Professor Albert Bifet


Albert is a Professor of AI, Director of the Te Ipu o te Mahara AI Institute at the University of Waikato and Co-chair of the Artificial Intelligence Researchers Association (AIRA). His research focuses on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Science, and Machine Learning for Data Streams.

He is leading the TAIAO Environmental Data Science project and co-l…
Professor Eibe Frank

Professor, Co-Director

Professor Frank is a computer scientist whose primary area of interest is machine learning and its applications. He is a core developer of the WEKA machine learning software and has more than 100 publications on machine learning methods and their application to data mining, text mining, and areas of research outside computer science.
Dr Vimal Kumar

Research Associate

I studied Computer Science & Engineering at IP University in New Delhi before working for a couple of years with Computer Sciences Corporation in India. I moved to Missouri, US in 2008 for further study, where I worked on various problems surrounding secure data aggregation in sensor networks with Prof. Sanjay Madria. I received a PhD in Computer Science…
Dr Tim Walmsley

Senior Lecturer

I am passionate about tackling complex energy systems challenges from an engineering perspective. My personal research mission is to create disruptive energy technology and integrated systems to accelerate the decarbonisation of New Zealand’s energy sector. 

I also relish the privilege to teach and mentor the next generation of chemical, process, mechan…
Dr Harish Devaraj


Harish's is currently a Lecturer in the School of Engineering in the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science, at the University of Waikato. He obtained his Masters (research) and PhD from the University of Auckland (NZ). Following his PhD, he was a post doctoral researcher working for monitoring of Osseointegrated prosthesis research progr…
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Dr Nic Vanderschantz

Senior Lecturer, Programme Lead

Previous to moving to the University of Waikato, I taught at Wanganui School of Design. I hold a Masters in Computer Graphic Design as well as a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science.

I have worked at the university since 2005 and have had the privilege to be involved in developing the previous Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design (Hons) and the Maste…
Dr Alvin Yeo

Developer AGS

Alvin Yeo develops, manages and runs the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component of the MInfoTech (Master of Information Technology) postgraduate programme at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. The MInfoTech is offered under the Auckland ICT Graduate School (AGS), a partnership between University of Auckland and University of Waikato (under the pur…