Associate Professor Stevan Mirko Berber



  • Senior Lecturer

Dr Stevan Berber is a senior lecturer at The University of Auckland in New Zealand. He is an author of more than 130 peer-reviewed journal and international conference papers, 8 books and 5 book chapters.  Over the last 10 years he has supervised more than 120 students doing PhD, ME, MESt, summer research or final year projects.

Before joining academia in 1994, Stevan has been leading or working on a large number of research and industry projects. During his sabbatical leaves he was a visiting professor at Novi Sad University, visiting scholar at the University of Sydney and visiting professor at the UST Nanjing.

He serves as a editor in journals, consultant for industry, a referee for leading journals and a referee/TPCmember/chair for conferences in the fields of communications, wireless networks, signal processing and artificial intelligence.


PhD in Electrical Engineering, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
ME in Electrical Engineering, Belgrade University, SFR Yugoslavia (Serbia)
BE in Electrical Engineering, Technical Academy, Zagreb, SFR Yugoslavia (Croatia)



  • Director for EEE degree in ECE Department

Research | Current


  • Wireless sensor/actuator networks as part of ubiquitous computing technology
  • Teleperception and virtual teleporting systems
  • Cognitive, cooperative and collaborative radio systems and networks
  • OFDM systems and DSSS/CDMA systems based on hybrid spreading sequences
  • Digital signal processing of audio and video signals
  • Theory and practice of estimation and measurement in communication systems
  • Artificial intelligence methods in communication systems

Research groups

  • Telecommunication Research Group
  • Embedded Systems Research Group
  • Signal Processing Research Group

Teaching | Current


  • ELECTENG 412 Communication Systems
  • ELECTENG 426 Digital Communications
  • ELECTENG 428/716 Sensor Networks
  • ELECTENG 706 Digital Signal Processing
  • SOFTENG 364 Computer Networks

Postgraduate supervision

Master projects: 2

PhD projects: 7


Course coordinator for three courses: Communication Systems, Digital Communications and Computer networks.

Director for EEE degree

The leader for the research group in multiuser systems and wireless sensor networks.

Areas of expertise

multi-user systems, wireless sensor networks, CDMA and OFDM systems, non-binary spread spectrum systems, DSP application in communications

Committees/Professional groups/Services


Professional affiliations

  • Senior Member of IEEE
  • Member, NZ Scientists
  • Member, NZ Justice of the Peace Association
  • NAATI accredited translator


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Berber, S. (2016). Noise-based spreading in code division multiple access systems for secure communications. International Journal of Communication Systems, 29 (2), 402-416. 10.1002/dac.2840
  • Berber, S., Hirani, G., & Ho, M. (2014). Measurement and mean power estimation in indoor wireless channel based on higher order Kalman filtering. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 63 (12), 2771-2778. 10.1109/TIM.2014.2320832
  • Berber, S. M. (2014). Probability of error derivatives for binary and chaos-based CDMA systems in wide-band channels. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 13 (10), 5596-5606. 10.1109/TWC.2014.2330301
  • Fang, S., Berber, S. M., & Swain, A. K. (2013). Characterization of hello message exchange to estimate sensor node's neighborhood residual energy distribution in initialization phase. Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, 13 (7), 681-699. 10.1002/wcm.1132
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Akshya Swain
  • Ho, M. J., Berber, S. M., & Sowerby, K. W. (2012). Building leakage propagation measurements for indoor cognitive radio systems. Electronics Letters, 48 (23), 1508-1510. 10.1049/el.2012.3374
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kevin Sowerby
  • Vali, R., Berber, S. M., & Nguang, S. K. (2012). Accurate performance analysis of chaos-based code tracking in presence of multipath fading. ELECTRONICS LETTERS, 48 (4), 238-239. 10.1049/el.2011.3026
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sing Nguang
  • Vali, R., Berber, S., & Nguang, S. K. (2012). Accurate derivation of chaos-based acquisition performance in a fading channel. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 11 (2), 722-731. 10.1109/TWC.2011.120511.110306
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sing Nguang
  • Vali, R., Berber, S. M., & Nguang, S. K. (2012). Analysis of chaos-based code tracking using chaotic correlation statistics. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, 59 (4), 796-805. 10.1109/TCSI.2011.2169885
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Sing Nguang


Contact details

Primary office location

BUILDING 903 - Bldg 903
Level 3, Room 348
New Zealand

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