Associate Professor Waleed H Abdulla

BSc, MSc, PhD


Waleed H. Abdulla holds a PhD Degree from the University of Otago, New Zealand.  He is an Associate Professor in the University of Auckland. He was the Vice President- Member Relations and Development (APSIPA) for two terms. He has been a Visiting Researcher/Collaborator with Tsinghua University, Siena University (Italy), Essex University (UK), IDIAP (Switzerland), TIT (Japan), ETRI (Korea), HKPU (Hong Kong). He has published more than 150 refereed publications. He is member of Editorial Boards of six journals. He supervised over 25 postgraduate students. He is a recipient of many awards and funded projects exceeding $1M and was awarded JSPS, ETRI, and Tsinghua fellowships. He received Excellent Teaching Awards for 2005 and 2012. He is a Member of APSIPA and Senior Member of IEEE.


Teaching | Current

Signal Processing, Circuits and Systems, Human Biometrics


Deputy Head of Department (Academic)

Areas of expertise

His research interest: Human Biometrics, Narrow Sound Beam Projection, Hyperspectral Imaging Applications, Speech and Signal Processing, and Active Noise Control

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Ardekani, I. T., & Abdulla, W. H. (2014). Active Noise Control in Three Dimensions. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 22 (6), 2150-2159. 10.1109/TCST.2014.2301457
  • Lin, Y., & Abdulla, W. H. (2014). Audio Watermark A Comprehensive Foundation Using MATLAB. Springer. Pages: 199.
  • Abdelhamid, A. A., & Abdulla, W. H. (2014). Joint optimization on decoding graphs using minimum classification error criterion. APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing, 3.10.1017/ATSIP.2014.5
  • Krivokuca, V., Abdulla, W., & Swain, A. (2013). A non-invertible cancellable fingerprint construct based on compact minutiae patterns. International Journal of Biometrics, 6 (2), 125-142. 10.1504/IJBM.2014.060977
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Akshya Swain
  • Abdelhamid, A. A., Abdulla, W. H., & MacDonald, B. A. (2012). RoboASR: A dynamic speech recognition system for service robots. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). 10.1007/978-3-642-34103-8_49
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bruce MacDonald
  • Tabatabaei Ardekani, I., & Abdulla, W. H. (2012). Root locus analysis and design of the adaptation process in active noise control. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132 (4), 2313-2324. 10.1121/1.4746018
  • Tabatabaei Ardekani, I., & Abdulla, W. H. (2011). Effects of Imperfect Secondary Path Modeling on Adaptive Active Noise Control Systems. IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology (99), 1-11. 10.1109/TCST.2011.2161762
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Iman Ardekani
  • Ardekani, I. T., & Abdulla, W. H. (2011). On the convergence of real-time active noise control systems. Signal Processing, 91 (5), 1262-1274. 10.1016/j.sigpro.2010.12.012


Contact details

Primary location

BUILDING 903 - Bldg 903
Level 4, Room 422
New Zealand

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