member of IEEE and IEEE Computer Society Chapter

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Chen, A. T. Y., Biglari-Abhari, M., Wang, K. I. K., Bouzerdoum, A., & Tivive, F. H. C. (2018). Convolutional neural network acceleration with hardware/software co-design. Applied Intelligence, 48 (5), 1288-1301. 10.1007/s10489-017-1007-z
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew Chen, Kevin I-Kai Wang
  • Tan, P., Biglari-Abhari, M., & Salcic, Z. (2017). Towards decentralized system-level security for MPSoC-based embedded applications. Journal of Systems Architecture, 80, 41-55. 10.1016/j.sysarc.2017.09.001
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Benjamin Tan, Zoran Salcic
  • 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: Andrew Chen, Kevin I-Kai Wang
  • Wang, B., McDaid, A., Biglari-Abhari, M., Giffney, T., & Aw, K. (2017). A bimorph pneumatic bending actuator by control of fiber braiding angle. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 257, 173-184. 10.1016/j.sna.2017.02.003
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35550
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Tim Giffney, Kean Aw, Andrew McDaid
  • Wang, B., McDaid, A., Giffney, T., Biglari-Abhari, M., & Aw, K. C. (2017). Design, modelling and simulation of soft grippers using new bimorph pneumatic bending actuators. Cogent Engineering, 4 (1)10.1080/23311916.2017.1285482
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33732
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Andrew McDaid, Tim Giffney, Kean Aw
  • Tan, B., Biglari-Abhari, M., & Salcic, Z. (2017). An Automated Security-Aware Approach for Design of Embedded Systems on MPSoC. ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS), 16 (5s) Seoul, Korea: ACM. 10.1145/3126553
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Benjamin Tan, Zoran Salcic
  • Hemmati, M., Biglari-Abhari, M., Niar, S., & Berber, S. (2017). Real‐time multi‐scale pedestrian detection for Driver Assistance Systems. Proceedings of the 54th Annual Design Automation Conference 2017 New York, USA: Association for Computing Machinery. 10.1145/3061639.3062308
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Stevan Berber
  • Harvey-Lees-Green, N., Biglari-Abhari, M., Malik, A., & Salcic, Z. (2017). A dynamic memory management unit for real time systems. Proceedings of the IEEE 20th International Symposium on Real-Time Computing (ISORC-2017) Toronto, Canada. 10.1109/ISORC.2017.4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Avinash Malik, Zoran Salcic


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 7, Room 708
New Zealand

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